Goals and highlights: Belgium 1-0 Portugal in the round of 16 for Euro 2021


5:04 PMa year ago

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4:58 PMa year ago

Match ended

Belgium qualifiedooooooooooooooooooo

The Belgian team eliminated the reigning champion, eliminated Cristiano Ronaldo's team and will face Italy this Friday at 2 pm.

Great game from both teams, who gave their all and at no time denied a single drop of sweat to their team.

Perhaps Portugal deserved a little more, but that's soccer, it's not about deserving, it's about scoring goals and the one who did it was Belgium, who reached the quarterfinals of a major tournament for the fourth time in a row.

4:53 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 90+4

Last minute of the match, Portugal will only have one more play left to tie the game.
4:51 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 90+2

Time is running out for the reigning champion, who is seeing his crown slowly begin to slip away.
4:50 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 90

There are 5 more minutes to play.

The teams are suffering a lot and in the stands you can feel the nervousness that is reflected on the field.

4:48 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 88

The Belgians suffer, the Portuguese suffer, both see that time is running, although the former see it very slowly and the latter feel that the clock is ticking twice as fast as normal.
4:47 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 86

The Belgian players have too much pressure on their defense, who suffer the Portuguese siege that does not stop and has already given them two clear chances to tie, they just lacked a bit of luck to do it.
4:45 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 84

Portugal is on top and plays whatever it takes, with crosses from both sides, shots from medium distance.

Belgium holds and suffers the match.

4:44 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 82

Another close call for Portugaaaaaal

Guerreiro shot inside the box, the ball went low and the goalkeeper's left post returned it and denied the Portuguese the chance to equalize.

4:42 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 80

Belgium was saved!

Great set piece from the right corner, Dias came from behind and with a header, he demanded Courtois, who denied with his fists.

4:39 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 78

A lot of rose in these last minutes, there are fouls in every play and the game is too short, this only benefits Belgium, which sees how the minutes begin to go and start the final stretch of the game.
4:37 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 76

The 'heat' of the match continues, Pepe makes a strong aggression and only gets a yellow card, which all Belgium claims.

Also in the same play Lukako ended up hit in the head, after going to dispute a ball that came through the air.

4:36 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 74

Cristiano shot inside the box, but the ball went too soft and was too easy for Courtois' hands.
4:34 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 72

Pepe won in his own area, looked for Patrício to clear and almost ended up giving the ball to Lukako, who came from behind at speed.
4:32 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 70

Pepe won in his own area, looked for Patrício to clear and almost ended up giving the ball to Lukako, who came from behind at speed.
4:30 PMa year ago

🔄 Change

In Portugal there was a change, Jota went out and Silva came in, so the tactic did not change, it was 9x9.
4:29 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 68

The match heats up a bit, after a foul on Hazard, the players get into verbal disputes and some pushing and shoving, which the referee looks at closely.
4:28 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 66

The game fell into a slump of little offensive production, a very flat game, without many scoring options and with a lot of midfield drama.
4:26 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 64

Now Belgium is moving forward and playing close to the opponent's area, it seems that the Belgian team is the one in need and not the other way around.
4:23 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 62

Great play by Hazard, he left it to Lukako on the edge of the box, he made space to shoot and the ball went just over the goalkeeper's goal.
4:22 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 60

A lot is being played in Belgium's half in these last few minutes, but Portugal lacks depth and struggles to play good soccer as soon as they get in front of the Belgian goalkeeper.
4:19 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 58

A great play by Ronaldo, who passed to Jota in the box, who took his shot and the ball went very close to the Belgian goalkeeper's crossbar, who simply stood there watching the ball go over his head.
4:18 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 56

Belgium loses a lot of ball possession, but it seems that every time they have it, they can cause a lot of danger.

Portugal starts to get desperate and fall into mistakes in delivery and/or quick play without realizing it, ending up with very few offensive players.

4:17 PMa year ago

🔄 Change

In Portugal, there were two changes, with Moutinho and Silva coming off to make way for Félix and Fernandes.
4:16 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 54

Some changes are in the pipeline for Portugal, including Joao Félix, who will make his debut at Euro 2020.
4:14 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 52

Without depth, but with possession, Portugal looks for an early equalizer. Cristiano does not appear much and perhaps with an individuality, Portugal can even the score and have some peace of mind.
4:11 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 50

Lukako was played through, the striker almost got into the box to shoot, but the Portuguese goalkeeper got there first and saved with his feet.

4:10 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 48

The game has a lot of friction in these first minutes, Portugal is a bit impatient and does not want Belgium to start wasting time unnecessarily.
4:09 PMa year ago

🔄 Change

De Bruyne looks like he will not be able to continue in the match and comes out very slow and with signs of pain in his face, in his place came Mertens.
4:07 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 46

First actions of the second half and as expected, Portugal is the one with the initiative and has possession of the ball playing in three quarters of the field, with horizontal circulation and looking to open spaces.
4:06 PMa year ago

The second half started

Portugal's team moves and the second half in Seville is already being played.

