Belgium have qualified to the quarter-finals of the Euro 2016 after a 4-0 win over Hungary. Alderweireld scored early in the game then Hazard secured the win first by assisting Batshuayi then scoring a magnificent goal. Carrasco added another one in stoppage time sending Belgium in the next phase of the competition.
Hungary finished unbeaten in first place in group F, surprisingly. Their results:
||0 - 2||Hungary
||1 - 1||Hungary
||3 - 3||Portugal
Belgium finished second after losing their first game against Italy they won the next two. Results:
||0 - 2||Italy
||3 - 0||Ireland
||0 - 1||Belgium
The two teams have met twelve time before this match, Belgium has the upper hand winning 8 of this games, 2 times won Hungary and two games finished draw.
The last time Hungary won against Belgium was in 1958. The last encounter before this game was in 2009 in an international friendly and Belgium won 3-0.
The starting elevens:
Hungary: Kiraly, Guzmics, Juhasz, Kadar, Lang, Nagy, Gera, Kleinheisler, Lovrencsics, Dzsudzsak, Szalai
Belgium: Courtois, Meunier, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Witsel, Nainggolan, De Bruyne, Mertens, Hazard, Lukaku
Great start from the Red Devils as Kevin De Bruyne who sends a free-kick from the left. With the Hungary defence nowhere to be seen, Toby Alderweireld has a free header and makes no mistake.
Kevin De Bruyne had the chance to make it 2-0 but his free-kick hit the crossbar after the Hungarian goalkeeper pulls off a great save to stop the ball from reaching the top of the net by tipping it onto the crossbar.
Kevin De Bruyne is impressive in this first half: 6 shots, 6 crosses, 1 take-on, 1 assist.
At half the statistics show Belgium's domination:
- Shots: 6-16
- Pass accuracy: 88%-87%
- Chances created: 4-13
- Crosses: 5-9
One positive aspect in the first half for the Hungarians is Nagy Adam. The young player had a pass accuracy of 96%.
Even though Hungary have shown some promising attacks in the second half, Belgium was more dangerous and Kiraly was needed in a few occasions to keep the score 1-0.
10 minutes before the end of the game Hazard pulled out a nice assist for Batshuayi to make it 2-0.
Only one minute later Hazard scores a stunning goal of his own. He cuts in from the left, surges past three men and whips a shot into the corner.
The substitute Carrasco added another goal to make it 4-0 in stoppage time.After this display Belgium looks like a team capable of winning the competition.
Man of the matchEden Hazard was chosen man of the match. He played well not just in attack, with his late assist and goal, but also in breaking up Hungary attacks, intercepting passes and tracking back to fine effect. He is in form, his statistics in this game speak for themself.
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- Hungary Off target
- Belgium Off target
- HungaryOn target
- BelgiumOn target