Monday, April 22, 2019 | ePaper
Hazard scores in 100th game as Belgium beat Cyprus
AP, Cyprus :
Eden Hazard scored in his 100th international game for Belgium on Sunday, helping his team to a 2-0 win over Cyprus in European Championship qualifying.
Hazard curled the ball into the top corner in the 10th minute after receiving a pass from Michy Batshuayi, who held off three Cypriot defenders as he played in Hazard. It was the 30th international goal for Hazard, with five against Cyprus.
Batshuayi made it 2-0 eight minutes later, controlling a ball over the top from Hazard's brother Thorgan and knocking it past goalkeeper Urko Pardo.
Belgium is top of Group I with six points, three ahead of Russia, Kazakhstan, Cyprus and Scotland.
Russia bounced back from defeat to Belgium on Thursday by beating Kazakhstan 4-0 in the newly renamed Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan.
Valencia winger Denis Cheryshev scored Russia's first two goals with tap-ins from crosses, and set up Artyom Dzyuba with a cross of his own for 3-0. A Kazakh own-goal capped the win for the visitors.