Euro 2020 • Group B
  • 2nd Half
  • Denmark
  • Belgium
  • HazardVermaelen
    90'
  • Hazard
    90'
  • VestergaardSkov Olsen
    84'
  • Jensen
    81'
  • DamsgaardCornelius
    72'
  • DelaneyJensen
    72'
  • De Bruyne
    70'
  • Damsgaard
    69'
  • WassStryger Larsen
    62'
  • PoulsenNørgaard
    62'
  • DendonckerWitsel
    59'
  • CarrascoHazard
    59'
  • Wass
    59'
  • Hazard
    55'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Denmark
  • Belgium
  • MertensDe Bruyne
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Denmark
  • Belgium
  • Poulsen
    2'
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Denmark - Belgium

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  • End of 2nd Half
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Full-time: And it's all over, Belgium have come from behind to defeat Denmark in a dramatic evening in Copenhagen. Having come off the bench at half-time, Kevin De Bruyne registered an assist before scoring a beautiful winner for Roberto Martinez's side and they're now through to the last-16 of the tournament.

90'+5

Close to a third! The delivery is poor and with Schmeichel out of his goal, Belgium break. Olsen is there to clear off his line to block Meunier's shot.

  • Thomas Vermaelen
    OffThorgan HazardBelgiumBelgium sub: But before the free-kick can be taken, Thorgan Hazard is replaced by Thomas Vermaelen.
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  • Thomas Vermaelen
    OnThomas VermaelenBelgium
90'+4

Belgium sub: But before the free-kick can be taken, Thorgan Hazard is replaced by Thomas Vermaelen.

  • Thorgan Hazard
    Yellow cardThorgan HazardBelgiumYellow card! Thorgan Hazard goes into the book for a foul on Olsen, conceding a free-kick on the right channel. One final chance for Denmark and Kasper Schmeichel is up to contest the delivery!
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90'+4

Yellow card! Thorgan Hazard goes into the book for a foul on Olsen, conceding a free-kick on the right channel. One final chance for Denmark and Kasper Schmeichel is up to contest the delivery!

90'

Not far over from Jensen, who really puts his laces through a powerful shot that just rises over the bar. FIVE minutes are going to be added on, will Denmark produce one last chance?

87'

Off the crossbar! Agonising for Denmark as Braithwaite somehow directs a difficult header at goal and he can only watch on as it crashes off the top of the bar with Courtois seemingly beaten.

  • Andreas Skov Olsen
    OffJannik VestergaardDenmarkDenmark sub: A final throw of the dice as Skov Olsen comes on for Vestergaard.
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  • Andreas Skov Olsen
    OnAndreas Skov OlsenDenmark
85'

Denmark sub: A final throw of the dice as Skov Olsen comes on for Vestergaard.

84'

Close to an equaliser! Sloppy play from Belgium, who had looked so comfortable as they give the ball away. But Denmark can't capitalise, Corenlius' teasing cross just evading the fully-stretched Braithwaite.

  • Mathias Jensen
    Yellow cardMathias JensenDenmarkYellow card! Jensen is cautioned for a foul on Tielemans.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1Corners1
82'

Yellow card! Jensen is cautioned for a foul on Tielemans.

80' 

Into the last 10 minutes and one has to wonder if Denmark have the legs in them to really trouble Belgium here. The transformation in the Belgium performance since the restart has been phenomenal.

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Drink it in, Belgium fans...

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76'

Chance! A poor finish from De Bruyne on this occasion as he fails to generate enough power in his shot to beat Schmeichel after the ball fell kindly into his path.

75'

Save! Denmark may not be out of this yet. They're certainly not going to give up, as Braithwaite tests Courtois with a low shot to the near post but the Belgium goalkeeper is equal to it.

  • Andreas Cornelius
    OffMikkel DamsgaardDenmarkDouble Denmark sub: Andreas Cornelius and Mathias Jensen come on to give Denmark fresh legs in search of an equaliser as Delaney and Damsgaard are off.
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  • Andreas Cornelius
    OnAndreas CorneliusDenmark
72'

Double Denmark sub: Andreas Cornelius and Mathias Jensen come on to give Denmark fresh legs in search of an equaliser as Delaney and Damsgaard are off.

