Belgium vs Romania LIVE! Euro 2024 result, match stream and latest updates today

Belgium vs Romania LIVE! Euro 2024 result, match stream and latest updates today

A goal by Youri Tielemans after 73 seconds and a late one for Kevin De Bruyne gave Belgium a 2-0 win over Romania in an incredible game full of chances on Saturday that set up a final round showdown with all four teams in Group E on three points.

It was a Saturday night special played in an astonishing atmosphere in Cologne, with the only mystery being how there were only two goals.

All outcomes are now available on the final night of matches when Belgium play Ukraine and Slovakia play Romania, when four points could be enough to top the group but could also see a team eliminated.

Belgium, still somehow ranked third in the world by FIFA, were unrecognisable from the sluggish side shocked by Slovakia in their opening game, pouring forward and full of energy from the first whistle.

It paid dividends immediately as Romelu Lukaku held up the ball with his back to goal before rolling it into the path of Tielemans, who drilled home a crisp, low shot.

Four minutes later Romania went close with a header by Radu Dragusin that Koen Casteels saved well, but it was a brief respite as Belgium ran the first-half show.

Dodi Lukebakio’s fierce shot was well saved by Florin Nita after a trademark carving run by De Bruyne, while Lukebakio and Amadou Onana both blazed over when free in front of goal.

It seemed only a matter of time before they scored again, but Romania weathered the storm and, knowing how they struck so devastatingly on the counter to beat Ukraine, did not panic.

Their fans certainly stayed behind them, helping create an amazing atmosphere as noise rained down from all four stands.

The waves of Belgian attacks continued though, as Jeremy Doku fizzed a cross inches from Lukebakio’s head, De Bruyne curled one just past a post then had another shot smothered by Nita.

Lukaku thought he had got the second after an hour slotting home confidently from a De Bruyne through ball, only for VAR to rule it out for offside, five days after he had two goals chalked off against Slovakia.

The incredible end-to-end action continued with Dennis Man clean through for Romania only to shoot wastefully straight at Casteels and then, incredibly, it was the Belgian keeper who set up the second goal 10 minutes from time with a Sunday league route one goal.

He launched a goal kick that evaded everyone and the ever-switched on De Bruyne seized on it to tuck the ball home for what could prove a priceless goal should the calculators be needed to split the teams next week.

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  • Much-improved Belgium off the mark at Euro 2024

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22:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

Thanks for joining Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Belgium’s win over Romania.

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Much-improved Belgium off the mark at Euro 2024

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A much-improved Belgium beat Romania 2-0 to get off the mark at Euro 2024.

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FT: Belgium 2-0 Romania

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A much-improved Belgium side get off the mark at Euro 2024 after goal from Tielemans and De Bruyne.

Belgium 2-0 Romania

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90 mins: Into added time now.

Belgium deserve this.

Belgium 2-0 Romania

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86 mins: Impressive stuff from Belgium.

They haven’t been perfect defensively but some of their attacking play has deserved a better final pass.

Belgium 2-0 Romania

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84 mins: Off the line! Castagne back to keep Ailbec’s effort out.

GOAL! Belgium 2-0 Romania

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79 mins: GOAL! Kevin De Bruyne ‘79

De Bruyne puts Belgium two up, latching onto a goal kick after it evades every Romanian defender!

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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76 mins: All about game management for Belgium now.

A win and they will feel confident about getting through the group. Leave the door open, however, and there’s huge pressure on the Ukraine game.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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69 mins: Harsh on Lukaku.

He got a lot of criticism the other night but he’s been excellent here.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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64 mins: It’s ruled out! A very tight offside call.

GOAL! Belgium 2-0 Romania | Romelu Lukaku '62

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62 mins: GOAL!

Brilliant ball from De Bruyne frees Lukaku, who finishes with ease.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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61 mins: The Cologne Stadium is absolutely rocking.

The Belgium fans have shown up tonight. For the most part, so has their team.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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58 mins: Lukaku almost connects to De Bruyne’s cross but Dragusin just about gets there.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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56 mins: Romania playing a lot further up the pitch here, particularly when Dragusin carries the ball forward.

Mihala shoots over from range.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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51 mins: There was no chance Belgium could have operated at that pace all game.

Romania are just sensing some now.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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49 mins: Not an ideal start for Belgium in the opening stages here. Romania have started much the stronger.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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Back underway!

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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HT: Belgium with the lead but they may regret not taking more of their chances!

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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38 mins: Dragus so close to nicking in behind Faes and in front of Casteels but the ‘keeper does well to connect.

Sloppy from the defender!

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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34 mins: Interesting to see what happens when Romania get a foothold.

Belgium cannot keep going at this pace and should really have scored more.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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30 mins: Belgium are absolutely purring right now.

