Belgium booked their place in the Round of 16 of Euro 2020 after coming from behind to beat Denmark 2-1.
Denmark, still dealing with the emotional trauma of Christian Eriksen’s collapse and resuscitation in their first group match, stunned their visitors by taking an early lead. Yussuf Poulsen fired them in front within two minutes. They continued to create problems, but their spirited efforts were undone after the break.
Belgium equalised after 54 minutes, when Romelu Lukaku charged forward and passed to Kevin De Bruyne. The Manchester City midfielder set up the onrushing Thorgan Hazard, who was left with a tap-in.
And in the 70th minute, Thorgan’s brother Eden Hazard returned the favour, rolling the ball into De Bruyne’s path. In his first match back since his injury in the Champions League final, De Bruyne directed the ball home with his left foot.
His celebrations were respectful and toned down, but inside, Belgium will have been delighted as their attack was really beginning to click.
Denmark put some pressure on for an equaliser in the closing stages, but remain without a point going into their final group game.
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