FIFA 21: Man of the Match (MOTM) Predictions – Matchday 1, Ratings, Euro 2020, Copa America & more
14 Jun 2021 12:08 PM +00:00

Neymar inspires Brazil to perfect start in opening game of Copa America

isEuro 2020 and the Copa America are now underway, and so if the Festival of FUTball in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.

We have seen two new card types released during the event already, but could we see some Man of the Match (MOTM) cards thrown into the mix too?

If they are to come, we think these five stars could be included in the first set after starring in their sides’ opening matches.

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Neymar (OVR 93)

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CLASS ABOVE - Neymar was just too good for the Venezuela defence

Brazil got their Copa America campaign underway with a comfortable 3-0 win over Venezuela in the opening match of the tournament.

PSG superstar Neymar was at the heart of everything Brazil created scoring once and assisting another. Neymar also took the corner which led to the first goal too.

An early Man of the Match card for Neymar would likely be rated 93 OVR.

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Romelu Lukaku (OVR 89)

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GOAL MACHINE - Lukaku has taken his club form into Euro 2020

Belgium put on a convincing display in their opening match in Group B, brushing Russia aside 3-0.

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku was at his clinical best too, scoring twice and proving too hot to handle for the Russian defence.

Thomas Meunier is also in with a shout of a MOTM card as he got himself on the scoresheet and provided an assist too.

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Lukas Hradecky (OVR 86)

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NATIONAL HERO - Hradecky's penalty save could see Finland progress

Finland looked like the underdogs in Group B, but they bagged three points with a 1-0 win over Scandinavian rivals Denmark.

Goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky was the star for Finland, keeping a clean sheet and saving a penalty too.

A new special card for the Finnish goalkeeper could be rated 86 OVR.

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Denzel Dumfries (OVR 84)

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BACK POST - Dumfries will be a threat throughout the tournament

The Netherlands looked comfortable at 2-0 against Ukraine before West Ham winger Andriy Yarmolenko scored a stunning goal to start the comeback.

Ukraine brought it back to 2-2, but the Dutch were not to be denied three points with Denzel Dumfries scoring the winning goal late on.

The PSV right-back was a constant threat and could have scored earlier in the match but headed a glorious chance wide.

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Kalvin Phillips (OVR 81)

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DOMINANT - Phillips ran the midfield in the Wembley sunshine

England ended their torrid record of never winning their opening match at the European Championships with a 1-0 victory over Croatia at Wembley.

Gareth Southgate’s men looked confident from the off, and it was the performance of Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips that caught the eye.

Phillips provided the assist for Raheem Sterling’s goal and looked assured in midfield for the whole game alongside Declan Rice.

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