UEFA Euro 2020 is back in action this weekend with another series of games as Belgium features Russia in an important Group B match at the Krestovsky Stadium on Saturday. Both teams have great players in their ranks and could potentially lead their group.
Russia is one of the least underrated teams at Euro 2020 and could be a dark horse as the tournament progresses. The Russians have put together a strong squad and have been in impressive shape last year.
Belgium, on the other hand, is one of the favorites to win the tournament and was exceptional under Roberto Martinez. The Belgians have a top-class squad and are confident about this game.
Belgium vs. Russia head-to-head
Belgium have a predictably excellent record against Russia, having won five out of seven games between the two teams. Russia have never beat Belgium in an official match and they want to make history this weekend.
The previous clash between the two European teams took place in 2019 and ended with a breathtaking 4-1 win for Belgium. The Hazard brothers went wild that day and will want to make a name for themselves in this game.
Belgium Form Guide: WDWDW
Russia form guide: WDLWW
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Belgium versus Russia: Numbers you need to know before the match at UEFA Euro 2020
Russia has a grim record against Roberto Martinez’s side at the European Championship and was beaten up in the two matches against Belgium in competition. The Russians conceded an astonishing seven goals in their last two games against their opponents on Saturday and will have to prove a point this weekend.
Romelu Lukaku had a sensational league season with Inter Milan, scoring 24 goals and 11 assists in Serie A. The Belgian striker also scored five goals in the UEFA Nations League and is a contender for the Golden Shoe at Euro 2020.
Eden Hazard has an excellent record in the game, scoring four goals in his last two games against Russia. However, the Real Madrid winger has some injury concerns and may not play a role in this game.
Belgium firmly secured their qualification for Euro 2020 by becoming one of only two teams to win all of their qualifying matches. They have also qualified for two consecutive editions of the competition for the first time in their history and this year they have to prove their skills.
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