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Goor on song for Belgium

Published: Wednesday 11 June 2003, 18.08CET
Belgium 3-0 Andorra Bart Goor inspires the home side to a comfortable victory in Group 8.

Match statistics

BelgiumAndorra

Goals scored3
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 15/10/2013 16:27 CET

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Published: Wednesday 11 June 2003, 18.08CET

Goor on song for Belgium

Belgium 3-0 Andorra Bart Goor inspires the home side to a comfortable victory in Group 8.

Hertha BSC Berlin midfield player Bart Goor scored twice and created another as he inspired Belgium to a 3-0 defeat of Andorra on Wednesday in UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifying Group 8.

Key encounter
Belgium lie in third place in the standings but are just a point adrift of leaders Bulgaria and only goal difference separates them from second-placed Croatia, who they face in a potentially decisive home encounter on 10 September

Anthuenis relief
Coach Aimé Anthuenis was relieved his side comfortably fulfilled expectations. "I’m sure that either Bulgaria or Croatia will drop points at some stage and if we continue to play well we have a chance of taking second position.

‘Difficult game’
"It was a difficult game as everyone expected a big victory but it is tough to play against a team who only defend. The two goals in the first half were crucial and gave us breathing space after the break.”

Must-win matches
Goor was similarly content: "We played a good game," he said. "It is always hard to score against teams like Andorra, but we succeeded - and now we have to win the two remaining matches."

Goor opener
Goor gave his side the lead in the 21st minute, powerfully heading in a pinpoint cross from Philippe Clement. On the stroke of half-time, he turned provider as Wesley Sonck doubled the advantage.

Briefly competitive
Andorra, who have lost all six of their qualifiers, worked hard at the start of the second half to gain a foothold in the game and were competitive for short periods.

Drilled volley
The dominance of Belgium, however, was always going to prevail and Andorra could only hold out for so long. Goor settled matters in the 68th minute, drilling a perfectly executed volley into the bottom corner.

Last updated: 08/07/03 12.14CET

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Lineups

Belgium

Belgium

Andorra

Andorra

1
De VliegerGeert De Vlieger (GK)
1
KoldoÁlvarez Koldo (GK)
2
De CockOlivier De Cock
Yellow Card35
2
AyalaJosep Ayala
3
SimonsTimmy Simons
3
Txema GarciaTxema Garcia
Yellow Card56
4
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
4
Roberto JonásRoberto Jonás
5
DheedeneDidier Dheedene
Substitution80
5
Toni LimaAn Toni Lima (C)
6
ClementPhilippe Clement
6
Ildefons LimaIldefons Lima
7
BaseggioWalter Baseggio
7
GonzálezEmiliano González
Substitution71
8
GoorBart Goor (C)
Goal21
Goal69
Substitution84
8
Juli SánchezJuli Sánchez
Substitution59
9
SonckWesley Sonck
Goal45
9
FernándezJulià Fernández
10
BuffelThomas Buffel
Substitution73
10
SonejeeOscar Sonejee
Substitution83
11
Mbo MpenzaMbo Mpenza
11
PujolMarc Pujol
Yellow Card28

Substitutes

12
HerpoelFrédéric Herpoel (GK)
13
Alfonso SánchezAlfonso Sánchez (GK)
14
MartensSandy Martens
Substitution73
12
LucendoJesus Lucendo
Substitution83
17
SoetaersTom Soetaers
Substitution84
15
EscuraJordi Escura
Substitution59
18
Van der HeydenPeter Van der Heyden
Substitution80
17
FelixÁlvarez Felix
Substitution71
15
Emile MpenzaEmile Mpenza
14
SilvaFernando Silva
16
MudingayiGaby Mudingayi
16
JiménezManolo Jiménez
19
WalasiakJonathan Walasiak
18
Genís GarcíaGenís García

Coach

Aime Anthuenis (BEL) David Rodrigo Lo (ESP)

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