Nations League: Belgium thrash Iceland as Denmark hold England 
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Nations League: Belgium thrash Iceland as Denmark hold England 

Belgium came from a goal down to thrash Iceland 5-1 in a Nations League group stage clash held at Stade Roi Baudouin on Tuesday. 

Belgium found themselves trailing after 11 minutes of play thanks to Hólmbert Aron Friðjónsson strike. However, Axel Witsel and Mitchy Batshuayi scored two quick goals to overturn the deficit and to force the match to end 2-1 in the first half. 

In the second half, the Reds became ruthless and Iceland could not contain them as  Dries Mertens netted the third before grabbed a brace to make it 4-1. Youngster Jeremy Doku scored a beautiful goal from Kevin De Bruyne's assists to extend Belgium's lead. 

Match stats: Belgium 5-1 Iceland

Denmark 0-0 England

Elsewhere, England failed to beat Denmark in their second match of the Nations League as the two sides settled for a goalless draw. Gareth Southgate's men saw much of the possession but could not break Denmark's defense whom in return played counter-attack football. 

 

Match details: Denmark 0-0 England

Group A standings

Belgium's victory means they top the group with 6 points after winning their first two matches while England are second with four points. Denmark are third on the group with a single point while Iceland remain rooted at the bottom having suffered two defeats in a row. 

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