England vs Denmark Highlights & Match Review

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The highly anticipated second semifinal Fixture of Euro 2020 between England and Denmark is underway at the Wembley in London, with the winner guaranteed a ticket to the final against Italy and a shot at the glorious title.




The match has been equally contested and both teams looked on equal footing right from the beginning, with both teams denying each other any stray chance to dominate. England were dominating possession early on and put some dangerous balls into the box, but Denmark grew into the game soon and took matters into their own hands soon after, giving England a fight to remember.




It’s Denmark who had taken the unlikely lead in the 30th minute with beautifully taken free kick from Mikkel Damsgaard. The Dane took a unleashed a perfectly measured shot that curled over the wall and dipped right at the last moment. Pickford got a hand to it but the shot had too much power, as it ended up at the back of the net eventually.




It is the first goal England have conceded in this tournament yet till now, after keeping five clean sheets in the first five games. It is also the first free kick to be scored directly in the current edition of the European Championships.




England draw level within ten minutes, when Simone Kjaer put the ball at the back of his own net while trying to deny Raheem Sterling from scoring.




Harry Kane drills a wonderful through ball for Bukayo to latch onto in the 39th minute, and Saka lays on a perfect pass at the back post which is attacked by Sterling. Kjaer tries to intervene and stop Sterling from getting in front, but eventually ends up putting it in the back of his net as England roll back in celebrations , with the game now in perfect balance. The two teams go into half time with a 1-1 scoreline.



If England have lacked one attribute en route to the semi-finals it had been charm, the capacity to make neutrals swoon with the range and breadth of their play. Not this night. England were the team for which the nation has been yearning; daring, bold, ambitious, and all this without starting Jack Grealish, Phil Foden or Jadon Sancho. 




A soft penalty awarded to England much later, in the 14th minute of extra time, for minimal contact on Raheem Sterling, led to Harry Kane scoring the winner off the rebound after Kasper Schemeichel had saved the latter's original feeble effort. But to be fair to them, England were relentless in their effort to get the winning goal in the later stages of the game and laid siege to the Denmark penalty box.




The players on both sides showed remarkable composure serving up a drama every bit as compelling as Italy and Spain 24 hours earlier. With the hour gone Southgate upped the ante sending on Grealish for Saka. The game was becoming more stretched and edging ever deeper into Denmark’s half, England sensing a change in dynamic, pushing for a result in normal time.  


The clocked ticked down. Denmark slowed the game as if willing the contest into extra time. They got their wish, a stubborn, wily foe, fighting tooth and claw to stay in the competition, if ultimately in vain.  


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