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World Euro 2020: Fairytale comes true as Denmark grabs place in knockout stages

00:55  22 june  2021
00:55  22 june  2021 Source:   cnn.com

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In a campaign overshadowed by the health of Chrisian Eriksen, who suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark 's opening Euro 2020 game, the Danish national team delivered a pulsating performance against Russia to secure an unlikely place in the tournament's knockout stages .

Denmark snatched second place in Group B with an impressive victory against Russia, Andreas Christensen and Joakim Mæhle scoring the crucial goals in a 4-1 victory. Denmark needed more than one goal, and continued to push forward into the second half. They received a helping hand from Roman Zobnin, whose loose pass was tapped in by Yussuf Poulsen for the second goal, but Danish hopes were back in the balance as Aleksandr Sobolev went down under Jannik Vestergaard's challenge and Artem Dzyuba smashed in the penalty.

In a campaign overshadowed by the health of Christian Eriksen, who suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark's opening Euro 2020 game, the Danish national team delivered a pulsating performance against Russia to secure an unlikely place in the tournament's knockout stages.

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 21: Andreas Christensen of Denmark of Denmark celebrates after scoring their side's third goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group B match between Russia and Denmark at Parken Stadium on June 21, 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) © Stuart Franklin/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 21: Andreas Christensen of Denmark of Denmark celebrates after scoring their side's third goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group B match between Russia and Denmark at Parken Stadium on June 21, 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Having lost their opening two games, Denmark thumped Russia 4-1 in Copenhagen on Tuesday and with Group G winner Belgium beating Finland 2-0 in St. Petersburg, the Danes finished second, setting up a last-16 match against Wales in Amsterdam.

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Russia crashed out of EURO 2020 after being mauled 4-1 by Denmark in Copenhagen, with three sensational goals and Yussuf Poulsen's tap-in after a comical back-pass from Daler Kuzyayev condemning them to the foot of Group B. Denmark had the better of play without really threatening Russia before Mikkel Damsgaard intervened with a violently brilliant strike in the 38th minute, taking aim from outside the penalty area to blast a dipping effort over international rookie Matvei Safonov.

Belgium will be looking to complete a perfect group stage with a third straight victory when they face Finland in St Petersburg. Roberto Martinez's side are already through to the last-16 and if they avoid defeat in the 8pm BST kick-off are certain to progress as group winners. Finland in their first ever major tournament will hope to join them in the knockout stages Follow Sportsmail's DAN RIPLEY for live Euro 2020 coverage of Finland vs Belgium , including build-up, team news and scoreline. Elsewhere, Group B rivals Russia and Denmark are also in action, which we will keep you up-to-date with.

Mikkel Damsgaard's thunderous strike set the tempo for Denmark's stirring display, with the Danes roared on by their fans in an emotionally charged Parken Stadium.


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Yussuf Poulsen pounced on Roman Zobnin's awful back pass to extend Denmark's lead, before Russian striker Artem Dzyuba's penalty made it 2-1.

Denmark regrouped and Andreas Christensen's stunning long-range shot restored the Danes' two-goal advantage with Joakim Maehle then adding a fourth.

When that fourth goal went in Danish fans could have been forgiven for thinking they were part of a 21st century fairytale.

More to follow.

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An inspired Denmark beat Wales 4-0 in Amsterdam to reach the quarterfinals of EURO 2020, as the Danish dream continues. [ MORE: EURO 2020 hub ] Kasper Dolberg, who started in place of the unavailable Yussuf Poulsen, scored in each half and Joakim Maehle and Martin Braithwaite scored late on as Denmark dominated Wales. That win sets up a quarterfinal clash against either the Netherlands or Czech Republic in Baku, Azerbaijan, next Saturday. Wales barely threatened and had substitute Harry Wilson sent off late on to compound their misery.

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