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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.

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  1. DavidBadWillie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Russia are the home team (playing in Russia) in their away shirt and the TV it says BEL v RUS

    what’s the fecking point of this?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Dunno. Turkey were the home team in Rome last night. They didn't play like it 🙂

      1. Kun Tozser
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        It was in Italy

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    So can you change captain everyday?

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Yes

    2. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Yep, but only if you remember to do so

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks both

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      yes, it's a great addition to the game

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Ok so Kane is my captain, but if I change captain to someone else on Monday do I forfeit Kane’s captaincy points?

        1. Aztec Kamara
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yes of course

        2. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yes. You will also have to change your FFS username

      2. Aztec Kamara
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Personally not a fan - I like the more active decision making part, but it creates this weird dynamic where the order and timing of matches becomes important

    4. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I sent you the rules. It would have taken 60 seconds to gloss over them haha

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Yes. Changed from Berardi -> Lukaku today

  3. michaelington
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    My turkey keeper has already played and was in my starting 11. Can I sub him for this Finnish guy on my bench?
    I’m new to euro fantasy as you can tell.

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      No

      1. michaelington
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks for crushing my dreams.

        1. EmreCan Hustle
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          😀

    2. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      You could have this morning

    3. Leaf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      You could of done ,but only before today’s matches started

    4. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      There is a substitution deadline everyday, you need to do it before the first game kicks off

    5. Elfozzie 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      You could've done this morning, but bit late now.

  4. Leaf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Denayer- Do we know why he was benched ?

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Maybe he was not nailed on to begin with. I was also expecting Meunier to start.

      1. Elfozzie 42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Martinez is trolling the fantasy community?

  5. Netters2018
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Why is Denayer not playing? Anyone know....

  6. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Brighton & Hove Denmark 20 shots, Finland 1. xG champions of Euro 2020.

  7. Vertigo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Curious..

    Do players from the Faroe Islands share dual nationality with Denmark (and vice versa)?

  8. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Don't follow Serie A much but I can't remember Lukaku looking this fit and aggressive in the PL. Maybe during his West Brom loan period.

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Was a beast for Everton at times and also at times for united. Always could rely on him for goals but he seems to has upped his level since leaving

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I agree he always scored goals but never really seen him run like this.

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      He was a f beast at everton.

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Not talking about goal scoring alone, but the energy and hunger.

    3. Leaf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Apparently completely changed diet

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        He looks fit and sharp.

      2. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yup, new diet (pasta, veg and fish) and dropped 20k so more mobile. He's also improved mentally after a season under Conte.

    4. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      That;s what happens when the media is not crucifying every bad thing you do. At United, he was over scrutiniezed and there was too much pressure to deliver every game. He has much more freedom now and he is thriving. I am happy for him. Just sad it didn't work for him at United.

    5. Elfozzie 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      He was pretty phenomenal at Everton under Martinez, certainly against weaker sides (had a tendancy to disappear in bigger games). Was Utd that made him look pedestrian I think, gutted we couldn't keep hold of him!

  9. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Plan was always LL2, and WC QF. Seems I'll be force to WC3

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Forced because?..

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Denayer, Eriksen, and I have Nego. Not even halfway through MD1, and already not enough players

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          If you are LL2 I’d say you don’t have anywhere near enough data to be worrying about your team for match day 3. Relax 😀

        2. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          If you use LL in MD2, you still have 2 free transfers for MD3?

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      You were never gonna be able to WC in QF if you Limitless in 2.

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Ofcourse I was? I'm not great at this game you know! 😆

  10. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Poulsen and Hradecky doing buts for my team

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      But what?

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        big buts

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          You like it and do you know why I guess?

        2. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          French for goals?

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Probably!

    2. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Also, you're off to a flying start I see. Keep it up

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Zoom zoom zoom. Probably shouldan't have swapped Lukaku for Lewandowski, but hey ho. Thanks. Not sure which one you are...

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Ranked 66 in your league if you look now. Sweet Suppositories

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Oh dear...

