European Championship Qualifying - Group I
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Kazakhstan 0-2 Belgium: Michy Batshuayi scores as Eden Hazard impresses

Michy Batshuayi scores Belgium's opener
Michy Batshuayi scored his 16th international goal on his 28th cap for Belgium

Already-qualified Belgium continued their flawless record in Euro 2020 qualifying with a routine 2-0 win at eliminated Kazakhstan in Group I.

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi tucked in Leicester midfielder Dennis Praet's low cross to put the team ranked as the world's best nation ahead.

They doubled their advantage when Eden Hazard found Thomas Meunier with a pinpoint cross-field pass to fire home.

Belgium continued to dominate but could not find a way past the resolute hosts.

Roberto Martinez' side have scored 30 goals and conceded just one on their way to winning all eight of their qualifying matches.

Second-placed Russia can clinch their place alongside the Belgians at next summer's finals with a draw in Cyprus later, while Scotland host San Marino with both already unable to qualify automatically from the group.

Line-ups

Kazakhstan

  • 12Nepogodov
  • 15Marochkin
  • 2MaliyBooked at 57mins
  • 23Kerimzhanov
  • 21BeysebekovBooked at 83mins
  • 10ZhukovBooked at 36minsSubstituted forZhangylyshbayat 84'minutes
  • 6AbikenBooked at 90mins
  • 18Shomko
  • 20FedinSubstituted forPertsukhat 71'minutes
  • 9Islamkhan
  • 16SuyumbayevSubstituted forVorogovskiyat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Pokatilov
  • 4Dmitrenko
  • 7Khizhnichenko
  • 8Tagybergen
  • 11Vorogovskiy
  • 13Zhangylyshbay
  • 14Pertsukh
  • 17Miroshnichenko
  • 22Shatskiy

Belgium

  • 1Courtois
  • 2Alderweireld
  • 3VermaelenSubstituted forMecheleat 90+2'minutes
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 15Meunier
  • 19Praet
  • 6WitselBooked at 82mins
  • 16T Hazard
  • 14MertensSubstituted forCarrascoat 78'minutes
  • 23BatshuayiBooked at 11minsSubstituted forBentekeat 78'minutes
  • 10E Hazard

Substitutes

  • 4Mechele
  • 7Vanaken
  • 8Verschaeren
  • 9Benteke
  • 11Carrasco
  • 12Teunckens
  • 13Sels
  • 17Origi
  • 18Januzaj
  • 20Boyata
  • 21Castagne
  • 22Chadli
Referee:
Gediminas Mazeika

Match Stats

Home TeamKazakhstanAway TeamBelgium
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Kazakhstan 0, Belgium 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Kazakhstan 0, Belgium 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Belgium. Brandon Mechele replaces Thomas Vermaelen.

Booking

Aybol Abiken (Kazakhstan) is shown the yellow card.

Thorgan Hazard (Belgium) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aybol Abiken (Kazakhstan).

Christian Benteke (Belgium) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Toktar Zhangylyshbay (Kazakhstan).

Substitution

Substitution, Kazakhstan. Toktar Zhangylyshbay replaces Georgiy Zhukov.

Booking

Abzal Beysebekov (Kazakhstan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Yannick Carrasco (Belgium) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sergiy Maliy (Kazakhstan).

Attempt saved. Bauyrzhan Islamkhan (Kazakhstan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Axel Witsel (Belgium) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Dennis Praet (Belgium).

Bauyrzhan Islamkhan (Kazakhstan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Yan Vorogovskiy (Kazakhstan) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Abzal Beysebekov.

Substitution

Substitution, Belgium. Yannick Carrasco replaces Dries Mertens.

Substitution

Substitution, Belgium. Christian Benteke replaces Michy Batshuayi.

Hand ball by Abzal Beysebekov (Kazakhstan).

Attempt missed. Aybol Abiken (Kazakhstan) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Dmitriy Shomko.

Corner, Kazakhstan. Conceded by Thomas Vermaelen.

Foul by Thorgan Hazard (Belgium).

Aleksandr Marochkin (Kazakhstan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Thorgan Hazard (Belgium) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Toby Alderweireld.

Eden Hazard (Belgium) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Olzhas Kerimzhanov (Kazakhstan).

Substitution

Substitution, Kazakhstan. Yuriy Pertsukh replaces Maxim Fedin.

Attempt missed. Michy Batshuayi (Belgium) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Dries Mertens.

Attempt missed. Dries Mertens (Belgium) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Eden Hazard (Belgium) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Kazakhstan. Yan Vorogovskiy replaces Gafurzhan Suyumbayev because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Dries Mertens (Belgium) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Thorgan Hazard.

Offside, Kazakhstan. Aybol Abiken tries a through ball, but Gafurzhan Suyumbayev is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Dries Mertens (Belgium) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Eden Hazard following a set piece situation.

Booking

Sergiy Maliy (Kazakhstan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Sergiy Maliy (Kazakhstan).

Attempt missed. Thorgan Hazard (Belgium) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Toby Alderweireld.

Goal!

Goal! Kazakhstan 0, Belgium 2. Thomas Meunier (Belgium) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England54012061412
2Czech Rep6402119212
3Kosovo5221101008
4Montenegro6033313-103
5Bulgaria6033511-63

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ukraine65101311216
2Portugal5320134911
3Serbia52121012-27
4Luxembourg6114511-64
5Lithuania6015417-131

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands65011971215
2Germany65012061415
3Northern Ireland640287112
4Belarus7115412-84
5Estonia7016221-191

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1R. of Ireland633062412
2Denmark63301651112
3Switzerland522110558
4Georgia612348-45
5Gibraltar5005016-160

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Croatia7421146814
2Hungary740389-112
3Slovakia6312108210
4Wales62226608
5Azerbaijan6015514-91

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain76101841419
2Sweden7421178914
3Romania7412167913
4Norway7241129310
5Malta7106217-153
6Faroe Islands7007323-200

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland86111321119
2Austria85121771016
3North Macedonia83231011-111
4Slovenia8323138511
5Israel72231214-28
6Latvia7007124-230

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Turkey76011521318
2France76012041618
3Iceland74031010012
4Albania7304101009
5Andorra7106114-133
6Moldova7106218-163

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium88003012924
2Russia87012742321
3Cyprus83141312110
4Scotland83051117-69
5Kazakhstan8215913-47
6San Marino8008043-430

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy77002031721
2Finland740398112
3Armenia73131312110
4Bos-Herze73131612410
5Greece7124712-55
6Liechtenstein7025220-182
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