Eden Hazard starts as Belgium aim to beat Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal-Sports News , Justnewsday

By | June 27, 2021

Eden Hazard starts as Belgium aim to beat Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal-Sports News , Justnewsday

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LIVE Score, Euro 2020, Belgium vs Portugal: Eden Hazard starts as Belgium aim to beat Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal

The Belgium football team warms up ahead of their match against Portugal. AP

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Team Report: Eden Hazard was picked to start for Belgium in their Euro 2020 last-16 clash with holders Portugal on Sunday.

Hazard played 90 minutes against Finland on Monday and has said the plan is to hit peak fitness for the tournament’s knock-out stages.

Thomas Vermaelen continues in Belgium’s back three while Axel Witsel also starts again after recovering from his Achilles tendon injury.

Portugal coach Fernando Santos makes two changes as Diogo Dalot comes in for Nelson Semedo at right back and Joao Palhinha replaces Danilo Pereira in midfield.

Cristiano Ronaldo leads the line up front, with the 36-year-old one goal away from breaking the record of 109 international goals scored by Iran’s Ali Daei.

Starting line-ups:

Belgium (3-4-3)

Thibaut Courtois; Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Vermaelen; Thomas Meunier, Youri Tielemans, Axel Witsel, Thorgan Hazard; Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard (capt)

Coach: Roberto Martinez (ESP)

Portugal (4-3-3)

Rui Patricio; Diogo Dalot, Ruben Dias, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro; Joao Moutinho, Joao Palhinha, Renato Sanches; Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo (capt), Diogo Jota

Coach: Fernando Santos (POR)

Referee: Felix Brych (GER)

With inputs from AFP.

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