European Championship Qualifying - Group I
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Belgium 9-0 San Marino: Belgium become first team to qualify for Euro 2020 with big win

Romelu Lukaku
Lukaku has scored four goals in three games for Belgium in 2019

Belgium became the first team to qualify for Euro 2020 as Romelu Lukaku scored twice in a 9-0 thrashing of San Marino.

Roberto Martinez' side have an unassailable 11-point lead over third-place Cyprus in Group I.

Belgium led 6-0 at the break after Lukaku's brace, two own goals and Nacer Chadli and Youri Tielemans' strikes.

Christian Benteke made it 7-0 before Yari Verschaeren scored a penalty and Timothy Castagne wrapped up the win.

Lukaku's double takes his international tally to 51 and makes him the first player to score 50 goals for Belgium.

The Inter Milan striker has six goals in 10 games for club and country this season.

Meanwhile, Russia look set to join Belgium in progressing from Group I as they strengthened their position in second place with a 4-0 win against Scotland.

Line-ups

Belgium

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Courtois
  • 2Alderweireld
  • 3Vermaelen
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 21Castagne
  • 7Vanaken
  • 8Tielemans
  • 22Chadli
  • 14MertensBooked at 51minsSubstituted forVerschaerenat 63'minutes
  • 9LukakuSubstituted forBentekeat 76'minutes
  • 10E HazardSubstituted forCarrascoat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Boyata
  • 6Witsel
  • 11Carrasco
  • 12Teunckens
  • 13Sels
  • 15Mechele
  • 16T Hazard
  • 17Origi
  • 18Januzaj
  • 19Verschaeren
  • 20Benteke
  • 23Batshuayi

San Marino

Formation 5-3-2

  • 12Benedettini
  • 11Battistini
  • 15Brolli
  • 6SimonciniBooked at 90mins
  • 3Palazzi
  • 13GrandoniSubstituted forLunadeiat 78'minutes
  • 9MularoniBooked at 82mins
  • 21Golinucci
  • 10GiardiSubstituted forHirschat 45'minutes
  • 16Nanni
  • 18BerardiSubstituted forGolinucciat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Zavoli
  • 2Della Valle
  • 4D'Addario
  • 5Lunadei
  • 7Bernardi
  • 8Gasperoni
  • 14Ceccaroli
  • 17Golinucci
  • 19Censoni
  • 20Hirsch
  • 22Tomassini
  • 23Simoncini
Referee:
Anastasios Papapetrou
Attendance:
34,504

Match Stats

Home TeamBelgiumAway TeamSan Marino
Possession
Home83%
Away17%
Shots
Home44
Away0
Shots on Target
Home17
Away0
Corners
Home17
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Belgium 9, San Marino 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Belgium 9, San Marino 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Hans Vanaken (Belgium) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Yari Verschaeren with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Belgium. Conceded by Manuel Battistini.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Yannick Carrasco (Belgium) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Christian Benteke (Belgium) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hans Vanaken.

  7. Booking

    Davide Simoncini (San Marino) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Yari Verschaeren (Belgium) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Timothy Castagne.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Belgium 9, San Marino 0. Timothy Castagne (Belgium) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Christian Benteke (Belgium) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Toby Alderweireld with a cross following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Belgium. Conceded by Manuel Battistini.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Belgium 8, San Marino 0. Yari Verschaeren (Belgium) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  13. Post update

    Penalty Belgium. Yari Verschaeren draws a foul in the penalty area.

  14. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Cristian Brolli (San Marino) after a foul in the penalty area.

  15. Booking

    Marcello Mularoni (San Marino) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Yannick Carrasco (Belgium) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Marcello Mularoni (San Marino).

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Belgium 7, San Marino 0. Christian Benteke (Belgium) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yannick Carrasco.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, San Marino. Lorenzo Lunadei replaces Andrea Grandoni.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Youri Tielemans (Belgium) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Yannick Carrasco following a corner.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 10th October 2019

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England44001941512
2Czech Rep53029819
3Kosovo5221101008
4Montenegro5023313-102
5Bulgaria5023511-62

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ukraine54101111013
2Portugal422010468
3Serbia52121012-27
4Luxembourg511358-34
5Lithuania5014415-111

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands54011761112
2Germany54011761112
3Northern Ireland640287112
4Belarus6114310-74
5Estonia6015218-161

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1R. of Ireland532062411
2Denmark5230155109
3Switzerland422010468
4Georgia511348-44
5Gibraltar5005016-160

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Croatia6411135813
2Slovakia6312108210
3Hungary630379-29
4Wales52125507
5Azerbaijan5014513-81

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain66001731418
2Sweden6321138511
3Romania6312137610
4Norway623111839
5Malta6105213-113
6Faroe Islands6006320-170

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland7511112916
2Austria7412167913
3North Macedonia7322109111
4Slovenia7322137611
5Israel72231214-28
6Latvia7007124-230

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Turkey65011421215
2France65011941515
3Iceland6402109112
4Albania630310919
5Moldova6105217-153
6Andorra6006014-140

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium77002812721
2Russia76012241818
3Cyprus7313137610
4Kazakhstan7214911-27
5Scotland7205517-126
6San Marino7007037-370

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy66001831518
2Finland640284412
3Armenia6303121119
4Bos-Herze6213121117
5Greece6123710-35
6Liechtenstein6015119-181
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