  • Kevin De Bruyne
    GoalKevin De BruyneBelgiumGOAL! Denmark 1-2 Belgium (Kevin De Bruyne): A beautiful finish from De Bruyne as Belgium come from behind to take the lead in Copenhagen! Roberto Martinez's side have been totally transformed by the Manchester City star and now he has the goal his performance deserves. It's amazing movement from Lukaku as Belgium play intricate one-touch football around the Denmark penalty area and De Bruyne smashes the ball past the goalkeeper at his near post from 25 yards left of the area.
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70'

GOAL! Denmark 1-2 Belgium (Kevin De Bruyne): A beautiful finish from De Bruyne as Belgium come from behind to take the lead in Copenhagen! Roberto Martinez's side have been totally transformed by the Manchester City star and now he has the goal his performance deserves. It's amazing movement from Lukaku as Belgium play intricate one-touch football around the Denmark penalty area and De Bruyne smashes the ball past the goalkeeper at his near post from 25 yards left of the area.

  • Mikkel Damsgaard
    Yellow cardMikkel DamsgaardDenmarkYellow card! Damsgaard goes into the book for a ridiculous dive in a bid to win a penalty. Never in a million years is he getting that.
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69'

Yellow card! Damsgaard goes into the book for a ridiculous dive in a bid to win a penalty. Never in a million years is he getting that.

67' 

Lovely ball from Hazard into the feet of De Bruyne, who almost sets Lukaku away, but Kjaer reads the situation well. Denmark are dropping deeper and deeper, and they'll do well to hold Belgium to a draw now, one feels.

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Have a look at Belgium's equaliser. That is exactly what De Bruyne gives you - but let's not overlook the part Lukaku played...

  • Christian Nørgaard
    OffYussuf PoulsenDenmarkDouble Denmark sub: Christian Norgaard and Jens Sryger Larsen replace Poulsen and Wass in response to Belgium's changes.
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  • Christian Nørgaard
    OnChristian NørgaardDenmark
62'

Double Denmark sub: Christian Norgaard and Jens Sryger Larsen replace Poulsen and Wass in response to Belgium's changes.

  • Eden Hazard
    OffYannick CarrascoBelgiumDouble Belgium sub: Witsel and Eden Hazard come on for Carrasco and Dendoncker as Martinez looks to turn the screw.
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  • Eden Hazard
    OnEden HazardBelgium
60'

Double Belgium sub: Witsel and Eden Hazard come on for Carrasco and Dendoncker as Martinez looks to turn the screw.

  • Daniel Wass
    Yellow cardDaniel WassDenmarkYellow card! The first booking of the game is shown to Wass for a foul on Meunier.
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58'

Yellow card! The first booking of the game is shown to Wass for a foul on Meunier.

55' 

Well, well, well. That has changed the complexion of the game. Belgium hadn't looked like scoring, but with the presence of Lukaku and De Bruyne you always have a chance. They must be favourites to go on and win now.

  • Thorgan Hazard
    GoalThorgan HazardBelgiumGOAL! Denmark 1-1 Belgium (Thorgan Hazard): Belgium equalise with their first moment of quality this evening! After spinning his marker, Lukaku feeds De Bruyne inside the box, the Manchester City playmaker takes an excellent touch before rolling it to Thorgan Hazard in space and he makes no mistake from point-blank range.
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54'

GOAL! Denmark 1-1 Belgium (Thorgan Hazard): Belgium equalise with their first moment of quality this evening! After spinning his marker, Lukaku feeds De Bruyne inside the box, the Manchester City playmaker takes an excellent touch before rolling it to Thorgan Hazard in space and he makes no mistake from point-blank range.

51' 

It's Damsgaard, the young Fiorentina forward, who takes the free-kick. He aims for the goalkeeper's near post but it's blocked by Dendoncker in the Belgium wall.

50' 

Free-kick! Damsgaard looks a real prospect and he wins a foul from Tielemans on the edge of the penalty area after some quick footwork.

