463
News

Belgium lead Russia after Finland beat Denmark

Belgium are leading Russia in their opening EURO 2020 match thanks to the most-popular Fantasy asset Romelu Lukaku (€11.0m).

The Inter Milan forward converted a Dries Mertens (€9.0m) in the 10th minute and dedicated his strike to club team-mate Christian Eriksen, who was hospitalised during Denmark’s meeting with Finland.

The former Spurs man collapsed during the first half and received CPR from medics before being transferred to hospital where he managed to be stabilised, subject to further examinations.

After just under an hour, the contest was resumed, in which Joel Pohjanpalo (€6.0m) scored the only goal of the game and 34%-owned goalkeeper Lukas Hrádecky (€4.0m) saved a Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (€5.5m) penalty.

Meanwhile, popular Fantasy defender Jason Denayer (€4.5m), owned by 22%, missed out on the starting line-up for Belgium, who deployed Derdryck Boyata (€4.5m) in the back-three with Jan Vertonghen (€5.5m) and Toby Alderweireld (€5.5m).

Eden Hazard (€10.0m) and Kevin De Bruyne (€10.5m) are not involved due to injury.

Belgium XI: Courtois; Vertonghen, Boyata, Alderweireld; Castagne, Tielemans, Dendoncker, T Hazard; Mertens, Carrasco; Lukaku.

Russia XI: Shunin; Zhirkov, Dzhikiya, Semenov, Fernandes; Ozdoev, Barinov; Golovin, Kuzyaev, Zobnin; Dzyuba.

Our Euro 2020 Fantasy coverage

BEST PLAYERS

Group A: Turkey | Italy | Wales | Switzerland

Group B: Denmark | Finland | Belgium | Russia

Group C: Netherlands | Ukraine | Austria | North Macedonia

Group D: England | Croatia | Scotland | Czech Republic

Group E: Spain | Sweden | Poland | Slovakia

Group F: Hungary | Portugal | France | Germany

BY POSITION: Goalkeepers | Defenders | Midfielders | Forwards

ALL OUR TEAM REVEALS

STRATEGY

Access all EURO 2020 tournament AND qualifier data ONLY with Fantasy Football Scout Premium Membership

JOIN OUR MINI-LEAGUE WITH JUST EAT: 13RHPLTV09

463 Comments Post a Comment
  1. zotter
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Forget nationalism. Want Denmark to win the tournemant. Finland to qualify too. So classy from both of them. That lovely circle they made. Protecting their brother from the evil media eye

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      +1

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      That was a sign of strength and unity for sure. Players from both teams were balling their eyes out

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Agreed

  2. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Firstly, I just want to say thanks to Admin who responded so quickly to the insensitive comments made earlier by a regular poster. I'm pretty sure you hadn't planned for the event that played out earlier, so well done.

    However, I work as a moderator on another forum. In very rare situations where somebody seriously over steps the mark we ban them but leave their posts (and subsequent replies) intact for 24hrs. They also get slapped with a visible banned notice on their posts for everyone to see. It then stops all the "Why is XYZ banned? What did s/he say?"

    Humiliation by your peers is a far greater punishment than a simple ban.

    Food for thought.

    1. zotter
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Let them wallow in their own shame

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I'm assuming you mean you leave some insensitive posts visible, not all of them?

      1. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Absolutely not! In real life we are all responsible for our actions and subject to the rule of law.

        On the Internet, keyboard warriors feel they can post whatever they want and there are no checks and balances. That's totally wrong. In our forum we have checks and balances.

        When the poster wakes up in the morning and logs in it's still there in all its 'glory'.

        The ban is effective but the humiliation reading what they posted and the reaction from their peers has a much greater effect.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I can totally understand deleting the posts because it just flares up an argument & the encourages people seeing/reading that to chip in a get angry back.

      You shouldn't need to show people how posting something like that is hugely insensitive and inappropriate. Only a moron posts something like that.

      Perma-ban will do and we can forget about them, and the site will be all the for the lack of them.

      All IMO at least.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Agree with u here although i do vaguely remember u wanting me banned too a while ago ha

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          In fairness I remember you winding up a lot of people on purpose on a few occasions.

          But you're really not that bad or at least dialled it down - so apologies anyway.

          I'm not perfect either (at all lol). But I did raise that particular user violating a lot of the site rules/guidelines before, so not like you couldn't see this sort of thing coming!