Let's remember that the winner of this match will face Italy on Friday at 15:00 ET

3:51 PMa year ago

First half ended

With Hazard's tremendous goal we go to the break.

A first half that both teams shared to "dominate", but in reality Portugal had more initiative.

The goal came at the best moment of the Portuguese team and when they were about to go up on the scoreboard.

Portugal will have to row upstream and with a Belgium that will be closed in and will try to come out against.

On the other hand, if Belgium wants to keep winning, they will have to take possession of the ball and use their midfielders, who know how to play with the ball on the ground, to their advantage.

3:48 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 45

1 more minute will be played in this first half.
3:45 PMa year ago


A goal from another match, Belgium was going against Lukako, he lost it and Portugal rejected it, but Hazard caught the rebound, took an impressive shot and opened the scoreboard, just before the end of the first half.

Belgium goes up on the scoreboard and now Portugal will have to fight back.

3:44 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 42


Goooooooooooool by Belgiumaaaaaa


3:43 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 40

Vermaelen went in the air and Renato Sanchez tried to steal the ball from him, but ended up causing a foul and a hard fall of the Belgian player.
3:41 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 38

The first half is coming to an end and the teams are unable to open the scoreboard, there have only been approaches, but no play of potential or real danger.

They play well until the last quarter, where they always fall into delivery errors.

3:39 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 36

Portugal was saved.

Meunier broke diagonally inwards, shot with three fingers and the ball went very close to goalkeeper Patrício's goal.

3:38 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 34

The game is still in rose, a lot of fouls in the middle of the field and the referee has not yet shown a yellow card.
3:36 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 32

Belgium has good creative midfielders, but in this game they do not appear and that is why it is so difficult for them to advance in the last quarter of the field, they start to see a lot of rose in the game and the game is cut very often, so perhaps, the game does not keep an intensity of play and at times it is slow and boring.

3:32 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 30

The first half hour and what was thought to be a game with many goals, turns into a difficult game with few plays in the box.
3:31 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 28

Portugal plays fast, maybe because their style is like that and does not betray it or because it is difficult for them to patiently create circulation of the ball and thus open spaces in the opposing team's backline.
3:29 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 26

It's Portugal's time, Belgium has lost offensive capacity and now it's all about the Portuguese team, who are looking to take the lead with moves by Ronaldo, Jota and Silva.
3:27 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 24

Ronaldo's shot from a long-range free-kick almost caught Courtois out and Belgium were saved from going down so quickly.
3:26 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 22

Belgium has the ball, but Portugal is the one playing with intensity, moving forward the lines as soon as it recovers and deploys on the wings, looking to make very fast transitions and that serves to approach the opponent's area.
3:24 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 20

Ronaldo falls to the ground, calls for a foul, the referee gives continuity and the Portuguese player stops, touching his face and looking unfriendly.
3:22 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 18

Vertonghen's ball to Thorgan Hazard, who cut back into the box, took the shot but hit an opponent and missed the danger of the play.
3:18 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 16

CR7's team takes a breather, who has possession at the moment and plays in three quarters of the field.

But Portugal has a very limited game, because its players do not generate mobility and the passes are very predictable and horizontal, without verticality and surprise.

3:16 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 14

The Portuguese coach is a bit annoyed as he sees Belgium's long possessions and his team simply running after the ball.
3:15 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 12

Portugal looks very withdrawn and no longer has high pressure as a few minutes ago, has a conservative game, waiting to come out on the counter and surprise with the speed of Cristiano Ronaldo, who is the only one who does not pass the line of the ball.
3:13 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 10

The Belgians continue to have the superiority in possession, although they still find it difficult to put Lukako one-on-one with the opposing goalkeeper.
3:12 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 8

Portugal presses high to try to provoke the mistake, but Belgium plays long and Portugal is badly stopped, so they must be more precise when playing so long, because they leave free spaces.
3:11 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 6

Belgium gradually took possession of the ball and played in the midfield with low intensity, flush passes, looking to open up space.
3:08 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 4

As expected, there was a great deal of ball dispute in the middle of the field, with approximately 12 players in less than 20 meters.

Portugal managed to get into the opponent's area and Jota, who came from behind at speed, shot a low shot in search of scoring the first goal, but the ball went wide.

