Belgium won this Sunday a great victory against the Czech Republic for the UEFA Qualifiers towards Qatar 2022. Those led by the Spanish Roberto Martínez won by a resounding 3-0 and moved away as leaders of Group E.
The Belgians accumulated 17 goals in favor in their first four dates in these Qualifying rounds and this Sunday they kept up the pace with a win. Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring in just eight minutes and then Eden Hazard and Alexis Saelemaekers shaped the win.
In addition to the value of the victory, the game had a special meaning for Lukaku, who completed 100 games with his National Team. The brand new Chelsea striker celebrated it as he knows best, scoring goals. The goal was his 67th for the team, moving away as Belgium’s all-time top scorer.
The statistic of 0.67 goals per game is already impressive, worthy of a few, but the data becomes even more surprising if we rescue the last part of its history in the National Team. With the goal against the Czech Republic, Lukaku reached his 50th goal in the last 50 games.
Belgium, closer and closer to Qatar 2022
The triumph of this Sunday was of utmost importance in the aspirations of those of Martínez. They defeated their guard and took a momentary 6-point lead in the direct qualifying position. Wales, who have two games short and are seven behind the leader, need to win their pending commitments to prevent the Belgians from closing their ticket to the next World Cup early.(Infobae)