Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne on Thursday hand-decided the victory over Denmark at the European Football Championship.
Yussuf Poulsen took the lead for Denmark in the early stages of the match, and the opening half was otherwise full screen for the home team.
Belgian head coach Roberto Martinez reacted at half time and replaced his first horse De Bruyne.
The solution turned out to be great.
A thrilling play through the middle 70 minutes into the match gave De Bruyne's Thorgan Hazard a chance to increase the lead, and he did not disappoint.
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The Manchester City superstar revealed after the match that he was still unfit in the Champions League final following an injury on 29 May.
De Bruynella broke her nose and eye socket in the final.
- The last two months have been ups and downs due to various minor injuries.
Then came another facial injury.
Unfortunately, I had to deal with recovery through the fastest, he told Aftonbladet.
The midfielder did not return to practice until a week before the opening match of the European Championships.
The rust was not visible in his grips, even though the face plate is anything but okay.
- I didn't feel the left side of my face at all.
The feeling was similar to that of a dentist.
My nerves are badly damaged and I’m not in full condition until six months from now.
It felt uncomfortable, but luckily I was able to play.
Belgium, which secured the place with a victory in Denmark, will face Finland in its final match in the final match on Monday. The situation in Group B is kimurant, but it would be good for Owls to even grab a point from the top of the Fifa ranking.Keywords: