• 2nd Half
  • Belgium
  • Estonia
  • Lukaku
    88'
  • WitselSimons
    88'
  • AnierOjamaa
    85'
  • LutsMarin
    84'
  • Lukaku
    83'
  • MertensTielemans
    79'
  • HazardMirallas
    73'
  • Mertens
    68'
  • Klavan (o.g.)
    64'
  • MosnikovKams
    63'
  • Carrasco
    62'
  • 1st Half
  • Belgium
  • Estonia
  • Anier
    29'
  • Hazard
    25'
  • Mertens
    16'
  • Meunier
    8'
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Belgium - Estonia
World Cup Qualification UEFA - 14 November 2016

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90+3' 

Belgium extend their lead at the top of Group H with an emphatic 8-1 win over Estonia in Brussels. They now have 21 goals from their four World Cup qualifiers, with just one goal conceded - quite a message to the rest of Europe from Roberto Martinez's side.

90+1' 

Mirallas tries to get in behind Baranov following another de Bruyne pass, but the Estonia defender recovers to clear.

90' 

Another three minutes for Estonia to endure.

89' 

Simons almost sets up Vertonghen following a corner, but the Tottenham defender loses out.

  • Romelu Lukaku
    GoalRomelu LukakuBelgiumGOAL: Belgium 8-1 Estonia. Lukaku shows great strength to hold off his defender and finish past Aksalu.
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88' 

GOAL: Belgium 8-1 Estonia. Lukaku shows great strength to hold off his defender and finish past Aksalu.

  • Timmy Simons
    OffAxel WitselBelgiumA month short of his 40th birthday, on comes Timmy Simons, who answered an emergency call from Martinez and came out of retirement. He replaces Witsel.
    TodayFouls against1Wide1
  • Timmy Simons
    OnTimmy SimonsBelgium
88' 

A month short of his 40th birthday, on comes Timmy Simons, who answered an emergency call from Martinez and came out of retirement. He replaces Witsel.

87' 

Cheers from the home fans as Mirallas and Meunier play keepball, then Dmitrijev cuts out a Lukaku effort.

  • Henrik Ojamaa
    OffHenri AnierEstoniaAnd off comes thee Estonia goalscorer Anier, replaced by Henrik Ojamma. Estonia have a late corner, which Courtois takes.
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  • Henrik Ojamaa
    OnHenrik OjamaaEstonia
85' 

And off comes thee Estonia goalscorer Anier, replaced by Henrik Ojamma. Estonia have a late corner, which Courtois takes.

  • Pavel Marin
    OffSiim LutsEstoniaPavel Marin replaces a disappointed-looking Luts for Estonia..
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  • Pavel Marin
    OnPavel MarinEstonia
84' 

Pavel Marin replaces a disappointed-looking Luts for Estonia..

  • Romelu Lukaku
    GoalRomelu LukakuBelgiumGOAL: Belgium 7-1 Estonia. Lukaku drills home via the boot of Teniste, following another de Bruyne inspired attack.
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83' 

GOAL: Belgium 7-1 Estonia. Lukaku drills home via the boot of Teniste, following another de Bruyne inspired attack.

82' 

Kams appeals for a handball in the area, as Vertonghen again switches off in his own penalty box.

81' 

Lukaku is furious as Carrasco cuts inside and chooses to shoot from the left-hand edge of the area rather than pass.

80' 

CHANCE: Vertonghen lets Kams go in the box, but the Flora Tallinn defender scoops his shot over the bar.

  • Youri Tielemans
    OffDries MertensBelgiumA standing ovation for Mertens as he is replaced by Youri Tielemans, making his competitive debut tonight.
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  • Youri Tielemans
    OnYouri TielemansBelgium
78' 

A standing ovation for Mertens as he is replaced by Youri Tielemans, making his competitive debut tonight.

77' 

Harshly, Belgium's own social media account has decided Mertens has only netted twice. They've not even given the Napoli winger the chance to argue his case in the post-match interview!

76' 

Mets gives the ball away but Mirallas is unable to drill a pass into the path of Lukaku. Witsel seems to be limping with an ankle injury.

74' 

The tempo of the game has dropped now as Belgium take their foot off the gas.

