World Cup Qualifying - European - Group H
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World Cup qualifying: Dominant Belgium score eight against Estonia

Dries Mertens scores
Belgium are two points ahead of second-placed Greece

Belgium extended their lead at the top of Group H by thrashing Estonia 8-1 in their World Cup qualifier in Brussels.

Dries Mertens and Romelu Lukaku struck twice each, with Thomas Meunier, Eden Hazard and Yannick Carrasco on target and Ragnar Klavan scoring an own goal.

Of concern to Chelsea, however, will be the sight of their playmaker Hazard leaving the field in the 74th minute with what appeared to be a knee injury.

Henri Anier, who made it 3-1, scored Estonia's goal.

The striker became the first player to score against the Red Devils in this qualifying campaign.

Roberto Martinez's team have won all four of their group games, scoring 21 goals.

Line-ups

Belgium

  • 1Courtois
  • 4Dendoncker
  • 23Ciman
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 15Meunier
  • 7De Bruyne
  • 6WitselSubstituted forSimonsat 88'minutes
  • 18Carrasco
  • 14MertensSubstituted forTielemansat 79'minutes
  • 9Lukaku
  • 10E HazardSubstituted forMirallasat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Cavanda
  • 3Simons
  • 8Tielemans
  • 11Mirallas
  • 12Mignolet
  • 13Sels
  • 16Defour
  • 17Origi
  • 19Foket
  • 20Benteke
  • 21T Hazard
  • 22Batshuayi

Estonia

  • 1Aksalu
  • 23Teniste
  • 21Baranov
  • 15Klavan
  • 19Kallaste
  • 6Dmitrijev
  • 18Mets
  • 16MosnikovSubstituted forKamsat 63'minutes
  • 14Vassiljev
  • 17LutsSubstituted forMarinat 84'minutes
  • 8AnierSubstituted forOjamaaat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Pikk
  • 4Avilov
  • 7Marin
  • 9Purje
  • 10Toomet
  • 11Ojamaa
  • 12Vaikla
  • 20Kams
  • 22Londak
Referee:
Alexandru Dan Tudor
Attendance:
37,128

Match Stats

Home TeamBelgiumAway TeamEstonia
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home21
Away5
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Belgium 8, Estonia 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Belgium 8, Estonia 1.

Corner, Belgium. Conceded by Mihkel Aksalu.

Attempt saved. Kevin Mirallas (Belgium) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.

Goal!

Goal! Belgium 8, Estonia 1. Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Youri Tielemans.

Substitution

Substitution, Belgium. Timmy Simons replaces Axel Witsel.

Hand ball by Gert Kams (Estonia).

Corner, Estonia. Conceded by Thomas Meunier.

Attempt blocked. Konstantin Vassiljev (Estonia) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Karol Mets.

Attempt blocked. Konstantin Vassiljev (Estonia) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Estonia. Henrik Ojamaa replaces Henri Anier.

Foul by Laurent Ciman (Belgium).

Henri Anier (Estonia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Estonia. Pavel Marin replaces Siim Luts.

Goal!

Goal! Belgium 7, Estonia 1. Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Yannick Carrasco (Belgium) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Youri Tielemans.

Attempt missed. Gert Kams (Estonia) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Konstantin Vassiljev.

Substitution

Substitution, Belgium. Youri Tielemans replaces Dries Mertens.

Substitution

Substitution, Belgium. Kevin Mirallas replaces Eden Hazard because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Belgium 6, Estonia 1. Dries Mertens (Belgium) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dries Mertens.

Foul by Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium).

Aleksander Dmitrijev (Estonia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Own Goal by Ragnar Klavan, Estonia. Belgium 5, Estonia 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Estonia. Gert Kams replaces Sergei Mosnikov.

Goal!

Goal! Belgium 4, Estonia 1. Yannick Carrasco (Belgium) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku.

Hand ball by Yannick Carrasco (Belgium).

Attempt saved. Konstantin Vassiljev (Estonia) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sergei Mosnikov.

Attempt blocked. Laurent Ciman (Belgium) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne with a cross.

Corner, Belgium. Conceded by Taijo Teniste.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ragnar Klavan (Estonia) because of an injury.

Foul by Thomas Meunier (Belgium).

Ragnar Klavan (Estonia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jan Vertonghen (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Henri Anier (Estonia).

Second Half

Second Half begins Belgium 3, Estonia 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Belgium 3, Estonia 1.

Attempt missed. Dries Mertens (Belgium) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Meunier.

Attempt missed. Axel Witsel (Belgium) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne with a cross following a corner.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 13th November 2016

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France431072510
2Netherlands42118447
3Sweden42116337
4Bulgaria4202610-46
5Belarus402226-42
6Luxembourg401359-41

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Switzerland440093612
2Portugal4301163139
3Hungary42118357
4Faroe Islands411228-64
5Latvia410328-63
6Andorra4004113-120

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany44001601612
2Northern Ireland42118267
3Azerbaijan421124-27
4Czech Rep412124-25
5Norway410357-23
6San Marino4004117-160

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1R. of Ireland431073410
2Serbia42209548
3Wales41308446
4Austria411267-14
5Georgia402235-22
6Moldova4013211-91

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland4310105510
2Montenegro42119457
3Denmark42027526
4Romania41216425
5Armenia4103410-63
6Kazakhstan4022311-82

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England431060610
2Slovenia42204228
3Slovakia42027256
4Lithuania412157-25
5Scotland411268-24
6Malta4004110-90

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain43101511410
2Italy4310114710
3Israel43018539
4Albania420246-26
5Macedonia4004411-70
6Liechtenstein4004116-150

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium44002112012
2Greece431092710
3Bos-Herze42118537
4Cyprus410338-53
5Estonia4103515-103
6Gibraltar4004217-150

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Croatia4310101910
2Ukraine42207348
3Iceland42116517
4Turkey41215505
5Finland401336-31
6Kosovo4013112-111
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