Belgium stunt Russia 3-0 on Saturday at Estadio Krestovski. Today’s result, Belgium are in 1st place on the table and has 3 points while Russia sit in 4th with 0 points after 1 match.
The Belgians didn’t take long to get on the score-sheet, with Lukaku opening the rout after 10 minutes. Belgium then scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Meunier, 34 minutes in and the first half ended 2-0.
Belgium continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, with Lukaku finding the net again just before the final whistle. The game ended 3-0 to Belgium.
For Belgium, Meunier, Hazard, Vermaelen and Praet, came on for Castagne, Mertens, Vertonghen and Carrasco. Russia replaced Kuzyaev, Zhirkov, Barinov, Zobnin and Cheryshev for Cheryshev, Karavaev, Igor Diveev, Aleksey Miranchuk and Maksim Mukhin.
In the second round of action in the European Championship, both Russia and Belgium will play away against Finland and Denmark respectively.
|Belgium:||Courtois, Boyata, Vertonghen (Vermaelen, min.76), Alderweireld, Tielemans, Dendoncker, Hazard, Castagne (Meunier, min.27), Carrasco (Praet, min.77), Lukaku and Mertens (Hazard, min.72)|
|Russia:||Shunin, Dzhikiya, Semenov, Zhirkov (Karavaev, min.43), Fernandes, Ozdoev, Barinov (Igor Diveev, min.46), Golovin, Kuzyaev (Cheryshev, min.29), Zobnin (Aleksey Miranchuk, min.63) and Dzyuba|
|Goals:||Lukaku (1-0, min. 10), Meunier (2-0, min. 34) and Lukaku (3-0, min. 88)|