Belgium 4-2 Denmark: Romelu Lukaku double helps sends Belgium into Nations League finals

Romelu Lukaku
Lukaku has scored 17 goals in his last 14 appearances for Belgium

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium secured their place at the Nations League finals with victory against Denmark.

Leicester’s Youri Tielemans opened the scoring after just three minutes with a drilled finish.

Jonas Wind headed in an equaliser but Lukaku turned in Kevin de Bruyne’s pass before heading home a third.

A Nacer Chadli own goal reduced the deficit but De Bruyne swept in a fourth for Belgium.

The victory means Roberto Martinez’s side, who beat England 2-0 on Sunday to end the Three Lions’ hopes of reaching the finals, finish top of Group A2.

They join France, Spain and Italy in the finals, which will take place in October 2021.

Line-ups

Belgium

  • 1Courtois
  • 2Alderweireld
  • 3Denayer
  • 5VertonghenSubstituted forBoyataat 90+2′minutes
  • 10T HazardSubstituted forFoketat 77′minutes
  • 8Tielemans
  • 6Dendoncker
  • 22Chadli
  • 14MertensBooked at 50mins
  • 7De Bruyne
  • 9Lukaku

Substitutes

  • 4Boyata
  • 11Lukebakio
  • 12Coucke
  • 13Casteels
  • 15Kayembe
  • 16Foket
  • 17Vanaken
  • 18Verschaeren
  • 19Praet
  • 20Benteke
  • 21Mechele
  • 23Batshuayi

Denmark

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 18Wass
  • 4Kjaer
  • 6Christensen
  • 5Maehle Pedersen
  • 23Højbjerg
  • 8DelaneySubstituted forJensenat 70′minutes
  • 20PoulsenSubstituted forAndersenat 76′minutes
  • 10Eriksen
  • 9Braithwaite
  • 21WindSubstituted forSistoat 88′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Scholz
  • 3Vestergaard
  • 7Jonsson
  • 11Sisto
  • 12Bah
  • 13M Jorgensen
  • 14Dalsgaard
  • 15Jensen
  • 16Lössl
  • 17Andersen
  • 19Damsgaard
  • 22Rönnow

Referee:
Slavko Vincic

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Belgium 4, Denmark 2.

  2. Second Half ends, Belgium 4, Denmark 2.

  3. Substitution, Belgium. Dedryck Boyata replaces Jan Vertonghen.

  4. Substitution, Denmark. Pione Sisto replaces Jonas Wind.

  5. Goal! Belgium 4, Denmark 2. Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Thomas Foket with a cross.

  6. Nacer Chadli (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Foul by Martin Braithwaite (Denmark).

  8. Own Goal by Nacer Chadli, Belgium. Belgium 3, Denmark 2.

  9. Corner, Belgium. Conceded by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.

  10. Attempt blocked. Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nacer Chadli.

  11. Dries Mertens (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Foul by Lucas Andersen (Denmark).

  13. Corner, Denmark. Conceded by Thibaut Courtois.

  14. Attempt saved. Martin Braithwaite (Denmark) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  15. Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Foul by Andreas Christensen (Denmark).

  17. Dries Mertens (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Foul by Simon Kjaer (Denmark).

  19. Corner, Denmark. Conceded by Leander Dendoncker.

  20. Substitution, Belgium. Thomas Foket replaces Thorgan Hazard.

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