by Jean-François Pete
TookHe ended the year in the most beautiful way with a sixth consecutive win in these qualifiers for Euro U21 2023. Thanks to these three new points scored in Scotland (0-2), Jackie Mathijsen’s players have taken another important step. On the road that should lead them to Romania and Georgia, which are already guaranteed to finish, at worst, second in their group. Which is synonymous with best runner-up for other nations or direct qualification for the play-offs. The Imps, who are aiming for first place, will have to complete the task in 2022 (in Denmark on March 29 and against Scotland on June 5).
In Dundee, the Belgian Hops didn’t really tremble, being sure of his strength and his game. He took the match on his own, leaving only pieces for the Scots and regularly hurling threats in front of the opposing cage. The difference came from the legs… from the inevitable Lois Openda, who rose his sixth from the penalty spot since the start of this campaign (40th), and Nicolas Ruskin on serve from his friend Hugo Siquet (87th).
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