Belgium got their first win and their first points of the UEFA Nations League by spanking visiting Poland 6-1.
Strangely, it was the visitors who went ahead courtesy of Robert Lewandowski but Axel Witsel soon responded for the Red Devils to even the scores going into the break.
The second half saw Belgium’s dominance pay off with strikes from Kevin de Bruyne, a brace from Leandro Trossard, Leander Dendoncker and Lois Openda all finding the back of the net as the hosts got back to winning ways.
In our second feature game of the evening, the Netherlands recorded a 2-1 away victory over Wales at the Cardiff City Stadium with Teun Koopmeiners and Wout Weghorst both netting for the Oranje while Rhys Norrington-Davies scored for the Cymru.
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FULL-TIME: Wales 1-2 Netherlands
FULL-TIME: Belgium 6-1 Poland
90+4′ MIN: Tyrell Malacia swings the ball deep into the box and finds Wout Weghorst unmarked, and his close-range header flies past the keeper into the left side of the goal.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Wales 1-2 Netherlands (W. Weghorst)
90+2′ MIN: Rhys Norrington-Davies leaps to connect with a delightful cross and places his sweet header inside the left post. The goalkeeper had no chance to make a save.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Wales 1-1 Netherlands (R. Norrington-Davies)
90+3′ MIN: Thorgan Hazard plays a simple square pass into the feet of Lois Openda in the box, who composes himself and lashes the ball into the bottom right corner.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Belgium 6-1 Poland (L. Openda)
84′ MIN: Leander Dendoncker scores one of the best goals in his career. His rocket of a shot from distance goes straight into the bottom left corner.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Belgium 5-1 Poland (L. Dendoncker)
80′ MIN: Goal! That was a fantastic finish by Leandro Trossard (Belgium) from just outside the box. He wasted little time in getting away a bullet of a shot that flew past the goalkeeper into the top right corner of the net.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Belgium 4-1 Poland (L. Trossard)
73′ MIN: An amazing individual effort from Leandro Trossard ends with a strike from inside the penalty area. He sends the ball precisely into the bottom right corner and makes it 3:1. Bartlomiej Dragowski was helpless.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Belgium 3-1 Poland (L. Trossard)
59′ MIN: Kevin De Bruyne takes a short pass from Eden Hazard in his stride in the box, jinks inside his man and unleashes an unstoppable shot into the bottom right corner.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Belgium 2-1 Poland (K. De Bruyne)
50′ MIN: Teun Koopmeiners gets a shot away from the edge of the box and scores into the bottom left corner. Jerdy Schouten provided the assist for the goal.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Wales 0-1 Netherlands (T. Koopmeiners)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY: Wales 0-0 Netherlands
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY: Belgium 1-1 Poland
HALF-TIME: Wales 0-0 Netherlands
HALF-TIME: Belgium 1-1 Poland
42′ MIN: Axel Witsel collects a pass and without hesitation fires an unstoppable shot inside the right post.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Belgium 1-1 Poland (A. Witsel)
28′ MIN: Robert Lewandowski finds himself some space inside the box to get on the end of a pass from Sebastian Szymanski, then sends the ball into the bottom left corner.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Belgium 0-1 Poland (R. Lewandowski)
KICK-OFF: Wales 0-0 Netherlands
KICK-OFF: Belgium 0-0 Poland
The Oranje have handed debuts to two players, though the usual suspects in Matthijs de Ligt and Stefan de Vrij are in the heart of defence while Wout Weghorst will be the striker up front for the Dutch.
The Cymru are without captain Gareth Bale who is on the bench tonight though Ben Davies will deputise in the role of skipper tonight.
As expected, Poland will be led by their talismanic captain Robert Lewandowski while Piotr Zielinski of Napoli is also in the line-up. But Aston Villa’s Matt Cash settles for a place on the substitutes bench.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has named Kevin de Bruyne in his line-up as well as Michy Batshuayi in place of the injured Romelu Lukaku.