The strength in depth of the Belgians on show at Parken Stadium as they come from behind to beat the Danes in Group B. Denmark bossed the first half and it only took them 98 seconds to find the back of the net through Yussuf Poulsen of Leipzig. Playing for the ailing Inter midfielder Eriksen, the fired up Danes scored after Hojbjerg did was he does best, breaking up play. Danish youngster Damsgaard was a constant thorn with his electric pace and troubles the static back three of Denayer, Vertoghen and Alderwereld.Changes by Roberto Martinez were needed particularly to protect the said back line. and they duly did after half time.
In went Axel Witsel(Dortmund), Eden Hazard(Real Madrid) and Kev De Bruyne(Man City) and the match complexion quickly changed. The equalizer was made in Milan, molded in Manchester and finished off in Dortmund. Lukaku leaving Vestergaard for dead with his pace, KDB created the space by taking out number 18 Wass out of the picture and Thorgan Hazard finished with the tap in. Quality personified. In no time it was 2-1 Belgium. De Bruyne is a tricky customer in that he is two footed and can generate power on the shot without even running at the ball too hard. Denmark not doing the business here on that right flank. Denmark were not goal shy by any stretch. They had more shots at goal than Belgium closest came from the impressive Poulsen who struck the post with 4 minutes of regulation time to go with a header that came off the cross bar, had Courtios praying it doesn’t go in. The home side would have no joy as Belgium secured the second round berth which everyone saw coming given their quality. The Danes need a win against Russia and hope Belgium doesn’t ease up on Finland.