Belgium knocks out title holders, Portugal from Euro Tournament

Written by on June 28, 2021

Belgium have knocked out defending champions Portugal in the last 16 and equalled their longest winning streak at major tournaments, winning five in a row for the second time under boss Roberto Martinez.

With a squad packed full of talent they have never been better equipped to win a trophy as they set up a quarter-final tie with Italy thanks to a 1-0 win over Manager Fernando Santo’s Wards.

And all it took was a wonder goal from Thorgan Hazard to scrape past Portugal, while star men Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard picked up injuries.

Defender Thomas Vermaelen was however quick to confess that Belgium were “lucky to win” as they fought to Survive a second half onslaught that Saw Defenders, Ruben Dias And Rafael Guerrero edging close to scoring for the Portuguese side.

Credit: BBC

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