Euro 2020: Denmark defeats Russia, Belgium beats Finland
Russia was beaten by Denmark 1-4 in the match in Copenhagen on Monday during the third round of Euro 2020's group stage and was unable to make it to the knockout stage.
Russia’s Artem Dzyuba (70) scored from the penalty spot. Alexander Sobolev converted the 11-meter kick. The goals of Mikkel Damsgaard (38), Yussuf Poulsen (59), Andreas Christensen (79) and Joakim Maehle (82) gave Denmark victory over Russia.
Russia secured three points and finished last in Group B. In the first two matches the team of Stanislav Cherchesov in St. Petersburg was defeated by Belgium 0-3 and beat Finland 1-0.
The teams of Finland and Denmark also garnered three points, Denmark came second and Finland was in the third place. Belgium finished top of Group B with nine points.
This is the first time Russia’s football team missed four points in the European championship’s match. Team Russia took part in the final stage of the European championship for the sixth time and failed to advance to the knockout stage for the fifth time. In 2008 Russia sealed a semi-final spot and won a bronze medal.
In addition, Belgium beat Finland 2-0 in the match of Euro 2020’s group stage in St. Petersburg on Monday.
Finland’s goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky scored an own-goal in the 74th minute. Belgium's second goal was scored by Romelu Lukaku in the 81st minute. Lukaku's third goal in the 65th minute was disallowed by the VAR a few minutes later for a slight offside position. Belgium finished top of Group B with nine points.