Star-studded Belgium beat Wales 3-1 in WC qualifier: Records broken

Rajdeep Saha
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Star-studded Belgium beat Wales 3-1 in WC qualifier: Records broken
Star-studded Belgium beat Wales 3-1 in WC qualifier: Records broken

25 Mar 2021: Star-studded Belgium beat Wales 3-1 in WC qualifier: Records broken

After going down 1-0 early on against Wales in their World Cup qualifying clash, world number one side Belgium produced a stellar display to win 3-1.

With this win, Belgium collected three crucial points in Group E.

Thorgan Hazard had a terrific game for Belgium, scoring one and assisting another.

Belgium maintained their supreme form at home.

Here are the details.

Match: Belgium get the job done against Wales

Wales took an early lead with their first attack as Connor Roberts and Gareth Bale combined for Harry Wilson to finish the move.

Belgium responded as Kevin De Bruyne lashed in an equalizer before Thorgan Hazard headed them in front.

Wales posed more of a threat in the second half, however, Romelu Lukaku's penalty settled the game.

Belgium: Belgium have been devastating of late

Belgium are unbeaten in competitive home matches since 2010.

Notably, they had failed to beat Wales in their four previous encounters, the most recent being a 3-1 quarter-final win at the Euro 2016.

As per BBC, since then, Belgium have scored 153 goals in 51 games under Roberto Martinez and not lost a single qualifier.

Fact: Belgium open their tally with convincing win