Belgium too good for Scots
Second-half goals from Christian Benteke and Vincent Kompany were enough to give Belgium a deserved win over Scotland in Brussels.
The home side dominated the first half and could have found themselves three or four goals to the good were it not for some wasteful efforts from the likes of Benteke and Dries Mertens, combined with some good saves by Scotland's Allan McGregor. Scotland offered very little in the way of attack with only two free-kicks from Shaun Maloney and Kris Commons testing Thibaut Courtois in the Belgium goal. Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard was brought on in the second half and his spark led to the first goal, as he put Kevin De Bruyne in space before he found Benteke, who headed home from inside the box in the 69th minute. And the game was all but over two minutes later when Hazard found Kompany on the edge of the box, the Manchester City skipper firing the ball into the roof of the net. Scotland enjoyed more of the ball in the last ten minutes but never really tested Courtois and manager Craig Levein and his side's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup in 2014 were all but over when the final whistle was blown.