The Esperanças failed to revive on the continental stage and opened their group stage with a 2-0 defeat to hosts Georgia. Despite the dominance of possession, they found themselves two goals down at the break. Portugal then drew 1-1 with the Netherlands in their next match and took the lead in the first half before their opponents scored a late equaliser.
Portugal are bottom of their group with just one point. They will focus on winning this week, but they also need Georgia to avoid defeat against Holland to secure a place in the knockout stages.
Belgium, meanwhile, didn’t fare much better than Portugal, opening their continental campaign with a goalless draw against the Netherlands. They subsequently drew 2:2 against Georgia. Almeria’s Maxim De Cuyper and Largie Ramazani got on the scoresheet before their opponents scored twice in the second half.
Jonge Duivels are second in the group with two points from as many games. They will guarantee knockout football with a win, while a draw could be enough.
Portugal U21 vs Belgium U21: TV Channel and Live Streaming
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