Ukraine and Belgium scrap it out for last-16 places

The extremely tightly-contested Euro 2024 Group E comes to a head on Wednesday evening, where Ukraine and Belgium – the original two favourites for last-16 places – scrap it out at the MHPArena in Stuttgart.

Both nations got off the mark at the second attempt last time out, as Serhiy Rebrov‘s side fought back from a goal down to sink Slovakia 2-1, while the Red Devils were 2-0 victors against Romania.

Anything and everything is still possible on the final matchday of Euro 2024 Group E, in which all four sides boast three points from their opening two fixtures – an all-time first at the Championships – but the Ukrainians currently reside at the bottom of the pile on account of their inferior goal difference.

Ukraine is still in with a shot of last-16 qualification, thanks to their dramatic fightback, the formula is simple for the Blue and Yellow, who will guarantee a top-two ranking if they win and could even finish first in the section with all three points if they better Romania’s result.

The volume of chances created is never a problem for Belgium, who have instead been guilty of spurning chance after chance in their opening two games so far, although such profligacy did not cost them against Romania.



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