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Belgium 5-1 Luxembourg

Romelu Lukaku scored hat-trick in Belgium's 5-1 win against Luxembourg

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku scored a hat-trick as Belgium warmed up for the World Cup with a 5-1 win against neighbours Luxembourg in Genk.

Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj made his international debut as a substitute in Monday's victory.

Tottenham winger Nacer Chadli and ex-Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne scored the other goals.

Belgium have been drawn alongside Algeria, Russia and South Korea in Group H at next month's World Cup.

They have not played at a major tournament since reaching the last 16 at the 2002 World Cup, but are considered one of the dark horses in Brazil after an impressive qualifying campaign.

Belgium won eight and drew two of their 10 qualifying fixtures, in a group which contained Wales and Scotland.

Januzaj, born in the Belgian capital Brussels to Kosovan-Albanian parents, opted to represent his country of birth in April. He could have played for Kosovo, Albania, Turkey, Serbia or, potentially in the future, England.

The 19-year-old is one of 12 Premier League players in Marc Wilmots's provisional 24-man squad.

Line-ups

Belgium

  • 13Bossut
  • 2AlderweireldSubstituted forVanden Borreat 45'minutes
  • 5VertonghenSubstituted forLombaertsat 77'minutes
  • 8Fellaini
  • 4KompanySubstituted forvan Buytenat 45'minutes
  • 3Vermaelen
  • 11MirallasSubstituted forJanuzajat 45'minutes
  • 6WitselSubstituted forDefourat 45'minutes
  • 9R LukakuSubstituted forOrigiat 61'minutes
  • 7De Bruyne
  • 10E HazardSubstituted forChadliat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Mignolet
  • 14Mertens
  • 15van Buyten
  • 16Defour
  • 17Origi
  • 18Lombaerts
  • 19Dembélé
  • 20Januzaj
  • 21Vanden Borre
  • 22Chadli
  • 23Ciman
  • 24Kaminski

Luxembourg

  • 12Moris
  • 18Jans
  • 3Jänisch
  • 17MutschBooked at 71mins
  • 5Schnell
  • 2Chanot
  • 9Da MotaSubstituted forLaterzaat 77'minutes
  • 6PhilippsBooked at 58minsSubstituted forHolterat 83'minutes
  • 13Joachim
  • 7GersonSubstituted forTurpelat 88'minutes
  • 11Bensi

Substitutes

  • 1Joubert
  • 4Hoffmann
  • 8Bastos
  • 10Payal
  • 14Laterza
  • 16Martins
  • 19Holter
  • 20Turpel
  • 21Deville
  • 23Schinker
Referee:
Tom Hagen

Match Stats

Home TeamBelgiumAway TeamLuxembourg
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home18
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Belgium 5, Luxembourg 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Belgium 5, Luxembourg 1.

Goal!

Goal! Belgium 5, Luxembourg 1. Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Belgium. Divock Origi draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Mathias Jänisch (Luxembourg) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Luxembourg. David Turpel replaces Lars Gerson.

Attempt missed. Marouane Fellaini (Belgium) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Adnan Januzaj with a cross.

Corner, Belgium. Conceded by Laurent Jans.

Substitution

Substitution, Luxembourg. Dwayn Holter replaces Chris Philipps.

Attempt blocked. Adnan Januzaj (Belgium) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nacer Chadli.

Attempt missed. Chris Philipps (Luxembourg) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Luxembourg. Conceded by Nacer Chadli.

Attempt blocked. Aurélien Joachim (Luxembourg) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Steven Defour (Belgium).

Aurélien Joachim (Luxembourg) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Belgium. Nicolas Lombaerts replaces Jan Vertonghen.

Substitution

Substitution, Luxembourg. Tom Laterza replaces Daniel Da Mota.

Attempt saved. Stefano Bensi (Luxembourg) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Philipps.

Offside, Belgium. Kevin De Bruyne tries a through ball, but Nacer Chadli is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Belgium 4, Luxembourg 1. Nacer Chadli (Belgium) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.

Booking

Mario Mutsch (Luxembourg) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jan Vertonghen (Belgium) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mario Mutsch (Luxembourg).

Attempt missed. Aurélien Joachim (Luxembourg) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Daniel van Buyten (Belgium) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jan Vertonghen.

Marouane Fellaini (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefano Bensi (Luxembourg).

Attempt missed. Adnan Januzaj (Belgium) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Steven Defour.

Foul by Steven Defour (Belgium).

Mario Mutsch (Luxembourg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Belgium. Divock Origi replaces Romelu Lukaku.

Offside, Belgium. Anthony Vanden Borre tries a through ball, but Romelu Lukaku is caught offside.

Booking

Chris Philipps (Luxembourg) is shown the yellow card.

Adnan Januzaj (Belgium) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Da Mota (Luxembourg).

Attempt saved. Mario Mutsch (Luxembourg) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stefano Bensi.

Corner, Luxembourg. Conceded by Thomas Vermaelen.

Goal!

Goal! Belgium 3, Luxembourg 1. Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Thomas Vermaelen.

Attempt missed. Marouane Fellaini (Belgium) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Adnan Januzaj with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Belgium. Conceded by Tom Schnell.

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Monday 26th May 2014

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