Belgium moved closer to attaining Euro 2020 using a routine win in San Marino to move eight points clear of third place
Belgium kept their perfect beginning to the team but had to wait to produce the breakthrough, even when Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi scored from the area.
After half-time, Dries Mertens doubled his advantage, until ex-Spurs and West Brom winger Nacer Chadli added a third and a fourth out of Batshuayi round off the scoring.
Russia remained three points in Group I with a win in Scotland behind them, as they held Cyprus into a 1-1 draw earlier in the 37,, although Kazakhstan house of qualifying stayed alive.
Germany missed the chance as Netherlands came out of stun them 4-2 at Hamburg to revive Northern Ireland in the very top of Group C, together with Donyell Malen enjoying a dream debut to put the visitors ahead. Elsewhere in the category, a last-minute Belarus goal from Maksim Skavysh denied Estonia a point of this campaign with a 2-1 defeat.
Poland 2-0 amazed Group G leaders, with goals in either half from Aljaz Struma and Andraz Sporar, to maneuver a point in second-placed Austria, that thrashed Latvia 6-0 in Salzburg .
Wales made it late to keep their qualifying hopes well and truly in tact as Gareth Bale’s 84th-minute goal gave them a 2-1 win over Azerbaijan in Cardiff, however Croatia ensured they kept themselves from the top two with a convincing 4-0 win in Slovakia, that saw Dejan Lovren on the scoresheet.
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