Euro 2020: qualifying matches, tickets, and Romelu Lukaku’s brilliant goals against Scotland!

Euro 2020 is approaching fast as we are already entering the seventh month of 2019! Instead of one host nation, Euro 2020 will be spread over a dozen venues across Europe. And the final will be in Wembley Stadium playing host to the showdown on July 12, 2020. Other venues include Hampden Park, the Stadio Olimpico and the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

The draw for the qualifying rounds took place on December 2, with the first matches in March 2019. The double match-days have started from March and will continue in June, September, October and November. Once again there will be 24 times competing and the tournament will get going on June 12, 2020.

Ticket applications have opened on June 12 2019 and you can apply for a maximum of 4 tickets of the same price category and for 1 match per day until July 12 2019. So get going and start filling out those applications to get yourself a seat in 2020’s biggest tournament!

In recent news, Belgium has kept it’s best going and has retained it’s position at the top of the table of Group I. They maintained their 100 per cent record in Group I after Romelu Lukaku’s double helped them to a 3-0 win over Scotland in Brussels. Scotland set up to frustrate Belgium but the hosts eventually broke the deadlock in first-half stoppage time through Lukaku’s header (45+1).

Lukaku then scored his 48th goal for his country after David Marshall palmed Kevin De Bruyne’s shot into his path before De Bruyne rounded off the scoring in stoppage time as Belgium stayed three points ahead of Russia at the top of the group.

With VAR not being used, Scotland players appealed unsuccessfully for offside against Kevin de Bruyne in the build-up to Lukaku’s second goal. Scotland boss Clarke felt the scoreline was harsh on his side, who battled well against the world’s top-ranked team but now languish in fourth place in the group, six points behind Belgium and three behind second-placed Russia.

And Clarke, who managed Lukaku when he was West Brom boss, said his former charge apologised to him for Belgium’s ruthless performance. “I just had a big cuddle with him in the tunnel. He apologised for scoring,” said Clarke in quotes reported by the Daily Mail.

Lukaku’s Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly want to keep hold of the striker this summer, and Clarke said: “I just spoke to him in the corridor and he wants to keep getting better and better.” Although previous speculation suggested otherwise and aninterview with Lee Sharpe revealed:”I think Manchester United have a decision to make with Lukaku this summer. It is a difficult one because he does tend to score goals, though rarely against the top teams”.

This suggested Lukaku might’ve been sold by Man Utd but now it seems things are in his favor now as Solskjaer plans on keeping him.

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