Belgium beats Macedonia 2-0 in WCup qualifier

Goals from Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard led Belgium to a 2-0

win at Macedonia in World Cup qualifying on Friday.

The result puts Belgium level with Croatia in Group A with 13

points from five games.

Macedonia missed several early chances and fell behind when De

Bruyne was too fast for defender Aleksandar Lazovski and scored at

close range in the 26th minute.

Striker Goran Pandev narrowly missed a chance to equalize in the

41st when his powerful shot skimmed the crossbar.

Hazard made Macedonia pay for that miss by converting a penalty

in the 62nd minute.