Denmark VS Belgium UEFA Euro LIVE Football Score 17 June 2021
What can you say? The events of Saturday afternoon in Copenhagen are still raw, and while in his own words Christian Eriksen is now “fine under the circumstances”, the impact it will have on the Danes’ performance is impossible to predict. The hosts could do with a result after their narrow loss to Finland but they will have their work cut out against a Belgium side who lived up to all the pre-tournament hype as they brushed aside Russia 3-0 in their opener, Romelu Lukaku scoring twice.
I don’t know how Denmark will react on the pitch but we’ll just have to look at ourselves and prepare for this game in a professional manner. We will just have to try and win the game. That is all we can do. Of course there’s a lot of sympathy from all over the world for them now, which is as it should be seeing how they handled the situation. They will have our eternal respect for that. But Belgium will try and win this game.
Denmark resume their Euro 2020 campaign following the cardiac arrest suffered by Christian Eriksen in their Group B opener determined to win the whole tournament for their teammate. Without their talismanic playmaker Kasper Hjulmand’s side lost 1-0 to Finland at Parken Stadium and will face a tough task to overcome group leaders Belgium.
Two goals from Romelu Lukaku either side of one from Thomas Meunier earned the Belgians a convincing 3-0 victory against Russia and a further win would leave them almost certain to advance to the knockout stages. Here is how you can watch the match and everything you need to know:
Denmark: Eriksen’s hospitalisation will naturally cast a pall over the next game at Parken Stadium but his team mates want to rally for him and not just qualify from their group but win the tournament. “We’re still in the tournament,” goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel told broadcaster DR. “Now we have to try to see if we can win this and do it for Christian and do it for all the fans who sat with us and were just as powerless in the situation as we were.
Belgium: Though losing Timothy Castagne to injury in the opening group game was a frustrating blow Belgium’s squad could look even better for the second match with Axel Witsel and Kevin De Bruyne both closing in on returns from injuries. De Bruyne fractured his eye socket and broke his nose in the Champions League final but returned to training on Monday.