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9:00 PM
12/06/21
Gazprom Arena
Euro 2020 • Group B
  • 2nd Half
  • Belgium
  • Russia
  • Lukaku
    88'
  • CarrascoPraet
    77'
  • VertonghenVermaelen
    76'
  • MertensHazard
    72'
  • CheryshevMiranchuk
    63'
  • ZobninMukhin
    63'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Belgium
  • Russia
  • BarinovDiveyev
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Belgium
  • Russia
  • ZhirkovKaravaev
    43'
  • Meunier
    34'
  • KuzyaevCheryshev
    30'
  • CastagneMeunier
    27'
  • Lukaku
    10'
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  • End of 2nd Half
90' 

FULL TIME! Belgium run out 3-0 winners. Great start. Russia just not there tonight.

90' 

Russia free kick comes to nothing. Two added minutes here.

  • Romelu Lukaku
    GoalRomelu LukakuBelgiumGOOOOOAAAALLL! Lukaku laying down a marker. 3-0.
    TodayGoals2On target2Blocked Shots1
88'

GOOOOOAAAALLL! Lukaku laying down a marker. 3-0.

87' 

Belgium really haven't needed to get out of second gear in this half, All very easy.

84' 

A second cross comes in and Boyata puts it out for a corner; cleared again.

83' 

Free kick Russia. Cleared. They just haven't made enough of it today.

80' 

10 minutes to go and Belgium haven't broken a sweat. Tielemans has just committed a foul.

  • Dennis Praet
    OffYannick CarrascoBelgiumDennis Praet is on for Carrasco.
    TodayWide1Corners1
  • Dennis Praet
    OnDennis PraetBelgium
76'

Dennis Praet is on for Carrasco.

  • Thomas Vermaelen
    OffJan VertonghenBelgiumJan Vertonghen replaced by Thomas Vermaelen.
    TodayFouls against1Free Kicks2
  • Thomas Vermaelen
    OnThomas VermaelenBelgium
76'

Jan Vertonghen replaced by Thomas Vermaelen.

75' 

Brilliant tackle by Boyata.

  • Eden Hazard
    OffDries MertensBelgiumEden Hazard is ready to prove his fitness. Looks like he is coming on for Dries Mertens.
    TodayFouls1Fouls against1Corners1
  • Eden Hazard
    OnEden HazardBelgium
71'

Eden Hazard is ready to prove his fitness. Looks like he is coming on for Dries Mertens.

67' 

This game needs a spark. As they say, the next goal is crucial.

  • Aleksey Miranchuk
    OffDenis CheryshevRussiaCheryshev, who came on in the first half, replaced by Aleksey Miranchuk.
    TodayFouls1Fouls1Fouls against1
  • Aleksey Miranchuk
    OnAleksey MiranchukRussia
63'

Cheryshev, who came on in the first half, replaced by Aleksey Miranchuk.

  • Maxim Mukhin
    OffRoman ZobninRussiaTwo more Russis changes. Maksim Mukhin is on for Roman Zobnin.
    TodayFouls1Wide1
  • Maxim Mukhin
    OnMaxim MukhinRussia
63'

Two more Russis changes. Maksim Mukhin is on for Roman Zobnin.

59' 

Poor take. Cleared.

58' 

Much better from Russia in the last few minutes. Corner, Golovin to take,

54' 

Dzyuba fires goalwards, but there is a foul by Cheryshev on Dendoncker in the build up.

53' 

At the other end, Carrasco can't find Lukaku from a similar situation.

52' 

Karavaev finally whips the ball in but it evades Dzyuba, who had run to the near post. Goal kick.

50' 

Not much to report on so far this second half. Russia need to utilise Dzyuba's height by crossing more.

  • Igor Diveyev
    OffDmitriy BarinovRussiaThird Russia change here. Igor Diveyev is on for Dimitri Barinov.
  • Igor Diveyev
    OnIgor DiveyevRussia
45'

Third Russia change here. Igor Diveyev is on for Dimitri Barinov.

45' 

Belgium get us back underway.

  • End of 1st Half
45' 

Half time here, Belgium are two up and in complete control.

45' + 2 

CHANCE! Brilliant control and balance from Carrasco, who wriggles out of challenges and shoots over.

45' 

Four added minutes here.

  • Vyacheslav Karavaev
    OffYuri ZhirkovRussiaSecond Russia change. Vyacheslsv Karavaev is on for Yuri Zhirkov, who went down earlier.
  • Vyacheslav Karavaev
    OnVyacheslav KaravaevRussia
43'

Second Russia change. Vyacheslsv Karavaev is on for Yuri Zhirkov, who went down earlier.

