Belgium v Portugal, 27 June 2021

Score1-0 to Belgium
RefereeFelix Brych
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Finals - Round of 16
VenueEstadio La Cartuja, Seville
Attendance11,504
Kick-off: 9.00pm local Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Assistant referees: Mark Borsch (GER) and Stefan Lupp (GER) Fourth official: Georgi Kabakov (BUL) Video Assistant Referee: Marco Fritz (GER) This was match no. 39 of the pan-Europe Euro 2020 tournament. This was Portugal's first defeat in the last six meetings with Belgium (won three) since September 1989.

1  Belgium

Manager: Roberto Martínez

0  Portugal

Manager: Fernando Santos

Goals:

Thorgan Hazard 42 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
Defender Thomas Meunier
Defender Thomas Vermaelen
Defender/Midfielder Jan Vertonghen
Midfielder Thorgan Hazard
Midfielder Youri Tielemans
Midfielder Axel Witsel
Midfielder/Forward Kevin De Bruyne
Midfielder/Forward Eden Hazard (captain)
Forward Romelu Lukaku

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Rui Patrício
Defender Diogo Dalot
Defender Pepe
Defender Rúben Dias
Defender/Midfielder João Palhinha
Midfielder João Moutinho
Midfielder Renato Sanches
Midfielder/Forward Bernardo Silva
Midfielder/Forward Diogo Jota
Midfielder/Forward Cristiano Ronaldo (captain)

Substitutions:

Dries Mertens for Kevin De Bruyne 48
Yannick Carrasco for Eden Hazard 87
Leander Dendoncker for Thorgan Hazard 90

Substitutions:

Bruno Fernandes for Bernardo Silva 55
João Félix for João Moutinho 55
André Silva for Diogo Jota 70
Danilo Pereira for João Palhinha 78
Sérgio Oliveira for Renato Sanches 78

Cards:

Thomas Vermaelen 72 Y
Toby Alderweireld 81 Y

Cards:

João Palhinha 45 Y
Diogo Dalot 51 Y
Pepe 77 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet
Goalkeeper Matz Sels
Defender Dedryck Boyata
Defender Jason Denayer
Defender/Midfielder Leander Dendoncker
Midfielder Yannick Carrasco
Midfielder Dennis Praet
Midfielder Leandro Trossard
Forward Michy Batshuayi
Forward Jérémy Doku
Forward Dries Mertens

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Anthony Lopes
Goalkeeper Rui Silva
Defender José Fonte
Defender Nélson Semedo
Defender/Midfielder Nuno Mendes
Midfielder Bruno Fernandes
Midfielder Danilo Pereira
Midfielder Pedro Gonçalves
Midfielder Rúben Neves
Midfielder Sérgio Oliveira
Midfielder/Forward João Félix
Forward André Silva

Comments:

Belgium had now won 23 of their last 27 games; the only defeat being against England at Wembley in the UEFA Nations League in October 2020. The Red Devils had now won four games at a UEFA European Championship finals for the first time. Thorgan Hazard became the first player to score in consecutive appearances at a UEFA Championship finals for Belgium.

Comments:

Reigning champions Portugal were eliminated after losing two of their four games at Euro 2020. Their tally of four points from three group games was the lowest points total for a defending champion at a UEFA European Championship finals since Greece in 2008. This was the first time that Portugal had lost a game played in Spain since April 1958 when Alfredo Di Stefano scored the only goal of the friendly match in Madrid.