Euro 2020: Daily Results (June 27) – Belgium Through as Portugal and the Netherlands Crash Out

  • Euro 2020 daily round-up.
  • First two Last 16 knockout games take place.
  • First major shock sees the Czech Republic beat 10-man Netherlands.

Soccer returned on Sunday with another two Round of 16 games in this summer’s European Championships.

As the competition now enters the business stage, following today’s two matches, there are now just 12 teams left standing.

Following the recent exits of Wales and Austria, Belgium faced 2016 champions Portugal and Netherlands were in action against the Czech Republic.

The day’s early kick-off saw the biggest upset of the tournament so far as the Czech Republic knocked the Netherlands out by two goals to nill.

Elsewhere, the most exciting game of the day saw two heavyweights collide as world number one Belgium were looking to set up a quarter-final tie against Italy.

Despite putting in a decent attacking display, Portugal, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, failed to overcome a resolute Belgium before eventually crashing out one goal to nill.

Czech Mate

Despite being one of the tournament’s lowest-ranked remaining teams, the Czech Republic has become just the third side to reach the competition’s quarter-finals.

Paired against a very tricky-looking Netherlands side, led by Frank De Boer, Czech Republic would have known they’d needed to perform at their maximum if they were to progress.

Following a disastrous performance from the Dutch which also saw center-back Matthijs De Ligt receive a straight red card, the Czech Republic was able to capitalize expertly.

A second-half opening goal from Tomas Holes set the tone before star striker Patrick Schick doubled the country’s lead and in turn sent thew Oranje packing.

Knockout Last 16: Netherlands vs. Czech Republic

Location: Ferenc Puskas Stadium, Budapest, Hungary
Kick-off: 13:00 ET
Score: 0-2
Scorers: Tomas Holes 68′, Patrik Schick 80′

Knockout Last 16: Belgium vs. Portugal

Location: Estadio de La Cartuja, Seville, Spain
Kick-off: 16:00 ET
Score: 1-0
Scorers: Thorgan Hazard 42′

Next Set of Fixtures (June 28)

Knockout Last 16: Croatia vs. Spain
Location: Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark
Kick-off: 13:00 ET

Knockout Last 16: France vs. Switzerland
Location: National Arena, Bucharest, Romania
Kick-off: 16:00 ET

Leah is a British sports writer who specialises in MMA and soccer betting. In her spare time, Leah enjoys playing poker and listening to American Hip Hop.

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