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That's all, folks! ๐Ÿ‘‹


Thanks for sticking with us today, and we'll see you back here tomorrow for even more Euro 2020 action.

We'll leave you with these images of Andreas Christensen dedicating his goal tonight to his teammate and captain Christian Eriksen. Go get your tissues! Go get them!

๐Ÿ—ฃ De Bruyne: 'A tough game today'


Kevin De Bruyne: "It was a tough game today. We knew that Finland would play very compact and would be difficult to break down.

"But from the moment we scored, we knew they had to come out and it was more open. Our second half was a lot better."

History made ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ


๐Ÿ—ฃ Damsgaard: 'I have never dreamed of being a part of something so big'


Denmark goalscorer Mikkel Damsgaard: "It's so insane that we're moving on. This team, these players. It's great to be a part of. I have never dreamed of being a part of something so big, so it's a great feeling.

"Last match (against Belgium) was one of the biggest I have achieved. Still, this beats that experience. It was absolutely fantastic to be a part of it, and hear the fans and all of Denmark go crazy when we win and move on as runners-up. It is fantastic."

Euro 2020 qualified teams ๐Ÿ


The likes of England, Czech Republic, France, Sweden and Switzerland have qualified for the knockouts as the third-placed teams (at least).

They could, of course, place a better finish based on their final performances.

We can't get enough of this โค๏ธ


All smiles from Kasper Hjulmand


Kasper Schmeichel is grinning from ear to ear too, and the whole of the Denmark team look happy beyond belief. Their supporters are still cheering them on from the stands. Ah! Emotions! What a team, what a moment, what a story.

Emotional scenes for the Danish team


The Danish players and staff are huddled on the pitch together, nervously checking the score for the Belgium game. They erupt in cheers once they find out that, yes, they've finished second in Group B thanks to Belgium getting the job done.

Please excuse me while I go find a tissue, my eyes are leaking!

FT: Russia 1-4 Denmark, Finland 0-2 Belgium


And it's all over!

Denmark have booked their spot as Group B runners-up after an incredible display against Russia, beating them 4-1.

What a showing it was from Denmark, going into the game with zero points and leaving as second-placed finishers! An amazing showing from a team who have showed true solidarity both on and off the pitch.

In the other game, Belgium continue their perfect Euro 2020 record with an impressive 2-0 win over Finland, who still have a chance of progressing to the last 16 as a third-placed team.

Russia, meanwhile, have been eliminated.

What a story for Denmark!


After heading into the match on zero points โ€“ yes, zero โ€“ Denmark finally find themselves second in Group B, now on their way to beating Russia 4-1 and with that glorious goal difference.

That, coupled with Belgium winning against Finland, secures them a spot in the knockouts. Tell us you don't believe in fairytales!!!!!! TELL US!!!!!!

Belgium make a change โ€“ Lukaku off


Goalscorer Romelu Lukaku is subbed off for Christian Benteke. What a performance it's been for the forward!

Belgium find their way eventually ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช


GOAL! Finland 0-2 Belgium


Lukaku finally gets his goal, and Belgium are cruising as Group B winners! How crazy have these last few minutes been, eh? It's why we watch the beautiful game.

GOAL! Russia 1-4 Denmark


WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT!!! Just minutes after Denmark score their third goal through Andreas Christensen, they get another through Joakim Maehle and that's surely the victory wrapped. 4-1!

And Lukaku's just scored for Belgium now, doubling their lead. That looks to be enough for Denmark to finish second in Group B.

We love football.

GOAL! Russia 1-3 Denmark


What a goal, what a moment! The entire team goes to celebrate Andreas Christensen's goal that surely wraps up Denmark's win against Russia.

It's a wonderful strike from a clear 22 years out, which opens a beautiful new chapter for Denmark's Euro 2020 dreams.

Look at that emotion on Kasper Schmeichel's face! Anyone getting teary here? After everything this team has been through, these goals are thoroughly deserved.

Belgium make a double change


Thomas Meunier is in for Leandro Trossard, whil Jeremy Doku is replaced by Michy Batshuayi.

GOAL! Finland 0-1 Belgium


GOAL!!! Belgium finally find their breakthrough, and it's thanks to Thomas Vermaelen! It's a great header from Vermaelen after an in-swinging corner, and though it bounced out of the net, it's crossed the line and is counted as a goal.

At last!

GOAL! Russia 1-2 Denmark


Artem Dzyuba converts from the spot, easing the ball past Kasper Schmeichel. Russia now have about 20 minutes to find an equaliser.

Russia awarded a penalty!


