Denmark continued their dream run in Euro Cup 2021 as they defeated Czech Republic 2-1 In the third quarterfinal. Photo: @Euro2020 Denmark continued their dream run in Euro Cup 2021 as they defeated Czech Republic 2-1 in the third quarterfinal at Baku Olympic Stadium on Saturday. Denmark won its first and only European title when they defeated Germany 2-0 in the 1992 final. At that time, more than half of the 26-man current squad had not yet been born. Now Denmark will square off with England, who thrashed Ukraine
4-0 in the 4th quarterfinal, in the Euro 2020 semifinals.
Thomas Delaney opened the scoring for the Danes in the 5th minute and Kasper Dolberg doubled it in the 42nd minute. Patrik Schick cut down the lead for the Czech side at the start of the second half, in the 49th minute, but the Danes held on to score a win.
Denmark had less possession -- 45 per cent to Czech Republic's 55 per cent and fewer shots at the goal -- 11 to 16. However, the Danes had more shots on target -- seven against Czech Republic's five.
The semi-final spot is a surprise for the northern Europeans who had overcome tough times in early stage of the tournament.
Their star player Christian Eriksen almost died of a cardiac arrest on the pitch in the opening match against Finland. They also lost the first two matches -- 0-1 against Finland and 1-2 against Belgium.
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England vs Ukraine FINAL SCORE
England 4 | 0 Ukraine
Henderson scores England's 4th goal of the match.
England is moving into the last four with another headerl! Mount swings in from the right corner, and Henderson glides into the gap, giving him a free header and his first international goal.
Kane's brace virtually take England to semis
This is a fantastic team play that culminates on the left flank with Sterling's great pass to Shaw, who crosses for Kane to head goalwards. As the ball passes through Bushchan's legs and in for number three, he may think he might have done better.
Maguire double the England lead
Shaw throws the free-kick into the box, and Maguire rises to the highest point at the far post to slam in the header!
HALF TMIE: England 1 | 0 Ukaine
England 1 | 0 Ukaine
Harry Kane scores
Sterling receives the ball on the left flank, cuts inside on his right foot, and sends it through for Kane, who eludes the defender and fires past Bushchan to put England ahead!
Denmark vs Czech Republic FINAL SCORE
FULL TIME: Czech Republic 1 | 2 Denmark
Czech Republic reduces the Denmark's lead early in the second half as Patrick Schick scores.
Coufal's superb right-wing delivery is brilliantly steered into the net by the Leverkusen attacker through the legs of a Danish defender and into the corner of the net.
Czech Republic 0 | 2 Denmark
Czech Republic 0 | 2 Denmark
Denmark doubles the lead
5th minute: Denmark takes lead
Stryger's inswinging delivery finds the Dortmund midfielder in space near the penalty spot, and the 29-year-old hits a powerful header into the corner of the net.
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