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90' + 2'
D. Mertens
Assist
90' + 2'
K. De Bruyne
Goal
90'
Y. Carrasco
T. Hazard
90'
T. Vermaelen
V. Kompany
78'
D. Mertens
Y. Tielemans
67'
J. Forrest
J. Russell
57'
R. Lukaku
Goal
52'
S. McTominay
Yellow Card
Kick Off
45' + 1'
E. Hazard
Assist
45' + 1'
R. Lukaku
Goal
34'
K. De Bruyne
Yellow Card
32'
R. Fraser
S. Armstrong
Kick Off
3
1
2
1

Stats

Possession
% %
6
1
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 11 2
Total Passes 728 307

Commentary

With the international break drawing to a close, both sides are not in action again until September, when Belgium will visit San Marino and Scotland will return home to host Russia. That's all for our live coverage, thanks for following along. Goodbye!
Romelu Lukaku netted a brace and Kevin De Bruyne added a third late on as Belgium remain perfect through four qualification matches, easily seeing aside a Scotland side that could have been in for a much heavier defeat had it not been for the heroics of goalkeeper David Marshall.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: BELGIUM 3-0 SCOTLAND.
D. Mertens
Assist
Belgium
90' + 2' That was clever from Mertens to delay giving the ball back to De Bruyne until he could get into a shooting position, and then sending a perfectly weighted return pass into his path.
K. De Bruyne
Goal
Belgium
90' + 2' AND A THIRD! Belgium make it 3-0 at the death as De Bruyne finally gets his goal, playing a lovely give-and-go with Mertens before bending a delicious finish through a crowd and into the bottom corner from the top of the box, with Marshall left rooted to his spot.
Y. Carrasco
T. Hazard
Belgium
90' Thorgan Hazard also gives way, with Carrasco taking his place for the final two minutes of stoppage time.
T. Vermaelen
V. Kompany
Belgium
90' Belgium make a double substitution ahead of injury time. Vermaelen comes on at the expense of Kompany, who departs to a thunderous applause.
88' EXQUISITE FROM MARSHALL! A superb piece of goalkeeping as he dives to his left at full-stretch to get a hand to De Bruyne's effort and just turn it beyond the far post! What would the scoreline be here if it weren't for Marshall's heroics in goal?!
86' Belgium respond in a hurry as Thorgan Hazard tees up his brother at the other end, but Marshall does really well to get down and parry Eden's effort from 20 yards! It's all coming to life again in the dying embers of this match!
84' HOW HAVE THEY NOT SCORED?! Scotland won't get a better chance than that! McKenna finds himself through on goal, but Courtois is off his line to make a fine save. The rebound comes to Forrest who has a gaping goal in front of him, but he hesistates and loses his footing, before sending the ball to Burke who also can't get a shot off! Unbelievable!
82' Belgium have lost just one of their last 10 matches in all competitions, picking up eight victories in the process (W8 D1 L1).
80' Better from Scotland, as Courtois is called into action for the first time tonight, diving to his left to parry a well-struck effort on the end of a fine individual run from Fraser, who cut in onto his right and tried to bend an effort in at the far post.
D. Mertens
Y. Tielemans
Belgium
78' Belgium looking for more goals, perhaps, as Mertens is brought on with their first change of the match, at the expense of Tielemans.
75' The final whistle couldn't come sooner for Scotland. They're showing little fight here, though in their defence Belgium are a well-oiled machine in excellent form at the moment. This has been a daunting task for the visitors, who have been pegged back down to earth after their victory over Cyprus.
73' Belgium continue to attack relentlessly, hardly taking their foot off the gas. A clever back-heel from Lukaku picks out Eden Hazard in space, but him and De Bruyne just get their signals crossed as his throughball rolls behind for a goal kick.
71' Well that should have been the hat-trick! Lukaku again is picked out in the area and tries to bend an effort in at the far post, but it swings narrowly wide with Marshall hardly making an attempt to save. Had that been on target, it surely would have been a goal!