48' 

The space opens up for Delaney as the Belgium defence retreats. Urged on by the 25,000 home supporters to shoot from distance, he obliges, but drags it wide of goal.

  • 2nd Half
46'

Kick-off! Belgium get things moving in the second half. Can De Bruyne spark a much-needed improvement from Martinez's side?

  • Kevin De Bruyne
    OffDries MertensBelgiumHaving registered just one shot in the first half, Martinez is bringing on Kevin De Bruyne much earlier than he would have wanted. He's replacing Mertens.
    TodayOn target1Fouls2
  • Kevin De Bruyne
    OnKevin De BruyneBelgium
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Having registered just one shot in the first half, Martinez is bringing on Kevin De Bruyne much earlier than he would have wanted. He's replacing Mertens.

  • End of 1st Half
HT

Half-time: Denmark lead Belgium 1-0 at the break thanks to Yussuf Poulson's second-minute goal, and it's thoroughly deserved.

45'

Braithwaite is allowed to carve in from the right but his finishing is poor as he blasts the ball high into the stands.There will be just one minute of added-time to play at the end of the first half.

44' 

The free-kick delivery sums up Belgium's first half as Carrasco gets far too much on his cross as it drifts harmlessly out for a goal-kick.

42' 

Finally a spell of possession for Belgium. It's better, too, from Lukaku, who wins a smart free-kick from Kjaer in a threatening possession. The Denmark captain escapes a yellow card despite committing such a cynical foul.

40' 

Five minutes to play in the first half and how Denmark would love a second goal before the break. And it wouldn't be undeserved.

38' 

A slight exaggeration, of course, but Belgium have been particularly bad so far. Martinez's men just cannot get going, constantly giving the ball away and conceding cheap fouls, failing to build any momentum.

35'

Close! Damsgaard - on only his second international start - throws in a step-over to bamboozle two Belgium defenders as he drives into the penalty area but his shot, searching for the far corner, lacks conviction as it trickles wide.

32' 

Belgium win a corner through Carrasco after a rare attack. Carrasco swings it in but Schmeichel punches it clear. Martinez's side haven't got to grips with Denmark's intensity yet.

31' 

Denmark are using a high defensive line and their pressing has been very efficient.

29' 

And now Belgium have a free-kick to defend after Mertens fouls Maehle on the left channel. However, the delivery is too close to Courtois, who collects easily.

27' 

Lukaku receives the ball but he's quickly swarmed by Denmark defenders who rob him of possession. The Belgian's talisman has barely had a touch so far.

26' 

Denmark's confidence is through the roof demonstrated by Wass' belief that he can score from all of 30 yards. But the shot is high, wide and not at all handsome.

25' 

There's a long way to go, of course, but if Denmark win this evening then all four teams in Group B will have three points. That would set up one heck of a final day in the group.

24' 

It has been a poor performance from Belgium so far, in stark contrast to their comprehensive 3-0 victory over Russia on Saturday. They're usually very good going forward, but defensively they have looked suspect.

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Emotion...

21' 

Denmark have lost just three of their last 29 international matches - and two of those defeats were against Belgium. We shouldn't even count the 1-0 loss to Finland on Saturday... should we?

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17' 

Wide! Maehle is having a lot of joy down Denmark's left and he has time to float a cross to the near post, searching for the run of Braithwaite. He gets in front of his marker but can't guide his header on target.

16' 

It's wave after wave of attack from Denmark as Poulson is released on the right side of the penalty area. However, he makes a total mess of his cross, slicing it out of play.

13' 

Meunier is well positioned to make an important challenge on Damsgaard, who is only making his fourth appearance for his country tonight and has been asked to fill the void left by Eriksen.

10' 

Belgium put the ball out of play as the entire stadium applaud for Eriksen, who is in a nearby hospital. This is a touching moment.

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What a moment for the Danes...

8' 

The atmosphere in Copenhagen is... special. Belgium haven't started yet. They look shell-shocked. Have they put two passes together yet?

6' 

Shot! Denmark are clearly fired up and really taking the game to Belgium, as Wass tries to beat Courtois with a shot but it lacks the power needed.

