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Belgium overwhelm ten-man Kazakhstan

Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 23.59CET
Belgium 4-1 Kazakhstan
Victory lifted Georges Leekens' side into second place in Group A, but they must win in Germany on Tuesday to be sure of a play-off place.
Belgium overwhelm ten-man Kazakhstan
Timmy Simons pictured after scoring from the spot against Kazakhstan ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BelgiumKazakhstan

Goals scored4
 
1
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts37
 
4
Attempts on target12
 
2
Attempts off target14
 
2
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork1
 
0
Corners14
 
0
Offsides1
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed12
 
12
Fouls suffered12
 
11

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 23.59CET

Belgium overwhelm ten-man Kazakhstan

Belgium 4-1 Kazakhstan
Victory lifted Georges Leekens' side into second place in Group A, but they must win in Germany on Tuesday to be sure of a play-off place.

Belgium maintained their hopes of taking the play-off place in Group A after breezing to a 4-1 UEFA EURO 2012 victory against Kazakhstan in Brussels.

Timmy Simons put them ahead from the spot and Eden Hazard made it 2-0 within minutes, with Vincent Kompany scoring again from a corner early in the second half. Nurtas Kurgulin's dismissal further tilted the game against Kazakhstan, and Marvin Ogunjimi scored again for Belgium before Kairat Nurdauletov's penalty gave the visitors some consolation. Belgium are now second in Group A but must win in Germany on Tuesday to be sure of a play-off place.

The match began to go badly for Kazakhstan once captain Andrei Karpovich was penalised for a foul on Axel Witsel in the box. Simons converted from the spot on 40 minutes, and his side went in at the break two goals to the good after Hazard beat Vladimir Loginovskiy following a one-two with Dries Mertens. Kompany then got the final touch on 49 minutes as Belgium's goal rush continued into the second half.

Kurgulin's foul on Mertens earned him a straight red card, and substitute Ogunjimi took the credit for Belgium's fourth, though Kazakhstan's Vitali Yevstigneev also got a touch. Laurent Ciman's challenge on Sergei Ostapenko prompted the second penalty of the game four minutes from the end, with Nurdauletov converting.

Last updated: 08/10/11 18.25CET

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Lineups

Belgium

Belgium

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

1
MignoletSimon Mignolet (GK)
22
LoginovskiVladimir Loginovski (GK)
2
CimanLaurent Ciman
2
KirovAleksandr Kirov
3
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
Yellow Card67
4
MukhtarovMukhtar Mukhtarov
4
KompanyVincent Kompany (C)
Goal49
7
KukeyevZhambyl Kukeyev
Substitution61
5
VertonghenJan Vertonghen
8
KarpovichAndrei Karpovich (C)
Yellow Card40
Substitution75
6
SimonsTimmy Simons
Goal40
Substitution75
13
MuzhikovSerikzhan Muzhikov
7
MertensDries Mertens
15
TazhimbetovDaurenbek Tazhimbetov
Substitution57
8
WitselAxel Witsel
18
KurgulinNurtas Kurgulin
Red Card59
9
De CamargoIgor De Camargo
Substitution73
19
KhizhnichenkoSergei Khizhnichenko
10
HazardEden Hazard
Goal43
Substitution63
21
RozhkovMikhail Rozhkov
11
DembéléMousa Dembélé
23
V. YevstigneyevVitali Yevstigneev

Substitutes

12
CourtoisThibaut Courtois (GK)
1
SidelnikovAndrei Sidelnikov (GK)
13
HoefkensCarl Hoefkens
5
GurmanMark Gurman
14
DefourSteven Defour
Substitution75
6
NurdauletovKairat Nurdauletov
Substitution61
Goal86
15
OdjidjaVadis Odjidja
Substitution63
14
ShakhmetovMarat Shakhmetov
Substitution75
16
PocognoliSébastien Pocognoli
16
NurgaliyevAzat Nurgaliyev
17
OgunjimiMarvin Ogunjimi
Substitution73
Goal84
17
GridinSergei Gridin
18
LukakuRomelu Lukaku
20
OstapenkoSergei Ostapenko
Substitution57

Coach

Georges Leekens (BEL) Miroslav Beranek (CZE)

Referee

Milorad Mažić (SRB)

Assistant referees

Milovan Ristić (SRB), Igor Radojčić (SRB)

Fourth official

Milenko Vukadinović (SRB)

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