King Baudouin Stadium - Brussels 07/06/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group A

Belgium - Serbia
2-1
 

Belgium - Serbia 2-1 - 07/06/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Serbia success sends Belgium clear

Published: Friday 7 June 2013, 23.00CET
Serbia success sends Belgium clear
Kevin De Bruyne celebrates scoring Belgium's opener ©AFP/Getty Images

Belgium wrestled their way clear at the top of FIFA World Cup Group A as Kevin De Bruyne and Marouane Fellaini struck the goals in a narrow win over Serbia in Brussels.

Coupled with second-placed Croatia's surprise 1-0 home loss to Scotland, the result moved Marc Wilmots' men three points clear at the head of the section with three games to play. The Red Devils were in front early on as De Bruyne nodded his country into the lead. Fellaini doubled the advantage after the break, before Aleksandar Kolarov's late free-kick set up a nervy finish.

Match statistics

Belgium
Serbia

2

Goals scored

1

8

Total attempts

14

3

Attempts on target

6

4

off target

4

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

5

2

Offsides

0

0

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

11

10

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    90+1
    Biševac (Serbia) is booked.
  • Goal
    87
    Kolarov (Serbia) scores!
  • Substitution
    82
    Lukaku (in) - De Bruyne (out) (Belgium)
  • Substitution
    71
    Dembélé (in) - Fellaini (out) (Belgium)

See also

  • Belgium

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Scotland, 06 September 2013, 0-2
  • Serbia

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Croatia, 06 September 2013, 1-1
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