Elusive Eden Hazard guides Belgians in the opener over Russia

The Red Devils have Thursday their trail in the direction of the EK 2020 started with a victory. Belgium knocked under the guidance of an unsustainable Eden Hazard Russia in the King baudouin stadium with 3-1.

Eden Hazard celebrates a goal in the world cup qualifier against Russia, march 21, 2019 © Belga

After a moderate wedstrijdbegin, where both teams the cat out of the tree and it looked broke Youri Tielemans (14.) the party is open. The midfielder of Leicester worked a clever collective attack with a dry bang, his first match for Belgium. But hardly any kick made Denis Good (16.) for the second half, when he is weak uitverdedigen of Thibaut Courtois afstrafte. The Devils went in search of a new goal, but the visiting defence stood. Michy Batshuayi had halfway after a long drawn-out attack in the 2-1 at the foot, but Dzhikiya saved on the line. On the stroke of rest climbed Belgium, then at 2-1, when Eden Hazard (45.) down for the sixteen. The captain took – of course – itself, responsibility, and kicked the penalty is untenable.

In the second period remained great opportunities scarce. The Belgians did well, but could the Russian capstone Guilherme not really threatening. Batshuayi came again on the spot this time was the post killjoy. On the other side was to watch out for the Russians, though they got no real chance between the posts. Two minutes before time, did Eden Hazard (88.) with his second of the night the books. Golovin ran afterwards against a second yellow.

On the second match day, this coming Sunday, makes Belgium the move to Cyprus. The Cypriots took the earlier Thursday with 5-0 of voetbaldwerg San Marino.

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