Scotland vs. Belgium - Football Match Report - September 7, 2018

Belgium handed error-prone Scotland their largest house defeat in over 45 years as they coasted to a 4-Zero pleasant win helped by Michy Batshuayi’s second-half double at Hampden Park on Friday.

Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard had put the guests on prime within the Nations League warm-up because the Scots suffered their heaviest house reverse since February 1973, once they misplaced 5-Zero to England.

World Cup semi-finalists Belgium dominated the match with Lukaku placing them forward simply earlier than the half-hour mark after a defensive mix-up earlier than they ran riot after the break.

Scotland gifted the guests the primary aim when goalkeeper Craig Gordon rolled the ball to John McGinn who was dispossessed by Mousa Dembele earlier than Thorgan Hazard arrange Lukaku to attain.

Hazard made it 2-Zero with some trickery and a fierce drive in Belgium’s first second-half foray earlier than he arrange Batshuayi for the third after Charlie Mulgrew gave the ball away.

Batshuayi netted his second from the sting of the realm with Ryan Jack guilty after he misplaced possession in midfield.

The gulf in school was proven by the truth that Scotland solely earned their first nook within the 84th minute in opposition to Roberto Martinez’s skilled facet, who got here third on the World Cup.

It was Scotland’s fourth defeat in 5 matches underneath Alex McLeish, who took over when Gordon Strachan stood down after they didn’t qualify for the World Cup.

Belgium open their Nations league marketing campaign away to Iceland on Tuesday, whereas Scotland begin at house to Albania on Monday.


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