Kevin De Bruyne masterclass as Scotland suffered 4-0 Euro 2020 qualifying loss at Hampden

Belgium is one of the most potential teams in the UEFA Euro competition and now, the team is holding the top position on the FIFA World ranking with 1746 points. They are 20 points ahead of Brazil which is on the 2nd position. Team Belgium is placed into the Group I where their teammates are Russia, Kazakhstan, Scotland, Cyprus, and San Marino. The qualifying round of the UEFA Euro 2020 for the Group I started on 21st March 2019 and it will end on 19th November 2019. And team Belgium which team already played five matches and all five times. Gathering 15 points highest, they are holding the first position. Today Kevin De Bruyne masterclass as Scotland suffered 4-0 loss at Hampden.

Besides, 2nd leg between Scotland and Belgium today and if we look at the first leg, which took place on 11th June 2019 at the home venue of Belgium. The top-ranked team won by a 3 – 0- goal against Scotland. Romelu Lukaku scored two goals in the match and Kevin De Bruyne scored one goal.

However, earlier today on nine minutes, Robert Snodgrass hit a free-kick from the left too deep and Belgium broke ruthlessly. Dries Mertens took the ball out from the back, stepping past Stephen O’Donnell and playing in De Bruyne down the left. The Masterclass made no mistake in picking out Romelu Lukaku to slide the ball under David Marshall from 12 yards.

After that on 18 minutes, Lukaku was almost played in again by De Bruyne, but couldn’t quite get a meaningful touch on a chipped through ball. Their second goal came on 24 minutes. Callum McGregor failed to win the ball back from Belgium’s short corner and De Bruyne fired a pinpoint cross in for the unmarked Thomas Vermaelen to send the ball home from six yards out.

On the other hand, Youri Tielemans sent a volley just past Marshall’s right post before Toby Aldeweireld headed another De Bruyne ball off the underside of the bar and in for the visitors third. Belgium was being clinical but Scotland’s limp defending was making it so simple and the break couldn’t come soon enough.

In the 2nd half, Marshall tipped an early Mertens effort round the post, while Scots skipper Andy Robertson had a shot saved at the front stick by Courtois. With an hour played, Snodgrass sent a free-kick which won by Christie – fly over the bar.

On 70 minutes, a De Bruyne one-two with Mertens saw him send a 16-yard effort just by Marshall’s right-post but Belgium seemed happy with the lead they’d build-up and were never out of first gear the whole second half. They still managed another goal, with De Bruyne left all on his own on the far side of the box to curl Lukaku’s pass beyond Marshall.

It was a thoroughly deflating night to be a Scotland fan and those in Hampden to witness it first-hand will be much lower in number for the now meaningless remaining home qualifiers against San Marino and Kazakhstan.