Saturday 10/16/21
BELGIUM 1-0 PORTUGAL

Belgium dump out holders Portugal 1-0

Roberto Martinez's side will now face Italy, who have also won every game so far at the tournament
27 June 2021, Spain, Seville: Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo lies on the turf after a collision during the UEFA EURO 2020 round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and Portugal at La Cartuja Stadium. Photo: Bruno Fahy/BELGA/dpa
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo lies on the turf after a collision. Photo: Bruno Fahy/dpa.

Belgium knocked out holders Portugal and reached the Euro quarter-finals after Thorgan Hazard's superb strike sealed a 1-0 win on Sunday.

Roberto Martinez's side will now face Italy, who have also won every game so far at the tournament, in Munich on Friday.

27 June 2021, Spain, Seville: Belgium players celebrate scoring their side's first goal during the UEFA EURO 2020 round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and Portugal at La Cartuja Stadium. Photo: Cezaro De Luca/dpa

Belgium players celebrate scoring their side's goal. Photo: Cezaro De Luca/dpa.

But star Kevin De Bruyne was substituted with an injury early in the second half of the last 16 clash and could be a doubt.

Belgium, the number one ranked team in the world, were arguably second best before the goal late in the first half and thereafter.

27 June 2021, Spain, Seville: Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo (L) and Belgium's Jan Vertonghen fight for the ball during the UEFA EURO 2020 round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and Portugal at La Cartuja Stadium. Photo: Laurie Dieffembacq/BELGA/dpaPortugal's Cristiano Ronaldo (L) and Belgium's Jan Vertonghen fight for the ball. Photo: Laurie Dieffembacq.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo was left stranded on 109 international goals, sharing the men's record with Iran's Ali Daei, but is likely to be back for qualifiers and the Qatar World Cup in less than 18 months despite his 36 years of age.

27 June 2021, Spain, Seville: Belgium's Thorgan Hazard (L) and Portugal's Diogo Dalot fight for the ball during the UEFA EURO 2020 round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and Portugal at La Cartuja Stadium. Photo: Laurie Dieffembacq/BELGA/dpaBelgium's Thorgan Hazard (L) and Portugal's Diogo Dalot. Photo: Laurie Dieffembacq.

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