  • Kevin Mirallas
    OffEden HazardBelgiumHazard goes down with a knock - Martinez judges that there is no need to annoy Chelsea when your side is 6-1 up, and brings on Kevin Mirallas for his influential skipper.
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  • Kevin Mirallas
    OnKevin MirallasBelgium
73' 

Hazard goes down with a knock - Martinez judges that there is no need to annoy Chelsea when your side is 6-1 up, and brings on Kevin Mirallas for his influential skipper.

72' 

Well, this could be taken off him as the second goal really looked like an own goal.

71' 

Dendonker sets Mertens free down the right but Lukaku is just unable to backheel home at the near post.

69' 

If that is a Mertens hat-trick, that is Belgium's second of the campaign following Christian Benteke's against Gibraltar last month.

  • Dries Mertens
    GoalDries MertensBelgiumGOAL: Belgium 6-1 Estonia. Mertens chips the ball over Aksalu at the far post from the loose ball after the Estonia goalkeeper blocks Lukaku's initial effort.
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68' 

GOAL: Belgium 6-1 Estonia. Mertens chips the ball over Aksalu at the far post from the loose ball after the Estonia goalkeeper blocks Lukaku's initial effort.

66' 

Suspect the Fifa equivalent of the 'dubious goals panel' will judge that an own goal, but Mertens is having a great night!

  • Ragnar Klavan
    Own-goalRagnar KlavanEstoniaGOAL: Belgium 5-1 Estonia. Klavan puts through his own goal at the near post from Mertens' shot, following another threaded de Bruyne pass.
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65' 

GOAL: Belgium 5-1 Estonia. Klavan puts through his own goal at the near post from Mertens' shot, following another threaded de Bruyne pass.

  • Gert Kams
    OffSergei MosnikovEstoniaFirst change of the night, as Gert Kams replaces Mosnikov in midfield.
  • Gert Kams
    OnGert KamsEstonia
64' 

First change of the night, as Gert Kams replaces Mosnikov in midfield.

63' 

That goal was built up from the back, and started with Courtois passing the ball out from his own penalty area. That was Carrasco's fourth goal of 2016.

  • Yannick Carrasco
    GoalYannick CarrascoBelgiumGOAL: Belgium 4-1 Estonia. Carrasco sweeps home from Lukaku's cross from the right following Mertens' through ball.
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62' 

GOAL: Belgium 4-1 Estonia. Carrasco sweeps home from Lukaku's cross from the right following Mertens' through ball.

60' 

No goals, but Estonia have had a period of pressure in the previous five minutes.

58' 

Anier fails to get a connection on a shot on a rare foray into the Belgium box.

57' 

Carrasco bundles through a challenge but then handles in the Estonia box following a deflection off Dmitrijev. It was accidental, so no card from referee Tudor.

56' 

Moments earlier, Hazard showed sublime technique to control a horribly overhit cross from Meunier. What talent the Red Devils' skipper has.

55' 

Vassiljev tries a 50-yard shot following a Ciman error on the halfway line, but it is easily dealt with by Courtois.

54' 

Lukaku is doing an awful lot of off-the-ball work. Estonia are then fortunate to cut out a de Bruyne pass to Hazard on the edge of the area.

52' 

CHANCE: Teniste is fortunate to block Simon's header from a de Bruyne corner - not sure how much the Sogndal player knew about that!

51' 

Teniste is alert to head clear Meunier's cross under pressure from Carrasco at the far post.

50' 

Liverpool defender Klavan is back on following treatment for that bang on the knee.

49' 

Meunier fouls Klavan as he tries to run onto a threaded de Bruyne pass down the right channel. Klavan is down and needs treatment.

48' 

A frustrated Anier hacks down Vertonghen - Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino would not have enjoyed that!

47' 

Klavan is alert to clear yet another cross from Meunier down the right.

  • 2nd Half
46' 

We are off and running in the second half in Brussels.

  • End of 1st Half
45+1' 

Vertonghen makes a good challenge to deny Mosnikov in the Belgium box, before the Romanian referee Alexandru Tudor blows up for half-time.

45' 

CHANCE: Meunier sets up Martens down the right channel but the Napoli winger shoots wide.

44' 

CHANCE: Witsel shoots just wide with a shot from a low de Bruyne corner.

43' 

Baranov steps out from the edge of the Estonia box to make a fine challenge on Hazard.

41' 

Anier looks in vain for a penalty as he weakly flops to the floor under a Carrasco challenge.

