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Denmark 1-2 Belgium – Euro 2020 Player Ratings

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Parken Stadium is where Denmark had a visit from Belgium in Euro 2020’s round 2 fixture. We have all the player ratings.

Belgium had a difficult test ahead of them as they entered the Parken stadium to play against Denmark in the Euro 2020 Group B round 2 fixture. Although a win would grant them the ticket to the knockout stages of the European tournament. Whereas, the home side were recovering from a terrifying Christian Eriksen incident from their first game against Finland on Saturday.

A tactical change was made for the Danes, with Jannik Vestergaard and Mikkel Damsgaard coming in for Jonas Wind and Eriksen. Meanwhile, the Red Devils also had two players recalled for the starting lineup, namely Jason Denayer and Thomas Meunier. However, these changes proved less effective in the beginning as the hosts took a quick lead just 98 seconds into the first half.

De Bruyne wins the game, Denmark team won the hearts.

After Yussef Poulsen’s early goal, the locals kept strong feet as they maintained their lead over Belgium for the entire 45 minutes. If truth be told, Denmark’s team effort in this clash cannot be described on paper. It was unbelievably good! Nevertheless, the return of star man Kevin De Bruyne in the second half changed the dynamics of the game completely.

In what could be called as a brilliant collective effort, Belgium scored the equaliser as De Bruyne calmly assisted Thorgan Hazard. And in the 71st minute, the game was overturned by Roberto Martinez’s side. Yet again, a fierce attack from the visitors saw Eden Hazard setting up for a beautiful De Bruyne finish. Even though the Manchester City star scored the winning goal, Denmark won the hearts of those watching around the world with their highly spirited performance.

Player ratings 

Denmark: Schmeichel (4), Christensen (7), Kjaer (7), Vestergaard (7), Hojbjerg (8), Delaney (6), Wass (5), Maehle (7), Damsgaard (7), Poulsen (8), Braithwaite (5). 

Bench: Jensen (6), Norgaard (7), Larsen (6), Cornelius (6), Olsen (6).

Belgium: Courtois (6), Alderweireld (6), Denayer (4), Vertonghen (7), Dendoncker (5), Tielemens (5), Meunier (4), Hazard (8), Mertens (4), Carrasco (4), Lukaku (6).

Bench: De Bruyne (9), Witsel (6), Hazard (7), Vermaelen (6).

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