Belgium BEL Lukaku (10', 88'), Meunier (34')
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European Championship Gameweek 1
Jun 12, 2021 KO: 19:00

Belgium - Russia

Gazprom Arena Sankt-Petersburg
Referee: Antonio Matéu Lahoz
Lukaku 10'  
Meunier 34'  
Lukaku 88'  

Player Ratings

Belgium 3-0 Russia: Lukaku on target as Red Devils start impressively

Belgium began their Euro 2020 campaign in impressive style as they beat Russia 3-0 thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Thomas Meunier.

Belgium beat Russia 2-0 in their opening Euro 2020 encounter to live up to their billing as one of the favourites for the competition.

Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Thomas Meunier in the opening half gave them a platform to play a more measured second period as they went unchallenged against a poor Russia outfit. Lukaku got another late on.

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Russia
5.6
Russian hopes at Euro 2020 lie with the bulky figure of Artem Dzyuba, who so often mismatches defenders using his sheer size. Against Belgium, he was the player who was bullied. Peripheral to the match, he offered none of the bullishness his coach would have expected.

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Belgium
8.7
  • A winger before he was converted to a right-back, Thomas Meunier is perfectly built for playing a wing-back role. He was an early replacement for Timothy Castagne but did not miss a beat in this encounter, getting into a very advanced position to tap in the second goal, which effectively settled the match.

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    Belgium
    8.5
  • Romelu Lukaku arrived at Euro 2020 full of confidence after a brilliant season with Inter, where he helped the club to the Serie A title. He continued his prolific form with the opening goal of the game - a typically emphatic finish after he was given half a yard of space in the box - and in celebrating paid tribute to his club-mate Christian Eriksen, who took unwell during Denmark's defeat to Finland earlier in the day. With two minutes left, a characteristically good run into the right channel was matched by a sharp near-post finish, giving Belgium the emphatic win they deserved.

    Players Stats

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  • FOULS FOULED AERIALS
    ATT/WON
    DUELS
    ATT/WON
    CLEAR ERR CHANCE ERR GOAL POSS LOST OFFSIDE RECOV LAST MAN
    TACKLE
    FINAL THIRD PEN SHOTS ON TARGET BLOCKED DRIBBLES TOUCHES
    IN BOX
    BIG
    CHANCE
    SAVES GOALS CON PEN CON PEN SAVE DECISIVE FIRST EQUALISER PEN WON
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    Courtois GK Belgium 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Alderweireld DR Belgium 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Boyata DC Belgium 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Vertonghen DL Belgium 77 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Castagne MR Belgium 27 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Dendoncker MCR Belgium 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Tielemans MCL Belgium 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Hazard ML Belgium 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Mertens AMR Belgium 72 - 1 - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Carrasco AML Belgium 77 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Lukaku S Belgium 90 2 - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1 - -
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    Meunier D Belgium 63 1 1 - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Hazard F Belgium 18 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Vermaelen D Belgium 13 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Praet M Belgium 13 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Shunin GK Russia 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3 - - - - - -
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    Fernandes DR Russia 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Semenov DCR Russia 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Dzhikiya DCL Russia 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Zhirkov DL Russia 43 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Ozdoev DMCR Russia 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Barinov DMCL Russia 45 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Zobnin AMR Russia 63 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Golovin AMC Russia 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Kuzyaev AML Russia 30 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Dzyuba S Russia 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Karavaev D Russia 47 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Diveev D Russia 45 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Mukhin M Russia 27 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Miranchuk M Russia 27 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Cheryshev F Russia 33 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -