Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne scored a goal and created another, to lead his country to the final price of the European Football Championship “practically”, after overturning a goal behind against its host, Denmark, for a precious 2-1 victory today, Thursday, in the second round of the second group.
Belgium’s tally rose to 6 points, taking the lead with the full mark, after its 3-0 victory over Russia in the first round.
On the other hand, Denmark remained without a score of points, to remain at the bottom of the standings, 3 points behind the teams of Russia and Finland, who are in second and third places, respectively, to make its position severely worse in its attempt to avoid an early exit from the tournament, and it has to achieve a major victory over Russia in The last round, to advance to the next round in the third best.
Denmark imposed its absolute control over the first half, which witnessed an early goal through Joseph Poulsen, after 98 seconds of the match, scoring the second fastest goal in the history of the European Nations Championships, after Dmitriy Kirishenko’s goal against Greece in the 2004 edition in Portugal.
The situation was completely different with the arrival of De Bruyne from the bench, where he made the equalizer for the visitors, which Thorgan Hazard scored in the 55th minute, before scoring himself the winning goal in the 71st minute.
This was De Bruyne’s first match in the tournament, after he recovered from the injury that kept him from participating in Belgium’s first match against Russia.
Belgium, who dreams of winning the title for the first time in its history, has become the second qualifying round for the final price after Italy.
Play was stopped in the tenth minute of the match to greet the fans and members of the two teams and the referee of the match for Danish star Christian Eriksen, who suffered a heart attack during his country’s match against Finland in the first round of the group.