Match Thread: Denmark vs. Belgium | UEFA EURO 2020
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Great game, still think Denmark are favourites to go through. They will beat Russia while Belgium will definitely win by a couple of goals against Finland because Lukaku wants to be top scorer
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respect Denmark from Russia, you deserve to be in the play off
Danemark played well and deserved a bit better than a defeat today. They've got a good team with a very positive attitude on the field, let's hope they make it out of the group.
I wouldnt say they have a positive attitude after all those dives and random pushes
Well played by Denmark but holy shit some fans and players where annoying. I get that they wanted to get a win for Eriksen but did they expect us to just give it to them.
Just not stalling for time.. That sucked.
But it's not okay to throw beer.. Beer is sacred and not cheap in the stadium.
"Beer is sacred" flair checks out alright.
Everytime Kevin scores he gets laid I figured it out. And I also just saw his Instagram so it makes sense.
Great game by the Danes! They deserved more, but against the class of Lukaku and De Bruyne there’s little to do.
Let’s hope they beat Russia and have a shot at getting out of the group, although, it will be very difficult...
Actually it looks like we *just* need to beat Russia, while Belgium beats Finland. Which doesn’t seem that far fetched.
Beat with 2 goals that is
Only if Belgium gets a worse result against Finland than 2-1. Else 1-0 is enough.
I love Lukaku .what class act
He is! I love watching him play and he seems so down to earth and kind.
what did he do?
First had long talks with Schmeichel and Hjulmand...then he did a interview on danish tv where he said that what the danish team and fans did today was amazing. And that they deserved better
And that hopefully Belgium will finish finland so denmark can go through
He thanked the fans for all the free beer. They know Belgians love beer. Jokes apart it was very entertaining. Too bad you guys are out. See you in Qatar!
We arent out. You guys just go your thing vs. Finland and we will demonish russia.
It’s true that if you win against Russia you’ll pass. Didn’t realized. Good luck then mate 👍
You too mate..
Brace yourselves for this kind of heart attack with every match from Belgium from now on.
I'm used to this. I always expect us to pull it back.
Ashley Cole just parrots whatever has been said before him. Worthless pundit.
Yeah Ashley Cole is worthless, he just repeats whatever was said before
What was said before was worthlessly parroted by Ashley Cole.
Wow! Courtois is truly a good goalkeeper, like whenever I think of great gks he always comes to mind.
So far I think Italy have been the best team. It’s going to take a hell of an effort to score on them and you’ll probably have to do it more than once
Italy isn’t dynamic enough to match up against the big teams. They’re good in their group but they don’t move around for each other at all.
I feel like people always say this about Italy lol
Italy haven’t met any real opponent yet, their group is pure joke. Anyway I doubt anyone can stop France from taking home this Euro.
The no 14 kid was really good for denmark. He was dribbling players left and right
I think taking Poulsen off and not replacing him with Cornelius right away really hurt Denmark. When he was off Denmark really couldn't get out of their half because they didn't have anyone to hold the ball up and Braithwaite didn't really have anything to feed off of.
Cornelius came on and mitigated that but both goal were scored without a bigger striker up the pitch.
They sent in a midfielder, so it was defensive and it did shut de breune down well
Did it though?.
De Bruyne seemed to die off at the end, not quite fully match fit yet. However, the start of the second half showed how crucial he’s going to be for Belgium when he is.
Belgium the better team, period. We had a good gameplan but we were never going to carry that on for 90 minutes.
The starting 11 for belgium were far from the better team. They couldn't even controll the ball properly. The first half was so bad, that under 17s could have won against them (except Courtois).
As a belgian it was painful to watch how badly the team relies on KDB, Lukaku and E.Hazard together. Lukaku couldn't do anything before KDB was brought on the field. Mid field and defense were also very sloppy.
If Denmark would have finished 1 more goal in the first half, it could have ended very differently.
didn't need to carry it on for 90 minutes, to be fair. just needed to do more with the first half opportunities. poor finishing really cost it.
