Netherlands 1-0 Belgium: Van Dijk header Sends Oranje through to the UEFA Nations League Finals

The Netherlands booked their place in the UEFA Nations League Finals which will hold next year, after defeating the Red Devils of Belgium 1-0 in their last group match on Sunday night.

Following a goalless first half, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk found the breakthrough when he converted Cody Gakpo’s cross to give Louis van Gaal’s side the lead and ultimately the three points.

The victory sees the Netherlands finish on top of the group with 16 points, while Belgium retains their spot in League A ahead of the next edition of the UEFA Nations League.

Tonight, Apex Football brings you LIVE updates from the fixture involving the Netherlands and Belgium set to take place at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam – homeground of AFC Ajax Amsterdam.

🔴 Live Blog:

FULL-TIME AT THE JOHAN CRUYFF ARENA: Netherlands 1-0 Belgium

73′ MIN: Skipper Virgil van Dijk towers a header home, off an assist from Cody Gakpo to put the Oranje ahead.

GOOOAAALLL!!! Netherlands 1-0 Belgium (V. Van Dijk)

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE JOHAN CRUYFF ARENA: Netherlands 0-0 Belgium

HALF-TIME AT THE JOHAN CRUYFF ARENA: Netherlands 0-0 Belgium

KICK-OFF AT THE JOHAN CRUYFF ARENA: Netherlands 0-0 Belgium

The Red Devils have in their starting line-up the likes of Thibaut Courtois, Axel Witsel, Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard.

Oranje boss Louis van Gaal has named in-form attacker Steven Bergwijn in his line-up. Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is part of a three-man backline, with Daley Blind and Denzel Dumfries acting as fullbacks.

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