National Arena Filip II Macedonian - Skopje 22/03/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group A

FYR Macedonia - Belgium
0-2
 

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Belgium forge on with victory in Skopje

Published: Saturday 23 March 2013, 0.10CET
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 0-2 Belgium
Marc Wilmots' Group A leaders have yet to concede an away goal in the section after a victory secured by Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard.
by Emil Gasevski
Belgium forge on with victory in Skopje
Belgium enjoy their second goal in Skopje ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

FYR Macedonia
Belgium

0

Goals scored

2

15

Total attempts

12

6

Attempts on target

7

6

off target

4

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

5

2

Offsides

2

4

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

12

6

Fouls suffered

9

Lineups

FYR Macedonia

FYR Macedonia

Belgium

Belgium

1Pacovski (GK)1Courtois (GK)
2Todorovski2Alderweireld
4Noveski3Vermaelen (C)
36
5Grncarov
68
5Vertonghen
7Tričkovski6Witsel
9Jahović
58
7De Bruyne
26
10Pandev (C)8Dembélé
11Hasani
82
9Benteke
85
17Demiri
40
10E. Hazard
62
18Lazevski
62
11Fellaini
19Ibraimi15Van Buyten

Substitutes

12Bogatinov (GK)12Mignolet (GK)
23Naumovski (GK)21Gillet (GK)
6Sikov4Kompany
8Blazevski13Ciman
13Ristovski14Mertens
14Trajkovski16Chadli
85
15Mojsov17Mirallas
20Stjepanovic18Defour
21Ivanovski
58
76
19Vossen
22Tasevski
82
20Lukaku
22Simons
23Pocognoli

Coaches

Cedomir Janevski (MKD) Marc Wilmots (BEL)

Referee

Deniz Aytekin (GER)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 10:28 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Saturday 23 March 2013, 0.10CET

Belgium forge on with victory in Skopje

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 0-2 Belgium
Marc Wilmots' Group A leaders have yet to concede an away goal in the section after a victory secured by Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard.

Belgium registered their fourth win in five matches in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group A, triumphing 2-0 against the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia thanks to goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard.

De Bruyne put the visitors in charge after 26 minutes, doubling his international tally in the process. Hazard made sure of the points from the penalty spot just after the hour as Marc Wilmots' section leaders recorded their third consecutive competitive away victory.

FYROM, though, could have taken the lead with their first attack, Thibaut Courtois managing to block Adis Jahovik's header following captain Goran Pandev's left-wing cross. Cedomir Janevski's side continued to press, Ivan Trickovski the next to threaten with a header from Agim Ibraimi's free-kick.

However the visitors, level on points with Croatia, gradually gained control, and after Tome Pacovski had denied Christian Benteke and Toby Alderweireld, De Bruyne fared better having skipped past Aleksandar Lazevski on the left.

Pandev and Ibraimi, whose shot was saved by Courtois, tried their luck before the break, before Belgium again showed a more clinical edge. Hazard, having been felled by Lazevski, picked himself up to beat Pacovski from the spot after 62 minutes.

Now in total control, Belgium passed up a chance for a third when De Bruyne was picked out in the penalty area by Hazard. The teams meet again on Tuesday, when second-placed Croatia play Wales in Swansea.

Last updated: 08/05/14 6.10CET

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