Lukaku And KDB: The History Of The Handshake

Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne go together in Belgium's attack like peanut butter and jelly coming together to make the most timeless of sandwiches. They've built their impressive careers at separate clubs, but when they come together with Belgium there's little opponents can do to stop them. Having so much success between them, the two obviously had to create a celebratory handshake to go with it.

Rainbow Flags Fly High As Germany Breaks Hungarian Hearts

Last week, Hungary passed an anti-LGBTQ+ law outlawing any content that might “promote homosexuality” to Hungarians under the age of 18. It’s a law that has already sparked legal proceedings against it, and one that came front and center in the soccer world for Hungary’s Euro 2020 match against Germany on Wednesday in Munich. 

Mientras Le Dices Penaldo, CR7 Se Convirtió En El Máximo Goleador De Selecciones Masculinas

Los goles son goles. Sean de chilena, de cabeza o de rodilla. Cristiano Ronaldo los ha hecho de todas formas, pero por alguna razón hay un grupo de personas que trata de invalidar sus logros porque muchas de esas conquistas han sido de penal. Hasta lo llaman Penaldo.

Obviamente, es una insensatez.

Lo relevante es que mientras sus críticos pierden el tiempo en boberías, Cristiano Ronaldo hoy ante Francia marcó dos goles y consiguió convertirse en el máximo goleador masculino a nivel de selecciones, igualando al iraní Ali Daei, con 109 conquistas.

Record-Breaker Ronaldo Proves Unstoppable From 12 Yards And Sends Portugal To Round Of 16

Wipe the sweat off your palms, Portugal fans, your team survived the group stage.

The rematch of the Euro 2016 final between Portugal and France proved infinitely more entertaining five years later. Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a brace with two kicks from the penalty spot to tie the men’s all-time international scoring record and confirm Portugal’s place in the knockout stages.

6 Minutes Away From Elimination To Hungary, Leon Goretzka Made Himself A National Hero

Lackadaisical, idealess and without any clear attacking direction, Germany still managed to dramatically avoid an early Euro 2020 exit after Leon Goretzka’s 84th-minute strike salvaged a 2-2 draw with Hungary in Munich on Wednesday night.

It was never going to be easy in the group of death, but no one could’ve predicted Hungary’s ability to take points off both France and Germany to hugely alter the shape of the group.

Hugo Lloris Obliterates Danilo Pereira, Setting Up Ronaldo’s First Goal Ever Against France

Cristiano Ronaldo had never scored against France in six competitions, then came a gift. Well, Danilo Pereira won’t think it was a gift, if he remembers it at all. Pereira was waylaid by keeper Hugo Lloris, setting up the Ronaldo goal vs France from the spot.

Portugal and France traded penalty kicks to go into halftime time tied on Wednesday in Budapest. Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 30th minute, with Karim Benzema equalizing just before halftime. Both also scored in the second half of the 2-2 draw.

Gana, Gusta Y Golea: España Clasifica Con Una Manita A Eslovaquia

La selección de España tuvo su mejor partido en lo que va de Eurocopa contra Eslovaquia, al vencerlos por 5-0 en un partido que lo tuvo todo: fallas claras, penales, autogoles, goles de dos sustitutos… Una auténtica locura.

Los españoles habían sido muy criticados por la prensa y el público en general, tras haber dado una imagen pobre y no ganar en ninguno de sus dos primeros partidos frente a Suecia y Polonia.

Como Un Glitch En El FIFA: El Horrendo Autogol De Martin Dubravka

Hay días en que uno puede ser héroe. Hay otros en que uno puede ser villano. Y también hay días en que uno puede tener un poco de héroe y un poco de villano. 

El arquero de Eslovaquia, Martin Dubravka, vivió algo de lo último en el duelo ante España, en el cierre del Grupo F de la Euro 2020. 

El lado héroe vino temprano, en el minuto 11, cuando el golero del Newcastle extendió el período de miserias de Álvaro Morata, tapándole un penal.

Only One Thing Denied Poland From Advancing To Knockout Stages — Ironically, It Was A Pole

Poland bowed out in the group stage of a major tournament for a second straight time after suffering a 3-2 defeat to Sweden on Wednesday. In the most ironic fashion, the one thing the denied the Poles from glory was a pole.

Only a victory would do for Poland on Matchday 3. The game got off to the worst possible start by conceding one of the fastest goals in Euro history.

Slovakia’s Martin Dúbravka Dunks On His Own Net For Legendary Own Goal

As a Newcastle United supporter, I’ve spent a large portion of my life telling anyone and everyone how Martin Dúbravka is the most underrated goalkeeper in the Premier League. The 32-year-old Slovak is a world-class shot stopper, but most of those keepers come with the caveat of “prone to the odd howler.”

Not Dúbravka. 

At least not until Wednesday when Slovakia met Spain in its Euro 2020 Group E finale.