69' Lukaku's brace tonight is the 15th of his international career. He has two previous hat-tricks, against Gibraltar and Luxembourg.
J. Forrest
J. Russell
Scotland
67' Scotland's second change of the match sees Forrest replace Russell in attack. It's a like-for-like change, which won't prompt any alterations to the formation.
65' It had to be three! Absolutely delicious assist from De Bruyne there to thread a ball through a handful of Scotland defenders as he plays Eden Hazard in on goal, but the skipper uncharacteristically rolls his first-time strike wide of the far post!
63' Successive corners for Belgium amount to nothing as Scotland deal with the threat and look to break quickly, but they lack confidence on the counter and their indecision allows Belgium to recover and snuff out the chance.
61' It's hard to envision a way back for Scotland here. They've offered next to nothing going forward all match and have had just two touches in the Belgium penalty area tonight. Their focus over the final 30 minutes will likely be damage control.
59' DRAGGED WIDE! Lukaku is hungry for his hat-trick and he nearly finds it just shy of the hour mark! Kompany does well to pick out the striker, who drives into the area and drags a shot toward the far post. It has the beating of Marshall, but rolls agonisingly wide!
R. Lukaku
Goal
Belgium
57' LUKAKU HAS HIS BRACE! It's 2-0 Belgium! The striker seems to be averaging a chance every couple of minutes tonight! He beats Taylor to a rebound and turns the ball in from eight yards after Marshall saved De Bruyne's initial effort. There was maybe a hint of offside there, but it was the finest of margins and the linesman was right to keep his flag down.
56' Scotland are winless in five games against Belgium, losing each of the last four in a row (D1). Scotland have only endured a longer losing streak versus a single opponent on two other occasions; versus Brazil (6 games in March 2011) and versus Denmark (5 games in April 2004).
54' De Bruyne sends in a cross this time which is met by the head of Alderweireld. His effort is blocked, but falls into the path of Lukaku, who just can't react quick enough to find the back of the net as he pokes an awkward effort wide at the near post!
S. McTominay
Yellow Card
Scotland
52' Seconds later and Belgium will have yet another chance from a free-kick as McTominay commits a foul on Thorgan Hazard, and sees yellow.
52' Marshall to the rescue again! The keeper had to be sharp there to stick with a De Bruyne free-kick, just parrying it out off the line! That was excellently struck by De Bruyne, though it was just a bit too central to allow Marshall to get two strong hands to it!
50' Lukaku makes a mess of his header on the end of Meunier cross, sending it high and wide of the target! That's a big let off for Scotland, who shockingly left the striker unmarked.
48' The second half starts where the first half left off, with Belgium on the front foot and Marshall busy in goal. The keeper gets down to his left in a hurry to smother a Witsel strike from a little over 20 yards.
46' Scotland get the second half underway. No changes for either side at the interval.
Steve Clarke has already been forced into one change in this match, but he might not have the luxury of waiting much longer to make a second. Oliver Burke has been incredibly isolated up top, with the visitors desperately needing more options to play out from the back - perhaps a Callum McGregor or John McGinn to help link defence and attack.
Romelu Lukaku turned in an Eden Hazard cross to put Belgium in front just before the interval, and the hosts are certainly good value for their lead. Scotland will be disappointed with how they conceded the goal, but they will consider themselves fortunate the damage isn't worse coming out of a half in which they spent the majority of the 45 minutes trapped in and around their own penalty area.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: BELGIUM 1-0 SCOTLAND.
E. Hazard
Assist
Belgium
45' + 1' Great work from Eden Hazard not to just let that ball roll behind for a corner, stretching to keep play alive before clipping a tidy ball in for Lukaku, who simply  couldn't miss.
