European Championship Qualifying - Group B
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Kevin De Bruyne (right)
Kevin De Bruyne (right) made his debut for the Belgium senior team in 2010

Manchester City club record £55m buy Kevin De Bruyne scored as Belgium came from behind to beat Bosnia-Herzegovina at home in their Euro 2016 qualifier.

City striker Edin Dzeko, who is on loan at Roma, headed the visitors ahead.

But Belgium scored twice in 20 minutes before half-time, Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini nodding home from De Bruyne's corner before the latter's turn and shot made it 2-1.

Chelsea's Eden Hazard won and converted a penalty to seal the points.

Belgium, who remain second in the group, are three points behind leaders Wales with three games remaining.

They are two points ahead of third-placed Israel - with the top two in the group qualifying for next summer's tournament in France.

Belgium's last three games are away to Cyprus on 6 September and away to Andorra on 10 October before hosting Israel three days later.

Elsewhere in Group B, Israel defeated bottom sideexternal-link Andorra 4-0 at home.

Line-ups

Belgium

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Courtois
  • 2Alderweireld
  • 4Kompany
  • 19Vermaelen
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 6Witsel
  • 7De BruyneSubstituted forMertensat 89'minutes
  • 8Fellaini
  • 18Nainggolan
  • 10E Hazard
  • 9LukakuSubstituted forOrigiat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Lombaerts
  • 11Mirallas
  • 12Mignolet
  • 13Gillet
  • 14Mertens
  • 15Denayer
  • 16Defour
  • 17Origi
  • 20Januzaj
  • 21Batshuayi
  • 22Chadli
  • 23Boyata

Bos-Herze

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Begovic
  • 13Mujdza
  • 6Vranjes
  • 4SpahicSubstituted forSunjicat 56'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 5KolasinacBooked at 54minsSubstituted forHajrovicat 72'minutes
  • 8MedunjaninSubstituted forIbisevicat 80'minutes
  • 7Besic
  • 19Visca
  • 10Pjanic
  • 16LulicBooked at 87mins
  • 11Dzeko

Substitutes

  • 2Kvesic
  • 3Bicakcic
  • 9Ibisevic
  • 12Sehic
  • 14Zec
  • 15Sunjic
  • 17Vrancic
  • 18Anicic
  • 20Hajrovic
  • 21Hadzic
  • 22Buric
  • 23Djuric
Referee:
Manuel Jorge De Sousa

Match Stats

Home TeamBelgiumAway TeamBos-Herze
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Belgium 3, Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Belgium 3, Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Belgium. Conceded by Mensur Mujdza.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Divock Origi (Belgium) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dries Mertens.

  5. Post update

    Marouane Fellaini (Belgium) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Belgium. Dries Mertens replaces Kevin De Bruyne.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Conceded by Thomas Vermaelen.

  9. Booking

    Senad Lulic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Senad Lulic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jan Vertonghen (Belgium).

  14. Post update

    Edin Visca (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Divock Origi (Belgium) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Conceded by Thibaut Courtois.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Edin Dzeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Edin Visca.

  18. Post update

    Axel Witsel (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Vedad Ibisevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

  20. Post update

    Divock Origi (Belgium) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 3rd September 2015

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Iceland76011531218
2Czech Rep7511149516
3Netherlands7313137610
4Turkey723289-19
5Latvia7043314-114
6Kazakhstan7016516-111

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wales752092717
2Belgium74211631314
3Israel7403149512
4Cyprus7304121209
5Bos-Herze7223910-18
6Andorra7007327-240

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Slovakia66001331018
2Spain65011531215
3Ukraine640292712
4Belarus6114411-74
5North Macedonia6105614-83
6Luxembourg6015317-141

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland64202031714
2Germany64111641213
3Scotland6321126611
4R. of Ireland623112579
5Georgia6105413-93
6Gibraltar6006134-330

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England66001831518
2Switzerland6402134912
3Slovenia630312759
4Estonia621335-27
5Lithuania6204412-86
6San Marino6015019-191

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Romania642071614
2Northern Ireland641184413
3Hungary632153211
4Faroe Islands620448-46
5Finland611458-34
6Greece602427-52

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Austria6510112916
2Sweden6330104612
3Russia62229458
4Montenegro612348-45
5Liechtenstein6123212-105
6Moldova602439-62

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy7430105515
2Croatia74301631315
3Norway741288013
4Bulgaria722378-18
5Azerbaijan7124411-75
6Malta7016111-101

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portugal540174312
2Denmark531184410
3Albania431072510
4Armenia501459-41
5Serbia5014311-8-2
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