World Cup: Dries Mertens Scores Sensational Volley As Belgium Ease Past New-Boys Panama (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

18th, June 2018

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Belgium cruised to a 3-0 victory over World Cup new-boys Panama on Monday, with Napoli striker Dries Mertens scoring an absolute peach.

The first-half was a dull affair, with Belgium’s star-studded side failing to click.

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However, just after the break, Mertens got the ball rolling for Roberto Martinez’s side, courtesy of a sensational dipping volley.

An early contender for goal of the tournament, no doubt.

Just over 20 minutes later, Belgium doubled their advantage, with Kevin De Bruyne deftly setting up Romelu Lukaku, who headed past Jaime Penedo in the Panama goal.

The Manchester United hitman would bag his second of the game soon after, via a cool dink over the ‘keeper after he was set up by Eden Hazard.

The game would end in a deserved 3-0 win for the much-fancied Belgians, who play Tunisia next on Saturday and then England on the 28th.

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As for Panama, they can take some comfort from an impressive first-half defensive display, ahead of their next match-up against Gareth Southgate’s charges on Sunday.

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  1. Dr. Cajetan Coelho says:

    Congratulations to the winners.

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