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VIDEO: Mertens scores wonderstrike for Belgium

Belgium v Panama: Group G - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

SOCHI, RUSSIA - JUNE 18: Dries Mertens of Belgium celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Belgium and Panama at Fisht Stadium on June 18, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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After a frustrating 45 minutes, it took only two minutes for Belgium to finally get on the board, even if it was a goal sprinkled with magic dust.

Off a partially cleared ball on the right side of the box, Belgium attacker Dries Mertens whalloped a shot that arced over Panama (and former LA Galaxy) goalkeeper Jaime Penedo, giving Belgium a 1-0 lead.

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