Belgium vs S Marino
European Qualifiers Group I
7:45pm Thursday 10th October
King Baudouin Stadium
Romelu Lukaku hit his 50th and 51st goals as Belgium became the first group to qualify for Euro 2020 after they hammered San Marino 9-0 – matching the record for its largest margin of victory in their background.
Inter Milan striker Lukaku became the first queen to reach the landmark with a shooter to start the scoring in the 28th minute.
Nacer Chadli was set up three minutes by him before an own-goal out of Cristian Brolli place Belgium 3-0 up. Lukaku grabbed his next – and – goal for Belgium – on 41 minutes, aided by the Eden Hazard of Real Madrid.
A tumultuous Toby Alderweireld effort in a Youri Tielemens shot in stoppage time plus the minute found Belgium railway in 6-0 up at the break.
The rate slowed before his three-year drought that was global broke by coming off the bench to score in the minute.
Yari Verschaeren, 18, came off the bench to score his first goal to make it 8-0 in the moments and the tally from the 90th minute round off.
Croatia remained firmly on track to achieve Euro 2020 after just two goals from striker Bruno Petkovic helped them into a 3-0 home win over Hungary.
The Croatians top the group with 13 points from six games and will guarantee a berth in next years finals with a match if they conquer Wales off on Sunday to spare.
The Croatians dominated later captain Luka Modric fired them if he steered a shot past Hungary goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi, hurried down the centre and also picked up a loose ball in midfield.
Petkovic made it 2-0 with a from close range after Ante Rebic left his mark dead and squared the ball into the Dinamo Zagreb hitman.
A catalog of errors allowed Petkovic to package from the late in the first half, such since Gulacsi and Tamas Kadar misjudged Ivan Perisics low cross from the right.
Gulacsi made amends in the 55th minute when Perisics penalty was rescued by him after Rebic was fouled but any hopes of a Hungary comeback were dashed minutes when Laszlo Kleinheisler was sent away for a second bookable offence.
Austria defender Martin Hinteregger scored a goal any striker would have been proud of to put up a 3-1 triumph over Israel.
The hosts made a slow start facing some half-full Ernst Happel stadium and were shocked if Eran Zahavi, scorer of a hat-trick in Israels 4-2 win in the first assembly of the two teams in the team, set the visitors ahead with a sublime effort in the 34th minute.
Munas Dabbur threaded the ball to Zahavi who hammering a shot that was dipping into the top corner from 25 metres and side-stepped his marker.
Valentino Lazaro slotted from Marko Arnautovics pass in the equaliser seven minutes after and Austria went ahead 11 minutes following the break.
Andreas Ulmer thumped a cross into the region where Hinteregger, between 2 defenders, controlled the ball on his torso, turned and delivered his effort past goalkeeper Ofir Marciano.
Marcel Sabitzer added the third with a shot from the 88th minute to depart Austria minute with 13 points from seven matches, two ahead of Slovenia and North Macedonia.
Since Poland won 3-0 the Robert Lewandowski took his tally to 11 goals in his last seven appearances for club and country together with his treble against Latvia.
He exchanged passes and conquer keeper Andris Vanins after nine minutes and Kamil Grosicki cross was switched in by subsequently after Latvia were dispossessed in midfield.
By tapping the cross-shot in the 76th minute of Grosicki he finished his sixth largest Poland hat-trick.
Northern Ireland slipped into some 3-1 defeat that was late to the Netherlands, with Memphis Depay and Luuk de Jong scoring in the last three minutes.
Kieffer Moores first goal helped Wales stay in pursuit of eligibility for Euro 2020.
Scotland has to rely on the UEFA Nations League play-offs to book their place in Euro 2020.
Cyprus beat Kazakhstan 2-1 from Scotlands group. Temirlan Erlanov gave the hosts the lead in the 34th minute but Cyprus hit , using Pieros Sotiriou before Nicholas Ioannou finished the success 11 minutes 35, scoring a moment equaliser.
Estonia and belarus performed a 0-0 draw in Group C while Slovenia were amazed 2-1 away to North Macedonia, using a Elif Elmas prop.