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Denmark Edge into the Semi-finals

 

Denmark’s emotionally charged journey at Euro 2020 will continue into the semi-finals after a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic in Baku.

First-half goals from Thomas Delaney (5) and Kasper Dolberg (42) put Kasper Hjulmand’s side in command and while Patrik Schick (49) pulled one goal back there was no late equaliser.

The result sets up a Wembley date with England or Ukraine for a Denmark team that lost their first two matches but have now scored 10 times in winning their last three.

How Denmark won it

The breakthrough came in the fifth minute when Jens Stryger Larsen’s outswinging corner from the right found Delaney unmarked in the middle of the penalty box.

The Borussia Dortmund midfielder did not even have to jump as he calmly directed the header beyond the right hand of goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik and into the Czech net.

That opened the game up with Schick having a shot blocked before Denmark went through on the counter-attack only for Mikkel Damsgaard to fail to apply the finish.

Delaney had the chance to add a second but his checked half-volley was directed just the wrong side of the near post, while Tomas Holes had a shot saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

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