International Round-Up: Batshuayi Bags A Brace For Belgium, Pulisic’s Team Loses 3-0

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Michy Batshuayi was in good form for the Belgium national team as he opened the scoring for the Red Devils and then completed it in a European Championship qualifier on Friday night with Belgium beating San Marino 4-0 without star man Eden Hazard.

Batshuayi scored the opener two minutes before half-time, and further goals from Dries Mertens and Nacer Chadli in the second half put them in a comfortable position. Batshuayi headed in at the far post two minutes into added time at the end. Belgium have won five out of five of their qualifiers so far. Next up is a game against Scotland.

Christian Pulisic and the United States team had a disappointing game as they were beaten 3-0 at home to Mexico, the side who also defeated them in the Gold Cup final in the summer. Pulisic played the entire game and was United States’ best player.

Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu was on the winning side as Wales defeated Azerbaijan 2-1 in Cardiff. Ampadu who’s currently on loan at RB Leipzig, played the first 75 minutes in midfield. The score was 1-1 when he was taken off – Azerbaijan having scored a first-half own-goal but then equalised on the hour. It was Gareth Bale who rescued the three points for Wales with a late goal that took Wales up to third in their group and keep their Euro 2020 qualification hopes alive. Up next for Wales is a home game against Belarus on Monday.

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