5'

Another chance for Denmark! Belgium's defence is in total disarray as Maehle drives into the penalty area after riding a challenge, Braithwaite is unmarked and he should pass, but instead opts for the shot from point-blank range and Courtois makes the save!

  • Yussuf Poulsen
    GoalYussuf PoulsenDenmarkGOAL! Denmark 1-0 Belgium (Yussuf Poulsen): The stadium erupts as Denmark take the lead - and there's not even two minutes on the clock! Denayer - one of two changes in Belgium's XI - plays a loose ball straight out of defence. He's dragged out of position as Hojbjerg threads it through to Poulson, who finds the bottom corner.
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GOAL! Denmark 1-0 Belgium (Yussuf Poulsen): The stadium erupts as Denmark take the lead - and there's not even two minutes on the clock! Denayer - one of two changes in Belgium's XI - plays a loose ball straight out of defence. He's dragged out of position as Hojbjerg threads it through to Poulson, who finds the bottom corner.

  • 1st Half
1'

Belgium take the knee, Denmark players applaud. And now it's time for kick-off as the Danes get the ball moving.

16:59 

Right, we're almost set for kick-off. Just a reminder that Belgium will seal their place in the last-16 with a victory, while Denmark need something to have any chance of progressing.

16:55 

'You'll Never Walk Alone' plays as the teams make their way out onto the pitch. There's a huge crowd at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen - 25,000 in total - and they're making plenty of noise. The national anthems should be quite something...

16:45

Opta stat: Denmark and Belgium’s only previous meeting at a major tournament was in the group stages of Euro 1984. Denmark won 3-2 after having been 2-0 down, one of only six times a two-goal deficit has been overcome in a win at the tournament.

16:35 

As a tribute to Eriksen, Belgium will kick the ball out of play in the 10th minute - Eriksen's shirt number for his country.

16:25 

Playing for Eriksen is Denmark's greatest motivation, says captain Simon Kjaer. 'It has been some very special days, where football has not been the most important thing," his statement read. "We will play for Christian, and as always for all of Denmark. That is the greatest motivation for us all. As always, we will do our best."

16:20 

It's another road trip for Belgium, who have really racked up the air miles over the last week. "In terms of logistics, it's probably the hardest we could've had, playing Russia in Saint Petersburg in the first game and then Denmark in the second in Copenhagen, and then going back to Saint Petersburg," said Martinez. "We need to adjust our preparation and we'll make sure that the logistics are just right."

16:15 

Roberto Martinez also makes two changes to his Belgium side, with Jason Denayer and Dries Mertens coming in for Dedryck Boyata and Timothy Castagne. Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne are named amongst the substitutes and are expected to at least make a cameo.

16:10 

Two changes for Denmark as Jannick Vestergaard comes in for Jonas Wind while Mikkel Damsgaard provides the vocal point in absence of Eriksen.

16:05

TEAM NEWS - Belgium XI: Courtois, Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen, Meunier, Dendoncker, Tielemans, Thorgan Hazard, Mertens, Carrasco, Lukaku.. subs: Vermaelen, Boyata, Witsel, De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Mignolet, Sels, Benteke, Batshuayi, Trossard, Doku, Praet/// Denmark XI: Schmeichel, Wass, Christensen, Kjaer, Vestergaard, Maehle, Damsgaard, Hojbjerg, Delaney, Poulsen, Braithwaite.. subs: Andersen, Skov, Skov Olsen, Dolberg, Mathias Zanka Jorgensen, Norgaard, Lossl, Stryger Larsen, Wind, Cornelius, Ronnow, Jensen

16:00 

Hello there! 'Play for all of Denmark' is the message Christian Eriksen sent to his team mates ahead of their Group B match with Belgium this evening. Having suffered a 1-0 defeat to Finland on Saturday - played hours after it originally kicked off after the 29-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch - the Danes are without a point and need something here in Copenhagen to have a chance of remaining in the tournament. It won't be an easy task as Belgium, fresh from their 3-0 thrashing of Russia, are surefire favourites to emerge victorious and claim their place in the tournament's last-16 with a game to spare. Let's grab the team news, kick-off is just an hour away!