Belgium have scored 12 goals in three qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup
Brighton’s Leandro Trossard and Leicester’s Dennis Praet scored their first Belgian goals in a tough qualifying win at the 2022 World Cup against Belarus.
Michy Batshuayi scored the first goal before Hans Vanaken’s volley made it 2-0 for number one in the Fifa rankings.
Trossard’s exquisite finish from 22 yards extended the lead before Jeremy Doku added the fourth before the break.
Praet scored the fifth, late goal from Christian Benteke, Trossard and Vanaken.
The result put Belgium at the top of Group E with seven points from three games.
Before kick-off, the Belgian players were in T-shirts with the words “Football supports change”
The Czech Republic had started the day on the summit but fell back to second place lose to Wales.
Belgian boss Roberto Martinez could even afford the luxury of leaving star players Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku on the bench for his team’s third game in this qualifying campaign.
They weren’t required when Belgium returned to victory. Martinez’s side had a 5-0 lead in 50 minutes as they built a three-point lead at the head of the group.
Before the kick-off, the Belgian team came out with black T-shirts with the words “Football supports change” on the field Migrant workers in Qatar, Host of the next world championship.
Similar messages followed such as those from the Netherlands, Norway and Germany teams in the last days.
- 4thDenayerReplaced byBoyataat the 45 ‘protocol
- 5VertonghenReplaced byDendonckerat the 64 ‘protocol
- 19thPraetReplaced byTielemansat the 71 ‘protocol
- 10T danger
- 23BatshuayiReplaced byBentekeat the 64 ‘protocol
- 22ndtissueReplaced byJanuzajat the 77 ‘protocol
- 7thDe Bruyne
- 13thShotsReplaced bySignevichat the 45 ‘protocol
- 15thKislyakReplaced byMaevskiat the 61 ‘protocol
- 23KendyshReplaced byBakharat the 87 ‘protocol
- 9fortressReplaced bySavitskiyat the 45 ‘protocol
- 17thLisakovichReplaced byKlimovichat the 75 ‘protocol
End of the game, Belgium 8, Belarus 0.
The second half ends, Belgium 8, Belarus 0.
Gate! Belgium 8, Belarus 0. Hans Vanaken (Belgium) shot with his right foot from the center of the penalty area into the center of the goal. Prepared by Adnan Januzaj.
Substitution, Belarus. Ivan Bakhar replaces Jury Kendysh.
Missed attempt. Leandro Trossard (Belgium) left footed shot from the center of the box is high and wide to the right.
Attempt blocked. Christian Benteke (Belgium) right footed shot from the center of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Hans Vanaken (Belgium) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the lower right corner. Prepared by Christian Benteke.
Missed attempt. Toby Alderweireld (Belgium) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Prepared by Hans Vanaken.
Attempt saved. Christian Benteke’s (Belgium) header from the center of the penalty area is saved in the middle of the goal.
Attempt saved. Thorgan Hazard’s (Belgium) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Prepared by Thomas Meunier.
Substitution, Belgium. Adnan Januzaj replaces Jéremy Doku.
Gate! Belgium 7, Belarus 0. Leandro Trossard (Belgium) shot with his left foot from the center of the box into the lower left corner. Assisted by Jéremy Doku with a through pass.
Substitution, Belarus. Vladislav Klimovich replaces Vitali Lisakovich.
Attempt saved. Hans Vanaken’s (Belgium) header from the right side of the six-yard box is saved in the center of the goal.
Corner, Belgium. The corner was conceded by Aleksandr Pavlovets.
Dedryck Boyata (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mikalay Signevich (Belarus).
Substitution, Belgium. Youri Tielemans replaces Dennis Praet.
Gate! Belgium 6, Belarus 0. Christian Benteke (Belgium) right footed shot from the center of the box to the lower right corner. Assisted by Toby Alderweireld with a cross.
Attempt saved. Thomas Meunier (Belgium) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved by the goalkeeper. Prepared by Leandro Trossard.