The players of Belgium celebrating a goal in the Eurocopa


Belgium loads to Portugal and Christian sacks of the Eurocopa

Published:27/06/2021 - 22:55h

Updated:27/06/2021 - 22:55h

The Belgium of Roberto Martínez has achieved his ticket for the quarter-finals of the Eurocopa after winning to Portugal by the minimum

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The last champion of Europe has said goodbye to the dream of the two titles followed. This Sunday, in The Cartuja, Belgium has surpassed to the Portugal of Cristiano Ronaldo, by the minimum, thanks to a goal ofT horgan Hazard to the edge of the rest. The ones of Roberto Martínez reaffirm that they are strong candidates to compete by the trophy and European reign.

The crash began very dense, with little speed and without clear occasions. Belgium had the intention to propose in the field, but the lusos knew to deny them the opportunities and avoid that they surpassed with ease the three chambers of field. By his part, the ones of Fernando Santos tried to retort the approach of always and expect by contragolpes swift and played to balloon stopped to promote the attack.

Cristiano Ronaldo was the one who had one of the clearest occasions in the first 45 minutes of party, after a shot of direct fault that caused that Thibaut Courtois dressed of saint to detain the powerful and precise zapatazo of the player of the Juventus. In the rebound, Palhinha finished of head, but the guardameta of the Real Madrid went back to cover without problems.

Meunier Had a clear for the Belgian with a shot with the outside, from the frontal, that took thread but went by little. When more 'unsuspecting' was Portugal, the teams changed of paper and were the ones of Martínez those who proposed the contragolpes. In the 42', Thorgan Hazard commanded a powerful shot from the frontal that went in to half height, something centred in the goal of Rui Patricio.

Portugal crashed against Courtois

In the second time was Portugal, presionada by the resulted, the one who proposed in the field whereas the 'red devils' tried to fold quickly to detain to the lusos, that won in mobility and danger near of the area, arriving constantly to the goal of Thibaut Courtois, that dressed of hero in the party.

Cristiano signed a big played and finish filtering the balloon for Diogo Jota in the heart of the area, but the finish of the player of the Liverpool left high. Afterwards Joãor Félix commanded a head butt, but Courtois attained it cover with a good pulled. Bruno Fernandes also tried with a zapatazo dlejano, but went far of put it. Belgium tried to react with a shot of Romelu Lukaku from the frontal, that left crossed.

The lusos installed in the area of Courtois and continuaron adding important occasions, but without puntería any. Cristiano went back to have an opportunity, from a direct fault, but the Belgian barrier avoided the danger. The guardameta Belgian went back to get dressed of saint diverting a finish of head point-blank of Ruben Dias after a corner.

Although the ones of Fernando Santos deserved the tie, by the countless opportunities that had, especially in the second part, did not suffice them the persistence in the area of the Belgian and finished crashing in front of a Courtois that, a night more, finished being determinant and launches to his to the quarter-finals.

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