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Batshuayi impresses as Belgium beat Iceland

Published: Monday 10 September 2012, 22.45CET
Belgium 5-0 Iceland
Igor Vetokele scored twice and Mitshy Batshuayi added two more from the bench as Belgium ended Group 8 with victory.
by Berend Scholten
from Freethiel stadium
Batshuayi impresses as Belgium beat Iceland
Michy Batshuayi's Standard performances have earned him an U21 chance ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 10 September 2012, 22.45CET

Batshuayi impresses as Belgium beat Iceland

Belgium 5-0 Iceland
Igor Vetokele scored twice and Mitshy Batshuayi added two more from the bench as Belgium ended Group 8 with victory.

Belgium ended UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 8 with a comfortable defeat of Iceland.

With hope of a top-two finish in Group 8 ended by Friday's 3-1 home loss to Norway, Belgium were at least able to exact revenge for the 2-1 defeat in Reykjavik that opened their campaign. That proved to be the only points Iceland managed.

Dominant from the off, Igor Vetokele's hard and low finish on 25 minutes opened the scoring after he was set up by Maxime Lestienne. Iceland were always a threat from fast counters to it was a relief to Belgium when Wannes Van Tricht made it 2-0 with 21 minutes left, pouncing on the rebound when Árni Ólafsson denied Alpaslan Ozturk.

R. Standard de Liège forward Mitshy Batshuayi was then brought on within two minutes made it three after a solo run from the left. Another of those runs set up Vetokele to claim his second in the 89th minute and deep in added time the 18-year-old Batshuayi, who also scored on his Belgium debut on Friday, struck again from the right of the box.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.17CET

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Lineups

Belgium

Belgium

Iceland

Iceland

1
SelsMatz Sels (GK)
1
ÓlafssonÁrni Ólafsson (GK)
2
OzturkAlpaslan Ozturk
2
IngasonSverrir Ingason
Substitution78
3
ArslanagicDino Arslanagic
Yellow Card31
3
Eyjólfsson Hólmar Eyjólfsson (C)
Yellow Card45+2
4
BoyataDedryck Boyata (C)
4
MagnússonHordur Björgvin Magnússon
5
De JongheJimmy De Jonghe
5
SigurbjörnssonEidur Sigurbjörnsson
6
CisseIbrahima Cisse
6
ThórarinssonGudmundur Thórarinsson
7
MengaDolly Menga
7
SteindórssonKristinn Steindórsson
Substitution67
8
Van TrichtWannes Van Tricht
Goal69
Substitution77
8
TraustasonArnor Ingvi Traustason
Substitution59
9
VetokeleIgor Vetokele
Goal25
Goal89
9
BödvarssonJón Dadi Bödvarsson
Yellow Card77
10
HazardThorgan Hazard
Substitution72
10
JóhannssonAron Jóhannsson
11
LestienneMaxime Lestienne
Substitution64
11
PálssonGudlaugur Pálsson

Substitutes

12
KaminskiThomas Kaminski (GK)
12
RunarssonRunar Runarsson (GK)
13
MpokuPaul-José Mpoku
Substitution64
Yellow Card90
13
AtlasonEmil Atlason
Substitution59
Yellow Card90+1
14
NgawaPierre-Yves Ngawa
14
YeomanAndri Yeoman
15
Van der BruggenHannes Van der Bruggen
Substitution77
15
ÁsbjörnssonDavid Thor Ásbjörnsson
16
GodeauBruno Godeau
16
FridjonssonHolmbert Fridjonsson
Substitution78
17
BatshuayiMitshy Batshuayi
Substitution72
Goal74
Goal90+3
17
AdolphssonAndri Adolphsson
18
VerboomBryan Verboom
18
IngvarssonEinar Ingvarsson
Substitution67
Yellow Card88

Coach

Johan Walem (BEL) Eyjólfur Sverrisson (ISL)

Referee

Padraig Sutton (IRL)

Assistant referees

Kenneth Hennessy (IRL), Emmet Dynan (IRL)

Fourth official

Paul Tuite (IRL)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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