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Round of 16 (Day 2)France/Ireland, Germany/Slovakia, Hungary/Belgium

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My word, how good is this Hazard fellow?

If only someone would change their username in honor of him..

ETA: I swear that was posted before his goal!

Edited by Hazardous
Hazard. Just Hazard

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Allez les Belches ! 

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Hazard has been nothing short of sensational tonight. One of the best, if not the best, individual performance of the tournament.

Game over.

Edited by Les Diables Rouges

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Cruel for Hungary. But Hazard had to essentially play by himself to make it happen.

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Okay, Hungary's high line helped, but Hazard looks to be playing himself into the kind of form where he could win this tournament by himself.

It's not every day you see someone playing through-passes to themselves. For his next trick, he'll get on the header too.

Edited by DjourouLoveMe?

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Tough scoreline on Hungary. They haven't done too much wrong. Hazard has been the standout player but Belgium, as a team, have been very, very good tonight. Better teams than Hungary would have found it hard going to keep up with them.

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I'm still not sold on our defence, and even though we've got good strikers, none are of the absolute stand out quality. 

Still, all things considered, I think my worries may be deemed small.

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I think one issue is that Lukaku/KdB/Hazard are not always on the same wavelength. There have been numerous instances in the last few games where Lukaku has been cying out for an early ball in behind but either KdB or Hazard have held onto the ball too long and when an early ball does come in, Lukaku isn't expecting it and is caught on his heels. I think the defence would be more stable with Vertonghen and Alderwiereld at CB but that is not likely to happen. Luckily we have a world class GK.

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3 good games today.  Hazard was great as mentioned.  The main worry for Belgium is that it took them a lot time to get a second.  Germany completely outclassed Slovakia.  And Ireland.  Well, we gave France a major scare for 45 minutes.   But France had enough class to win.

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Not a bad set of matches. :)

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They didn't, but that's how it ends when you're facing such a hazard. ;) 

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That was really unfortunate but still kinda expected. Well Belgium is a really good team and they were far better. They deserved to win. Still it was sad to see the four-null result. Buuut we fought well and the match and the stadium and everything was amazing. 

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7 hours ago, Criston of House Shapper said:

The Hungarians didn't deserve to get slaughtered like that.

They did stand in the way of mighty Belgium. It was chance, of course, but such is life.

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7 hours ago, 3StadtMueller said:

They didn't, but that's how it ends when you're facing such a hazard. ;) 

If you like puns, wait for the song of ice and eng

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