Euro 2020 Highlights, Wales vs Denmark: Denmark become the first team to make the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 with a statement 4-0 win over Wales at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam. Kasper Dolberg’s brace and a goal each from Joakim Maehle and Martin Braithwaite took Denmark to the huge victory.
Story of the Match: Martin Braithwaite scores his first Euro 2020 goal and he gets the goal after a long VAR check for offside. Joakim Maehle scores Denmark’s third off a stinging shot. Kasper Dolberg scores his second three minutes into the second half to put Denmark 2-0 up. Wales started the match brilliantly and had a couple of close chances with the goal as well but Denmark grew into the game and scored through Dolberg in the 27th minute after some neat team play. After the goal, Wales struggled to even get into the Denmark penalty area while Denmark nearly made it 2-0 towards the end of the half.
FULL TIME! What a stunning game for Denmark after they crush Wales 4-0 to become the first team to make the quarter-finals of Euro 2020. Denmark had scored four against Russia in their final group game and they score four goals for the second match running to make a huge statement. Kasper Dolberg scored a brace while Joakim Maehle and Martin Braithwaite scored a goal each to help Denmark to the big win. Towards the end of the game, Wales' Harry Wilson also saw a contentious straight red card.
Wales 0-4 Denmark
⏰ RESULT ⏰— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 26, 2021
🇩🇰 Dolberg nets in each half
⚽️ Mæhle and Braithwaite score late on
👏 Denmark progress to quarter-finals
One word to describe that Denmark display 👇#EURO2020
90+6' - GOAL! Braithwaite hangs on the shoulder of the last defenders and pokes the ball home after a good cross comes to him from Cornelius. He was flagged offside by the linesman but after a long VAR check, the goal was given.
Wales 0-4 Denmark
88' - GOAL! Fantastic play from Denmark! Jensen lays the ball for Joakim Maehle, who sends a stinging shot into the near corner. Surely, that means Denmark will make the last 8.
Wales 0-3 Denmark
86' - HOW DID THAT NOT GO IN? A training ground corner routine from Denmark and a delicious cross is sent towards the far post. Cornelius' effort on goal is saved but it falls for Braithwaite, who hit the woodwork. Andersen tried to go for goal from the rebound but missed the target.
Wales 0-2 Denmark
48' - GOAL! Good move up the pitch from Denmark but poor clearance from Wales and the ball falls to Kasper Dolberg, who drives it home. What a moment, Denmark take the lead immeditately in the second half and Wales have a long way up now.
Wales 0-2 Denmark
HALF TIME! Kasper Dolberg's 27th minute strike is the difference between the two teams after 45 minutes of play in Amsterdam. Wales started the match brilliantly and had a couple of close chances with the goal as well but Denmark grew into the game and scored through Dolberg after some neat team play. After the goal, Wales struggled to even get into the Denmark penalty area while Denmark nearly made it 2-0 towards the end of the half. Wales would need to regroup and come back with zest as a quarter-final spot is on the line here.
Wales 0-1 Denmark
⏸️ HALF-TIME ⏸️— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 26, 2021
🇩🇰 Dolberg fires Denmark in front
🏴 Bale with Wales' best chance so far
Who's scoring next? 🤔#EURO2020
27' - GOAL! Kasper Dolberg gives Denmark the breakthrough with a fantastic goal. The goal was made on the left flank with some slick passing and once the ball reached Dolberg, she made space for himself and unleashed a brilliant strike.
Wales 0-1 Denmark
Gareth Bale, one of the stars of the 2016 campaign, is his country’s all-time leading scorer with 33 goals, but he has not scored in his last 14 internationals and missed a penalty against Turkey in Baku. Can he do it again tonight?
Denmark marked the 29th anniversary of their greatest triumph by marching on to the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 on Saturday as Kasper Dolberg scored twice in an emphatic 4-0 win over Wales before an exultant travelling support in Amsterdam. In the city where Christian Eriksen made his name, it was Dolberg –- another former Ajax player –- who opened the scoring with a fizzing strike in the 27th minute. That came after Wales had started so well but Denmark never looked back and Dolberg struck again just after the restart before Joakim Maehle and Martin Braithwaite added more goals late on.
Carried by a wave of emotion, Danish dreams are still intact in a tournament that began in such traumatic circumstances for them with Eriksen’s collapse in their opening match against Finland in Copenhagen.
They now go on to a last-eight tie in Baku against the Netherlands or the Czech Republic.
Eriksen, still recovering at home after his cardiac arrest, was present in everyone’s minds at the home of Ajax, and that combined with a vast Danish support inside the one-third full Johan Cruyff Arena made this occasion really like a home game for them.
European champions against all odds when they beat Germany in the final on this day in 1992, Denmark finally have their first win in the knockout phase of a Euro since then and it would be a truly extraordinary story if they could repeat the feat this time.
Nobody in Denmark will want to get ahead of themselves but Wales — who finished with 10 men after Harry Wilson’s late red card — could certainly have no complaints about the outcome and there will be no repeat of their run to the semi-finals at Euro 2016.