European Championship Qualifying - Group I
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Cyprus 0-2 Belgium: Eden Hazard scores again as Red Devils top Euro qualifying group

Eden Hazard playing against Cyprus
Belgium captain Eden Hazard also scored two goals in the victory over Russia on Thursday

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard scored on his 100th appearance for Belgium to help them record a comfortable 2-0 victory over Cyprus and move top of Euro 2020 qualifying Group I.

Hazard fired Belgium into the lead within 10 minutes with a curling effort from inside the box.

Team-mate Michy Batshuayi then rounded the keeper after he was played in by Thorgan Hazard to make it 2-0.

The Crystal Palace striker has scored 13 goals in 25 international matches.

Elsewhere in Group I, Scotland laboured to a 2-0 win over minnows San Marino, while Russia thrashed Kazakhstan 4-0.

World Cup semi-finalists Belgium host Kazakhstan and Scotland in their next set of Euro 2020 qualifiers in June.

Line-ups

Cyprus

Formation 5-3-2

  • 12Pardo
  • 13Kousoulos
  • 2Júnior Dossa MomadeSubstituted forGeorgiouat 45'minutes
  • 4Merkis
  • 19Laifis
  • 3Ioannou
  • 15Papoulis
  • 18Artymatas
  • 17Margaça
  • 8AntoniouSubstituted forMakrisat 81'minutes
  • 7EfremSubstituted forSpoljaricat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Panayi
  • 5Vasiliou
  • 6Demetriou
  • 9Mytidis
  • 10Sotiriou
  • 11Avraam
  • 14Makris
  • 16Spoljaric
  • 20Kastanos
  • 21Georgiou
  • 22Michael
  • 23Wheeler

Belgium

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Courtois
  • 2Alderweireld
  • 3Vermaelen
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 21Castagne
  • 8Tielemans
  • 6Dendoncker
  • 16T HazardSubstituted forCarrascoat 68'minutes
  • 14MertensSubstituted forJanuzajat 57'minutes
  • 10E Hazard
  • 23BatshuayiSubstituted forPraetat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Denayer
  • 7Vanaken
  • 9Trossard
  • 11Carrasco
  • 12Mignolet
  • 13Casteels
  • 15Mechele
  • 17Origi
  • 18Januzaj
  • 19Praet
  • 20Benteke
  • 22Chadli
Referee:
François Letexier
Attendance:
8,728

Match Stats

Home TeamCyprusAway TeamBelgium
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cyprus 0, Belgium 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cyprus 0, Belgium 2.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Cyprus. Kostas Laifis tries a through ball, but Fotis Papoulis is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Leander Dendoncker (Belgium).

  5. Post update

    Anthony Georgiou (Cyprus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Belgium. Dennis Praet replaces Michy Batshuayi.

  7. Post update

    Kostas Laifis (Cyprus) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Matija Spoljaric with a cross following a set piece situation.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Yannick Carrasco (Belgium).

  9. Post update

    Anthony Georgiou (Cyprus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Michy Batshuayi (Belgium).

  11. Post update

    Kostas Laifis (Cyprus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Eden Hazard (Belgium).

  13. Post update

    Ioannis Kousoulos (Cyprus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ioannis Kousoulos (Cyprus) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Cyprus. Andreas Makris replaces Minas Antoniou.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Renato Margaça (Cyprus) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Fotis Papoulis.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Yannick Carrasco (Belgium) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jan Vertonghen with a headed pass.

  18. Post update

    Yannick Carrasco (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Renato Margaça (Cyprus).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Yannick Carrasco (Belgium).

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England11005053
2Montenegro10101101
3Bulgaria10101101
4Kosovo00000000
5Czech Rep100105-50

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luxembourg11002113
2Portugal10100001
3Ukraine10100001
4Serbia00000000
5Lithuania100112-10

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northern Ireland22004136
2Germany11003213
3Netherlands21016333
4Estonia100102-20
5Belarus200216-50

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Switzerland11002023
2R. of Ireland11001013
3Denmark00000000
4Gibraltar100101-10
5Georgia100102-20

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Slovakia21012113
2Wales11001013
3Hungary210123-13
4Croatia21013303
5Azerbaijan100112-10

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Malta11002113
2Spain11002113
3Sweden11002113
4Faroe Islands100112-10
5Norway100112-10
6Romania100112-10

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland22003036
2North Macedonia21104224
3Israel21105324
4Slovenia20202202
5Austria200225-30
6Latvia200215-40

H

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1France11004133
2Iceland11002023
3Turkey11002023
4Albania100102-20
5Andorra100102-20
6Moldova100114-30

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium22005146
2Russia21015323
3Kazakhstan210134-13
4Cyprus21015233
5Scotland210123-13
6San Marino200207-70

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Greece11002023
2Italy11002023
3Bos-Herze11002113
4Armenia100112-10
5Finland100102-20
6Liechtenstein100102-20
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