Russia have a chance to halve the deficit against Denmark after Vestergaard concedes a penalty, pushing Alakesandr Sobolev.



Oh dear! After VAR consultation, the goal has been overturned for offside - and it's reverted back to 0-0! That was close.

Finland are still in the competition.

VAR check for offside...


... we wait..

If it stands, it's Lukaku's third goal this tournament.

GOAL! Finland 0-1 Belgium


AND THERE IT IS! Romelu Lukaku finally hits the back of the net with a fantastic effort, finally making Belgium's relentless forward efforts worthwhile. It's a great ball from Kevin De Bruyne, with Lukaku only needing one touch, one turn, one shot to finish. Brilliant play.

Finland taking charge


Just seconds after Hazard's miss, there's some flurry of action as Finland try to make their own magic, but the effort is skewed.

Harzard effort saved AGAIN!


It's just his unlucky day. Eden Hazard is in the perfect spot to score, and there's plenty of power behind it this time, but the Finland goalkeeper just somehow has a sixth sense and gets to it. How have Belgium not scored yet?

GOAL! Russia 0-2 Denmark


WOW! Yusself Poulsen with the tap-in into the empty Russia net, and as things stand, Denmark have climbed into third in Group B. Should the score remain the same, this will be the first points Denmark pick up this summer tournament.

What a time to be alive!

Hazard shot saved


A great chance by Hazard, with all the time and space you could need โ€“ but his shot lacked power, and it was saved easily by the Finland goalkeeper. 

Hazard shot goes wide


Perhaps a bit of frustration from a Belgium team who has been so dominant in the attack, but with no goals to show for it. The Real Madrid man takes his chance, but it's wide of the goal.

Kudryashov down


The Russian was involved in a rough head challenge, and he's now receiving treatment on the sidelines.

Back underway in the second half


And we're off again!

Yes, yes we do ๐Ÿ‘ถ


HT: Finland 0-0 Belgium, Russia 0-1 Denmark


Group B leaders Belgium remain top of the group despite heading into the break 0-0, and have been the dominant side all game. They still look set to win the group.

Denmark lead Russia 1-0, and if this stands, Russia are out of the tournament.


Hazard goes down in the box - no penalty


The referee waves off Belgium's claims for a penalty after Eden Hazard looked to be brought down in the box.

Huge save by Hradecky to deny Doku


What a chance that was by Doku! The Belgian does well to go forward, and his shot is powerful and on target, but Hradecky gets his fingertips to it and makes a clearance. It's just been chance after chance by Belgium โ€“ but can they convert?

GOAL! Russia 0-1 Denmark


Denmark have found the breakthrough! It's Mikkel Damsgaard with the goal against Russia, and if this stands, they could progress to the last 16 based on their third-placed finish.

Lukaku shot saved!


Lukaku's been the main man today, but he still has yet to see one of his chances count. Still plenty of time...

Trossard's shot goes over the bar


Belgium have played well this opening half, with plenty of chances to go forward and easily the more threatening team on the ball. But they have yet to score, and it's been half an hour gone. They don't really need the win, but a perfect win record in their group stage would really cement their status as Euro 2020 favourites.

Kudryashov gets a yellow


Fedor Kudryashov has been handed the first yellow of the match, after a rough tackle on Denmark's Daniel Wass.

Still scoreless in Russia


Both Denmark and Russia are still playing out a 0-0 stalemate over in St Petersburg, with both teams desperate for a win.

Denmark are on zero points, but still have an outside chance of making it to the knockouts โ€“ but if, and only if, they beat Russia this evening.

Close by De Bruyne


Was it a shot, a cross, a pass? Who knows, but Kevin De Bruyne makes a run into the box, doing well to streamroll over slew of Finland defenders. It's eventually cleared by the goalkeeper, but that was a dangerous ball. What a bit of play that was from the Man City midfielder.

Chance for Lukaku


How good has Lukaku been this tournament? He does well on a solo run, needing no backup from his team-mates, but his final shot is deflected against a Finalnd player and it's cleared.

Lukaku fouls Sparv


That's rough from Romelu Lukaku on Tim Sparv.

๐Ÿ—ฃ De Boer: 'We kept everything intact'


โ€œThe most important thing is that we kept everything intact tonight. Some guys have finally got 90 minutes in their legs, and that actually makes me feel positive.

"Of course I am very satisfied, but Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay also said it. You hope that they are 100% concentrated, but you also know that they do not want to get unnecessary yellow cards, that is unconsciously in your head."

Pukki with a missed chance


Teemu Pukki meets the ball from a cross, but has a terrible first touch and ultimately fluffs up his chance.

