Belgium’s preparations for the World Cup got off on a bad start on the 3rd of June, Friday. The Red Devils had been seen getting thrashed for 4-1. Belgium vs Netherlands game was played in the Nations League and the former was badly defeated by their neighbor.
Roberto Martinez’s team of 11 are expected to be one of the first team to put their name up when the action begins in Qatar in November 2022. However, the latest games have shown that the Netherlands still has to put in strong efforts if they intend to emerge as winners and lift the trophy of the World Cup.
Belgium vs Netherlands Saw Oranje Supremacy
One of the first goals of the match was scored by none other than Steven Bergwijn. He finished past Simon Mignolet right before half-time happened and put the visiting team ahead in the King Baudouin Stadium.
Memphis Depay also put up another point after the break, followed by Denzel Dumfries. Dumfries was also on target in this Belgium vs Netherlands match before the Barcelona player made the score 4-0 with his 2nd goal for the night just after the 1-hour mark.
The Belgium vs Netherlands game was long into injury time just before Belgium struck their first goal through Michy Batshuayi. It was a long wait and a relief to the supporters and home crowd.
Although it goes without saying that this score was small consolation after a humiliating result. Nonetheless, the host team was already missing their primary goalkeeper in this all-important Belgium vs Netherlands match. On the other hand, the new Champions League star player from real Madrid, Thibaut Courtois, who had withdrawn from the game owing to injury, and simultaneously lost Romelu Lukaku to an injury during the 27th minute.