EURO 2020

EURO 2020 Full time: Denmark 1-2 Belgium

EURO 2020 Full time: Denmark 1-2 Belgium. Group B: It’s all over in Copenhagen, where Belgium have come from behind to win by the odd goal of three and book their passage to the last 16. The second-half introduction of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, and Axel Witsel made all the difference to Belgium, but Denmark can take heart both from excellent first-half performance and the fact they went down swinging haymakers. Metaphorical haymakers, to be clear.

Kevin de Bruyne inspired Belgium to a comeback win against Denmark that secured their place in the last 16 of Euro 2020 as fans and players paid tribute to Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, who is recovering after suffering cardiac arrest.

Eriksen is recovering in hospital after he collapsed on the pitch at the Parken Stadium during Saturday’s game against Finland. Tributes were paid to Denmark’s talismanic number 10 before and during the game, with play stopped in the 10th minute as players, officials and supporters joined together for a minute’s applause.

That came after Yussuf Poulsen gave the hosts a dream start just one minute and 39 seconds into the game, slotting in after a mistake in the Belgium defence. De Bruyne was sent on at the start of the second half and the Manchester City midfielder changed the game.

He played a part in equaliser, receiving a pass from Romelu Lukaku before superbly finding Thorgan Hazard to fire home, and then drove in the winner with 20 minutes remaining after a brilliant move started by Lukaku.

Martin Braithwaite went close to a late equaliser for Denmark but his header skimmed the top of the bar. Victory means Belgium are top of Group B with six points from two games while Denmark are bottom of the standings with zero points.

Source – BBC News

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