Belgium beats Portugal 1-0 at Euro 2020

Source : 112 Ukraine

Belgium will next face Italy in the quarterfinals on Friday in Munich
10:51, 28 June 2021


Belgium held Cristiano Ronaldo scoreless and defeated defending champion Portugal 1-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of the European Championship.

Thorgan Hazard scored the winning goal in the 42nd minute. Hazard’s swerving shot from outside the area left Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patrício wrong-footed and late to swat the ball away.

Belgium will next face Italy in the quarterfinals on Friday in Munich.

Related: Italy beats Austria 2-1 in extra time to reach Euro 2020 quarterfinals

Ronaldo is still one goal away from becoming the all-time men’s top scorer in international soccer. He is tied with former Iran striker Ali Daei at 109 goals.

Kevin De Bruyne has been replaced early in the second half of Belgium’s game against Portugal in the round of 16 of the European Championship.

De Bruyne asked to be substituted because of an injury after being tackled from behind by a Portuguese player. He slowly walked off the field with a little limp.

De Bruyne had missed Belgium’s first game at Euro 2020 while recovering from a facial injury sustained in the Champions League final.

Related: Czechia unexpectedly beat Netherlands in the 1/8 finals of Euro 2020

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