Belgium’s ambition to do well in World Cup 2018 is going pretty good so far this season with their comfortable 3-0 victory on their opening group game against Panama.
Playing against the World Cup debutante, Red Devils immediately took control of proceedings straight from kick off as they dominate possession and created several good goal scoring opportunities.
However, slight lack of balance along with sharpness in the final third, forced Roberto Martinez’s men to settle for a goalless draw in the first 45 minutes as neither teams were able to score during that period.
After the break, Belgium upped their tempo a bit more and they immediately earn their rewards when Dries Mertens opened the scoring on 47 minutes with a stunning first time volley.
That opener made things easier for the Red Devils as they added two more goals afterwards, which were both scored by Romelu Lukaku on 69 and 75 minutes.
Panama themselves couldn’t really do much, aside from pushing hard and playing some direct football, which did earned them couple of good opportunities in the second period.
Despite Belgium still able to create opportunities in that second half, no more goals were scored by Martinez’s boys or their opponent as Eden Hazard and co maintained their 3-0 result until the final whistle.