Finland still dreaming...


According to the latest FIFA World Rankings, Finland are #54. Belgium are #1.

And yet, they're still hoping for the slightest chance of progressing to the last 16 with a win here, because as we all know, anything can happen within 90 minutes.

It's called the beautiful game for a reason!

And we've kicked off in both games!


Here we go.

Not long to go!


Both Finland vs Belgium and Russia vs Denmark are kicking off at the top of the hour, with tournament favourites Belgium already having qualified for the knockout stages โ€“ and they'll likely progress as winners, even if they lose and Russia win (they've on six points, Russia are on three, and have a superior goal difference).

Finland and Russia, meanwhile, are currently going to battle it out for second place, with both needing a victory to really ensure progression.

Denmark are on zero points, but could still have a slim chance of qualifying for the knockouts should they beat Russia. They need th victory, though.

Team lineups: Russia vs Denmark


Russia XI: Safonov, Fernandes, Diveev, Dzhikiya, Kudryashov, Zobnin, Kuzyayev, Ozdoev, Miranchuk, Dyzuba, Golovin

Denmark XI: Schmeichel, Christensen, Kjaer, Vestergaard, Maehle, Wass, Hojberg, Delaney, Poulsen, Damsgaard, Braithwaite

An emotional sendoff for Goran Pandev ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ


Perfect start for the Oranje ๐ŸŠ


The Netherlands have now won all three of their group stage games at the European Championships for the third time in their history โ€“ 2000, 2008 & 2020.

It's more than any other side in the competition. What a start! 

Gini Wijnaldum, Netherlands Euro 2020 away

Team lineup: Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช


Here's how Belgium line up for their final group game, against Finland.

Kevin De Bruyne starts!

FT: North Macedonia 0-3 Netherlands, Ukraine 0-1 Austria


That'll do it! Netherlands showed off their status as heavy tournament favourites with a resounding 3-0 victory over North Macedonia, with goals from Depay and Wijnaldum. 

North Macedonia have been eliminated from Group C, while Austria progress to the knockouts after beating Ukraine 1-0. Ukraine could still qualify with a third-placed spot, but need to wait โ€“ and are still behind Switzerland in the standings.

Promes wastes a Netherlands chance


Quincy Promes found himself with acres of space after a great break forward, but couldn't find the final pass to make it count. Not that it really matters!

Netherlands nearly score a fourth!


The Dutch are ruthless when they go forward, and it was only because of a great save by Dimitrievski that they don't get their fourth goal of the game. Relentless attacking play from the Netherlands.

De Jong subbed for Gakpo


Frenkie De Jong leaves the pitch to be replaced by Cody Gazko โ€“ the Barcelona man turning out an impressive and pivotal role today.

Churlinov ruled offside!


North Macedonia looked to be on the break, with Darko Churlinov getting past the Netherlands defence to score a consolation goal โ€“ but it's been immediately ruled offside.

North Macedonia captain Pandev leaves to applause


North Macedonia's iconic captain Pandev leaves the pitch to a throughly deserved standing ovation in his final international hurrah, with plans to retire after the tournament.

Weghorst hits the crossbar!


How many will the Dutch score tonight?! It's a brilliant play from Frenkie De Jong into Wout Weghorst, who nearly gets on the scoresheet after just a few seconds of involvement.

The Netherlands look capable of scoring 15!

Netherlands make subs


Goalscorer Memphis Depay is replaced by Wout Weghorst, while Quincy Promes is on for Donyell Malen.

Legends only ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ


Close by Wijnaldum!


The Dutch look like they could score pretty much every time they've got the ball. Wijnaldum is on a hat-trick and neary got his third goal after a brilliant bit of forward play from the Netherlands, but the shot is too strong and the effort is wide. Almost!

GOAL! North Macedonia 0-3 Netherlands


It's another for Gini!!! Wijnaldum scores a third goal, and the Netherlands comfortably in the driving seat now (again). His strike is only possible after Depay's initial strike results in a rebound, and the midfielder was in pole position to strike.

GOAL! North Macedonia 0-2 Netherlands


And it's Gini Wijnaldum with a second goal to double the Netherlands' lead. A captain's goal. What a strike!

Chilwell & Mount in isolation after Gilmour interaction


England players Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount are currently self-isolating as Covid-19 precaution after contact with Scotland's Billy Gilmour (who has tested positive), the FA have confirmed.

They also state that the rest of the England squad have produced negative Covid-19 tests.

The Three Lions face Czech Republic in their final group game on Tuesday.

