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Amuda Segun

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Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans was one of the best players on the pitch as he helped his Belgium team to a 3-1 victory over Russia.

Belgium entertained Russia in what was the first game of their qualifiers ahead of the 2020 edition of the European Championship.

The Belgians secured a relatively straightforward win over Russia though they suffered a small scare in the first half the quality of players like the aforementioned Tielemans and Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard was too much for the Russians.

Youri Tielemans showed why Premier League sides like Manchester United and Arsenal wanted to sign him on loan during the January transfer window before he ended up at Leicester City.

The 21-year-old gave Belgium the lead in the 14th minute before the Russians levelled proceedings two minutes later after Denis Cheryshev pounced on an error from Red Devils goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Eden Hazard gave the Belgians the lead again from the spot on the stroke of halftime after he was fouled in the box before the Chelsea star wrapped up the win for his side.

In the other group I games played on Wednesday night, Cyprus thrashed San Marino 5-0, while Kazakhstan stunned Scotland via a 3-0 win.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.