Denmark managed to win the semi-final qualification of the 2020 Euro against the Czech Republic on Saturday 3 July 2021 at the Olympic Stadium in Baku (Azerbaijan). The Danes outperformed the Czechs (2 – 1) with goals from Thomas Delaney (5th minute) and Kasper Dolberg (42nd minute). Denmark will know its opponent after the clash between England and Ukraine at the Olympic Stadium in Rome.
Denmark will be at the rendezvous of the last square of this Euro 2020, played in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Kasper Hjulmand’s men took the lead over the Czech Republic (2 – 1) in a match where each team had its halftime. The Danes opened the scoring in the fifth minute through Thomas Delaney, who took back a strong corner by Jens Stryger Larsen (1 – 0). The Czechs, deprived of balls during the first half, conceded a second goal 3 minutes before the break. Jannik Vestergaard found Joakim Maehle in depth who centered from the outside of the right foot, the ball passed Martin Braithwaite and arrives on Kasper Dolberg who puts a flat volley of the foot (2 – 0). That’s the score after the first 45 minutes.
Upon the return of the locker room, the Czech Republic began to press high. The men of Jaroslav Šilhavý regain hope with a center of Vladimir Coufal for Patrik Schick. The Leverkusen player puts the right foot volley into Kasper Schmeichel’s small net (2-1). The Czech players attacked and got a lot of chances but they could not return to the score.
Denmark joins the semi-finals, a first since 1992. A qualification dedicated to Christian Eriksen, victim of a malaise on the field during the first day. Denmark’s opponent will be known at the end of the last quarter-final between England and Ukraine at the Olympic Stadium in Rome at 19h GMT this Saturday, July 3.