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Belgium BEL Hazard (55'), De Bruyne (70')
European Championship Gameweek 2
Jun 17, 2021 KO: 16:00

Denmark - Belgium

Telia Parken København
Referee: Björn Kuipers
Poulsen 2'  
  55' Hazard
  70' De Bruyne

Match preview

De Bruyne set to return - How Belgium could line up against Denmark

Roberto Martinez's Belgium could have both Axel Witsel and Kevin De Bruyne available to face Denmark on Wednesday in Copenhagen.

Belgium will attempt to keep their winning start to Euro 2020 going on Wednesday when they face Denmark in Copenhagen.

Roberto Martinez's men crushed Russia 3-0 in their opening match, despite being without arguably their two most influential players in the form of Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard, who was only available to start from the bench.

At least one change will be required for Belgium. Timothy Castagne went off with a facial injury that ended his tournament - and reports in his homeland suggested that if the blow had been just three centimetres higher it would also have ended his career. Nevertheless, he is hoping to be fit for the start of the season with Leicester.

Thomas Meunier is the natural replacement for Castagne, particularly after the Borussia Dortmund star came off the bench to assist one and score another against Russia.

The return of Hazard and De Bruyne further forward, meanwhile, offers Martinez additional options. There is no guarantee that either will start due to their recent physical problems, though the coach will be eager that both gain further sharpness by getting some game time.

Equally in midfield Witsel is fit again, though there is no urgent need to replace either Youri Tielemans or Leandro Dendoncker.

Jan Vertonghen has travelled but will likely be rested after picking up a minor ankle injury against Russia. Thomas Vermaelen is in line to replace him.

From Denmark's perspective, meanwhile, Christian Eriksen is out after suffering a cardiac arrest in their opening game against Finland, but the positive news is that the Inter midfielder appears to be in good spirits and making good progress given the circumstances.

Belgium starting XI versus Switzerland

Belgium - Football tactics and formations

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  Average Match Rating  
7.3
  Home  
7.7
7.1
  Away  
7.1
7.2
  Total  
7.4

Match statistics

Denmark
Statistics
Belgium
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
13
16
Draws
4
3
Losses
3
1
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
49
65
Goals Per Game
2.45
3.25
More > 2.5 Goals
9
13
More > 3 Goals
7
9
Scored First in a Match
14
15
Scored Both Halves
9
13
Won More > 1 Goal
10
13
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
10
13
Did Not Score
4
0
Both Teams Scored
4
11
Kept Clean Sheet
14
9
Won Without Conceding
12
9
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
738
833
Possession
59
63
Passes
571
674
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
13
15
Shots on Target
5.07
7.06
Goals out of Shots
0.17
0.25
Crosses
18
16
Offsides
2.33
2.38
Penalties
0.35
0.25
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.70
0.45
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
15
11
Interceptions
9.80
8.25
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
17
12
Total Shots Conceded
7.87
8.00
Shots on Target Conceded
3.00
2.50
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.13
0.10
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
10
Yellow Cards
1.05
0.90
Red Cards
0.00
0.00

Injuries

  1. Heart Condition image description
  2. Facial Injury image description