3:05 PMa year ago

⏱ Min 2

First minutes of the match, both teams are very careful, because any mistake can be very costly and it is early to go down on the scoreboard.
3:02 PMa year ago

The game started

Belgium moved and in the city of Seville, capital of Andalusia - Spain, the round of 16 is already being played between Belgium and Portugal, who are looking for a place, to face Italy next Friday.
2:57 PMa year ago

It's time to play

The captains' draw has been made, everything is ready and only the referee's order is needed to start today's match. 
2:56 PMa year ago

Protocol events

The anthems of both countries are played and after that the captains will be drawn.
2:56 PMa year ago

Teams on the field

The referee gives the order and in an orderly fashion the Belgian team comes out first and then the Portuguese team.
2:55 PMa year ago

Mixed Zone

Teams in the mixed zone, the players greet each other, they are friends and teammates in several clubs around the world, only the order of the central referee is missing, so that they go out to the field and the match begins.
2:54 PMa year ago

Match that complicates the forecast

It is very difficult to give a prediction for the outcome of this match, both teams happen to have a high goals per game quota (both with 7 goals scored so far), the only difference is that Belgium only conceded 1 goal and their rival 4.

So bets are open and everything is ready for the curtain to open and the match to start.

2:51 PMa year ago

All set

Everything is ready for the teams to take the field, it is expected that at any moment they will be in the mixed zone and together with the referee group, they will take the field to start today's match. 

We also tell you that the top Belgian scorer in this Euro 2020, is Lukako, with 3 goals scored so: 2 before Russia and one against Finland on the last date of the group stage.

This will be a great match, in which we expect many goals and a good war for the ball in the middle of the field.


2:40 PMa year ago

Warm-up and tactical analysis

The warm-up continues, both teams play 'little games' with the ball and begin to finish the warm-up. 

As an additional fact, the teams will have two different tactics, while Belgium will go for 3 at the back, 4 midfielders and 3 in the offensive zone, Portugal has a more conservative and classic formation, in which the line of 4 defenders and 5 midfielders predominate, with only one striker.

It will be a match with many men in the midfield and that can be defined with overflows on the wings, to avoid the traffic that will be generated in the middle.

2:27 PMa year ago

Portugal and its troop to defend the title

2:22 PMa year ago

The 11 Belgian warriors, going for qualification

2:17 PMa year ago


The teams are about to take the field to begin their respective warm-up, first they will do it physically, then they will work with the ball.
The goalkeepers are working separately. 
2:12 PMa year ago

Imposing: this is what Seville's stadium looks like today

2:07 PMa year ago

This is how Portugal lives it

2:02 PMa year ago

Preview of the Belgians

1:57 PMa year ago


The teams are already living with intensity their next Euro 2020 game, using the networks to live a preview with their fans.
1:52 PMa year ago

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1:47 PMa year ago

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1:42 PMa year ago

What time is the Belgium vs Portugal Euro 2021 match?

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1:37 PMa year ago

Last meeting between the two

The last time they met, it was for a friendly match in 2018, where with a dull 0-0 draw, they prepared for the World Cup in Russia.
1:32 PMa year ago

Key Player for Portugal

It can't be anyone else but Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo. 

The reigning champions will seek to retain the title from the feet and magic of their captain. 

1:27 PMa year ago

Key player for Belgium

Today's highlight is Romelu Lukako, the Belgian 9 and scorer of Inter Milan, is the player called to lead the way to be the champion of this edition of the European Championship.
1:22 PMa year ago

Belgium vs Portugal possible lineups

Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen; Meunier, De Bruyne, Witsel, T. Hazard; Carrasco, Lukaku, E. Hazard

Portugal: Rui Patrício; Nélson Semedo, Rúben Dias, Pepe, Guerreiro; Palhinha, Renato Sanches, João Moutinho; Bernardo Silva, Ronaldo, Diogo Jota

1:17 PMa year ago

Who will be the referee and his assistants?

The center referee for Belgium vs. Portugal will be Felix Brych; the assistants, Mark Borsch, Stefan Lupp; Georgi Kabakov, fourth assistant.
VAR: Marco Fritz
1:12 PMa year ago


It is the first match between the two in major competitions (Euro/World Cup).

In total they played 18 times with 6 wins for Portugal, 5 Belgian wins and 7 draws.

1:07 PMa year ago

Portugal and its long-suffering qualification

The Portuguese team had to play in the group of death with France, Germany and Hungary.

They managed to score 4 points and qualify as one of the best third-placed teams, their last match was a 2-2 draw against France.

1:02 PMa year ago

Belgium and a perfect group stage

The Belgians are coming from a perfect group stage, where they got 9 out of 9 possible points and with 7 goals for and 1 against, they are one of the strongest teams of the tournament. 

Their last match was against Finland and the score was 0-2, with goals by Lukas and Lukako. 

12:57 PMa year ago

The match will be played at the National Stadium of La Cartuja.

The Estadio Nacional de La Cartuja is a sports stadium in the city of Seville, Spain, located on the island of La Cartuja, shared with the neighboring municipality of Santiponce. It was inaugurated on May 5, 1999 and has a capacity of 57,619 spectators, being the second largest stadium in Andalusia and the fifth largest in Spain.
12:52 PMa year ago

Start of transmission

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