Sunday 20 October 2019
News ID: 71555
Publish Date: 11 October 2019 - 22:05


BRUSSELS (Dispatches) - Belgium became the first team to qualify for Euro 2020 as Romelu Lukaku scored twice in a 9-0 thrashing of San Marino.
Roberto Martinez' side have an unassailable 11-point lead over third-place Cyprus in Group I.
Belgium led 6-0 at the break after Lukaku's brace, two own goals and Nacer Chadli and Youri Tielemans' strikes.
Christian Benteke made it 7-0 before Yari Verschaeren scored a penalty and Timothy Castagne wrapped up the win.
Lukaku's double takes his international tally to 51 and makes him the first player to score 50 goals for Belgium.
The Inter Milan striker has six goals in 10 games for club and country this season.
Meanwhile, Russia look set to join Belgium in progressing from Group I as they strengthened their position in second place with a 4-0 win against Scotland.
 *********Netherlands' Memphis Depay, left, scores his side's first goal during the Euro 2020 group C qualifying soccer match between The Netherlands and Northern Ireland at De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.





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