By Efosa Taiwo

Liverpool defender, Virgil Van Dijk towered home a header in the second half as Netherlands ran out winners against Belgium to secure a place in the next summer’s UEFA Nations League finals.

The defender was on target in the 73rd minute for his side at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Sunday.

In the reverse fixture, the Dutch had also defeated the Belgians 4-1 and needed to make certain of their progress with a victory on Sunday.

Louis Van Gaal side ended their campaign unbeaten with six points clear of Belgium.

Belgium manager, Roberto Martinez remarked the loss as a “needed wake-up call” for his team.

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