The Euro 2020 group stage is now complete and eight teams are packing their bags to go home while 16 prepare to battle it out in the knockout stages.
There have been some seriously impressive performances so far with, Belgium and Holland all winning their three group games to breeze into the last 16.
England are also in there, while, and Portugal had a nervy night on Wednesday as they managed to squeeze through in the Group of Death.
There have also been a number of impressive individual displays so far without in front in the Golden Boot race and the likes of Gianluigi Donnarumma and Denzel Dumfries catching the eye.
Here, Sportsmail has picked our team of the Euro 2020 group stage and also selected five substitutes who just missed the cut.
Cristiano Ronaldo lit up the Euro 2020 group stage and currently leads the Golden Boot race
CHRIS SUTTON’S TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT SO FAR
GK Danny Ward, Wales
Ward has made more appearances for Wales at this tournament than league appearances for his parent clubs Liverpool and Leicester since 2012, which is a pretty remarkable statistic!
He’s used to being on the substitutes’ bench, but now he’s one of Euro 2020’s top shot-stoppers.
RB Denzel Dumfries, Holland
The standout star of Holland’s opening two group games as the energetic right back was involved in all five goals in those encounters. Frank de Boer’s 3-4-1-2 system allows him to fly down that right-hand side. His work-rate is outstanding, and it is little wonder the PSV full back is being linked with Premier League clubs.
CB Simon Kjaer, Denmark
What a captain. We have to commend this 32-year-old centre back for his response to Christian Eriksen collapsing — the way he sprinted to his stricken team-mate to help, had his fellow players create a barrier around him, and then consoled his terrified wife on the touchline.
CB Tyrone Mings, England
Mings deputised for Harry Maguire at a time when there was a great deal of scrutiny on Gareth Southgate’s selection of him and he kept two clean sheets alongside John Stones, hardly ever putting a foot wrong. Brought coolness at the back. Southgate knows he can count on Mings.
LB Leonardo Spinazzola, Italy
Nobody has been clocked at a faster speed at this tournament than Spinazzola, who was caught doing 21mph down that left-hand side.
He hit the ground running in Italy’s opening 3-0 victory over Turkey and hasn’t looked back.
RM Kevin De Bruyne, Belgium
He missed the first match against Russia, was an influential substitute in the second against Denmark and then started the third against Finland. Now those creative juices are flowing and Belgium are flying into the knockout stages. The Belgians must be so thankful that De Bruyne was able to participate after that facial injury.
CM Gini Wijnaldum, Holland
Considering the sort of cheques PSG are used to writing when signing players, they must be giddy at getting the ultimate bargain with Wijnaldum, who’s joining them on a free from Liverpool. The 30-year-old captain is covering great distances, creating chances and scoring goals.
LM Manuel Locatelli, Italy
He was the top passer in Serie A last season and this 23-year-old has been coolness personified in Italy’s midfield at Euro 2020. He scored twice against Switzerland and then rested against Wales, because Roberto Mancini knows how vital Locatelli will be in the knockouts.
FW Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal
I’m not naming him in my team because I admire his Coca-Cola stance — I’m naming him because he’s a record-breaker. Ronaldo is now the top scorer in Euros history after yet another goal-laden tournament.
FW Romelu Lukaku, Belgium
De Bruyne has now assisted Lukaku at four consecutive tournaments — 2014 World Cup, Euro 2016, 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020. I wrote a few weeks ago that Lukaku should be a Golden Boot contender, and that’s the way it’s panning out.
FW Patrik Schick, Czech Republic
The surprise headline maker of this tournament, following on from that 50-yard wonder-strike against Scotland. That’s the second-greatest goal ever scored at a European Championship in my view — after Marco van Basten’s marvellous volley against the Soviet Union in 1988. We all know about him now.
GK – Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy)
Three games, three clean sheets. You can’t ask for much more than that from your No 1 goalkeeper.
Yes, Italy haven’t come up against much quality so far but Donnarumma has looked assured in all three of their group games and rarely been troubled.
In fact, Donnarumma has not conceded a single goal in international football in the nine matches he has played since a Nations League game with Holland back in October 2020.
