Dries Mertens http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30847/all en Soccer-Mertens salvages win for dominant Belgium over Slovakia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-mertens-salvages-win-dominant-belgium-over-slovakia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS, Feb 6 (Reuters) - A 90th-minute strike by midfielder Dries Mertens salvaged a 2-1 win for dominant Belgium over Slovakia in an international friendly on Wednesday.</p> <p>An early Eden Hazard penalty was the slim reward for Belgium, who had two-thirds of the possession in the first half, in a match which with Hazard's flicks and back-heels had begun to feel like an exhibition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-mertens-salvages-win-dominant-belgium-over-slovakia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dries Mertens Football in Belgium Sport in Belgium Sport in Europe Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:15:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748204 at http://www.globalpost.com