Stadion FK Crvena zvezda - Belgrade 12/10/2012 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group A

Serbia - Belgium
0-3
 

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High-flying Belgium too strong for Serbia

Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 23.34CET
Serbia 0-3 Belgium
Goals from Christian Benteke, Kevin De Bruyne and Kevin Mirallas ensured Marc Wilmots's side earned an away win to sit top of Group A.
by Aleksandar Bošković
High-flying Belgium too strong for Serbia
Christian Benteke shows his delight after giving Belgium the lead in Serbia ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Serbia
Belgium

0

Goals scored

3

16

Total attempts

12

6

Attempts on target

8

8

off target

3

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

5

1

Offsides

3

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

8

Fouls committed

12

12

Fouls suffered

8

Lineups

Serbia

Serbia

Belgium

Belgium

23Brkić (GK)1Courtois (GK)
4Biševac2Alderweireld
5Nastasić3Vermaelen
6Ivanović (C)4Kompany (C)
7Z. Tošić
67
5Vertonghen
10Tadić
81
6Witsel
53
11Kolarov
48
7De Bruyne
68
87
16Mijailović8Dembélé
17Ignjovski9Benteke
34
35
19Djuričić
56
10E. Hazard
55
21L. Marković11Chadli

Substitutes

1Jorgačević (GK)12Mignolet (GK)
2Tomović13Ciman
3Maksimović14Mertens
55
8Petrović15Mboyo
9Lekić
81
16Van Buyten
12Kahriman (GK)17Mirallas
87
90+1
13Luković18Defour
14Matić19Lombaerts
15Stevanović
67
20Vossen
18Šćepović
56
21Gillet (GK)
20Subotić22Simons
22Krstičić

Coaches

Siniša Mihajlović (SRB) Marc Wilmots (BEL)

Referee

Pavel Královec (CZE)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 12:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 23.34CET

High-flying Belgium too strong for Serbia

Serbia 0-3 Belgium
Goals from Christian Benteke, Kevin De Bruyne and Kevin Mirallas ensured Marc Wilmots's side earned an away win to sit top of Group A.

Belgium secured their second win in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group A against Serbia to go top of the section and extend their unbeaten start to the campaign.

The hosts dominated early on but Christian Benteke's goal on 34 minutes changed the course of the game. Belgium grew into the contest and doubled their advantage after the break thanks to Kevin De Bruyne's strike. Their impressive performance was complete in added time when substitute Kevin Mirallas finished off a swift counterattack to crown a memorable night.

Serbia made a fast start and almost took the lead on two minutes only for Zoran Tošić to miss the target with a shot from the edge of the penalty area. The PFC CSKA Moskva midfielder spurned another good opportunity when one-on-one with Thibaut Courtois just past the half-hour and Belgium quickly made them pay.

Aston Villa FC's Benteke timed his run perfectly and lost his marker to head in De Bruyne's cross from close range. The visitors then controlled proceedings after the break and De Bruyne extended the lead with a well-placed finish on 68 minutes.

Mirallas came off the substitutes' bench to complete the scoring in added time and keep Belgium on course for Brazil 2014. They host Scotland on Tuesday, when Serbia travel to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Last updated: 08/05/14 7.35CET

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