21 Jun 2021 - 23:11
EURO 2020: Finland vs Belgium (0-2)
Finland had been trying to press the Belgian midfield high in the first minutes, but Belgium then gradually took control of the game. Finland's goalkeeper Hrádecký denied them the opener on two occasions, while the rest of the Finnish defense have been holding on without too much problems during the first half.
Belgium eventually managed to convert their chances in the second half. The first Belgian goal came following a corner, Vermaelen's flicked header bounces off the post and the ball hits Hrádecký's hand, making it bounce back inside the goal.
Seven minutes later, on the edge of the area De Bruyne plays a low pass forward for Lukaku by the penalty spot, who turns and unleashes a low strike past the goalkeeper.
Belgium complete their first round as Group B winners, followed by Denmark, Finland and Russia, after Denmark's 4-1 win against Russia.
21 Jun 2021 - 20:10
EURO 2020: Ukraine vs Austria (0-1)
Not many goal scoring opportunities in the first half, with two teams well organized in their positioning. Austria made the difference on a corner from Alaba from the left. In the middle of the Ukrainian defense, Baumgartner stretches his leg forward to tap the ball in.
In the second half, Ukraine could not get their strikers into dangerous positions inside their opponents' penalty area and Austria grab the second spot in the group.
20 Jun 2021 - 20:04
EURO 2020: Italy vs Wales (1-0)
Italy have been in control of the first half, blocking most of the Welsh's build-ups by the halfway line. The Italian attacks were mostly launched through lofted forward passes landing inside the penalty area.
Wales did create some danger following a corner, but have been struggling with keeping the ball inside the Italian half.
The Italian goal came 6 minutes before half-time. By the right corner of the box, Verrati drills a free-kick deep into the penalty area. Pessina runs past his marking defender and deflects the ball low into to the far corner.
In the second half, Italy have been using fewer deep passes into the box. With Wales reduced to 10 men from the 55th minute, it was easier for the Italian players to use the whole width of the pitch to prepare their attacks.
Their runs down the wings have been a constant threat as the Azzurri were at times with as many as 6 players inside the box ready to receive crosses. Even when the crosses were not reaching the targeted player, the clearances from the Welsh defence had to be precise enough to prevent the ball from coming back to an oppoonent in shooting position in or just outside the box.
With 3 wins in 3 matches Italy are Group A winners, followed by Wales, Switzerland and Turkey, after Switzerland's 3-1 win over Turkey.
19 Jun 2021 - 23:06
EURO 2020: Spain vs Poland (1-1)
Spain have enjoyed most of the possession and have been pretty much in control of the midfield however Poland have created a few more goal scoring opportunities during the first half. The Polish have launched their offensives through counter attacks and from balls won back in their opponents' half.
La Roja's goal came after 24 minutes. Morata receives a low pass forward inside the box and slots it past the goalkeeper.
The Spanish created a lot more chances during the second half but could not get enough precision in their attempts at goal.
Poland's equalizer came early in the second half. Lewandowski gets on the receiving end of a lofted cross from Józwiak and his towering header at the back post is on target beyond reach of the goalkeeper.