Belgium move to the next round of the European Championship after a rewarding victory against Portugal, winning 1-0 on the day.
Belgium started the first half well, thanks to a goal from Hazard just before half-time Both teams struggled to produce anything meaningful in the second half, leaving the final score at 1-0.
For Belgium, Mertens, Carrasco and Dendoncker, came on for De Bruyne, Hazard and Hazard. Portugal brought on João Félix, Bruno Fernandes, André Silva, Pereira and Sergio Oliveira, to replace João Moutinho, Bernardo Silva, Diogo Jota, Palhinha and Renato Sanches.
There were bookings for Vermaelen and Alderweireld from Belgium. For Portugal, Palhinha, Dalot and Pepe saw yellow.
The Belgians now march on to the next stage, having dispatched their opponents in the last. This was a result that will give them renewed confidence going forward.
|Belgium:||Courtois, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Witsel, Tielemans, Hazard (Carrasco, min.87), Meunier, Hazard (Carrasco, min.87), Lukaku and De Bruyne (Mertens, min.48)|
|Portugal:||Rui Patrício, Rúben Dias, Pepe, Guerreiro, Dalot, Palhinha (Pereira, min.78), João Moutinho (João Félix, min.55), Renato Sanches (Sergio Oliveira, min.78), Bernardo Silva (Bruno Fernandes, min.55), Diogo Jota (André Silva, min.70) and Ronaldo|
|Stadium:||Estadio Olímpico de La Cartuja|
|Goals:||Hazard (1-0, min. 42)|