NANTES & LYON, FRANCE
Host nation France swept into the semi-finals of the European Soccer Championships on June 16 after a 5-0 victory against Belgium.
NANTES & LYON, FRANCE
FRANCE (IN WHITE SHIRTS) v BELGIUM - NANTES
1. GVs France are awarded free kick and Michel Platini scores after ball hits crossbar. (2 SHOTS) 0.16
2. GVs France attacking and Alain Giresse scores. (2 SHOTS) 0.30.
3. GVs France attacking and Luis Fernandez scores. (2 SHOTS) 0.47
4. SECOND HALF: GV French player is brought down in penalty area. (2 SHOTS) 0.55
5. GVs Platini scores from penalty. (2 SHOTS) 1.03
6. GVs Platini scores again after free kick. (2 SHOTS) 1.09
DENMARK (IN RED AND WHITE SHIRTS) v YUGOSLAVIA - LYON
7. GV Denmark attacking and Frank Arnesen scores. (2 SHOTS) 1.26
8. GVs Denmark attacking and Klaus Berggreen scores. (2 SHOTS) 1.35
9. GVs Danish defender is knocked to ground. (2 SHOTS) 1.46
10. GVs Arnesen scoring penalty. (2 SHOTS) 1.52
11. SECOND HALF: GVs Laudrup passes to Preben Elkjaer who scores. (2 SHOTS) 2.03
12. GVs Lauridsen of Denmark scores. (2 SHOTS) 2.19
SPORT: SOCCEREUROVISION RECORDING
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Background: NANTES & LYON, FRANCE
Host nation France swept into the semi-finals of the European Soccer Championships on June 16 after a 5-0 victory against Belgium. Michel Platini scored three of the five goals. That meant he had scored thirty times in fifty internationals - three more than Just Fontaine, whose previous record had stood for twenty-four years. Alain Giresse and Luis Fernandez also scored in the match. The French side had not concede a goal for seven games, and their victory on June 16 equalled the highest score ever in the final phase of the competition.
Denmark were left virtually assured of a place in the semi-finals after their 5-0 win against Yugoslavia, also on June 16. The Danish side needed only to draw against Belgium on June 19 to reach the final four. Frank Arensen gave the Danes an explosive start with a goal six minutes into the game. Then Klaus Berggreen made the score 2-0 in the sixteenth minute. The Spanish referee awarded Denmark a penalty after Elkjaer was knocked to the ground and Arnesen hit the penalty to the right of the goalkeeper making the score 3-0. Elkjaer and substitute John Lauridsen scored the two goals in the second half. The Danish victory robbed Yugoslavia, twice finalists in earlier competitions, of any chance for reaching the semi-finals.
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