Belgium’s 1-0 win against Poland in their Nations League A match at the Stadion Narodowy on Tuesday was secured by Michy Batshuayi’s diving header in the first half.
Belgium’s 48th straight encounter with a goal was secured on 16 minutes when Batshuayi headed Youri Tielemans’ cross into the net after a fantastic cross from Tielemans.
Despite trailing Group Four leaders Netherlands by three points, coach Roberto Martinez’s men remain in contention for the top position. For their last pool encounter of the season, they will travel to play the Dutch in Amsterdam.
Despite the return of Robert Lewandowski from injury, Poland were unable to produce much of an offensive force in a game with limited chances that Belgium dominated.
Kevin De Bruyne was put on vacation after Belgium’s 1-1 draw with Wales on Saturday, but Poland’s talisman was still missing.
Although Belgium won 6-1 last week, this was a different sort of game in Warsaw with both teams displaying symptoms of exhaustion after a long season of competition.
Despite a strong start by the visitors, it was only fair that they took the lead via Michy Batshuayi’s 25th international goal in his 45th outing.
Before the break, he had another attempt deflected wide, and Eden Hazard had a shot go just wide early in the second half as Belgium took control of the game.
Kamil Glik’s header from a corner was the greatest opportunity for the home side, while Robert Lewandowski wasted a golden chance at the other end.