Belgium crushed defending champions Portugal’s dream to be back-to-back champions in Euro 2020 after defeating them 1-0. Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t able to break the all-time international goals tally. Belgium’s Thorgan Hazard, Eden Hazard’s brother, gave the match its only goal at the 42nd minute with a stunning shot.
Loss or win, what Ronaldo does on and off the field becomes a talking point. (Ask Coca-Cola guys!)
So when the match ended, Cristiano Ronaldo had a quick word with his former Real Madrid teammate and Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. In the video, shared by the official Twitter handle of UEFA Euro 2020, saw Cristiano told Courtois,” Lucky, eh? (The ball) didn’t want to get in today! Good luck man.”
🗣️ "[The ball] didn't want to go in today."
— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 27, 2021
The clip went viral, needless to add.
All’s not well with Belgium
Their star duo, Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard, both suffered injuries and will undergo scans on June 28. De Bruyne suffered an ankle injury while coach Roberto Martinez said Hazard’s problem was ‘more of a muscle feeling’.
Even though the Borussia Dortmund winger, Thorgan Hazard, isn’t as universally celebrated as his brother Eden, the latter had once told that Thorgan had even more talent than him.
“In these games, if you have a chance you have to have a go,” said Thorgan. “It went in, with a bit of luck and it was the goal that got us through. It’s a dream for me,” he added.
Belgium will face Italy in the quarterfinals on July 2.