Romelu Lukaku scored 4 instances in 20 first-half minutes as Belgium thrashed
10-man Azerbaijan 5-0 in Euro 2024 qualifying.
Lukaku headed the opener from Jeremy Doku’s cross earlier than Eddy Pascual was proven a second yellow card for a foul on the Roma striker, who’s on mortgage from Chelsea.
The 30-year-old accomplished his hat-trick by the half-hour mark and grabbed his fourth after 37 minutes earlier than being substituted at half-time. Arsenal ahead Leandro Trossard accomplished the rout late on.
Lukaku’s complete of 14 objectives is a document for a European Championship qualifying marketing campaign, beating the mark of 13 set by Northern Eire’s David Healy in 2008 and equalled by Poland’s Robert Lewandowski in 2016.
Belgium had already booked their place at subsequent yr’s match and the win noticed them end high of Group F forward of Austria.
Sweden, who couldn’t qualify, beat Estonia 2-0 within the group’s different fixture.
Serbia certified for Euro 2024 with a 2-2 draw with Bulgaria in Group G, the place group winners Hungary beat Montenegro 3-1 because of a double from Liverpool midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai.
Serbia solely wanted a degree or for Montenegro to not beat Hungary to safe their berth in Germany, however that seemed a definite risk once they trailed 2-1 and Montenegro led 1-0 in Budapest.
Nonetheless, Serbia’s Srdan Babic equalised within the 82nd minute and Szoboszlai scored twice within the house of two minutes within the second half to show Hungary’s recreation round.
Scotland concluded their profitable marketing campaign with an action-packed 3-3 draw with Norway at Hampden Park.
Group A winners Spain beat Georgia 3-1 in Valladolid.
Portugal ended their qualifying marketing campaign with a tenth straight win as objectives from Bruno Fernandes and Ricardo Horta gave them a 2-0 victory over Iceland.
Group J runners-up Slovakia loved a 2-1 win over 10-man Bosnia and Herzegovina, who will be a part of Luxembourg within the play-offs.