Belgium ease to 2-0 Nations League win over Denmark

Belgium ease to 2-0 Nations League win over Denmark

Belgium celebrated a comfortable 2-0 away win over Denmark thanks to a goal in each half by Jason Denayer and Dries Mertens in the Group 2 of the Nations League A on Saturday.

Kasper Hjulmand’s tenure as Danish coach got off to a poor start when Jason Denayer put the visitors in front in the ninth minute after losing his goal from close range from a corner from Dries Mertens.

The home side pushed high onthe pitch and captain Simon Kjaer did a good job of tying up Belgian goalkeeper Romelu Lukaku, but despite good chances for Martin Braithwaite and Christian Eriksen, they struggled to get many shots in goal.

The Belgians took the lead in the second half. The substitute Dennis Praet grabbed the ball on an attempted defensive attempt and forced a clever parade from Kasper Schmeichel.

Schmeichel could barely do anything in the 77th minute, but after parrying a shot from Youri Tielemans, Mertens and Mertens reacted fastest to hit the ball home and double the lead as Belgium raced to victory.

On Tuesday, Denmark hosted England, who beat Iceland 1-0 in Reykjavik on Saturday, while Belgium face Iceland in Brussels.

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