R. Lukaku
Goal
Belgium
45' + 1' THERE IT IS! Belgium lead 1-0! Scotland's resistance is broken at long last! Eden Hazard keeps the ball in play after De Bruyne's run was halted in the penalty area, and he clips a delicious cross in for Lukaku who turns a simple header in from five yards! Belgium have their lead on the stroke of half-time, and it's no more than they deserve.
44' An eighth corner of the match for Belgium amounts to nothing, as Scotland clear their lines and boot the ball up the pitch, where there's nothing but three red shirts waiting to start Belgium forward again. There's simply no respite to be had for Scotland.
42' De Bruyne sees another shot blocked and Belgium have themselves yet another corner, as they desperately search for a breakthrough before the interval which is now right around the corner. Scotland are throwing bodies in front of the ball and clogging up every passing lane as best they can. It's scrappy, but determined, stuff from them at the back.
40' Since his international debut in June 2017, Fraser has provided more assists than any other Scotland player (4), while only Andy Robertson (24) has created more chances than the Bournemouth forward (17).
38' Lukaku finds himself in a little pocket of space in the six-yard box as he's picked out at the near post, but the striker is almost taken by surprise as the ball finds its way through to him and he's unable to sort his footing to turn an effort at goal from in close. That's a real chance wasted.
36' Marshall deserves the bulk of the credit, but Scotland have done well under intense pressure to keep this game scoreless, and if they can find a way to see out the half without conceeding, you just never know. Surely some fatigue will be setting in at the back, though. They could use a breather here.
K. De Bruyne
Yellow Card
Belgium
34' Fraser makes a relatively quick and positive impact as he lures De Bruyne into a foul, which sees the Manchester City playmaker pick up the game's first yellow card.
R. Fraser
S. Armstrong
Scotland
32' Armstrong appears to have picked up a knock as he limps off, replaced by Fraser. Nothing going according to plan here for Scotland.
30' Belgium have lost just one of their last 12 matches in all competitions against Scotland (W9 D2 L1), with that defeat coming in a European Championship qualifier in October 1987 (0-2).
28' FINE SAVE! The pressure remains on as Belgium get bodies forward amidst a string of corners. Witsel risest highest to meet a delivery in from the left, but Marshall reacts superbly to turn his header behind!
26' It seems like Belgium have done everything but score so far. Not even 30 minutes gone yet and somehow it remains goalless. The Red Devils remain camped out in attack here, with Scotland almost complete strangers at the other end. They've hardly stepped in the Belgium half thus far.
24' INCHES WIDE! A massive let off for Scotland, and Taylor in particular! The left-back is too casual on the ball and is caught in possession by De Bruyne, who pokes the ball free and immediately drives a strike at goal, narrowly missing at the far post with Marshall left rooted to his spot!
22' McGregor does well to cut out a pass on the edge of the Scotland penalty area, and then McLean is promptly fouled by Thorgan Hazard in an attempt to win Belgium the ball back. McLean stays down following the foul and requires attention from the training staff, who are out to attend to him.
20' Scotland have lost eight of their nine away games against Belgium, winning the other in May 1951 (5-0).
18' The ensuing corner results in another chance for Belgium as Witsel's shot finds its way through the crowd. Marshall makes the initial save and spills the rebound, but manages to recover before he's punished.
17' SO CLOSE! That really looked like the breakthrough for Belgium, as Eden Hazard slips De Bruyne behind the defence with a delicious throughball. The Manchester City attacker takes the chance first time from 10 yards, but Marshall reacts superbly to turn it over the bar!
15' The Hazard brothers have developed a terrific partnership on the left flank, with Belgium spending plenty of time building their attacks from out that way. O'Donnell and Russell have their hands full here, and it's because of the width Belgium have that's preventing Scotland from getting bodies forward on the break. Their wingers are constantly having to track back.
13' It's one-way traffic in Brussels as Belgium attack freely. Scotland can't spend 90 minutes camped out in defence and realistically expect to leave with a point, but there's been no way out from the back for them thus far.
