Denmark beat the Czech Republic 2-1 to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2020. Thomas Delaney scored the only goal of the game in Baku. The Danes have gone from strength to strength in the tournament since their opening game, in which midfielder Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest.
A continual threat on the break, they made it 2-0 just before half-time, with Kasper Dolberg volleying in a superb cross from Joakim Maehle to add to the two goals he scored against Wales.
Their momentum was checked early in the second half as Patrik Schick coolly volleyed in his fifth goal of the tournament, taking him to level with Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo in the race for the Golden Boot. But Denmark was able to recompose them and dig in to ensure the victory and a semi-final at Wembley on Wednesday.
Their opponent will be either England or Ukraine, who play each other in Rome on Saturday evening.
DENMARK PLOT ANOTHER FANTASY
It is almost thirty years since Denmark stunned the landmass with their triumph at Euro ’92, exploiting a late call-up to the finals to deliver their country’s most prominent wearing second.
They are as of now during the time spent composing one more fantasy in the opposition.
Their mission was just 41 minutes old when Eriksen fell prior to getting CPR on the pitch as his noticeably upset partners encompassed him and fans all throughout the planet watched in shock.
Presently those players are only an hour and a half from the last after another splendid group shows that stands as confirmation not exclusively to their capacity and strategic insight however the recharged connection between them, manufactured in misfortune.
They were splendid in the principal half, minimal and formed at the back and merciless and fast on the counter-assault. They completely merited their two-objective lead and might have had more, with Delaney squandering the best of their different possibilities by lightening an exertion wide with his knee.
A significantly better Czech side took them out of their usual range of familiarity after the break, however in goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and protective threesome Andreas Christensen, Simon Kjaer, and Jannick Versergaard, Denmark discovered the tenacity and initiative they expected to see the game out.
It is the Danes’ first triumph over the Czechs at a Euros finals and gives them some vengeance for the quarter-last misfortune in 2004 when Milan Baros’ two objectives helped his country to an agreeable 3-0 success.
Baros finished that competition with five objectives, a count currently coordinated by Schick, who withdraws having done his own vocation no limit of good with his presentations for his country this mid-year.
The Danes, however, proceed with their momentous excursion, with London the following objective.
Credit additionally to the 1,000 or somewhere in the vicinity Danish fans who ventured to every part of the 2,000 miles to Baku, realizing that Covid isolate rules mean they currently can’t go to either the semi-last or last, should their nation arrive.