            1. My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Hahahaha don't do that!

          2. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I see we are Rist brothers

            1. My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Rule induction and statistical testing? Sounds great 😆 Please enlighten me?

              1. Deulofail
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Ristovski!

                1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Snap!

              2. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Aaah, probably Ristovski. Here's to hoping bud. I need him to play at least st this rate

  11. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Time for me to just enjoy the football.

    Switched out Hradecky & Spinazzola for Donnarumma and Alioski yesterday. Also have Eriksen, Kjear, Denayer & Zakaria.

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I would delete it and enjoy the euros... Great compition to watch and better not to be distracted by fantasy and who scored who assisted etc..

  12. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Hradecky 13 pointer lol

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Should have captained.

  13. Gizzachance
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    So can I/we trans out denayer this match day ?

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Sub out I assume? Yes

      1. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Can sub out yes,, but can make a trans?

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          It will only be active for MD2 then. So rather wait

  14. Mane Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Best midfield/forward option for England apart from Kane? Who’s pretty much guaranteed to play all the time??

    1. KGFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Mount?

    2. Elfozzie 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I'd see who he starts with tomorrow first tbh, I think we'll learn a lot from that.
      I'd love to see Foden and Grealish given a lot of game time, could make England actually exciting to watch for once.

  15. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Meunier on before 30 mins. Will he get the CS points like in FPL?

    1. The Red Devil
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Yes

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers.

    2. dark91
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Yes + a goal 😉

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      He getting a lot more than clean sheet points 🙂

    4. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      And a goal too.

    5. Elfozzie 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Congrats Meunier owners!

  16. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Unbelivable

  17. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    We won Denmark!!!
    And our prayers are with Eriksen.

  18. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Hradecky just smashed the maximum captaincy score of 10pts

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Was the obvious choice

    2. Elfozzie 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      No way you captained Hradecky!

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        True. I didn't!

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I wasnt kidding this morning. Dont captain forwards till day 4

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I'd go the other way around! Premium forwards and mids at the start, then premium mids and attacking defs towards the end

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Have a look back through the FPL season, how often were the top scorers defenders and keepers? None predictable but that is where the extreme scores are

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Predictability is still important. The answer to the question of whether Lukaku is likely to outscore Hradecky is still 'yes', even if some extreme scores came from GKs and defs in FPL.

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              True, but what about, is Lukaku likely to significantly outscore Ronaldo/Mbappe etc? You can afford to roll the dice hard on day 1and 2

              1. Deulofail
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Yeah which is why I'd spend my money more on captain 1 than 2 than 3 etc in an ideal scenario. I didn't get Ronaldo mainly for this reason.

                1. Ginkapo FPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Curious, so you start with low risk and get more desperate as the days go on. I prefer the other way round, taking the risks with punts in the early games whilst I have spanish and fremch players to replace them.

                  1. 7shadesofsmoke
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    I’m with the chimp. Higher risk to start with, lower risk by the end.

                    Pension strategy

  19. dark91
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Not only did my Meunier get subbed on, he scoreeees
    What a legend

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Do you sell Meunier for the next round or do you keep him is the question.

      1. dark91
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Depends what Castagne's situation is. Especially now that he scored, I think he starts the next game
        I got Denayer too to worry about

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Same as myself, I half though Denayer might not start. Not sure what to do with him now. My just leave it be. As I already had planned to get Kane in for Ronaldo.

  20. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    No need for Finnish fans to curb their happiness. I'm sure most people know that you resoect the Eriksen situation...

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Thx

      1. BUZZBOMB
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Absolute respect for both sets of fans. Christian, touch wood, will come out of this and live long and well. Enjoy your night Finland. Just because its not dark doesn't mean it's not bedtime when it comes though however...

