Welcome to Day 2 of the European Championships! The group stage gets fully underway with three matches this Saturday: first up it’s Gareth Bale and Wales against Switzerland, followed by Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite making his debut with Denmark against Finland, and the day ends with one of the favorites in action as Belgium face Russia.
This should be a fun day of Euro 2020 action, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Let’s live blog!
Belgium 3-0 Russia
Starting XI: Courtois; Alderweireld, Boyata, Vertonghen; Castagne, Dendoncker, Tielemans, Carrasco; Mertens, Lukaku, Hazard (3-4-3)
Bench: Mignolet (GK), Sels (GK), Vermaelen, Meunier, Denayer, Praet, Hazard, Benteke, Chadli, Batshuayi, Trossard, Doku
Goals: Lukaku (10’, 88’), Meunier (34’)
Starting XI: Shunin; Fernandes, Semenov, Dzhikiya, Zhirkov; Barinov, Ozdoev; Zobnin, Kuzyaev, Golovin; Dzyuba (4-2-3-1)
Bench: Dyupin (GK), Safonov (GK), Diveev, Karavaev, Evgenjev, Cheryshev, Miranchuk, Zhemaletdinov, Mukhin, Sobolev, Zabolotny, Ionov
Denmark 0-1 Finland
Starting XI: Schmeichel; Wass, Kjaer, Christensen, Maehle; Eriksen, Delaney, Hojbjerg; Poulsen, Wind, Braithwaite (4-3-3)
Bench: Lössl (GK), Ronnow (GK), Andersen, Vestergaard, Boilesen, Damsgaard, Norgaard, Larsen, Jensen, Skov, Dolberg, Cornelius
Starting XI: Hradecky; Raitala, Arajuuri, O’Shaughnessy, Uronen; Lod, Kamara, Sparv, Toivio; Pohjanpalo, Pukki (4-4-2)
Bench: Joronen (GK), Jaakkola (GK), Välsänen, Hämäläinen, Ivanov, Taylor, Jensen, Schüller, Soiri, Kauko, Leppalainen, Forss
Goal: Pohjanpalo (59’)
Wales 1-1 Switzerland
Starting XI: Ward; Roberts, Mepham, Rodon, Davies; Allen, Morell; Ramsey; James, Moore, Bale (4-2-1-3)
Bench: Hennessey (GK), Davies (GK), Gunter, Williams, Lockyer, Wilson, Roberts, Ampadu, Norrington-Davies, Williams, Brooks, Levitt
Goal: Moore (74’)
Starting XI: Sommer; Elvedi, Schär, Akanji; Mbabu, Xhaka, Freuler, Rodriguez; Shaqiri; Embolo, Seferovic (3-4-1-2)
Bench: Mvogo (GK), Omlin (GK), Widmer, Zakaria, Vargas, Zuber, Sow, Fassnacht, Benito, Mehmedi, Gavranovic, Cömert
Goal: Embolo (49’)
Matchday Thread Rules
Even though this isn’t a Barcelona match, there are still a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:
Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, watch the swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!