Kevin De Bruyne cures boredom with a goal and assists as Belgium beat Wales 2-1 in the UEFA Nations League encounter at Koning Boudewijnstadion on Thursday night.
Roberto Martines included Kevin De Bruyne and Youri Tielemans in their starting line-up, with Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard captaining the side.
Gareth Bale started on the bench for Wales’ penultimate Nations League game against Belgium in Brussels with Aaron Ramsey, Ben Davies, Harry Wilson and Joe Allen all out through injury.
Manchester City attacking midfielder gave Belgium the lead against the run of play after 10 minutes with Michy Batshuayi setting up De Brunye through cut back pass.
Scorer turn provider former Chelsea midfielder rolled a defender superbly to break into the area and his sublime cross was converted at the far post by the unmarked Batshuayi on 37 minutes make 2-0 going to the half time.
Wales played much better in the second half, however, and Kieffer Moore headed them back into the game from Brennan Johnson’s cross in the second half.
Wales are on the brink of UEFA Nations League relegation but the away team needing to avenge their 2-1 defeat by Poland in June by the same scoreline or better on Sunday to avoid relegation to the second tier of the Nations League.