Belgium qualify for Euros with 9-0 rout

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Belgium qualified for EURO 2020 after smashing nine goals past San Marino, while Robert Lewandowski bagged a hat-trick to lead Poland to victory on Thursday night.

Belgium 9-0 San Marino

Belgium ran riot over San Marino at King Baudouin Stadium, with a 9-0 triumph to qualify for the 2020 European Championship.

Romelu Lukaku gave his side the lead on 28 minutes which Nacer Chadli doubled three minutes later. Cristian Brolli slotted into his own net after 35 minutes with Andrea Grandoni following suit with another own goal eight minutes later.

Youri Tielemans grabbed their sixth on the stroke of halftime whilst Christian Benteke, Yari Verschaeren and Thomas Castagne also got on the score-sheet.

Netherlands 3-1 Northern Ireland

Memphis Depay’s late double helped the Netherlands to a 3-1 win over Northern Irelands in Group C in Rotterdam.

The visitors went ahead through Josh Magennis 75 minutes played, but Depay levelled ten minutes to full-time and added his second in added time moments after Luuk de Jong’s strike.

Croatia 3-0 Hungary

Croatia went to the top of Group E with a 3-0 victory over a ten men Hungary at the Poljud Stadium in Split.

Luka Modric gave the Croats a dream start five minutes from kickoff, with Bruno Petkovic making the result safe after 24 minutes and three minutes to halftime as Laszlo Kleinheisler saw red in the 56th minute.

Austria 3-1 Israel

Austria rekindled their qualification hopes with a 3-1 victory at home to Israel in a Group G clash in Vienna.

Valentino Lazaro cancelled  out Eran Zahavi’s 34th minute effort four minutes to halftime, before Martin Hinteregger doubled and Marcel Sabitzer sealed the three points.

North Macedonia 2-1 Slovenia

North Macedonia returned to winning ways with a 2-1 win over Slovenia in Group G’s other clash in Skopje.

Elif Elmas handed the home side the lead five minutes in the second half and doubled his tally on 68 minutes with Josip Ilicic netting the consolation from the spot deep in added time.

Latvia 0-3 Poland

Robert Lewandowski grabbed a hat-trick to guide Poland to a 3-0 triumph over Latvia at the Daugavas Stadion.

Lewandowksi netted his first after ninth minute and doubled his tally four minutes later, whilst netting his third in the final 14 minutes to remain at the top of Group G.

Slovakia 1-1 Wales

Ten-man Slovakia were held to a 1-1 draw against Wales in their Group E clash at the City Arena Trnava.

Juraj Kucka ensured a share of the spoils after 53 minutes, stamping out Keith Moore’s 25th minute finish whilst Norbert Gyomber saw red two minutes from time for a second bookable offence.

Russia 4-0 Scotland

Russia hammered struggling Scotland 4-0 to go second in Group I behind runaway leaders Belgium.

Artem Dzyuba grabbed a second half double after 57 and 70 minutes, with Magomed Ozdoyev after 60 minutes as Aleksandr Golovin six minutes later.