At just 22 it is no wonder that Paris Saint-Germain are so keen to tie the Italian down to a five-year contract when he makes his expected free transfer from AC Milan this summer.
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma kept three clean sheets in their three group matches
RB – Denzel Dumfries (Holland)
The Dutch wing-back has been one of the breakout stars of the tournament and, if he wasn’t already, has exploded onto the radars of Europe’s top clubs.
His skillset perfectly fits what Frank de Boer wants from his wing-backs in Holland’s 3-5-2 system and Dumfries has contributed both in attack and defence so far.
The PSV Eindhoven star scored in the opening win over Ukraine before grabbing another and laying on an assist in the 2-0 win over Austria. He was given just 45 minutes against North Macedonia but helped Holland keep a clean sheet there, too.
Dumfries’ energy, speed, strength and stamina make him ideal for the role he is being asked to play and any opposition will need to keep him under control if they are to have any chance of beating Holland in the knockout stages.
Denzel Dumfries has been a revelation for Holland, marauding up and down their right side
CB – John Stones (England)
There was a lot of uncertainty around England’s defence going into Euro 2020 with Harry Maguire’s fitness doubts and debate over whether they would play a back four or five.
But Gareth Southgate’s side kept three clean sheets in the group stage and looked solid at the back, despite changing the full-backs in all three games and the centre back pairing against the Czech Republic.
The only constant in all three games was John Stones and the Manchester City star has seemingly carried his superb form at club level this season into the tournament.
Comfortable in possession, strong in the air and not afraid to challenge attackers, Stones has been impressive so far and, now Maguire looks like he’s back to full fitness, they give England a platform for their attacking players to do damage.
John Stones helped England keep three clean sheets, ending any doubts over their defence
CB – Leonardo Bonucci (Italy)
At 34, this could be Bonucci’s last international tournament but so far he has played like he is in the prime of his career.
The Juventus veteran and 36-year-old club team-mate Giorgio Chiellini both started Italy’s first two games and they were superb in keeping Turkey and Switzerland at bay.
Chiellini was injured for the game against Wales but Bonucci was given 45 minutes by Roberto Mancini and was also handed the captain’s armband.
Italy have dazzled at Euro 2020, winning each game comfortably without conceding a goal, and their experienced defenders look capable of guiding them to a first international trophy since 2006.
Leonardo Bonucci and Italy are yet to concede a goal and look like they could be champions
LB – Robin Gosens (Germany)
Like Dumfries, Gosens perfectly encapsulates what Joachim Low is looking for from his wing-backs in Germany’s 3-4-3 formation.
The Atalanta defender has been one of the most consistent performers in Serie A for a few seasons now and has been superb for Die Mannschaft so far at Euro 2020.
He gave Portugal plenty of cause for concern in their 4-2 win last week, scoring once and assisting two goals as Fernando Santos’ side failed to get to grips with Germany’s wing-backs.
England will need to pay close attention to Gosens’ runs from deep on Tuesday night because they give Germany’s attack a completely different dimension to the likes of Serge Gnabry, Kai Havertz and Thomas Muller.
Robin Gosens was outstanding against Portugal, scoring once and providing two assists
CM – Georginio Wijnaldum (Holland)
The Dutchman is making a mockery of Liverpool’s decision to allow him to leave the club on a free transfer this summer.
Wijnaldum has been a loyal servant to Jurgen Klopp and the Reds since he joined from Newcastle in 2016 but he looks at the peak of his powers as he prepares to leave Anfield for PSG at the end of the month.
The 30-year-old is playing in a slightly different role to the one he was used in by Klopp, operating further forward than Frenkie de Jong and Marten de Roon.
It allows him to burst into the box and get onto the end of crosses and cut backs and has resulted in Wijnaldum scoring three goals so far. Holland look good and their captain has been a key player for them so far.
Gini Wijnaldum has been superb for Holland, tireless off the ball and finding the back of the net
CM – Manuel Locatelli (Italy)
It is no surprise that the majority of Europe’s leading clubs are desperate to sign the Italian midfielder after watching him in action at Euro 2020.