40' 

Meunier's cross from the right is overhit and Carrasco is unable to turn the ball back into the box at the far post.

39' 

Mertens tries a scoop on the edge of the box that just evades Hazard..Belgium are showboating slightly now.

 
Belgium's Dries Mertens (R) celebrates with Belgium's defender Laurent Ciman after scoring a goal during the World Cup 2018 football qualification match between Belgium and Estonia on November 13, 2016 at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.
37' 

Kallaste pulls down Mertens down the right and this is another chance for De Bruyne to swing one in. This time, the Manchester City star fails to beat the first defender.

36' 

Teniste makes a great challenge to cut out a Meunier cross towards Hazard following great one-touch football by Lukaku.

35' 

Vertonghen stands tall down the left flank to check a run from Mosnikov, and Belgium can clear.

34' 

Good news for Belgium from Piraeus, as fellow group leaders Greece are losing 1-0 to Bosnia-Herzegovina. Miralem Pjanic is the goalscorer.

33' 

CHANCE: Mertens sees a sumptuous 25-yard volley from De Bruyne's training-ground corner whistle just wide.

32' 

Mertens' threaded pass deflects off Mets for a corner despite the best efforts of goalkeeper Aksalu.

31' 

That is the first goal Belgium have conceded in four World Cup qualifiers - they have scored 16 goals themselves in that time!

  • Henri Anier
    GoalHenri AnierEstoniaGOAL: Belgium 3-1 Estonia. Henri Alier turns and shoots through the legs of Dendoncker and into the far corner of the goal, following some casual Belgium defending by Carrasco.
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29' 

GOAL: Belgium 3-1 Estonia. Henri Alier turns and shoots through the legs of Dendoncker and into the far corner of the goal, following some casual Belgium defending by Carrasco.

28' 

As you might expect, Belgium are just passing the ball around their back three. Hazard then tries to find Carrasco down the left but overhits the pass.

27' 

Mertens apologies to Lukaku after bending a shot too close to the goalkeeper rather than crossing to the far post.

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  • Eden Hazard
    GoalEden HazardBelgiumGOAL: Belgium 3-0 Estonia. Hazard lashes the ball past Aksalu following a Mertens' pass from the right from Lukaku's chestdown.
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25' 

GOAL: Belgium 3-0 Estonia. Hazard lashes the ball past Aksalu following a Mertens' pass from the right from Lukaku's chestdown.

23' 

The Belgium fans are singing a song to the tune of the Wales anthem "Please Don't take Me Home." Didn't they hear enough of that song from Wales' fans in Lille in the quarter-final of Euro 2016?!

22' 

Meunier wins a 50-50 challenge on the edge of the Estonia box, but Klavan does well to recover and win back the ball.

20' 

CHANCE: From a quick free-kick following a foul on Lukaku, De Bruyne finds Hazard who rolls his shot across goal following a brilliant near-post run.

19' 

Martinez is out from his tactical area with a few orders to his players. "Give it to Eden..or Kevin if you can't find him!"

18' 

CHANCE: Hazard does brilliantly to set up Carrasco down the left channel following brilliant backheels from first the Belgium skipper and then Lukaku, but Teniste is across to block.

17' 

That is the eighth goal of the season for Mertens, six for his club side Napoli and two for his country.

  • Dries Mertens
    GoalDries MertensBelgiumGOAL: Belgium 2-0 Estonia. Mertens drills home from the edge of the box via a deflection off Klavan following a de Bruyne short free-kick.
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16' 

GOAL: Belgium 2-0 Estonia. Mertens drills home from the edge of the box via a deflection off Klavan following a de Bruyne short free-kick.

15' 

Dmitrijev cuts down Carrasco on the left hand side of the area.

12' 

Belgium well on the front foot now with their 4-3-3, and Estonia are pinned back in their own half.

10' 

Hazard is slightly lucky not to get a yellow card for a studs-down-the-leg challenge on Teniste.

9' 

That is a first international goal for the Paris Saint-Germain defender, but Kevin de Bruyne was the architect with a brilliant crossfield pass to set free Carrasco.

  • Thomas Meunier
    GoalThomas MeunierBelgiumGOAL: Belgium 1-0 Estonia. Meunier gets past Luts and heads in at the far post following a brilliant angled cross to the far post from Carrasco.
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8' 

GOAL: Belgium 1-0 Estonia. Meunier gets past Luts and heads in at the far post following a brilliant angled cross to the far post from Carrasco.

