Belgium v Wales, 11 October 1997

Score3-2 to Belgium
RefereeVitor Manuel Melo Pereira
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group 7
VenueKing Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
Attendance40,000

3  Belgium

Manager: Georges Leekens

2  Wales

Manager: Bobby Gould

Goals:

Lorenzo Staelens penalty 4 P
Gert Claessens 32 G
Marc Wilmots 39 G

Goals:

Mark Pembridge penalty 52 P
Ryan Giggs 61 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Filip De Wilde
Defender/Right back Eric Deflandre
Defender Rudy Smidts
Defender Lorenzo Staelens
Defender/Left back Nico Van Kerckhoven
Midfielder Danny Boffin
Midfielder Gert Claessens
Midfielder Franky Van der Elst
Midfielder Marc Wilmots
Forward Luis Oliveira

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Andy Marriott
Defender/Right back Steve Jenkins
Defender/Centre back Karl Ready
Defender/Midfielder Rob Edwards
Midfielder Ryan Giggs (captain)
Midfielder Ceri Hughes
Midfielder Mark Pembridge
Midfielder John Robinson
Midfielder Robbie Savage
Forward John Hartson
Forward Dean Saunders

Substitutions:

Mike Verstraeten for Bart De Roover 65
Luc Nilis for Gert Claessens 68
Vital Borkelmans for Nico Van Kerckhoven 82

Substitutions:

Robert Page for Ceri Hughes 46
Gareth Taylor for John Hartson 84
John Oster for Robbie Savage 90

On the bench:

Defender Vital Borkelmans
Defender Mike Verstraeten
Forward Luc Nilis

On the bench:

Defender/Centre back Robert Page
Midfielder John Oster
Forward Gareth Taylor