Belgium and the Netherlands both enjoyed 4-0 wins over Scotland and Estonia respectively in the ongoing EURO 2020 qualifying campaign.
The World-number-one ranked side, Belgium despite being not at their best, thumped Scotland at Hampden Park. Roberto Martinez’s men continued their perfect start with 6 wins out of 6 to take charge of Group I.
Romelu Lukaku, Thomas Vermaelen, and Toby Alderwiereld scores respectively to give Belgium a 3-0 advantage, before Kevin De Bruyne scored later in the second half to round-off a comfortable outing. De Bruyne also assisted Belgium’s first three goals and was adjudged ‘Man of the Match.’
Dutch delight in Tallinn
The Netherlands were equally convincing as they smashed four past Estonia, as Ryan Babel scored his first double for ‘Ons Oranje.’
Memphis Depay, making his 50th appearance, scored the third, and Gerginio Wijnaldum also found the net later on.
Ronald Koeman’s men are now within touching distance of a top spot in Group B. The Netherlands are three points behind table-toppers Germany, with a game in hand.
Meanwhile, Germany edged one step closer towards an automatic qualification birth, as they overcame a formidable Northern Ireland side in Belfast.
An early second-half goal from Marcel Halstenberg, followed by a stoppage-time strike from Serge Gnabry, saw them took charge of Group B.
With Northern Ireland and the Netherlands lurking behind, Germany still has a lot to do.