Belgium headlines Group B with Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard leading a talented unit trying to finally win a trophy. Denmark isn’t flashy, but has the talent to advance out of the group while Russia possesses an intriguing combination of experience and youth that worked well in Euro qualifying. Finland will be attempting to shake up the group.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Belgium is -130 to win the group. Denmark is -295 to finish top two while Russia is +170 in the same category despite performing far better in the qualifying campaign. Finland is a big underdog at +950 to finish top two.
Here are the standings and upcoming schedule for Group B.
Group B standings
- Belgium, 3-0-0, 9 points — clinched berth in knockout stage
- Denmark, 1-0-2, 3 points — clinched berth in knockout stage
- Russia, 1-0-2, 3 points
- Finland, 1-0-2, 3 points
Group B schedule (all times ET)
Finland 1, Denmark 0
- This game was suspended briefly due to Denmark’s Christian Eriksen collapsing on the pitch in the 43rd minute. Eriksen was eventually transported to a hospital where he was stabilized. The match resumed with Finland taking the lead on a header by Joel Pohjanpalo. Denmark was awarded a penalty late, but Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was unable to convert.
Belgium 3, Russia 0
- Romelu Lukaku found the back of the net twice for Belgium, who proved to be too good across the pitch for Russia. Eden Hazard got some game action off the bench and could be a useful player for Belgium down the line. Kevin De Bruyne missed the opener, but will be a vital piece going forward.
Russia 1, Finland 0
- Aleksei Miranchuk scored the lone goal in extra time at the end of the first half to claim the win and the key head-to-head tiebreaker.
Belgium 2, Denmark 1
- Denmark stunned Belgium early when Yussuf Poulsen scored a goal in the second minute of the match. However, Belgium responded as Thorgan Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne netted second half goals to get the favorites the win. Belgium clinched a berth in the knockout stage with the win.
Belgium 2, Finland 0
- It took some time for Belgium to put this one away, but after controlling possession for most of the match, they finally broke through after Finland’s Lukás Hrádecky scored an own goal. Romelu Lukaku added a goal in the 81st minute to solidify the win.
Denmark 4, Russia 1
- The Danes thoroughly dominated Russia, controlling possession 65-35. Mikkel Damsgaard found the net in the 38th minute to give Denmark a 1-0 lead. Yussuf Poulsen scored a goal in the 59th minute to give them a 2-0 lead and control of things. Russia cut into the lead in the 70th minute when Artem Dzyuba scored, but Denmark added two more goals to drop the hammer. They moved up into second place to claim a knockout stage berth due to tiebreakers.