Belgium has reached the quarterfinals of the Euro Cup 2020 by defeating defending champions Portugal in the decisive goal of Thorgen Hazard.
World number one Belgium defeated Portugal 1-0 in the last 16 match last night. Portugal, the 2016 winners, failed to reach the quarterfinals for the first time.
Hazard scored the only goal of the game at La Cartuza Stadium in Sevilla. In the 42nd minute of the game, Hazard scored a superb goal to give Belgium the lead. He scored on a pass provided by Thomas Munie.
Portugal, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, tried to equalize in the second half but failed.
In the 83rd minute, Rafael Guerreiro of Portugal hit the post and returned. Earlier, Ruben Dia’s header was blocked by Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored in all three games of the group stage, could not score in this game.
Belgium, aiming to win the Euro Cup for the first time, will now face one-time winners Italy in the quarterfinals.