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UEFA Nations League: Belgium beat Poland 6-1 after trailing by one goal, securing their first win of the tournament

Sports Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi

Published by: Rohit Raj
Updated Thu, 09 Jun 2022 11:58 PM IST

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When Belgium lost to the Netherlands in Nations League football last week, questions were raised about the team’s commitment to play in the tournament after a long season. Belgium answered all questions in a 6-1 win over Poland on Wednesday night after a goalless draw. Poland’s Robert Lewandowski scored his 76th international goal in the 28th minute to give the team the lead, but Belgium’s Axel Witsel scored in the 42nd minute to level the score 1-1.

Belgian players dominated in the second half
The performance of the players of the Belgian team in the second half of the match was worth watching. His aggressive play in the field can be gauged from the fact that the team scored five goals. Kevin De Bruyne scored the second goal for the team in the 59th minute. It was the 24th goal of his international career and he entered Belgium’s top 10 scorer. Leandro Tossard then scored two goals (73rd and 80th minutes) to make the score 4-1. Leander Dandonkar scored in the 83rd minute of the match. At the same time, in injury time of the match (90+3) Lois Openda scored the sixth and his first international goal for the team to ensure victory.

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Netherlands beat Wales 2-1
In the other Group D match, the Netherlands beat Wales 2-1 in the fourth minute of injury time thanks to a header from Vout Weghorst. Earlier in the 50th minute, Tun Koopmaners had given the Netherlands the lead by scoring a goal. Although Wales’s Rice Davies, who qualified for the World Cup after 64 years last week, leveled the score in the second minute of injury time, Waghorst scored the deciding goal for the team. In Group B match, Ukraine beat Ireland 1-0 and Scotland beat Armenia 2-0.

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When Belgium lost to the Netherlands in Nations League football last week, questions were raised about the team’s commitment to play in the tournament after a long season. Belgium answered all questions in a 6-1 win over Poland on Wednesday night after a goalless draw. Poland’s Robert Lewandowski scored his 76th international goal in the 28th minute to give the team the lead, but Belgium’s Axel Witsel scored in the 42nd minute to level the score 1-1.

Belgian players dominated in the second half

The performance of the players of the Belgian team in the second half of the match was worth watching. His aggressive play in the field can be gauged from the fact that the team scored five goals. Kevin De Bruyne scored the second goal for the team in the 59th minute. It was the 24th goal of his international career and he entered Belgium’s top 10 scorer. Leandro Tossard then scored two goals (73rd and 80th minutes) to make the score 4-1. Leander Dandonkar scored in the 83rd minute of the match. At the same time, in injury time of the match (90+3) Lois Openda scored the sixth and his first international goal for the team to ensure victory.

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Netherlands beat Wales 2-1

In the other Group D match, the Netherlands beat Wales 2-1 in the fourth minute of injury time thanks to a header from Vout Weghorst. Earlier in the 50th minute, Tun Koopmaners had given the Netherlands the lead by scoring a goal. Although Wales’s Rice Davies, who qualified for the World Cup after 64 years last week, leveled the score in the second minute of injury time, Waghorst scored the deciding goal for the team. In Group B match, Ukraine beat Ireland 1-0 and Scotland beat Armenia 2-0.

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