Belgium had been knocking on the door all match long, but it took a wonderful volleyed shot from Dries Mertens to finally get the Red Devils on the board against World Cup debutantes Panama in the 48th minute.
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Dries Mertens hits the volley perfectly to put Belgium up 1-0. pic.twitter.com/Pkvv28VCYk
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Belgium had been dominating the entire match, so that impressive strike was a long time coming. It was the first time in their last six World Cup matches that they scored before the 70th minute of a match.