7' 

Meunier overhits a pass to Mertens - that is sloppy by Belgium down the right flank.

6' 

Hazard runs purposefully at the Estonia defence before he is hacked down by Mets, who is one of four Estonia players a yellow card away from a suspension.

5' 

Hazard tries an expansive 40-yard pass that outruns Dries Mertens down the right flank, and the ball goes out for an Estonia goal-kick

4' 

Konstantin Vassiljev's corner doesn't beat the man at the near post, and it is a Belgium goal-kick despite Estonia protests that the ball last came off Dendoncker.

3' 

Laurent Ciman concedes a corner under pressure from Henri Anier.

2' 

Lukaku rampages down the left and wins a corner off a rattled Karol Mets, but goalkeeper Mikhel Aksalu is out to confidently grab the corner.

  • 1st Half
1' 

Belgium in red and black shirts and black shorts line up in a 3-4-3 formation, while Estonia all in white start with a 4-3-2-1 formation. The visitors kick off in Brussels.

19:40 

Estonia recorded their biggest win for 12 years in October by beating Gibraltar 4-0 on 7 October, but were well beaten 5-0 by Bosnia-Herzegovina in their Group H opener, and 2-0 at home by Greece on 10 October.

19:35 

Earlier this afternoon in Group H, Cyprus beat Gibraltar 3-1 in Nicosia.

19:30 

The Red Devils have won all three of their World Cup qualifiers, scoring 13 goals and conceding none in their Group H wins over Cyprus, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Gibraltar.

19:25 

Belgium are level on points with Greece at the top of the qualifying group with nine points from three games, while Estonia lie fourth with three points from their three matches.

19:20 

"It's good for me to be the captain. I enjoy it. But I can't be like John Terry. As captain, I don't talk too much, I try to talk with my feet on the pitch," the 25-year-old said. "My ambition is to lead Belgium to the World Cup. To win something for the country. I hope we can do it but it's still far away."

Belgium's Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring their third goal
19:15 

Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard has been appointed as Belgium skipper by Martinez because of the continuing injury problems of Kompany, and will lead the side against the Estonians in his 77th appearance for his country.

19:10 

'We have allowed Mousa to go back to Tottenham. Not for a serious problem but he wasn't 100 per cent of the game," Martinez confirmed. 'We have been in constant contact with Tottenham's medical department and we think he will make improvement in the next 48 hours."

Roberto Martinez on the touchline
19:05 

Dembele has returned to England for further treatment on a “soft tissue” injury, while Kompany, who has a groin problem, has stayed in Brussels to watch the match.

Vincent Kompany was withdrawn from the Belgium line-up
19:00 

The Red Devils are already without Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele and Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany, with both missing Wednesday's 1-1 international friendly draw with the Netherlands through injury.

18:55 

BELGIUM: Courtois, Meunier, Ciman, Dendoncker, Vertonghen, Witsel, De Bruyne, Carrasco, Mertens, E Hazard, Lukaku...Subs: Sels, Mignolet, Cavanda, Simons, Tielemans, Mirallas, Defour, Origi, Foket, Benteke, T Hazard, Batshuayi.///ESTONIA: Aksalu; Teniste, Baranov, Klavan, Kallaste; Dmitrijev, Mets; Mosnikov, Vassiljev, Luts; Anier...Subs. Londak, Vaikla, Avilov, Kams, Pikk, Toomet, Marin, Ojamaa, Purje.

 

Estonia boss Martin Reim has made two changes to the side that started the 2-0 Group H defeat to Greece in Tallinn on 10 October. Sergei Mosnikov replaces Pavel Marin in midfield, while Henri Anier comes in for Sergei Zenjov up front.

18:45 

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has made three changes to the side that started their last competitive fixture, the 6-0 victory over Gibraltar in Faro on 10 October. Anderlecht's Leander Dendoncker replaces Tottenham defender Toby Aiderweireld in the back four, Manchester City playmaker Kevin de Bruyne comes in for Burnley's Steven Defour in midfield while Everton's Romelu Lukaku comes in for Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke up front.

18:40 

Hello and welcome to Eurosport's live commentary from the World Cup Group H Qualifier between Belgium and Estonia This is Nick Royle (@nickaroyle) taking you through all the action from the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.