Leander Dendoncker scores first ever goal for Belgium
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Leander Dendoncker scores first ever goal for Belgium

Wolves star Leander Dendoncker was on target for Belgium last night for the first time.

The nation were taking on Poland in the Nations League, with the Red Devils running out comfortable 6-1 winners.

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Roberto Martinez’s side initially fell behind, with Robert Lewandowski striking just before the half-hour mark.

But that only seemed to poke the beast. After Axel Witsel scored an equaliser, Belgium went goal-crazy in the second-half.

Kevin De Bruyne scored, and Brighton’s Leandro Trossard helped himself to a brace.

And then Wolves’ Dendoncker got in on the act, picking the ball up around 30 yards out and driving the ball into the bottom corner.

It was a fantastic hit from the 27-year-old, and one of the goals of the game. That was his first-ever goal for his country on his 26th cap.

Dendoncker had strode forward, having played as a right centre-back.

That’s a position he hasn’t featured in for a while for Wolves. In 2021/22 he was pretty much used exclusively as a midfielder by Bruno Lage.

It was a great performance overall from Dendoncker.

According to Mozo Football, he had 83 touches, 89% pass accuracy and won 5/7 duels.

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It was great to see Dendoncker scoring for Belgium for the first time.

And it was a really good goal too – the star is not renowned for scoring goals from distance.

Dendoncker is a player who divides opinion at Wolves. The star can definitely frustrate, but he is also very useful in the right situations.

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He arguably just needs to show more consistency at Molineux.

Hopefully, he’ll come back strong for Wolves in the 2022/23 season.