HT: North Macedonia 0-1 Netherlands, Ukraine 0-1 Austria


North Macedonia 0-1 Netherlands

The Dutch lead North Macedonia thanks to a sweeping counter-attack move. Memphis Depay and Donyell Malen teamed up to punish the Macedonians, but it could well have been a different story, with VAR ruling out a North Macedonia goal and Trajkovski hitting the post just moments before. Denzel Dumfries spurned a chance to make it 2-0, but the PSV wing-back has been a constant outlet on the right.

Ukraine 0-1 Austria

A Christoph Baumgartner goal is the difference between the sides as Austria lead Ukraine at half-time. The Austrians have piled on the pressure since the first whistle, winning eight corners in the opening 45 minutes, while David Alaba created four big chances for his side. Marko Arnautovic missed a great chance to double the lead just before half-time, much to the relief of Andriy Shevchenko.

Another big chance wasted!


Sabitzer stole the ball from Zabarnyi on the edge of the Ukraine area and managed to lay it off to Arnautovic, but the striker's shot was abysmal. Austria have had the most shots in the first half of a game at this tournament, but that is a second wasted chance by Arnautovic.

Arnautovic misses a sitter!


It should be 2-0! Marko Arnautovic has completely fluffed his lines after being teed up by a lovely pass from Alessandro Schopf. Big 'Arnie' stayed onside but attempted to hit his shot early and it's gone embarrassingly wide. Austria could come to rue that.

Baumgartner the youngest scorer at this tournament


A nervy game ahead for Ristovski


North Macedonia's Stefan Ristovski picked up a yellow card on the 18th minute and that means he can't put another foot wrong against Patrick van Aanholt. He'll need to be clever!

Baumgartner taken off


He may have scored the opener with a well taken finish from David Alaba's corner, but Christoph Baumgartner is feeling the effects of his earlier bang to the head. He's been replaced by Alessandro Schopf.
Baumgartner Zinchenko Ukraine Austria

Chance for Dumfries!


Denzil Dumfries has been the main man for the Netherlands at this tournament with two goals in two games but he wasted a chance to add to that tally after being played through on goal. With just Dimitrievski to beat, he hit it straight at the goalkeeper. Memphis Depay followed up on the rebound, but his shot was blocked.

GOAL! Memphis fires Dutch in front


After enduring two real scares, Netherlands have taken the lead against North Macedonia, with Memphis Depay putting the Oranje in front. It was a double-act with Donyell Malen as the pair counter-attacked with pace following Daley Blind's crunching intervention on Goran Pandev at the edge of the area. It's Depay's 28th goal for his country.

North Macedonia hit the post!


Ohhhh! Stekelenburg was well beaten by Trajkovski! Another let-off for the Dutch. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

GOAL! Austria take the lead!


Incredible, not long after receiving treatment for a clash of heads, Christoph Baumgartner has put Austria ahead from what was their fourth corner of the game. The Hoffenheim player managed to squeeze his foot between two players to prod it past Georgi Bushchan. It's 1-0! 

Clash of heads


A break in play after a clash of heads in the box. Christoph Baumgartner was down for a little while receiving treatment but he appears to be OK, which will be a relief for Austria.

BLOCK! Arnautovic closed down


Marko Arnautovic worked his way into a decent position outside the Ukraine box but he took too long to get his shot off and Mykolo Shaparenko managed to block the strike. It's been an end-to-end game so far, but there has been little by way of real penetration.

NO GOAL! North Macedonia denied


Remarkably, North Macedonia had the ball in the Netherlands net, but the referee and VAR ruled it out, correctly, because Ivan Trickovski was offside. An early scare for the Dutch!

Gravenberch goes close!


Meanwhile, in the other game, Ryan Gravenberch has begun well on his first start for the Netherlands. He robbed the ball from Velkoski before unleashing a shot at goal, but it went narrowly wide.

Austria pile early pressure on


A hand-ball call has brought an end to a few minutes of sustained pressure from Austria which began when Konrad Laimer roamed into the Ukraine box and won a corner. David Alaba's deliveries were spot on, but the Ukrainian defence was able to repel the attacks. 

Games ๐Ÿ”›


Here we go!

North Macedonia take on Netherlands, Ukraine face Austria.

Now for the anthems ๐ŸŽผ


Plenty of passion from the players and fans! Not long to go now.

Five minute warning ๐Ÿšจ


Games kick off in five minutes! Get your snacks ready and find a seat. 

