Euro 2016 Qualifiers: Netherlands, Chiellini-Inspired Italy Win; Belgium Run Riot vs Andorra

In Palermo, controversial World Cup player Giorgio Chiellini scored all the goals in Italy's 2-1 win over Azerbaijan to push the Azzurri on top of Group H on goal difference from Croatia, who saw off Bulgaria 1-0. Belgium beat Andorra 6-0. Netherlands beat Kazakhstan 3-1.

updated: October 11, 2014 10:51 IST
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Chiellini (R) scored all the goals in Italy's 2-1 win over Azerbaijan.

Paris: Giorgio Chiellini stole the show in Italy's win over Azerbaijan while the Netherlands escaped acute embarrassment and Belgium went on a goal blitz in Euro 2016 qualifying on Friday.

New Holland manager Guus Hiddink was heading for a second successive defeat after lowly Kazakhstan, ranked 127th in the world, took an early first half lead in Amsterdam

But Klaas Jan Huntelaar cancelled out Russian-born defender Rinat Abdulin's shock 17th minute opener with Ibrahim Afellay and Robin van Persie from the penalty spot ensuring potential disaster was averted.

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