Belgium will play against Portugal in the last 16 of Euro 2020. The match is at the Estadio de La Cartuja in Seville on Sunday. Also, the winner of this match will face Itay in the quarter-final.
The Red Devils come into the knockout stages with a fine form. Also, they have won each of their three matches at the tournament so far.
Roberto Martinez’s side was frustrated in the first half against Finland but an own goal and a Romelu Lukaku strike secured all three points
Meanwhile, Portugal escaped Group F on a frantic final day of the group stage. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice from the spot to secure a 2-2 draw with world champions France.
Here’s everything you need to know about the match:
When is it?
The fixture will kick off at 12.30 IST at the Estadio de La Cartuja.
How can I watch it?
The match is live on Sony Six, Sony ten 2. Also, you can watch it live stream via Jio Tv and Sony Liv.
What is the team news?
Roberto Martinez will recall the likes of Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Meunier and Yannick Carrasco. All were rested for the final group game against Finland. Thorgan Hazard will be assessed after picking up a minor knee injury versus Denmark.
Nuno Mendes is still recovering from a thigh issue. So Raphael Guerreiro will start with Nelson Semedo as a right-back. Renato Sanches will likely keep his spot after starring against France. Joao Moutinho could also be picked after impressing.
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At this stage, in terms of the squad, Belgium is the clear favorite of Portugal. Also, they are the real contender for winning the trophy. On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo is on top form. He scored 5 goals in 3 group league matches. Also, the front three of Portugal including Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva, and Diego Jota, can do damage to Belgium’s defense.
Also, indeed, Portugal’s defense is not playing so well. Belgium’s strong part is their mid-field. All together it will be a beautiful game of football where we can watch the goal-fest.
Belgium: Courtois, Denayer, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Meunier, De Bruyne, Witsel, T. Hazard, Carrasco, E. Hazard, Lukaku
Portugal: Patricio, Semedo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro, Sanches, Danilo, Moutinho, Bernardo Silva, Jota, Ronaldo
This could be a cagey affair that explodes into life in the later stages. It is a clash of two tournament favorites, and I think Belgium’s midfield will dominate the game. 3-1 Belgium.