Denmark beat Russia 4-1 to claim second spot in Group B and set up a last-16 tie against Wales. Mikkel Damsgaard (38), Yussuf Poulsen (59) and Christian Eriksen (70) scored for the Danes. Belgium’s win over Finland helped them into the automatic spots after they beat Finland 1-0. The Belgians had a goal ruled out for offside in the space of a minute.
Denmark beat Finland to finish runners-up in their Euro qualifying group. Andreas Christensen (79) and Joakim Maehle (82) scored the goals that gave Belgium victory. Denmark will now face Wales on Saturday in their final match of the tournament in Amsterdam. The result means Russia are bottom of the group after losing – to Russia in their opening game.
HOW DENMARK DID IT
Denmark, who started the night in fourth, realized they had everything to do to make the last 16 and emerged from the snares rapidly, sending a progression of crosses into the Russia box, however it was the guests who made the main genuine possibility, with Aleksandr Golovin terminating at Kasper Schmeichel after a fine driving run from midfield.
Aleksey Miranchuk started another crush advances when he won spirit ownership in the middle circle however Roman Zobnin couldn’t discover the pass to the free men Russia had hustling clear on the left flank.
Denmark kept on being held at a manageable distance by Russia, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg taking a stab at an impact from 35 yards before Golovin sent a shot route over the bar from a Dzyuba wreck on 35 minutes.
After three minutes, Damsgaard told the pair of them the best way to do it from distance.
The profoundly evaluated youth got a pass from Hojbjerg on the half-pivot 25 yards out, moved it a yard to one side, and circled an awesome exertion into the top corner to send the 25,000 home fans wild.
Regardless of getting a charge out of 68% belonging in the main a large portion of, that was Denmark’s initially shot on track yet there was really front line in the last third after the break.
Martin Braithwaite had is-controlled at the indispensable second after a cut-back from Daniel Wass not long after the restart yet it was basically impossible that Poulsen planned to miss when Daler Kuzyaev played a visually impaired back pass directly into his way.
In any case, Denmark’s ricocheting allies needed to take a look at themselves before long, as festivities of a Romelu Lukaku objective against Finland were stopped by VAR and, all the while, Russia won a punishment when sub-Alexander Sobolev was pulled down in the case by Jannick Vestergaard.
With Dzyuba scoring down the center, movement from their situation of third searched impossible for Denmark. They required more objectives – and favor from Roberto Martinez’s side in St Petersburg. They got both.
First Thomas Vermaelen’s header ricocheted off the woodwork and in off Finland goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky to lift Denmark up to second. Then, at that point came a quickfire twofold from the Danes to set them far away against Russia.
Christensen rifled home in fantastic design from 25 yards after a free ball came his direction, and afterward champion entertainer Maehle got compensation for his evening’s work, penetrating in a fourth. The two players flagged the number 10 to pay tribute to Eriksen subsequent to scoring.
The gathering in the Parken Stadium took off and possibly got stronger when Lukaku put Belgium two up and Denmark realized they were certainly going through.
After the injury of their initial game, their recuperation to qualify is one of the vibe great accounts of the competition. Also, it’s anything but finished at this point.
Denmark will presently play Wales in the last-16 tie in Amsterdam on Saturday at 5 pm.