Big day for Gravenberch


Today's top stories ๐Ÿ’ป


A round-up of the big stories from the Euros today

Scotland dealt Gilmour blow ahead of Croatia clash

Dembele forced out of France Euro 2020 squad

Germany star Gosens was 'almost a police officer'

How Dumfries went from non-league to Euros

Alaba quizzed on best position ahead of Madrid move

Blind insists Eriksen can play again after cardiac arrest

Why ยฃ25m Yaremchuck is tailor-made for Premier League

Neville confident Kane will break all England records

What do Scotland need to qualify for the knockouts?

Barcelona move will give Depay 'extra kick'


Netherlands boss Frank de Boer is hopeful that Memphis Depay's move to Barcelona will help him take his performance levels up a gear, starting against North Macedonia.

"It's a relief," De Boer said of the transfer ahead of the game.

"Maybe that gives him an extra kick to perform even better. We need Memphis in top form.โ€œ

Read the full story!

Fancy a pre-match read? ๐Ÿ“–


Denzil Dumfries has been a star of the tournament at Euro 2020 so far and the wing-back's rise to prominence is certainly an impressive one.

His former Barendrecht youth coach Lesley Esajas has explained how the Dutch star rose from non-league football to the European Championship, revealing he used to turn down fries and mayonnaise in the squad canteen.

Read more!

Denzel Dumfries Netherlands Euro 2020
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North Macedonia vs Netherlands

โ€ข The Netherlands have never lost against North Macedonia, winning two and drawing two of their four previous meetings.

โ€ข Frenkie de Jong has completed five dribbles in each of his first two Euro 2020 matches for the Netherlands (against Ukraine and Austria). The last player to complete 5+ dribbles in three consecutive European Championship matches was Zinedine Zidane for France at Euro 2000.

โ€ข Current North Macedonia striker Goran Pandev scored in his teamโ€™s first ever international fixture against the Netherlands, nearly 17 years ago โ€“ it was in a World Cup qualifier played in October 2004 (2-2).

Ukraine vs Austria

โ€ข The two previous games between Ukraine and Austria produced eight goals, an average of four per match.

โ€ข Andriy Yarmolenko has scored in each of his last three matches for Ukraine, netting four goals, and is looking to score in four consecutive appearances for his country for the first time. At the Euros, Yarmolenko has been directly involved in four of Ukraineโ€™s six goals (2 goals, 2 assists).

โ€ข Austria have won just two of their last 17 matches at major tournaments (Euros + World Cup) and have only won one of their eight matches at the European Championships (D2 L5).

First up: Group C


Group C concludes today and we'll soon know which teams will join the others in the last 16. Frank de Boer's Netherlands are already assured of their place in the knockout stage having won their first two matches against Ukraine and Austria. Their opponents today, North Macedonia, are already out of the competition, so the clash between Ukraine and Austria, who are on three points each with identical goal difference, is the most intriguing match.

TEAMS: Ukraine vs Austria


Ukraine XI: Bushchan, Karavaev, Mykolenko, Zabarnyi, Matvyenko, Shaparenko, Sydorchuck, Zinchenko, Yaremchuk, Yarmolenko, Malinovskiy.

Austria XI: Bachmann, Lainer, Dragovic, Hinteregger, Alaba, Grillitsch, Schlager, Laimer, Baumgartner, Sabitzer, Arnautovic.

TEAMS: North Macedonia vs Netherlands


North Macedonia XI: Dimitrievski, Ristovski, Velkoski, Musliu, Alioski, Bardhi, Ademi, Elmas, Trickovski, Trajkovski, Pandev.

Netherlands XI: Stekelenburg, De Ligt, De Vrij, Blind, Dumfries, Van Aanholt, Gravenberch, Wijnaldum, F. De Jong, Memphis, Malen.

Which games are on today? ๐Ÿ“…


Here's what's in store...

Today's matches

โšฝ๏ธ North Macedonia vs Netherlands
โฐ 5pm BST (12 noon ET)
๐ŸŸ Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam

โšฝ๏ธ Ukraine vs Austria
โฐ 5pm BST (12 noon ET)
๐ŸŸ Arena Nationala, Bucharest

โšฝ๏ธ Finland vs Belgium
โฐ 8pm BST (3pm ET)
๐ŸŸ Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg

โšฝ๏ธ Russia vs Denmark
โฐ 8pm BST (3pm ET)
๐ŸŸ Parken Stadium, Copenhagen

Another Euro 2020 matchday! โšฝ๏ธ


Hello! It's another Euro 2020 matchday and Goal will be bringing you all the news as it happens.

Group B and Group C wrap up today, with the likes of Belgium and the Netherlands among the big hitters in action.

Stay tuned for all the team news, latest updates, events and reaction, as well as the views from the television studios. We'll have it all!