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Belgium make pressure tell

Published: Wednesday 11 October 2006, 21.26CET
Belgium 3-0 Azerbaijan Timmy Simons and Kevin Vandenbergh scored for dominant Belgium before Moussa Dembélé claimed the third - and was sent off.
Belgium make pressure tell
Belgium coach René Vandereycken ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BelgiumAzerbaijan

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
4
Attempts off target3
 
1
Corners7
 
3
Fouls committed8
 
8
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards1
 
1

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 11 October 2006, 21.26CET

Belgium make pressure tell

Belgium 3-0 Azerbaijan Timmy Simons and Kevin Vandenbergh scored for dominant Belgium before Moussa Dembélé claimed the third - and was sent off.

Substitute Moussa Dembélé claimed a goal and picked up a red card as Belgium eased to a comfortable win against Azerbaijan in UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying Group A.

Second win
Timmy Simons opened the scoring from the spot in the first half before Kevin Vandenbergh made it two a minute after the restart. Dembélé registered a third with eight minutes remaining, but took the gloss off Belgium's second win of the campaign when he was dismissed for violent conduct. The result leaves Azerbaijan bottom of the group with just one point from four games, but they can have few complaints about the outcome.

In control
Vandenbergh provided an omen of what was to come for René Vandereycken's side after just three minutes, bringing a fine save from Farkhad Veliyev with an 16-metre drive, before Anthony Vanden Borre threatened a neat run and shot eight minutes later. Vandenbergh underlined Belgium's superiority by forcing Veliyev to tip his header around the post, before drawing a foul from the goalkeeper to earn a penalty on 24 minutes. Simons found the bottom corner from the spot and Belgium were in control.

Vandenbergh doubles lead
Emile Mpenza then shot over with the goal at his mercy and Zaur Gashimov did little better at the other end when Azerbaijan finally had a sniff of goal five minutes before the break. The score was looking flattering for the visitors but a minute after the break Vandenbergh latched on to Karel Geraerts' lay-off and put the Belgians 2-0 up.

Eventful finish
With seven minutes left Dembélé headed in a Bart Goor cross to seal the points, but in a contretemps following an Andre Ladaga foul on Goor, the scorer was sent off. He will now miss third-placed Belgium's 15 November encounter with Poland. Azerbaijan visit Poland next March.

Last updated: 12/10/06 0.48CET

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Lineups

Belgium

Belgium

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

1
StijnenStijn Stijnen (GK)
1
VeliyevFarkhad Veliyev (GK)
Yellow Card23
3
SimonsTimmy Simons (C)
Goal24
2
GashimovZaur Gashimov
Substitution77
4
VermaelenThomas Vermaelen
3
PereiraErnani Pereira
5
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
Yellow Card14
4
LadagaAndre Ladaga
8
GoorBart Goor
Yellow Card15
5
SokolovSergei Sokolov
9
Emile MpenzaEmile Mpenza
Substitution70
7
GomesLeandro Gomes
13
HoefkensCarl Hoefkens
8
A. KerimovAslan Kerimov (C)
Yellow Card86
14
LéonardPhilippe Léonard
10
SultanovDzeykhun Sultanov
Substitution55
19
VandenberghKevin Vandenbergh
Goal47
Substitution86
17
MuzikaYuri Muzika
Yellow Card29
Substitution33
Red Card45+3
20
Vanden BorreAnthony Vanden Borre
Substitution77
19
ImamaliyevEmin Imamaliyev
22
GeraertsKarel Geraerts
22
ChertoganovAleksandr Chertoganov

Substitutes

21
VandenbusscheBrian Vandenbussche (GK)
12
HasanzadeJahangir Hasanzade (GK)
11
Mbo MpenzaMbo Mpenza
Substitution77
15
NadirovVüqar Nadirov
Substitution77
16
PieroniLuigi Pieroni
Substitution86
18
GurbanovIlgar Gurbanov
Substitution33
18
DembéléMousa Dembélé
Substitution70
Goal82
Red Card86
20
JavadovVagif Javadov
Substitution55
6
MudingayiGaby Mudingayi
6
BaxşiyevElmar Baxşiyev
7
EnglebertGaëtan Englebert
9
Samir MusaevSamir Musaev
25
DefourSteven Defour
16
IsmaylovFarrukh Ismaylov

Coach

René Vandereycken (BEL) Shahin Diniyev (AZE)

Referee

Romans Lajuks (LVA)

Assistant referees

Janis Pukijans (LVA), Jurijs Popovicenko (LVA)

Fourth official

Andrejs Sipailo (LVA)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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