Well, it was a good game. Hope Denmark can somehow classify.
Fuck the people throwing things at Curtois, tho.
Wonder if it was Chelsea fans throwing celery at him
If Denmark beats Russia and Belgium beats Finland then Denmark can take 2nd place due to goals
I think Denmark will beat Russia. Belgium probably will field a B team against Finland to give play time to everyone tho, so I could see Finland drawing or even get a win. Belgium still favorite but I think Finland could do it.
If Martinez is smart enough, he will have to switch earlier and get KDB in the starting 11.
Otherwise, we can indeed draw or lose.
And while i'm at it. Keep Denayer off the field in general. Get boyata or vermaelen or both in CB.
Some real chances, then. Nice.
It’s really not a long shot
Denmark just couldn't finish their chances.
They were great for the majority of the match, but it was obvious early on that one goal wasn't gonna be enough.
As a Belgian I can say that Denmark deserved way more. It would be a terrible shame if they go out, which is very likely.
I don't think there is any scenario where they go through now? If Finland loses to Belgium and Denmark beats Russia, then all three of Finland, Russia, Denmark will have 1 win, 2 losses. The ranking will then be (1) Belgium, (2) Russia, (3) Finland, (4) Denmark based on H2H results.
Edit: Fair enough, totally had a brain fart and didn't consider that Denmark will have beat Russia so it's really circular between the three tied countries...
Yes, I had to think about it as well. They still have a chance. They need to win against Russia with more than 1 goal, and Belgium has to win against Finland. Given Denmark's qualities, it's still possible.
Why would Russia be ahead of Denmark if they lose to Denmark. That literally doesn’t make any sense. If Finland, Russia and Denmark all end with 3 points then it would be decided by goal difference in the games they played against each other (pretty much all the games except for the matches against Belgium). If Denmark win by a couple goals against Russia and Belgium beat Finland, then Denmark would finish 2nd in the group.
Goal scorer - it is very likely Denmark will go through
If Belgium beat Finland and Denmark beat Russia, all by 1, then that puts Denmark in I think (Denmark > Russia > Finland > Denmark) so it would go to goal difference (I'm also assuming a GD of 2f/3a beats 1f/2a).
If denmark beats russia at least 2-0 and belgium beats finland, denmark is #2 in the group. It's entirely possible
So long as Finland don't score more than one goal against Belgium AFAIK we just need to beat Russia 1-0 to be #2.
Finland/Denmark/Russia would all have beaten each other 1-0, but we would be the only team with a goal against Belgium. 2-0 and Finland losing to Belgium makes it foolproof though.
it's actually still very much an open question who second place in this group will be, let alone third
You're right, they need to win against Russia with more than 1 goal (and Belgium has to win against Finland).
and it has happened! good on belgium for doing their part.
Damn. Sad for Denmark, but it was an incredible match.
Great match. Very fun to watch.
Great effort from Denmark, they should be proud.
Incredible save by the Danish defender, at least
Rough couple matches for Denmark for obvious reasons. But also since they arguably controlled both matches and still lost by a goal in each
Yep the Belgian players should be relieved, they had KDB & Luk to thank for saving their asses this game.
Does Braithewaite know you are allowed to pass the ball?
Was fucking screaming my head off. Pass that shit
My lord, is that legal?
Shockingly, the ball doesn’t have to be fired at the first defender either! Braithwaite obviously plays home rules footy. (Bet he played fifa lobby back in the day too).
Vermalean still playing? Wtf this is new to me. Thought he retired
So does him it seems
He plays in Japan now.
Luck ain't on the side of the Danish team
What are you on about they literally got handed a goal at beginning while Belgium had to work for their 2, it shows that Belgium is a amazing team who has another notch they can turn on with some players and mentality change in half
Needing ONE player to make the result for Belgium doesn’t show they’re the worlds best. All their players play on a very high level, but they need De Bruyne to win. Honestly don’t think they will win euro or even get to the final.
