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Belgium's Batshuayi does for Northern Ireland again

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 19.52CET
Northern Ireland 0-1 Belgium
Michy Batshuayi struck just before the interval in Lurgan, ensuring the qualifying Group 9 leaders made it four wins from four.  
Belgium's Batshuayi does for Northern Ireland again
Michy Batshuayi (left) got the winner in Northern Ireland ©Getty Images

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Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 19.52CET

Belgium's Batshuayi does for Northern Ireland again

Northern Ireland 0-1 Belgium
Michy Batshuayi struck just before the interval in Lurgan, ensuring the qualifying Group 9 leaders made it four wins from four.  

Michy Batshuayi proved Northern Ireland's nemesis for the second time in just over a month as Belgium registered their fourth victory in as many UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 9 games.

The R. Standard de Liège forward scored the only goal when the teams met in Louvain on 9 September and repeated the feat with a strike a minute before the break at Lurgan's Mourneview Park. While the Red Devils forge on at the top of the section, their opponents are still seeking their first points following this third defeat of the campaign.

"It's hard to take too many positives as we've not had a result, but Belgium are an extremely strong side," said Northern Ireland manager Stephen Robinson. "They're strong and technically very good. So in this instance, I thought the lads were reasonable. I still think they have a lot more in them, though, and could have shown more out there, at home."

After Batshuayi's opener, both sides threatened in the second half. Shay McCartan hit the woodwork, was narrowly off target with a long-range effort and tested Colin Coosemans with a speculative shot in added time, while Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco fired wide before the hour and Laurens De Bock was denied late on.

Last updated: 05/06/15 8.26CET

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Lineups

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Belgium

Belgium

1
BrennanConor Brennan (GK)
1
CoosemansColin Coosemans (GK)
2
С. WinchesterCarl Winchester
Yellow Card24
2
VermijlMarnick Vermijl
3
McKeownRory McKeown
3
ArslanagicDino Arslanagic
4
McCulloughLuke McCullough
Yellow Card18
5
LukakuJordan Lukaku
Yellow Card81
5
Sendles-WhiteJamie Sendles-White
Yellow Card74
6
MalandaJunior Malanda
Substitution63
6
ClucasSeanan Clucas
7
MpokuPaul-José Mpoku (C)
7
BrobbellRyan Brobbell
Substitution71
9
VetokeleIgor Vetokele
Yellow Card55
8
TempestGregory Tempest
Substitution54
11
Ferreira-CarrascoYannick Ferreira-Carrasco
Yellow Card25
Substitution88
9
GrayJames Gray
13
De BockLaurens De Bock
10
CarsonJosh Carson (C)
Yellow Card66
19
CisseIbrahima Cisse
18
SharpeRhys Sharpe
Substitution46
22
BatshuayiMichy Batshuayi
Goal44
Substitution68

Substitutes

12
Ross GlendinningRoss Glendinning (GK)
12
KaminskiThomas Kaminski (GK)
11
MorganDavid Morgan
4
MecheleBrandon Mechele
13
DuffyMichael Duffy
8
HazardThorgan Hazard
14
GormanJonny Gorman
Substitution46
10
PraetDennis Praet
Substitution68
15
McCartanSeamus McCartan
Substitution71
14
BrunoMassimo Bruno
Substitution88
16
McElroyPaul McElroy
15
NtambweBrice Ntambwe
Substitution63
17
MillarKirk Millar
Substitution54
17
NgawaPierre-Yves Ngawa

Coach

Stephen Robinson (NIR) Johan Walem (BEL)

Referee

Ján Valášek (SVK)

Assistant referees

Peter Chladek (SVK), Radomir Sluk (SVK)

Fourth official

Pavol Šuniar (SVK)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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