Premier League stars from the past, present and future helped Belgium secure a resounding 6-0 victory over lowly Andorra in their Euro 2016 qualifier in Brussels.
Belgium equalled their highest-ever European Championship qualifier victory with a 6-0 annihilation of Andorra on Friday.
Kevin De Bruyne gave the visitors a taste of the battering they were in for when he struck the woodwork in the first minute, beginning a string of attacks which Andorra somehow remained unscathed from.
The Wolfsburg winger turned potential provider in the 15th minute, crossing for forward Divock Origi, who made a light connection eight yards from goal but the ball clipped the post before being forced behind goal to temporary safety.
The wave of Belgian attacks showed no signs of stopping, but Andorra kept clinging on to the clean sheet. Origi smacked the post much harder with his second woodwork-thwarted effort five minutes later, again from a De Bruyne ball from the left wing.
Fewer than sixty seconds had passed before it took a goalline clearance from Andorra’s David Maneiro to keep the visitors level. Dries Merten’s dribbled his way into the box from the left flank and saw his deflected, dinked ball ricochet off an opposition body towards the net.
But, when Josep Ayala was deemed to have hauled down Mertens in the box with a third of the game gone, De Bruyne began the inevitable by firing in from the penalty spot.
A few minutes later, De Bruyne doubled the lead, taking Origi’s pass into his stride, powering in the box and burying into the bottom corner.Follow @Football7x24