Idk why you're going off at Denmark, maybe because your team fucking sucks?
I’m just saying how the match progressed you just seem to be fuming on the other hand
Did you watch the first half? Denmark were all over Belgium and could have scored 3 or 4. Don't know why you're talking about working hard for their goals
solid Euro game this was
Great respect to Denmark for carrying on in this tournament - so glad to hear Eriksen is better
Belgium goals were ice cold, what a match !!
Denmark still have a good chance of second, played pretty well
Damn, Denmark deserved more.
Great game. Denmark played really well definitely deserved at least a point. Belgium quality showed in the 2nd half
Good effort by the guys. The Belgians played the game for 20 minutes today, sadly that's all it with the lack of quality finishing on our part.
Time to kick Russia's ass and hopefully go through still.
GG. Good luck Belgium on going so far in the knockouts.
But anyway, 100 tokens!
Nah mate, it’s not over for you guys just yet. I’ll be rooting for you guys in the game against Russia. I’m happy we won, but realistic in the sense that your team deserved more today. This is a game I’ll remember for quite a while. Denmark showed true grit.
Altså teknisk set er det ikke ude hvis vi vinder over Rusland og Finland taber.
It’s not over for us at all? We just need to beat Russia 2-0.
Not even that. If you win and Finland lose, that could see you through.
that belgian chick they keep showing on the feed 🔥🔥🔥
won't win anything without fellaini
So now Denmark need to destroy Russia to have any hopes of advancing
Not at all. They have the same GD as Russia now so if they beat them at home even 1-0 they're guaranteed third which might be enough. They even have a decent chance of second if Belgium beat Finland by more than one, which I don't think is that unlikely.
But are tie-breakers not based on head-to-head? In that case, the best that can happen o Denmark is they beat Russia and Belgium beats Finland. Even then they Finish 4th because they lost to Finland who lost to Russia as they'll all have 3 pts. Or does it work differently in a three-way tie?
It is head to head actually yep. it wouldn't be 2nd Russia 3rd Finland 4th Denmark though on head to head if they beat Russia because they'd have beaten Russia, and that's what head to head is based on. The three teams would have rock paper scissored each other and be completely level if it was 1-0 Denmark. After head to head, it's head to head GD and that would be level as well, so it would go to overall GD.
It would then be based on GD and Russia would have fewer than Denmark if they were to lose.
If they play as good as they did today and finish even a bit better, I think they can definitely beat Russia.
Just win 2-0
Remarkable guts by the Danes... Belgium just too strong. Wonderful match to watch as a neutral.
Well played despite it ended up with a loss, DEN - RUS is gonna be interesting
So proud of being a Dane right now
Is throwing beer acceptable? Why the announcers not saying anything lol
Why did it attention? Its a few idiots
No idea. So disgusting.
denmark so unlucky. to get nothing from such a good performance :(
Shot was heading out of the stadium anyway. Terrible shot attempt.
So what's the situation now with finishing 3rd if Denmark beat Russia?
A victory against Russia by 2 goals or more might be enough, but they'd need other things to happen surely.
Not needed to win by 2 if its 2-1 or more I believe. It just needs to not be 1-0.
Ah cool, thanks Yeah, there's a high chance of Finland losing so I wasn't certain how head to head would play into then as all teams would have a tie break over the other.
1-0 its 3 man tie if Finland loses.
Ah perfect thanks
I appreciate the courtesy
Just got to have some god damn faith!
GG, Belgium was just more clinical when it mattered.
Don't like seeing cups thrown or diving in the penalty box. We can be better than that.
I agree. Especially after all the respect and sympathy the Belgian fans and players have showed towards us. Very disappointing.
We are VERY lucky to win this. Props to denmark, you guys had an incredible game
Terrible decision making there
Lmao such a boring sport
Why are you here?
I can't imagine caring so much about a sport other people find joy in that you go into that subreddit just to talk shit. You make all hockey fans look bad with this shit.
