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Soccer-Belgium bounce back with 2-0 Euros win over Romania

By Thomson Reuters Jun 22, 2024 | 3:59 PM

COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) – Belgium got their Euro 2024 campaign back on track after an impressive 2-0 win against Romania on Saturday, with goals from Youri Tielemans and Kevin De Bruyne enough to take the points and leave Group E wide open.

Romelu Lukaku was the architect of the first Belgian goal and teed Tielemans up perfectly to fire home a superb effort from just inside the area in the second minute.

De Bruyne had chances throughout a polished Belgian performance and doubled the lead with 10 minutes left when he latched on to a long ball from goalkeeper Koen Casteels and found the net from seven metres out.

The result leaves all four teams in Group E on three points going into the Wednesday’s final matches, when Belgium take on Ukraine and Romania face Slovakia.

(Reporting by Martin Petty; Editing by Toby Chopra)