Belgium vs Portugal Highlights, Euro 2020: Defending champions Portugal eliminated as Belgium win 1-0
Euro 2020 Highlights, Belgium vs Portugal: Defending champions Portugal crash out after losing 1-0 to Belgium in Round of 16. Belgium reach the quarterfinals. Thorgan Hazard scored a screamer in the first half to give Belgium lead. Cristiano Ronaldo took a sensational freekick in first half, but it was saved by a dive from Thibaut Courtois.
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JUN 28, 2021 02:16 AM IST
87' Belgium 1-0 Portugal
Belgium make a change.
JUN 28, 2021 02:13 AM IST
83' Belgium 1-0 Portugal
CHANCE! Oh my, Guerreiro hammered it straight to the post, cannot come closer!
JUN 28, 2021 02:12 AM IST
82' Belgium 1-0 Portugal
CHANCE! A free kick Ruben DIas sends it on target but it was straight at Courtois.
JUN 28, 2021 02:10 AM IST
80' Belgium 1-0 Portugal
CHANCE! Fernandes sends a cross to box, and it has been hit over the net by Silva.
JUN 28, 2021 02:06 AM IST
77' Belgium 1-0 Portugal
YELLOW! Pepe gets a yellow card for a rash challenge on Eden Hazard. He is lucky to escape a red here.
JUN 28, 2021 02:03 AM IST
73' Belgium 1-0 Portugal
FREEKICK! Ronaldo takes the kick, and it was deflected by Belgian wall.
JUN 28, 2021 01:59 AM IST
70' Belgium 1-0 Portugal
Portugal make a change:
Diogo Jota OFF
Andre Silva IN
JUN 28, 2021 01:59 AM IST
65' Belgium 1-0 Portugal
No attack is coming on for Portugal and at this point, the defending champions are staring at an exit.
JUN 28, 2021 01:50 AM IST
61' Belgium 1-0 Portugal
CHANCE! A cross inside the Belgium box and Joao Félix almost netted it in. But no real power in that header.
JUN 28, 2021 01:47 AM IST
58' Belgium 1-0 Portugal
Brunio Fernandes is in the middle. Can he inspire Portugal to get a goal?
JUN 28, 2021 01:43 AM IST
54' Belgium 1-0 Portugal
SHOT! Ronaldo takes a shot, but it was deflected back by Meunier.
JUN 28, 2021 01:40 AM IST
51' Belgium 1-0 Portugal
YELLOW! Diogo Dalot has been booked for unncessary challenge on Eden Hazard.
JUN 28, 2021 01:37 AM IST
48' Belgium 1-0 Portugal
Belgium forced to make change:
De Bruyne OFF
De Mertens ON
JUN 28, 2021 01:34 AM IST
2nd half: Belgium 1-0 Portugal
The 2nd half begins... can Ronaldo pull one back for Portugal and save their fate?
JUN 28, 2021 01:15 AM IST
HT: Belgium 1-0 Portugal
It is halftime and Thorgan Hazard's screamer separates the two teams. It is Belgium 1-0 Portugal at HT.
JUN 28, 2021 01:12 AM IST
43' Belgium 1-0 Portugal
GOALLL! Thorgan Hazard scores a thunderous goal, Belgium lead.
JUN 28, 2021 01:09 AM IST
39' Belgium 0-0 Portugal
CHANCE! A long pass to Dalot, he controlled it really well, but the volley was wide. Flag was up anyway.
JUN 28, 2021 01:06 AM IST
36' Belgium 0-0 Portugal
There is no rhythm at this point to Portugal's forward movements. They have a freekick. Can Ronaldo head it in?
JUN 28, 2021 01:01 AM IST
31' Belgium 0-0 Portugal
FOUL! Eden Hazard has been tripped by Pepe. But he escapes a yellow.
JUN 28, 2021 12:57 AM IST
27' Belgium 0-0 Portugal
Raphael to Pallinha, who hits it over the goalpost. Good pressure from Portugal.
JUN 28, 2021 12:55 AM IST
24' Belgium 0-0 Portugal
FREEKICK! In a dangerous area, Portugal have a freekick. Cristiano Ronaldo is all over it.
SAVE! It was going in but Courtois just saves it. What a kick! ALMOST!
