Match ends, Belgium 6, Cyprus 1.
Belgium concluded their successful Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with an emphatic win over Cyprus in Brussels.
Kevin de Bruyne scored twice for the hosts, who surprisingly fell behind to Nicholas Ioannou's fine strike.
Christian Benteke levelled with the first of his two goals, as Yannick Carrasco and an own goal by Kypros Christoforou added to the scoring.
Roberto Martinez's side finish top of Group I after scoring 40 goals and winning all 10 of their matches.
Belgium, who have never lost to Cyrpus, have now won 14 of their 16 matches since finishing third at the World Cup finals in Russia in 2018.
Despite being stunned when Ioannou scored a superb individual goal, for much of the match Belgium looked irresistible as they swept forward at every opportunity.
De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Carrasco all came to the fore, while Benteke, who recently ended his international goal drought against San Marino, could on another occasion have registered at least a hat-trick.
The only slight concern for Martinez will have been the ease with which Ioannou raced through to score, with Jan Vertonghen's absence from the backline clearly felt.
However, while Cyprus became only the second team to score against Belgium in the group, Martinez's side go into next summer's tournament with the joint best defensive record of any qualifying nation after conceding just three goals.
- 16T Hazard
- 7De BruyneSubstituted forPraetat 68'minutes
- 20BentekeSubstituted forOrigiat 80'minutes
- 10E HazardSubstituted forVerschaerenat 64'minutes
- 4MerkisBooked at 19mins
- 3IoannouSubstituted forKousoulosat 67'minutes
- 16SpoljaricSubstituted forEfremat 79'minutes
- 17KostiSubstituted forPapoulisat 81'minutes
- Jørgen Burchardt
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Belgium 6, Cyprus 1.
Attempt blocked. Kostakis Artymatas (Cyprus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Youri Tielemans (Belgium).
Grigoris Kastanos (Cyprus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Cyprus. Kostakis Artymatas tries a through ball, but Charalambos Kyriakou is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Kostakis Artymatas (Cyprus) left footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Charalambos Kyriakou.
Foul by Divock Origi (Belgium).
Giorgios Merkis (Cyprus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Charalambos Kyriakou (Cyprus) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Fotios Papoulis with a cross following a set piece situation.
Foul by Thorgan Hazard (Belgium).
Grigoris Kastanos (Cyprus) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Yannick Carrasco (Belgium).
Kostakis Artymatas (Cyprus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Cyprus. Fotios Papoulis replaces Ioannis Kosti.
Substitution, Belgium. Divock Origi replaces Christian Benteke.
Substitution, Cyprus. Giorgios Efrem replaces Matija Spoljaric.
Offside, Belgium. Yari Verschaeren tries a through ball, but Yannick Carrasco is caught offside.
Corner, Belgium. Conceded by Kypros Christoforou.
Attempt saved. Christian Benteke (Belgium) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yannick Carrasco.