40' 

VAR are checking a foul on Meunier in the area. Over, play on.

38' 

Dzyuba wins the header and plays across goal, but it is offside.

37' 

Free kick in a decent position for Russia after Golovin is fouled.

  • Thomas Meunier
    GoalThomas MeunierBelgiumGOOOOOAAAALLLL!! Meunier makes it 2-0. Unbelievable cross by Hazard; Shunin can only parry straight into the substitute's path.
    TodayGoals1On target1
34'

GOOOOOAAAALLLL!! Meunier makes it 2-0. Unbelievable cross by Hazard; Shunin can only parry straight into the substitute's path.

32' 

Courtois clears under pressure from Dzyuba.

  • Denis Cheryshev
    OffDaler KuzyaevRussiaDenis Cheryshev is on for him.
    TodayFouls1Fouls1Fouls against1
  • Denis Cheryshev
    OnDenis CheryshevRussia
30'

Denis Cheryshev is on for him.

27' 

Daler Kuzyaev is looking like he is going to come off after the incident, too.

  • Thomas Meunier
    OffTimothy CastagneBelgiumMeunier on for Castagne confirmed.
    TodayFouls1Fouls against1
  • Thomas Meunier
    OnThomas MeunierBelgium
27'

Meunier on for Castagne confirmed.

26' 

Lonng delay after a clash of heads. Looks like Thomas Meunier could be replacing Castagne.

24' 

Fernandes concedes a corner after a good challenge on Carrasco.

22' 

Here is Lukaku's goal, with a lovely message for Eriksen, his Inter teammate.

20' 

Russia are quite narrow here, meaning Belgium can exploit the wings with Hazard and Castagne.

18' 

OVER! Superb drive from Lukaku but he is held up by Dzhikiya's superb challenge. The striker crosses for Dendoncker, but he can't hit the target.

16' 

Dzyuba holds Fernandes' cross brilliantly and lays off for Ozdoev, who can't hit the target. Russia have been decent since going behind.

13' 

CHANCE! Mario Fernandes heads Golovin's corner goalwards but Courtois is there.

11' 

Goal given. Semenov's touch negated Lukaku's offside position. 1-0 Belgium.

  • Romelu Lukaku
    GoalRomelu LukakuBelgiumGOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLL!!! Lukaku scores. He looks offside, though.
    TodayGoals1On target1
10'

GOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLL!!! Lukaku scores. He looks offside, though.

8' 

Golovin penalised for a high foot on Tielemans.

7' 

Superb run by Golovin and he is found by Dzyuba. He is blocked off, but Belgium concede the first corner.

6' 

Tielams finds Carrasco, who cuts inside to search for Lukaku, but the striker can't connect. Not the smoothest start from Belgium here.

3' 

Belgium trying to stretch the play and unlock Castagne down the right, but he can't keep the ball in on the byline. Goal kick.

2' 

Belgium are missing Axel Witsel tonight, too. Tielemans must step up.

1' 

Barinov goes down with a head injury after a challenge by Lukaku. Russia kick it back to Belgium and we start again.

  • 1st Half
1' 

Russia get us underway!

19:59 

It may be 10pm local time, but kick off is moments away!

19:55 

The players are in the tunnel. It feels so strange that this game, let alone the match in Copenhagen, is even going ahead.

19:46 

Russia will be buoyed by the news that, as well as Hazard not starting, Kevin de Bruyne isn't fit enough to play. Romelu Lukaku and Youri Tielemans are chief threats for Belgium.

19:44 

As for Russia, they are hosting again after the World Cup three years ago. Home advantage could help them, but they'll need Aleksandr Golovin and Artem Dzyuba to perform if they are to make their mark.

19:41 

I'm back now. Belgium are the number 1 ranked team in the world, despite not being favourites. They'll be under pressure before Roberto Martinez departs after the tournament.

19:33 

I'll be balancing comments here with the rest of the match in Copenhagen. Bare with me.

19:30 

Eden Hazard is on the bench for Belgium here. The Red Devils are among the favourites this summer, but surely they'll need the 30-year-old firing after a difficult season at Real Madrid. He certainly has a point to prove, but will have to wait.

19:28 

Here is how Russia will look.

19:26 

TEAM NEWS!

This is how Belgium will line up tonight.

19:24 

That game will resume soon, after players from both sides were consulted.

19:23 

First and foremost, the thoughts of everyone at Eurosport are with Christian Eriksen and Denmark after the incident in Copenhagen earlier. He is now in a stable condition in hospital.

19:21 

Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of Belgium vs Russia in Group B at Euro 2020. Kick off from Saint Petersburg is at 20:00 GMT.