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Petition to perma-ban Hazz for not being perfect at all! Upvote to show support

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Seconded!

      2. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Transparency is better than censorship. Allow diverse thought and behaviour, but criticise/ridicule bad ideas, attitudes and practices. Hiding them creates blind spots - more opportunities for ignorance and bad ideas, attitudes and practices. As well as confusion and lack of a sense of justice. In general, these are my thoughts! 😀

    4. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      They guy is intolerable. Mr Rain Cloud.

      Makes everything about them, as the post earlier proved.

    5. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      First class modding to remove the minority idiot posts, agreed.

      Sometimes these idiots do it FOR the reaction so disagree with your second point. You can’t shame the shameless.

    6. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Something else to remember is that many poor choices are made during periods of heightened emotions. Just because we cannot see someone doesn't we should forget everyones humanity.

      The time for reflection is after the event, not during it.

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Agreed

  3. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Just a repost from previous article...

    On Supersport here in South Africa, Quinton Fortune said Eriksen is even speaking according to family. I'll toast to that!

  4. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Jason denayer not nailed?

    What a waste of a pick

  5. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Hard to even concentrate on the rest of the match now. These players are heroes!

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Christian Eriksen had a Facetime call with his teammates from the hospital and asked them to play the game tonight, as “he feels better now”,

    @sportstudio

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Apparently he had triple DEN defence in the fantasy team

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Wow!

  7. ★Kuntheman★
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    So I’m asking around here yesterday about whether or not Denayer is nailed, and everyone is like “absolutely, no doubt”.

    But I had doubts, I for one voiced my concern that he’d be benched for Vermalaen.

    Turns out all of us were wrong. What do we know? 😆

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Is windal nailed? Got him and den based on opinion here but not sure anymore

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        He's as nailed as Denayer!

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I was snared too. That's why you shouldn't sub on your bench player until late as possible on the day he plays. You might get team news confirming he starts or not and if not may stick with your two pointer that you couldn't wait to sub out.

  8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Finland goal

  9. GreennRed
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Hup!

  10. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Finland goal!!

  11. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    GOAL Fins

  12. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    OMG POHJANPALO!!!

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Crying

      1. S.Kuqi
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Me too. Torilla tavataan!!

        1. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Torille.

    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Torille!

  13. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Now I have substitution fodder

  14. Licky
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Very good goal, love that effort to get in ahead of the defender.

  15. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Should Smeichel have done better?

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      For the goal, maybe. Completely forgivable if so and I’d say he deserves 100 passes after that first half

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Give him the CS anyway imo

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Yeah he was sloppy along with the center back but it is understandable that their heads might be in another place.

    3. DrexciyaXI
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Just being on the pitch right now takes a superhuman effort from these guys IMO.

    4. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      He should but it was a very good header.

  16. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Double denmark cleanies gone and denayer not playing. At least theyre all cheap

  17. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Doubt the Danes are totally focussed.

    1. KGFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Won't be surprised... It's difficult to concentrate after such an incident. But still kudos to them for keeping the show going. Win or lose the match, they and Fins both are the REAL winners tonight!

  18. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Danes were never going to be in a fit state mentally to resume this game tonight.

    1. DrexciyaXI
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Word.

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Tis true. They're brave men to play at all after that. But they're wayward in attack now, don't look they're gonna score.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        No eriksen also makes them considerably weaker

  19. GreennRed
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Young Tommy Delaney and Danny Shaughnessy are doing quite well for their homelands 🙂

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Sounds like they are Irish but they were both and bred in Denmark and have come through the Danish football system.

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        both born and bred

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Half the Irish team were born and bred in other country's tbf.

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            At least they have some Irish connection Ógie. As for the rugby team... .. . .

  20. Mane Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Is Sterling expected to start tomorrow?

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      by whom?

    2. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Yes, I think he will… but I hope he doesn’t

  21. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Think Russia can cause an upset here... No KDB, no EHaz... Should be an interesting match!

  22. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Denmark pen

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Hojberg miss. Saved.

  23. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    No VAR for the pen award?

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Joke of a decision

  24. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Hradecky pen save

  25. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Wow saved

  26. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Poor poor penalty

  27. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Took Hradecky out because I had 0.5 left itb LOL

  28. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Hradecky mega haul!!!

  29. Rassi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    HRADECKY!!!

  30. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    OMG Luke