  21. Grand Thibauto
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Meunier G Hazard A

  22. Old Bull
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Could we be witnessing a Iceland brewing in Finland if you know what I mean?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Quite simply - No

      On another day they lose that game 3-0

    2. Elfozzie 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I don't think you can really take anything from the result today, those circumstances were (hopefully) very unique. Obviously if they can get a result against Russia then they'll be through - can't see them getting much against Belgium mind.
      That said I really do hope Denmark can rally themselves and get through the group for Eriksen's sake though.

  23. King Carlos
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    As a Finn who had waited this day for decades, I feel numb after this historic night. I don't care...

    Christian Eriksen, the entire footballing world is with you!

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Enjoy your win, you’re absolutely allowed to.

    2. Old Bull
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Respect to you mate. It must be difficult wanting to celebrate in these circumstances

    3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      All you need now is a draw and you should have passage to the knockout outs for sure. Maybe even one win could get best third place.

      1. BUZZBOMB
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Id be surprised if a team with 3 points didnt get out the groups this year. Unless its Scotland...

    4. Elfozzie 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I'm not Finnish, but a huge fan of the country and people.
      I think you can wish Eriksen well (thank god he's awake and stable) and also celebrate a win.

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I only tuned to that Denmark v Finland game when it was stopped and saw Schmeichel and Kajer comforting a woman in an Eriksen jersey (turned out it was Eriksen's wife).

        It was a real shock when I gradually figured out what happened. Hope Eriksen is OK he is seems like a nice fella as well good pro.

        1. Elfozzie 42
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yeah it was a pretty harrowing watch live. I had the game on in the background and didn't really see what happened initially, but it soon became clear this was very serious. The players were excellent to be honest, real credit to the sport both in terms of quick reactions and general dignity, even the decision to finish the game today deserve credit

    5. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      He is alive and getting best medical help there is. It looked much worse for a "long moment", so we better to be happy that he is doing better atm. Had that incident happened while swimming alone outdoors or without medical aid nearby and training alone... I don't want to even think about it.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Still, I just can't fully celebrate. He is in hospital atm etc... Hoping the best for him naturally.

        1. Ser Davos
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Could be completely wrong with this type of speculation, but I imagine this was likely brought on (at least to some extent) by the fact this was a high intensity international match. Seems the odds of these things increase during matches over the other scenarios (though I could be utterly spewing rubbish).

  24. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Is that not a thorgan hazard assist? Keeper saved it and it was taped in right?

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      yes, rules say it an assist

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      What happened is the same as what happens in FPL.

      On target > Save > Rebound goal

      On target shot gets the assist.

  25. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Hradecky u absolute legend

  26. Bank$y
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    The Russians look like an over 40s team.

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Heads gone from the looks of it. Never mind the legs!

  27. Aubamazette
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    I made a last minute change from
    Hradrecky Spinzaola Meunier to
    Bachmann Cancelo Denayer the point difference I’ve missed out on because of this is so crazy I can’t believe it

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Ooft

      1. Aubamazette
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        That’s Fantasy football for you

      2. Aubamazette
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Those 3 players 38 points wow

  28. Sleepless in Settle FPL
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    why no YC for Meuneir?

    1. dark91
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      For what?

      1. Sleepless in Settle FPL
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        dive

        1. dark91
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          You consider that a dive?
          There was contact and it even went to a VAR check
          So the player definitely didn't dive. Whether he went down 'easily' or not is a different argument

          1. Sleepless in Settle FPL
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            VAR check = didnt dive ????

          2. Sleepless in Settle FPL
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I meant YC for him after VAR check

  29. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Pukki and Castagne owner 🙁

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I had Pohjanpalo in my first draft. Then I made second one and decided to wait for PL to start and forget this fantasy. Making small bets and earning/losing some coins is okay for me.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah trying to play it for fun but it’s barely started and I’m already getting peeved off at picks like that being so unlucky lol

  30. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Insigne(c) and Immobile(c) who changed to Lukaku(c) hopeful of getting a good score given how poor Russia are.

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Probably regardless of how poor Russia are

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      yep, hopefully a 10+ points return on the cards. Can still switch captaincy to Depay and Ronaldo if not.