Zeler gets Belgium going

Published: Wednesday 31 October 2007, 15.54CET
Belgium 1-0 Wales Belgium got off the mark in UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 4 as Aline Zeler struck with 15 minutes left against Wales.
by Berend Scholten
from Diest
 

Match statistics

BelgiumWales

Goals scored1
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Wednesday 31 October 2007, 15.54CET

Zeler gets Belgium going

Belgium 1-0 Wales Belgium got off the mark in UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 4 as Aline Zeler struck with 15 minutes left against Wales.

Belgium got off the mark in UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying as Aline Zeler struck with 15 minutes left against Wales.

Zeler winner
Although Wales proved stubborn opponents, Belgium made the breakthrough in the 75th minute when good work from Femke Maes and Kristien Elsen set up Zeler and the RSC Anderlecht midfielder sent a 20-metre shot into the bottom left-hand corner.

Losing runs
Both of these teams had lost all their Group 4 matches before tonight, their latest reverses coming on Saturday when Wales went down 2-0 at home to Switzerland and Belgium were beaten 3-0 in Germany. From the side defeated by the holders, coach Anna Noë made one change, bringing in Zeler for the suspended Niki De Cock – a move that paid dividends. These countries meet again in Wales on 17 February.

Last updated: 31/10/07 23.31CET

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Lineup

Belgium

Belgium

Wales

Wales

11Maud Coutereels4Nicola Cousins
4Heleen Jaques1Nicola Davies (GK)
8Femke Maes (C)
Yellow Card87'
11Jessica Fishlock
Yellow Card87'
3Annelies Timmermans10Cheryl Foster
5Hanne Van De Goor9Gwennan Harries
1Gave Van Poucke (GK)3Natalie Holt
6Marlies Verbruggen
Yellow Card42'
5Emma Jones
9Kristel Verelst8Charlotte Miller
18Aline Zeler
Goal75'
Substitution90+1'
2Kathryn mary Morgan (C)
7Audrey Demoustier
Substitution80'
6Katie Williams
2Adeline Medard
Substitution45'
7Loren Dykes
Substitution61'

Substitutes

12Tania Vandenhouwe (GK)15Joanne Edwards
Substitution61'
13Janice Cayman
Substitution45'
18Jayne Ludlow
14Kristien Elsen
Substitution80'
21Rhian Nokes (GK)
15Elke Meers
Substitution90+1'
14Millie Durrant
16Nadeige Sonnet16Lauren Townsend
17Berit Stevens12Terri Beddows
10Stéphanie Cooymans17Kelly Isaac

Coach

Anne Noë (BEL) Adrian Tucker (WAL)

Referee

Katalin Kulcsar (HUN)

Assistant referees

Brigitta Zsuzsanna Makkosne Petz (HUN), Judit Kulcsár (HUN)

Fourth official

Ella De Vries (BEL)

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

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  • Belgium

    Belgium

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  • Wales

    Wales

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