Thorgan and Eden Hazard
Belgium secured top spot in Euro 2020 qualifying Group I and stretched their perfect record to nine wins after a sparkling 4 – 1 win in Russia on Saturday .
Two goals from Eden Hazard and one by his brother Thorgan inspired them to victory against home side Russia .
With one round of games remaining, Belgium have a maximum 27 points and second – placed Russia 21, both sides having booked their places at next year ’ s 24 – nation tournament .
Although there was only pride to play for, the game got off to a pacy start and Thorgan Hazard fired the visitors ahead with a superb 19th – minute goal.
Eden Hazard made it 2 – 0 in the 33rd with another fine effort , volleying a low drive past Russia ’ s Brazilian- born goalkeeper Guilherme after striker Romelu Lukaku headed a lofted pass into his captain’ s stride .
The livewire forward doubled his tally shortly before halftime from a brilliant move, with midfielder Kevin De Bruyne squaring the ball unselfishly for Hazard to stroke into an empty net from 12 metres .
Only poor finishing by Lukaku and two good saves by Guilherme denied the Belgians a bigger lead in the opening hour as Russia failed to create anything in front of a partisan home crowd .
Ruthless Belgium struck again in the 72 nd minute as Lukaku made amends for his early miss, rifling a scorcher inside the near post from 16 metres with Guilherme clutching nothing but thin air .
Georgi Dzhikiya finally gave the subdued home fans something to cheer about when he swept home a close -range rebound in the 79 th.
It was however scant consolation for a crushing defeat by last year ’ s World Cup semi – finalists.
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