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

SerbiaBelgium

Goals scored0
3
Total attempts16
 
12
Attempts on target6
 
8
off target8
 
3
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners6
 
5
Offsides1
 
3
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
12
Fouls suffered12
 
8

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
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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: 12/10/12 23.58CET

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