Eden Hazard posted a superb showing on Sunday to help Belgium to an emphatic 4-0 victory over Hungary at the Municipal Stadium in Toulouse to qualify for the quarter finals of the 2016 Euro Championship.
Toby Alderweireld’s first half goal and two second half efforts from Batshuayi, Hazard and Carrasco ensured the Red Devils soft sailed into the quarter finals where they will face Wales.
Hazard who was outstanding in Toulouse capped off a good Belgium display when he cut in from the left, beat two players and fired in low moments after setting up Batshuayi for Belgium’s second of the night.
Belgium who were underwhelmed at the 2014 World Cup made hard work of it against the Magyars, but they did create 25 efforts on goal with Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne having seven of those, including a brilliant first-half free-kick that was tipped over by 40-year-old Gabor Kiraly. The 24-year-old also provided three of the four assists.
Both De Bruyne and Hazard were the most potent weapons, with Everton striker Romelu Lukaku failing to make goal threats.
It was Spurs defender Alderweireld who gave the Belgians a 10th-minute lead when he headed in De Bruyne’s free-kick from the left.
After soaking up Hungarian pressure, they finally scored a second when Batshuayi slotted in Hazard’s square ball, only two minutes after coming on.
Hazard made it 3-0 with the goal of the game. Belgium broke from the Hungary area, De Bruyne played a pass to the feet of Hazard who dived in from the left, eased past two challenges before slotting into the keeper’s bottom left.
By this point Hungary had given up the fight and were handed a knockout blow when substitute, Atletico Madrid’s Carrasco, slammed in from another De Bruyne through-ball.