Euro 2020. So it’s time to look back. Our editors picked their moments from the last month for this.
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The conviction with which Italians sing their national anthem is a kind of envy. We’re not sure yet if we should find that impressive or doubtful.
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A picture we couldn’t see, but we should really get. The fact that UEFA was banned from covering the Allianz Arena in rainbow colors was the moment UEFA completely missed it.
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Football has always been considered a form of psychological warfare. With Maestro Chiellini as conductor. Watched Italy swing back and forth against Spain during the national anthem. pressure? What pressure? No pressure? Not even against Lukaku who was in his back pocket. Then toss for penalty kicks and arm around Alba who shivered. Italy has already won already. The man of the tournament is 36 years old, and he’s not afraid to defend in midfield.
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Alvaro Morata (until the final) was the only one who could score a field goal against Italy. The old-fashioned one opened with Italian central defender Dani Olmo. Despite all that he had to endure, he became Spain’s top scorer in the tournament with three goals. punishment!
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Joachim Mahle’s pass for Dolberg against the Czech Republic. A unique example of self-confidence and courage but also technical control and a sense of the ball by the former KRC Genk player, who was taken over by Atalanta Bergamo in January of this year for €10m. You rarely see her in modern football, such acts of bravery. We just applaud this, because the kick you get as a soccer player (professional or amateur) probably feels just as powerful and warm as scoring a goal yourself.
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Two hours after the first game of the Red Devils against Russia in Saint Petersburg, we are in the press room watching Denmark and Finland. Suddenly there is silence in the room, Eriksen is being resuscitated in the field after cardiac arrest. Moments later, he went to the hospital and the rumor mill started. He will be dead and the match will not resume and it is not certain whether Belgium will continue to start their game. Good news, he’s conscious. The Red Devils will play. They are master and master against the Belgians, but they still lose. No point after two games. But then a miracle happens: Denmark continues to reach the semi-finals. Most importantly, Eriksen once again left the hospital.
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The endless prom of Paul Pogba and Liz Bleus in the second half against Switzerland, in the eighth finals. ‘La Pioche’ had given the world champions a 3-1 lead in the 75th minute with an admittedly superb long shot – his first goal for France since the 2018 World Cup – and then put up no less than six different dances (!) of happiness. On the arrogant side, he shared with some of his teammates on the field as if the match had been called off. The rest is history.
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After the dance, the French were very disappointed. After the crazy 1/8 final, the Swiss team knocked France out of the tournament. The world champion and frontrunner to win the European title can return home. Switzerland concerts until late at night.
‘Good luck boy’ © Photo Belga
Tribute was given by Romelu Lukaku to Christian Eriksen after his goal against Russia, a few hours after he collapsed in the Denmark-Finland match. It demonstrates Lukaku’s social commitment, it was a sign of solidarity in the cold world of football where UEFA obviously did not know how to deal with such a horrific incident.
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Ball recovery from Thomas Vermaelen, long ball to Doku. The young Belgian dribbles in the goal of Di Lorenzo. Penalty. In the second half a hidden pass from Doku to Kevin De Bruyne who hits hard. Lukaku had seen it all, slashed into Spinazzola’s back but came too late to bounce back. Belgium is no longer at the same level against Italy. The European Championship for the Red Devils has already ended in the quarter-finals against Italy and it may return to Tubiz.
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At the age of thirty-five, Luka Modric once again showed what a first-class player he is. Outfield scoring against the Scots, no problem. One of the goals of the tournament.
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Scottish goalkeeper David Marshall inside the goal. Patrick Schick just scored the European Championship goal. With a shot off the goal line, he beats the goalkeeper and thus leads the Czech Republic to the first three indicators at Euro 2020.
De Bruyne’s drone show © Photo Belga
Championship pass without a doubt. Belgium were in poor shape in the first half against Denmark, but Martinez took out the big defender. Witsel, Hazard and De Bruyne come. The latter decides the match with great help from Torgan Hazard, and moments later with a superb goal.
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Bucayo Saka is surrounded by Italians. The 19-year-old only misses the crucial penalty in the final against Italy. A new English shock has been created. Italy will have a festive night.
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After the final, national team coach Roberto Mancini and team manager Gianluca Vialli fell into each other’s arms. Friendship at the highest level.
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