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Belgium vs Bosnia and Herzegovina. FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H.

King Baudouin Stadium.

Belgium 4

  • E Spahic (26th minute own goal)
  • E Hazard (29th minute)
  • T Alderweireld (60th minute)
  • R Lukaku (79th minute)

Bosnia and Herzegovina 0

    Belgium 4-0 Bosnia: Roberto Martinez's side cruise to victory

    Belgium's Eden Hazard (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Fifa WC 2018 football qualification match between Belgium and Bosnia and Herze
    Image: Belgium's Eden Hazard (R) celebrates with team-mates after scoring

    Belgium swept past a defensively frail Bosnia side to secure a 4-0 victory in their World Cup Qualifier on Friday and give themselves a perfect start from their first two matches.

    Emir Spahic put through his own net before Eden Hazard ran through to make it 2-0 before half-time. Toby Alderweireld added the third on the hour with a clever finish from a corner before Romelu Lukaku wrapped up the win with a deflected strike. 

    Belgium lead Group H with six points above Greece, who won 2-0 at home to Cyprus, on goal difference.

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    Romelu Lukaku missed a sitter for Belgium but made amends with a deflected strike as the Red Devils romped to a 4-0 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The opener came from a seemingly innocuous cross from Thomas Meunier which fell to Bosnia defender Spahic, who under no pressure, managed to beat his own keeper Asmir Begovic, a slight deflection perhaps forcing his embarrassing miscue.

    Two minutes later, following Bosnia's failure to clear, Dries Mertens split open the defence to find an advancing Hazard, who rounded Begovic to slot in from a tight angle.

    Defender Alderweireld scored with a neat flick at the front post from a corner before striker Lukaku, who had missed an open goal, made amends with a fine solo effort 10 minutes from time.

    Belgium's Toby Alderweireld (R) celebrates with Belgium's Dries Mertens after scoring  during the Fifa WC 2018 football qualification match between Belgium
    Image: Belgium's Toby Alderweireld (R) celebrates with Dries Mertens

    Belgium showed little sign that they were missing injured captain Vincent Kompany or midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.

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    They also lost left-back Jordan Lukaku with an injury early in the first half but the defence managed to shackle Edin Dzeko, who had scored in Bosnia's last four matches against Belgium.

    Belgium's victory brings the record between the sides to three wins each, and two in a row for the hosts, who beat Bosnia 3-1 in September 2015 on their way to Euro 2016.

    Belgium next travel to play Gibraltar in Portugal on Monday, while Bosnia host Cyprus.

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