11' Lukaku has scored 23 goals in his last 20 games for Belgium, including scoring six in his last five appearances for the Red Devils.
9' What a block! Thorgan Hazard makes a delicious run down the left as he bursts into the area and pulls back the perfect delivery for Lukaku, but the striker's first-time effort from point-blank range is blocked and cleared! Scotland somehow escape!
7' Belgium remain camped out in the final third, with all 10 of Scotland's outfield players packed behind the ball. It's so congested as a result, as Belgium are having to be patient to try and pass their way through the crowd, but it's also allowing them to commit as many forward as they would like.
5' Play resumes and Meunier jogs back out onto the pitch shortly after under his own power. He seems to be moving a bit freer, but this is definitely one to keep an eye on. His progression will have to be monitored over the next little bit to see if it's wise for him to continue.
4' An early injury has brought play to a halt and it looks rather ominous as Meunier receives attention on his right knee from the training staff before being slowly helped off with a noticeable limp.
3' Plenty of early pressure from Belgium who are not holding anything back in their attempts to get forward. There's a good width and rhythm to their approach as they keep Scotland on their heels, but the visitors are holding firm for the time being.
1' AND THEY'RE OFF! Belgium in all red as they get the match underway in Brussels, with Scotland in their yellow tops and blue shorts.
SUBS: John McGinn, Scott Bain, John Souttar, Eamonn Brophy, Liam Palmer, James Forrest, Graeme Shinnie, Stuart Findlay, Jon McLaughlin, Marc McNulty, Ryan Fraser.
SCOTLAND (4-3-3): David Marshall; Stephen O'Donnell, Charlie Mulgrew, Scott McKenna, Greg Taylor; Scott McTominay, Stuart Armstrong, Kenny McLean; Johnny Russell, Callum McGregor, Oliver Burke.
SUBS: Adnan Januzaj, Timothy Castagne, Dennis Praet, Thomas Vermaelen, Simon Mignolet, Divock Origi, Yannick Carrasco, Michy Batshuayi, Dries Mertens, Leander Dendoncker, Christian Benteke, Matz Sels.
BELGIUM (3-4-3): Thibaut Courtois; Toby Alderweireld, Vincent Kompany, Jan Vertonghen; Thomas Meunier, Youri Tielemans, Axel Witsel, Thorgan Hazard; Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku.
In just his second match in charge manager Steve Clarke is dealt a blow as skipper Andrew Robertson misses out through injury, replaced on the left by Greg Taylor who makes his debut. Oliver Burke comes in to lead the line, rewarded for scoring the winner off the bench against Cyprus, while Scott McTominay, Stuart Armstrong and Johnny Russell are also brought into the starting line-up.
Roberto Martinez sticks with his preferred 3-4-3 formation and makes just two changes from the side that breezed past Kazakhstan last week. Kevin De Bruyne pushes higher into attack at the expense of Dries Mertens, as Youri Tielemans comes into midfield, while Thomas Meunier starts ahead of Timothy Castagne on the right.
That loss could prove detrimental to Scotland’s qualifying hopes, putting that much more significance on stealing a couple of positive results against Group I’s favourites Belgium and Russia if they are to qualify for a first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup.
Successive victories have Scotland higher up in the standing, but narrow wins over San Marino and Cyprus are nothing to inspire much confidence, especially not after an embarrassing 3-0 defeat at Kazakhstan to start their campaign.
Qualification to Euro 2020 is shaping up to be little more than a formality for Belgium, who are chasing a first major trophy having reached the quarter-finals in Euro 2016, and the semi-finals at the 2018 World Cup.
Clear favourites in Group I, Belgium are off to a flying start and will look to make it four wins from four tonight to begin their qualifying campaign, having already beaten Russia, Kazakhstan and San Marino.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of this Euro 2020 qualifying match as Belgium welcome Scotland to King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels!
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