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Euro 2020 Day 7 Review

Belgium and Netherlands join the Round of 16!

Group B

Denmark 1 vs. 2 Belgium

It was a big game for both teams as Belgium looked to reach the Round of 16 and Denmark looked to bounce back from the first game. Denmark took the lead in the 2nd minute as Poulsen scored to make it 1-0. Denmark had several chances in the 1st half and easily should have made it 3 or 4 nil. Belgium rode their luck and replied back in the 2nd half as De Bruyne came on at half time. Lukaku did brilliantly to drive down the right hand side and cut back for De Bruyne who laid the ball off for Thorgan Hazard who equalised in the 54th minute. Eden Hazard was then brought on to cause more havoc. Once again Lukaku did brilliantly to hold the ball and play it into the box as Hazard found De Bruyne who shot past Schmiechel to make it 1-2 in the 70th minute. There were more chances on both sides as Denmark hit the post late on and Belgium saw some counters stopped. Belgium gained the 3 points though as they book a place in the Round of 16. Denmark sit bottom of the group with 0 points but still have a chance to reach the next round. It all depends on what happens in the final round of games. 

Group C

Ukraine 2 vs. 1 North Macedonia

Yarmolenko and Yaremchuk scored in this game to give Ukraine the lead in the 1st half. North Macedonia replied back as Alioski had his penalty saved but converted the rebound in the 57th minute. Ukrainian keeper Bushchan had to make several top saves in the 2nd half to keep Ukraine’s lead and it’s mainly due to him that North Macedonia didn’t get a point or more. Ukraine move into 2nd on goal difference while North Macedonia remain bottom of the group. Mathematically North Macedonia still have a chance but they would need a massive swing in fortune. 

Netherlands 2 vs. 0 Austria

Depay scored a penalty in the 11th minute while Dumfries scored the 2nd in the 67th minute as Netherlands won comfortably against Austria. Netherlands secure a place in the Round of 16 while Austria sit 3rd in the group. The final game between Ukraine and Austria seems to have set up nicely as the winner will be heading into the Round of 16.

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