The Devils make history!
They did it! The Red Devils have made footballing history by beating Cyprus. Belgium therefore becomes, alongside Italy, the 8th team in history to win ten consecutive matches during the qualifying phases of an international championship.
This home victory against Cyprus in the Euro 2020 qualifying round was expected, but perhaps not in this way with the Devils conceding an early goal by Ioannou. However, they soon gave their visitors and exhibition of football and subsequently came from behind to win 6-1.
The players performed superbly in an exceptional game, especially Christian Benteke and Kevin De Bruyne who both scored twice.
The Red Devils have therefore achieved maximum points during qualifying, a faultless journey which consolidates their position as world number 1 in the FIFA rankings ahead of France, Brazil and England. This is unprecedented in the history of Belgian football.
And these are not the only figures of which the Belgians can be proud. They have had the best defence in this qualifying phase, tied with Turkey, with only 3 goals conceded over the 10 meetings.
They have also had the best attack in these rounds, ahead of Italy and England, and have scored 40 goals, which is the most goals recorded by a team during this phase of the competition.