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Kums comes good for Belgium

Published: Wednesday 3 March 2010, 19.45CET
Belgium 1-0 Malta
Belgium joined Group 8 leaders France and Ukraine on 11 points after a Sven Kums penalty gave them an edgy win against the bottom side in the section.
Kums comes good for Belgium
Sven Kums' penalty saw Belgium overcome Malta ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BelgiumMalta

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target18
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners7
 
0
Fouls committed23
 
15
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 21/03/2013 14:51 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Wednesday 3 March 2010, 19.45CET

Kums comes good for Belgium

Belgium 1-0 Malta
Belgium joined Group 8 leaders France and Ukraine on 11 points after a Sven Kums penalty gave them an edgy win against the bottom side in the section.

Belgium moved level on points with the top two in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 8 following a 1-0 win against Malta, with Sven Kums' penalty proving to be a major relief for the home side.

Yassine El Ghanassy passed up a good chance for the hosts after 12 minutes, and Belgium had further reason for disappointment when Radja Nainggolan rattled the crossbar with a powerful shot two minites before the interval. Malta goalkeeper Henry Bonello fended off Bia Mujangi's free-kick after half-time but could not deny Kums from the spot after Steve Borg had upended Jeremy Huyghebaert. Bottom of the section, Malta did not give up, and had the ball in the net in added time, only for Richard Chetcuti's effort to be ruled offside.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.47CET

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Lineups

Belgium

Belgium

Malta

Malta

1
MignoletSimon Mignolet (GK)
1
BonelloHenry Bonello (GK)
2
CaponBrecht Capon
2
G. MuscatGiuseppe Muscat
3
BoyataDedryck Boyata
3
PisaniDuncan Pisani
4
Van GijseghemDaan Van Gijseghem (C)
4
BorgSteve Borg
Yellow Card73
5
HuyghebaertJeremy Huyghebaert
6
T. FarrugiaTyron Farrugia (C)
Yellow Card90+3
6
NainggolanRadja Nainggolan
7
MintoffJohn Mintoff
Yellow Card90+1
7
MunungaJoachim Mununga
Substitution62
8
VellaTerence Vella
8
MujangiBia Mujangi
Substitution79
9
R. MuscatRowen Muscat
9
BentekeChristian Benteke
10
CiantarMiguel Ciantar
Substitution71
10
KumsSven Kums
Goal74
11
ChetcutiRichard Chetcuti
11
El GhanassyYassine El Ghanassy
18
GribbonGeorge Gribbon

Substitutes

12
BaguetteCyprien Baguette (GK)
12
SultanaSteve Sultana (GK)
13
BiemansBart Biemans
5
BonniciSteve Bonnici
14
BuyensYoni Buyens
13
XerriJonathan Xerri
15
De PauwNill De Pauw
Substitution79
14
SpiteriClive Spiteri
16
DequevyJoeri Dequevy
Substitution62
Yellow Card90+1
15
BorgAdrian Borg
17
KitokoRitchie Kitoko
16
SciberrasLuke Sciberras
Substitution71
18
SchouterdenNils Schouterden
17
RefaloQuelin Refalo

Coach

Jean-François De Sart (BEL) Edwin Camilleri (MLT)

Referee

Rene Eisner (AUT)

Assistant referees

Klaus Strasser (AUT), Bernd Eigler (AUT)

Fourth official

Alexander Harkam (AUT)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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