Visiting Scotland at the Hampden Park, The Red Devils easily defeated the Scottish 4-0 away. It was basically the same scoring as they defeated San Marino last game, but this time, they faced a much better opponent, and also played a better Football. Around the half-hour mark, De Bruyne had already assisted three teammates and closed the deal on 82 minutes with a beautiful goal.
The Red Devils are still with a 100% run in the Euro Qualifiers, with 18 points in six games. Roberto Martinez’s side dominates Group I and is almost guaranteed in the next Euro 2020.
The Scots relied on their physique advantage to intimidate the Belgians early in the game. The hosts even tried to high-press the Red Devils but left oo many spaces back in the defense. On 9 minutes, Dries Mertens unleashes De Bruyne down the left, as the Man City player delivers perfectly for Romelu Luaku, who taps into the net through the legs of the Scot keeper. 0-1.
The opportunities kept coming for the Belgians, especially through the maestro KDB. He seemed to be covering every single part of the field and was doing some magic in the middle. On 24 minutes, he assisted Thomas Vermaelen, who did not waste his chance. 0-2.
On 32, De Bruyne took a corner and linked with Toby Alderweireld, who headed home. 0-3 Belgium over Scotland.
After the interval, the Scots tried to find some consolation goals through Andy Robertson, but the captain was denied by Thibaut Courtois. The visitors clearly slowed down their pace and seemed like they were enjoying the match. On 82 minutes, after bossing a hat trick in assists, De Bruyne got his goal in a cool shoot from distance. 0-4 Belgium.
Six wins in six games, more than three goals scored on average, the national team of Martinez parades at the top of his group. We can say that the Red Devils are already in the Euro 2020, but not mathematically yet. They should confirm it next month against the weak San Marino team at home though.