Van Dijk scores as Dutch reach Nations League finals 

Key takeaways: 

  • The Netherlands is unbeaten in 15 matches in all rivalries.
  • The Netherlands qualified for the Countries Association finals as Virgil van Dijk’s header triumphed over Belgium at the Johan Cruyff Field.

Louis van Gaal’s side expected to keep away from rout by three objectives against second-set Belgium, whom they beat 4-1 in the converse apparatus in June.

However, they verified their advancement when Liverpool protector Van Dijk met Cody Gakpo’s corner following 73 minutes.

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The Dutch finished their gathering effort unbeaten; six focuses clear of Belgium.

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez portrayed Belgium’s significant loss in their past gathering with the Netherlands as “a required reminder” and expressed preceding their meeting in Amsterdam that his side was out for “vengeance.”

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