Late goals from Michy Batshuayi, Eden Hazard and Yannick Carrasco adding to Toby Alderweireld’s early header, saw Belgium cruised into the quarter-finals of the Euro 2016; with a 4-0 win to end Hungary’s fairy tale campaign.
The Chelsea forward and Belgium captain was the star of the show as he fired Belgium into a quarter-final showdown with Wales with a stunning performance in Toulouse on Sunday night.
Eden Hazard scores Belgium’s third goal to secure their place in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals. Photograph: Fehim Demir/EPA Following Alderweireld header in the 10th minute, Hazard set up substitute Michy Batshuayi to make it 2-0 in the 77th minute and then added a brilliant third goal himself two minutes later, before Yannick Carrasco completed the rout late on.
Belgium now go into the European Championship quarter-finals for the first time since losing the 1980 final.
The north-west European country will now meet Wales in Lille looking for a place in the semi-finals, but on the back of this promising performance coach Marc Wilmots will be looking for improvements in front of goal.
Hungary (4-4-2) :Kiraly, Kadar, Guzmics, Juhasz (Bode 80), Lang, Nagy, Gera (Elek 45), Lovrenscics, Kleinheisler, Dzsudzsak, Szalai
Subs not used:Korhut, Fiola, Nemeth, Dibusz, Bode, Pinter, Stieber, Priskin, Bese, Gulasci
Booked:Kadar, Lang, Elek
Belgium (4-2-3-1):Courtois, Meunier, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Nainggolan, Witsel, Mertens (Carrasco 70), De Bruyne, Hazard (Fellaini 81), R Lukaku (Batshuayi 76)
Subs not used: Mignolet, Gillet, Denayer, Origi, Kabasele, Dembele, Benteke, J Lukaku, Batshuayi, Ciman
Scorers: Alderweireld 10, Batshuayi 79, Hazard 80, Carrasco 90
Referee: Milorad Mazic
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