The 23-year-old enjoyed a promising season for Sassuolo before linking up with the Italy and is said to be valued at £34million with Juventus and Manchester City both keen on him.
Locatelli has been brilliant in Italy’s midfield. He has been calm in possession, quick to win the ball back and even scored a brace in the 3-0 win over Switzerland in Rome.
He was given the night off in their final group game against Wales but expect him to be back at the heart of things when Italy play Austria in the last-16 on Saturday night.
Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli has shown just why so many big clubs want him this summer
RM – Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
Just when you thought he had no records left to break, Ronaldo did it again.
The Portuguese superstar netted twice against Hungary in their opening game to move beyond France’s Michel Platini as the record goalscorer at European Championship finals.
He has since followed that up with the opening goal of the game in the defeat by Germany and a brace on Wednesday night against France that secured the draw needed for Portugal to progress.
Portugal have not been at their best so far in this tournament but when you’ve got all that attacking talent at your disposal with Ronaldo at the forefront of it all, they’ve got a huge chance to retain the title they won five years ago in France.
Ronaldo has scored five goals so far, including two in Wednesday night’s 2-2 draw with France
LM – Emil Forsberg (Sweden)
Not many people had Sweden down to win a group that contained Spain but Wednesday night’s 3-2 win over Poland ensured they finished in top spot.
Forsberg has been a regular star for RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga for well over four seasons now and has made his quality count on the international stage so far this summer.
The 29-year-old helped Sweden to a battling 0-0 draw away in Spain before providing match-winning contributions against both Slovakia and Poland.
He came up with the winner against Slovakia from the penalty spot before scoring twice against Poland to help them across the line and set up a last-16 tie with Ukraine.
Sweden’s Emil Forsberg came up with the winner against Slovakia and hit two against Poland
ST – Patrik Schick (Czech Republic)
Schick has shown plenty of promise in his career so far but is yet to really hit top form at club level for a prolonged period of time.
But he’s been superb for the Czech Republic so far at Euro 2020 and looks likely to win the goal of the tournament award for his astonishing 49.7 yard lob of Scotland’s David Marshall.
It was a stunning piece of opportunism and the longest goal ever recorded in a Euro finals. It was also Schick’s second of the game after his header just before half-time silenced the raucous Hampden crowd.
Schick followed that up with a penalty in the 1-1 draw with Croatia that booked their place in the last-16 and now he’ll have Holland in his sights in the last-16 on Sunday night.
Patrik Schick scored an outrageous brace against Scotland before also netting against Croatia
ST – Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)
Is there a striker in world football who is in better form than Lukaku right now?
After a season in which he scored 30 goals in 44 appearances for Inter Milan as they won Serie A, the Belgian talisman has managed to maintain those standards for Roberto Martinez.
Lukaku trails Ronaldo by two in the Golden Boot race at Euro 2020 after scoring twice in the opening win over Russia and once in the victory over Finland earlier this week.
But, despite not scoring in the comeback win against Denmark, Lukaku made vital contributions in the build-up to both Thorgan Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne’s goals in the win in Copenhagen. He will be decisive for Belgium in the coming weeks.
Romelu Lukaku has scored three goals for Belgium but has been instrumental in every game
SUBS WHO JUST MISSED THE CUT
Jordan Pickford (England)
Like Stones, Pickford has played every minute so far as England kept three clean sheets in their group games. His distribution has also been superb.
Leonardo Spinazzola (Italy)
The Roma left back was superb in Italy’s opening night win over Turkey and followed that up with another solid display against Switzerland.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Denmark)
Leads the tournament’s assist charts with three alongside Switzerland’s Steven Zuber. The Tottenham midfielder was superb as Denmark got their first win over the tournament against Russia in midweek.
Memphis Depay (Holland)
Looks like a completely different player to the one who failed to live up to expectations at Manchester United. Depay has two goals and one assist so far.
Robert Lewandowski (Poland)
Carried the hopes of his nation on his shoulders once again and didn’t disappoint, although they did finish bottom of Group E. The Bayern goal machine scored three goals and could have had more.
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