De Bruyne is so much further forward this time around and Doku is causing havoc whenever he runs at Ratiu.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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22 mins: Doku is causing all sorts of problems and almost walks the ball into the net after fine interplay with Lukaku.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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18 mins: Another slick Belgian move sees Lukebakio get a shot off after De Bruyne’s through ball, though Nita saves well.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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14 mins: A lot more energy from Belgium tonight.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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12 mins: Romania cannot get out of their box.

Half chance for Lukaku, who does well to turn his marker but sees his shot blocked.

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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06 mins: Faes floats in a long ball to De Bruyne but the Romania ‘keeper gets there first.

Some start to the game, this!

Belgium 1-0 Romania

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04 mins: Huge chance for Romania!

Dragusin meets an inswinging cross but Casteels tips his header over!

GOAL! Belgium 1-0 Romania | Your Tielemans

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01 mins: GOAL!

Belgium fly out the traps, winning the ball back in midfield through Tielemans.

Lukaku then finds Doku, who looks like he’s taken too much time.

The Man City forward then picks out Lukaku, who lays it back to Tielemans to strike from range!

Belgium 0-0 Romania

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Away we go!

Belgium vs Romania

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The anthems are belting out as we get set for the final Euro 2024 game of the day.

Belgium vs Romania

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We are closing in on kick-off now!

Belgium vs Romania

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Belgium need their big players to show up tonight

Can Belgium be knocked out of Euro 2024 today?

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Yes, failing to win would see Belgium all but eliminated at the group stage.

Confirmed Romania lineup

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Romania XI: Nita; Ratiu, Dragusin, Burca, Bancu; Marin, R.Marin, Stanciu, Man, Mihala; Dragus

Subs: Moldovan, Tarnovanu, Rus, Nedelcearu, Ailbec, Cicaldau, Puscas, Hagi, Olaru, Coman, Mogos, Sorescu, Racovitan, Birligea, Sut

Confirmed Belgium lineup

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Belgium XI: Casteels; Theate, Faes, Vertonghen, Castagne; Tielemans, De Bruyne, Onana; Lukebakio, Lukaku, Doku

Subs: Kaminski, Sels, Debast, Trossard, Carrasco, Vranckx, De Ketelaere, Mangala, Bakayoko, Openda, Vermeeren, De Cuyper

How it stands in Group E

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Group E is wide open.

Romania lead the way on goal difference, having beaten Ukraine first time out.

Ukraine then beat Slovakia - who had conquered Belgium - to drop them into third.

Belgium sit bottom.

Belgium vs Romania

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The party atmospheres continue at Euro 2024!

Romelu Lukaku has two goals ruled out in huge Euro 2024 upset

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Here’s a recap of what happened to Belgium in their shock opening defeat to Slovakia.

Read our full report here!

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Youri Tielemans pronounces himself fit for Euro 2024 game as he makes demand of Red Devils

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Youri Tielemans insists Belgium are not panicking and will show their character as they look to bounce back from their shock opening defeat by Slovakia.

Belgium were wasteful in front of goal as they kicked off their quest to win Euro 2024 by losing 1-0 on Monday in Frankfurt.

Read the full story here!

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Belgium vs Romania: Latest Euro 2024 odds today

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Belgium: 4/9

Romania: 13/2

Draw: 7/2

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).

Belgium vs Romania: Head to head (h2h) history and results

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These teams have only ever met once at a major tournament, a 1-0 win to Belgium at the 1992 World Cup.

Belgium wins: 5

Romania wins: 5

Draws: 2

Belgium vs Romania: Euro 2024 prediction today

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Confidence is flowing through Romania but Belgium didn’t actually play that badly against Slovakia. With a little bit more luck, they should put their first points on the board here.

Belgium to win, 2-0.

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Romania team news vs Belgium today

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Romania are still waiting on veteran striker Denis Alibec’s return from injury and are unlikely to tinker with a side which hammered Ukraine to open their tournament.


Belgium team news vs Romania today

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Youri Tielemans came off the bench against Slovakia and will be hoping for greater involvement this time, after confirming he is not carry an issue injury.

“I am ready to play 90 minutes,” said Tielemans. “It was the coach’s choice not to field me from the start against Slovakia.

“I had a groin injury that came back when I was playing at Aston Villa, but now I am 100 per cent fit. I don’t assume that I will be a starter. I am ready to play, just like everyone else.”

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How to watch Belgium vs Romania

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TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on ITV1, with coverage beginning at 7.10pm.

Live stream: Fans can also catch the contest live online for free via the ITVX app and website.

Live blog: You can follow all the action tonight via Standard Sport’s live blog.

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16:54 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Belgium’s clash with Romania at Euro 2024.

Kick-off from the Cologne Stadium is at 8pm BST.

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