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Denmark 1-2 Belgium: De Bruyne leads Red Devils to Euro 2020 last 16

Thu 17 June 2021 | 18:31

Belgium became the second team to book their place in the Euro 2020 knockout stages after coming from behind to beat Denmark 2-1.

Yussuf Poulsen

's strike in the second minute helped the Danes to a surprising early lead, but

Kevin De Bruyne

came off the bench to set up one goal and score another to put

Belgium

into the knockout stage with six points from two matches.

Denmark players were tasked with getting their Euro 2020 campaign back on track, but unfortunately, this challenge was made all the more difficult without the talismanic Eriksen.

Danes, still dealing with the emotional trauma of

Christian Eriksen

’s collapse during their first match against

Finland

, stunned their visitors by taking an early lead. Yussuf Poulsen fired them in front within two minutes. They continued to create problems, but their spirited efforts were undone after the break.

Belgium found the equalizer after 54 minutes when

Romelu Lukaku

charged forward and passed to

Kevin De Bruyne

. The

Manchester City

midfielder set up the onrushing

Thorgan Hazard

, who was left with a tap-in.

And in the 70th minute, Thorgan’s

brother

Eden Hazard

rolled the ball into De Bruyne’s path. In his first match back since his injury in the Champions League final, De Bruyne sent the ball to the back of the net with his left foot.

Denmark put pressure on for an equalizer in the closing stages, as

Martin

Braithwaite

hit the crossbar, but they remain winless at the tournament so far.

However, they still have a chance of making the knockout stages when they host Russia in their final group game on Monday.

Belgium will take on Finland in their final match on the same day.


source: SportMob
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