Belgium 1 Portugal 0 LIVE REACTION: Hazard screamer seals Euro 2020 quarter-final berth for Red Devils – latest updates

BELGIUM sealed their spot in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals with a closely-fought 1-0 win over Portugal tonight in Seville.

Thorgan Hazard notched Belgium's only goal of the game in the first half when he rifled home from 25 yards to seal a last eight tie with Italy.

  • RESULT: Belgium 1 Portugal 0
  • Belgium XI: 1 Courtois; 2 Alderweireld, 5 Vertonghen, 3 Vermaelen; 15 Meunier, 8 Tielemans, 6 Witsel, 16 T.Hazard; 7 De Bruyne, 9 Lukaku, 10 E.Hazard
  • Portugal XI: Rui Patricio, 20 Dalot, 3 Pepe, 4 Ruben Dias, 5 Guerreriro, 26 Palhinha, 8 Moutinho, 16 Sanches, 10 Silva, 7 Ronaldo, 21 Jota

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  • Nyle Smith

    FULL 90 STATS

    It turned out to be a real backs to the wall mission for Belgium with the Portuguese dominating the possession, passing and shooting statistics.

    However, Roberto Martinez' men managed to hold on and escape Seville to land a quarter-finals spot.

  • Nyle Smith

    BATTLING BELGIUM

    The Red Devils conceded 23 shots against Portugal which is the most they have faced since allowing 27 shots against Brazil in the 2018 World Cup.

  • Nyle Smith

    RONNING OUT OF TIME

    With the Euro 2016 winners Portugal knocked out, it means that Cristiano Ronaldo will have to wait to break Ali Daei's record.

  • George Moore

    HAVE YOUR SAY

    Belgium have done it! They’ll face Italy in a must watch quarter final tie in Munich on Friday…

  • Nyle Smith

    FULL TIME

    Belgium didn't have their best game but they have managed to squeeze past the reigning champions Portugal and land a spot in the last eight.

     

  • Nyle Smith

    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

    THAT'S IT!

    THE REIGNING CHAMPIONS ARE OUT!

    AND THE BELGIUMS GOLDEN GENERATION LIVE TO FIGHT ON!

    FT: BELGIUM 1-0 PORTUGAL

  • Nyle Smith

    BELGIUM 1-0 PORTUGAL

    90+4. OH NO JOAO FELIX FLUFFED HIS LINES!

    The Atletico Madrid attacker did so well to cut inside and make room to get his shot off.

    But a little bobble in the pitch came to the aid of Belgium which made Felix completely scuff his shot.

    That should be it.

  • Nyle Smith

    BELGUM 1-0 PORTUGAL

    90+2. The #1 ranked team in the world are holding on by the skin of their teeth.

    Will there be one last twist in this tale?

  • Nyle Smith

    ROM COM

    Romelu Lukaku begging his defence to hold on to what they have so they can keep this love poem going.

  • Nyle Smith

    FIVE ADDITIONAL MINUTES

  • Nyle Smith

    BELGIUM 1-0 PORTUGAL

    87. OH MY GOODNESS WHAT A CHANCE FOR SILVA!

    Raphael Guerreiro swung in a cross which fell to Andre Silva at the back-post but Thibaut Courtois stayed big and managed to clean up.

    Tension is rising in Seville.

  • Nyle Smith

    BELGIUM 1-0 PORTUGAL

    86. Eden Hazard seems to have pulled his hamstring and has signaled to the bench for a change.

    Yannick Carrasco is stripped and ready to replace the Belgian skipper who isn't taking any chances.

  • Nyle Smith

    BELGIUM 1-0 PORTUGAL

    85. This game is becoming really stretched now.

    Finally this is the game we were waiting for!

  • Nyle Smith

    BELGIUM 1-0 PORTUGAL

    82. OFF THE POST!

    Raphael Guerreiro came so close to grabbing the equaliser for Portugal but this time the woodwork came to the rescue for Belgium.

    Fernando Santos' side are really turning up the heat.

  • Nyle Smith

    BELGIUM 1-0 PORTUGAL

    82. WHAT A SAVE COURTOIS!

    Ruben Dias had a header from point blank range but the Belgian keeper managed to deny the Portuguese defender a first international goal at the Euros.

  • Nyle Smith

    BELGIUM 1-0 PORTUGAL

    81. With less than ten minutes remaining for Portugal to save their trophy defence and they have a corner.

    What's going to happen here?

  • Nyle Smith

    FIGHT NIGHT

    The players up in arms over Pepe's challenge on Thorgan Hazard.

  • George Moore

    HAVE YOUR SAY

    It’s starting to get a bit scrappy now, which will suit Belgium. Portugal are running out of time, but with the quality they have on the pitch, anything could happen… couldn’t it?

  • Nyle Smith

    BELGIUM 1-0 PORTUGAL

    76. THE HANDBAGS ARE OUT!

    Romelu Lukaku suffered a blow to his head and then the Portuguese vetran Pepe fouled Thorgan Hazard long after the whistle was gone.

    He was lucky to only have got a yellow card there.

  • Nyle Smith

    BELGIUM 1-0 PORTUGAL

    73. Cristiano Ronaldo that was poor by your standards.

    The Portuguese skipper hit his free-kick directly into the Belgian wall.

    Ian Wright was right when he said that Ronaldo doesn't score many free-kicks.

     

  • Nyle Smith

    BELGIUM 1-0 PORTUGAL

    72. Ronaldo vs Courtois round 2.

    The Portuguese icon has a free-kick in perfect Ronaldo range.

    You can feel the tension in the Belgian camp as he lines this one up.

  • Nyle Smith

    BELGIUM 1-0 PORTUGAL

    70. Another attack minded change has been made by Fernando Santos as he tries to usher his side on getting the equaliser.

    Diogo Jota has been replaced by the man who was only outscored by Robert Lewandowski in the Bundesliga, Andre Silva.

  • Nyle Smith

    BELGIUM 1-0 PORTUGAL

    67. Renato Sanches decided to go alone from distance but the shot was way off.

    That is signs of frustrating coming out of the Portuguese camp.

    There is still plenty of time in this game to go, no need for Fernando Santos' side to panic yet.

  • Nyle Smith

    BELGIUM 1-0 PORTUGAL

    65. The defending champions initially picked up the pace of their game once the substitutions were made but to the delight of Roberto Martinez, there hasn't been much threat on goal since.

    However with Ronaldo on the pitch, the Belgian defence needs to stay switched on at all times.

  • Nyle Smith

    BELGIUM 1-0 PORTUGAL

    62. OOO unlucky Lukaku.

    The Hazard brothers used their telapthy to play an intricate one-two before Eden found Lukaku on the edge of the box.

    And the Inter striker done what he is renowned for doing; Using his body to shield the ball and shoot however the shot went just wide of the mark.

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