Many opportunities for Belgium
Belgium increases the pressure under the influence of the strong Malik Fofana. The AA Gent suite offers some opportunities and indications for the best option itself. His left-footed shot was cleverly saved by the Malta goalkeeper. We still have to wait for the editorial goal.
Start the second half
One change for the Belgians midway through the second half, with Séquet replacing Van der Brempt.
End of the first half: 0-0
There are no halfway goals in Malta which is very surprising. The Young Devils consistently had the upper hand and created a number of scoring chances through Stassen, De Winter and others. Just before half-time, Spillers also headed wide of the goal. End of the first half 0-0.
Stasin about him
There are young devils again. Fofana sends Owen to the area and finds Stassen with his cross. The Westerlo striker heads up.
Malta with a chance
Malta may actually reach the other side. A brave Maltese tries from a distance, but Vandevoordt takes it easy. Belgium still maintains the upper hand, but has no progress yet.
De Winter’s heads are wide
A corner kick from Engels ends up on the head of De Winter, who heads wide of the goal. Belgium insists.
A cross from Fofana ended up with the advancing Romenz, who blocked his shot. The Belgians are camped on half of Malta and have a huge advantage. However, they had not gained any advantage yet.
Stasin on this post!
The first try of the evening was Belgium’s – and what a try it was. Spillers crosses the goal and Stassen puts his header facing the goal. The Westerlo striker’s attempt hit the post not once, but twice. Double bad luck for Stassen and the promises.
Ranking of qualifying group Belgium
When they visit Malta, a footballing dwarf, the Belgians cannot afford to make a mistake if they do not want to lose touch with Spain and Hungary, the group’s leaders. Like Scotland, Belgium played just one match, and Spain and Hungary played two matches each.
The winners of the nine groups qualify directly for the 2025 European Championship, along with the three best second-placed teams. The other runners-up play jumps for the final four tickets.
1. Spain – 6
2. Hungary – 6
3. Belgium – 3*
4. Scotland – 3*
5. Kazakhstan – 0
6. Malta – 0
Young Devils lineup
In the hunt for a top-six in the European Championship qualifiers, Gil Swerts is making some changes from last month against Kazakhstan. Now that Keita and Vermeeren are Red Devils, captain Franks and Matazzo are back in the team. Romenz, Stassen (Westerlo) and Engels (Augsburg) will also be given a starting place.
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