Chelsea’s winger, Eden Hazard was in excellent form as his brace was enough to lift Belgium on their road to Euro 2020 with victory over Russia.
Leicester’s midfielder Youri Tielemans’ low shot gave Belgium a 14th-minute lead over their Group I rivals Russia.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid goalkeeper keeper Courtois gave the ball away under pressure from Artem Dzyuba and Denis Cheryshev slotted in just in time.
But just before the half way in the encounter it was 2-1 when Hazard converted a penalty before he slotted in a late thirdgoal to rap up the game.
Elsewhere in Group I, Cyprus thrashed fellow minnows San Marino 5-0.
Russia travel to neighbours Kazakhstan, who whipped Scotland 3-0 while Belgium will face Cyprus as the Euro 2020 Qualifiers fixtures continue over the weekend .
By Olukayode Oniwinde
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