I came to see the last few mins but then the last few minutes involved
-12 breaks in play
-0 chances for the trailing team
It is boring.
Ok? And? You don't like the sport. Cool. In what way do you feel that makes you special?
I actually really enjoy the sport, just a shit ending to the game.
> Lmao such a boring sport
Never seen a reactionary comment in a sports thread before?
Wtf you sure weren't watching the same game as me
Thanks for stopping by! Go do something!
And yet you're watching and in here posting about it.
You're gonna tell me that having half of the extra time as a pause in play is entertaining?
If you don't find it entertaining don't watch. No need to come into a sub dedicated to the sport with trolling comments.
Are group stages 3 matches or 6?
But hey, at least they knelt before the game
What? How is this relevant?
There’s Always someone triggered by that
Damn. Have to feel for them. Hope they still can make it through
So freaking unlucky i Cant describe it.
Tough luck, mate.
That would have been insane if Braithwaite banged that in
So disappointing for Denmark but what a game. Belgium were good enough to overturn the deficit but Denmark really do deserve at least a point from that.
Shocking display from Belgium. Denmark deserved at least a draw
Belgium wasting time? But when we did it in 2018 they poured salt all over Russia
How is what Mbappé did in 2018 in anyway close to being slow when shooting the ball? Also he wouldn't be so slow if he hadn't to clear his way of glass throw at him by Danes fans
Courtois calling that anti-football and then putting an absolute shitshow today
Team likes to waste time when it benefits them, don't like it when it doesnt, my god why could this possible be the case
Rent free in your head haha
J'entends rien j'suis toujours bourré sur les champs Elysées
hahah come on man have you ever watched football before? Every team hates it when its done against them but every team does it themselves
Oh well. GG’s to both sides.
I think Denmark will beat Russia fairly comfortably, especially with game at Copenhagen. Hopefully it will be enough
I like Belgium. I have liked them for the past three tournaments. I pipped them as an outsider to win, but with their ageing defence and mediocre head coach, I had my doubts. Today has proven they're not the finished article yet. They're so dependent on those 4 players (5 counting Courtois). The composure from De Bruyne and Lukaku was brilliant for that first goal and De Bruyne's finish for the second goal was what you'd expect from him at this point.
Still interesting that Denmark can still get through and if they play like that against Russia, it should be enough.
Commentators being like “that’s why they’re the number 1 team in the world” ??????
Morons throwing cups on the pitch.
Enjoyed that, Denmark unlucky not to get at least a draw
😢 I bet on the over for Belgium group stage goals. Watching that ball not go in that empty net was not fun.
How many goals do you need
Sigh 9 which in hind sight feels like a really stupid bet. Had I thought about the schedule more, I probably wouldn’t have made it (playing Finland last doesn’t help; they probably would’ve gone 100% and dropped 4+ had they played them before the last game. Now that they just need any points they probably cruise after 2 or 3).
Also doesn’t help that no one else in the group has more than 3 points so Belgium can just coast to a draw and take the group. Ideally they’d have played Denmark last (and what happened to Eriksen not happened); Danes probably would be on 4/6 points so Belgium would go 100% effort in all 3 games.
At least I grabbed Belgium at -130 to win the group which was hilariously good odds.
I hold Danish fans in low esteem after seeing all that trash being thrown at Belgian players.
Honestly says more about you than them, there were 25.000 at stadium and basically all of Denmark watching but two cups got thrown, you can’t judge ALL fans on that.
Yeah wtf was that. Also all it does is the opposite of what denmark would want, more opportunities for Courtois to waste time
Yes talk about Denmark as a whole when you saw two cups and there are 25.000 watching the game. Are they all drinking from the same 2 cups?
But honestly don’t understand why people aren’t going after Courtois he was aggressive and time wasting.
He was wasting time...that's bad style.
It's emotions, they just want the ball in play.
It's disgracefull yes, but don't let two idiots taint the rep of the rest. The settings was amazing.
Yes because two fans represent 28000....