The Euro 2021 tournament is in its second week and each of the 24 participating teams have played a game. On Wednesday we have the start of the second round of the group stage matches and that’s when things get really interesting.
Nations can start locking their places for the round of 16 only in their second match. Italy (against Switzerland) is one of those teams that have a chance to do so if they win on Wednesday.
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Euro 2021 matches today
Here is the full schedule of Euro 2021 matches on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by a brief overview of the previous day’s matches.
Wednesday June 16
|Finland 0, Russia 1||Strong points|
|Turkey v Wales||12 p.m. ET||ESPN||fuboTV, ESPN app, PrendeTV|
|Italy vs. Switzerland||3 p.m. ET||ESPN||fuboTV, ESPN app, PrendeTV|
Thursday June 17th
|Ukraine vs North Macedonia||9:00 a.m.ET||ESPN||fuboTV, ESPN app, PrendeTV|
|Denmark vs. Belgium||12 p.m. ET||ESPN||fuboTV, ESPN app, PrendeTV|
|Netherlands v Austria||3 p.m. ET||ESPN||fuboTV, ESPN app, PrendeTV|
Both ABC and ESPN have English coverage of the tournament with half-hour pre-match broadcasts. In addition to daily studio programming and simultaneous broadcasts from the semi-finals and the final, ESPN + will offer a multi-stream second-screen experience for each game (aerial camera and two team cameras).
Univision provides Spanish coverage of the tournament via its free streaming platform PrendeTV (40 games) and the linear channels Univision and TUDN (11 games).
You can watch all ABC and ESPN coverage on fuboTV (7 day free trial).
Euro 2021 results Wednesday
Finland 0, Russia 1
Great goals keep coming in these Euros. This time it was Russian Aleksei Miranchuk with the clever footwork just before half-time. He curled a ball through a crowd of defenders for a finesse shot and he established himself as the winner against Finland, 1-0.
Finland believed they had the first goal when their first-game hero Joel Pohjanpalo scored another goal, but VAR determined he was slightly offside on the center.
Russia were rarely threatened by the Finns and yet they might regret not having scored more goals for them with one game remaining against Denmark. Meanwhile, Finland did well in containing the damage against Russia, giving them a chance to break out of the squad when they face the world No.1 team Belgium in the final match of the group stage.
Tuesday’s Euro 2021 results
France 1, Germany 0
A match between two European heavyweights loaded with star players on both sides of the ball was decided by an own goal. German defender Mats Hummels deflected a French cross into his own net in the 20th minute and it was the only goal of the game.
France star strikers Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema both scored impressive goals in the game, but both goals were ruled out for an offside position.
The game also featured an odd moment involving German defender Antonio Rudiger who apparently bit the back of Frenchman Paul Pogba, who was the star of the match from his central midfielder position. The team of officials did not impose any discipline for the act, although Poga appeared to bring it to the referee’s attention.
Hungary 0, Portugal 3
Cristiano Ronaldo scored two of Portugal’s three goals in a 3-0 victory over Hungary that saw the football legend set new marks and move closer to another.
Portugal’s three goals came in the last six minutes of the game and Ronaldo scored the last two. Raphael Guerreiro gave the advantage to Portugal, then Ronaldo sealed it with a penalty and a fantastic combination in the box in stoppage time. It was the perfect start for the reigning European champions in their first game. opening of Group F, which promises to be the most difficult of the group stage.
The two goals gave Ronaldo the most career goals in Euro history at 11, overtaking French great Michel Platini who had nine. He also became the only player to compete in five European Championship tournaments with his first event in 2004.
Ronaldo had some great appearances in the first half, but Hungary held on and looked like a threat to score a winner. The Hungarians, who were playing at home in Budapest, hit bottom of the net at one point but he was ruled offside. Portugal’s substitutes late in the second half gave the team the spark and creativity to finally break through and finish the game.