Belgium 1-0 Portugal : Belgium will meet Italy in the quarters! For the first big game between two favorites in the eight, this match was rather dull and rough, with 23 fouls and 5 yellow cards.
Belgium 1-0 Portugal :
The defending champion waited until the last fifteen minutes to really take risks. *The plan of Ronaldo’s team was not to expose themselves to the Red Devils’ counterattacks and to quickly block spaces.
Belgium will meet Italy in the quarters!
The tactic worked very well as the Belgians only took six shots, only one of which was on target, during the match. If it wasn’t for Thorgan Hazard’s magical Roberto Carlos-like shot in the 42nd minute, Portugal could have won by a landslide.
Belgium will struggle against Italy.
Especially with the exit of De Bruynes, after a murderous tackle of Palhinha that was surely worth a red. Without its midfield, Belgium will struggle against Italy.