JUN 28, 2021 12:51 AM IST
20' Belgium 0-0 Portugal
OFFSIDE! Moutinho hits it long for ROnaldo, but he was clearly offside.
JUN 28, 2021 12:47 AM IST
17' Belgium 0-0 Portugal
COLLISION! Moutinho and Axel Witsel have taken down each other.
JUN 28, 2021 12:44 AM IST
14' Belgium 0-0 Portugal
Portugal are playing most of the game inside their own half as Belgium are just passing along and trying to break through.
JUN 28, 2021 12:40 AM IST
9' Belgium 0-0 Portugal
Belgium are unable to break free at this point, but are keeping possession. That would be half job done if they get a goal here.
JUN 28, 2021 12:36 AM IST
6' Belgium 0-0 Portugal
CHANCE! Renato Sanches breaks free, passes it to Diogo Jota, who hits it wide! What a miss!
JUN 28, 2021 12:32 AM IST
2' Belgium 0-0 Portugal
Belgium keeping possession in the early goings. But Portugal staying back and defending well.
JUN 28, 2021 12:29 AM IST
KICKOFF: Belgium 0-0 Portugal
KICKOFF! The game is on as the ball is rolling... we are underway!
JUN 28, 2021 12:21 AM IST
Euro 2020, Belgium vs Portugal - LIVE!
Time for the National Anthems. Look at the passion in Ronaldo's eyes. He is roaring the national anthem. Can he do it tonight?
JUN 28, 2021 12:13 AM IST
Belgium vs Portugal: Stats attack
- This will be the first ever major tournament meeting between Belgium and Portugal; Portugal are unbeaten in their last five matches against Belgium across all competitions (W3 D2) since a 3-0 defeat in World Cup qualifying in September 1989.
- Belgium have only failed to score in two of their last 58 games under Roberto Martínez, averaging exactly three goals per game in this stretch of fixtures (174 goals in total).
- Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo is now the top-scoring European player at major tournaments, his brace against France moving him above Miroslav Klose to 21 goals.
- Portugal have qualified for the knockout stages of the Euros in third place for the second tournament in a row, also doing so in 2016 before going on to lift the trophy.
- Since the end of the 2018 World Cup, Romelu Lukaku has scored 23 goals in 21 appearances in all competitions for Belgium, while also providing four assists. Lukaku has already netted three goals at Euro 2020 so far, just one shy of his best return at a major tournament (four at the 2018 World Cup).
(Source: Opta Stats, as provided by Sky Sports)
JUN 28, 2021 12:05 AM IST
World No. 1 vs Defending champions
This is Belgium vs Portugal -- World No. 1 ranked team will take on the Euro 2020 defending champions. Who will advance further?
JUN 27, 2021 11:57 PM IST
Portugal: Fernandes benched again
Bruno Fernandes has been benched by Portugal once again. Is this a smart strategy?
JUN 27, 2021 11:54 PM IST
Ronaldo one goal away from world record
Cristiano Ronaldo one goal away from scripting a world record in this match. If he scores one more goal, he would surpass Iran's Ali Dael record of most international goals.
JUN 27, 2021 11:27 PM IST
Portugal Starting XI
Portugal Starting XI: Rui Patricio; Pepe, Ruben Dias, Raphael Guerreiro, Diogo Dalot; Joao Moutinho, Renato Sanches, Joao Palhinha, Bernardo Silva; Cristiano Ronaldo (captain), Diogo Jota
Subs: R Silva, A Silva, Neves, Danilo, Fonte, Mendes, Pote, Semedo, Fernandes, Felix, Oliveira, Lopes.
JUN 27, 2021 11:26 PM IST
Belgium Starting XI
Belgium Starting XI: Thibaut Courtois; Toby Alderweireld, Thomas Vermaelen, Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Meunier; Axel Witsel, Youri Tielemans, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard (captain), Thorgan Hazard; Romelu Lukaku
Subs: Mignolet, Sels, Boyata, Carrasco, Mertens, Denayer, Dendoncker, Benteke, Batshuayi, Trossard, Doku, Praet.
JUN 27, 2021 08:49 PM IST
Euro 2020, Belgium vs Portugal - LIVE!
Hello and welcome to our live blog on Euro 2020, Belgium vs Portugal Round of 16 match. The stage is set for an epic clash as both teams look to book quarterfinal berth. All eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo who is one goal away from creating world record.
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