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UEFA EURO 2020 R16 Highlights: Denmark march through to quarters with 4-0 win

Wales vs Denmark UEFA EURO 2020 Round of 16 Highlights: Denmark outplayed Wales to register a 4-0 win in the first Round of 16 match.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: June 26, 2021 11:28:34 pm
UEFA EURO 2020 R16, Wales vs Denmark

Wales vs Denmark UEFA EURO 2020 Highlights: Denmark beat Wales 4-0 to become the first team to progress to the quarterfinals of the 2021 European Championships.

Rob Page’s Wales were locking horns with Kasper Hjulmand’s Denmark in the first last-16 encounter of the ongoing UEFA Euro 2020 at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam on Saturday. Wales finished second to Italy in Group A, while Denmark defied the odds to finish as runners-up to Belgium in Group B despite losing their first two matches. Although the Gareth Bale-led side lost their final group match against the Azzuri, they have just lost twice in their last 16 competitive matches. On the other hand, the Simon Kjaer-led team will be high on confidence after comprehensively beating Russia 4-1 in their final group match in front of a packed crowd in Copenhagen.

Denmark: Schmeichel; Christensen, Kjaer, Vestergaard; Stryger Larsen, Hojbjerg, Delaney, Maehle; Damsgaard, Dolberg, Braithwaite.

Wales: Ward; C. Roberts, Mepham, Rodon, B. Davies; Allen, Morrell; Bale, Ramsey, James; Moore.

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UEFA EURO 2020 R16, Wales vs Denmark

23:24 (IST)26 Jun 2021
Full Time: Denmark 4-0 Wales

All falling apart for Wales at the end. Wilson gets a red card on the 90th minute. Gareth Bale also cops an yellow card, for sarcastically clapping the referee. Wales got through a group involving Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, but they've been the second best team by far today. Brathwaite puts Denmark 4-0 up in the third minute of added time. What a statement by the Danes!

23:17 (IST)26 Jun 2021
Denmark 3-0 Wales

Third goal! Maehle cuts back inside and his shot rockets into the top corner. Wales are flat out. Denmark go 3-0 up with less than 5 minutes of regulation time to go.

23:15 (IST)26 Jun 2021
Wales run out of time

Brathwaite hits the post and Anderson fails to put the ball into the net at the other end as some goalmout opportunities go begging. Last few minutes for Wales to find their way back. Less than 10 minutes left.

22:56 (IST)26 Jun 2021

Minutes after Allen's half-volley at the other end, Jensen comes close to tripling the lead for Denmark! He clips a cross to the back-post and it curls towards the goal beating the outretched hand of Ward. But, it hits the outside of the right post on its way out.

22:49 (IST)26 Jun 2021
60' Both sides make changes

Hjulmand mixes things up as he brings on Jensen and Norgaard in place of midfielders Delaney and Damsgaard. Looking for answers, Page also opts for a change right at the hour mark. Liverpool winger Wilson replaces midfielder Morrell.

22:37 (IST)26 Jun 2021

He's done it again! Brathwaite surges down the right flank and crosses the ball in... Williams tries to clear it out but the ball finds itself at the mercy of the Dolberg. He takes a touch before firing it low and hard into the bottom-right corner. Delirium for the Danes!

22:35 (IST)26 Jun 2021
Back underway!

Denmark restart the proceedigs in Amsterdam as they look to double their lead in the last-16 tie! 

22:18 (IST)26 Jun 2021
HT: Wales 0-1 Denmark

And that's the end of an enthralling first half! Wales started off well with a couple of half-chances for Bale and Ramsey, but Denmark soon turned the tide. Dolberg gave his team the lead in the 27th minute with a fine strike from outside the box and continued to threaten the opposition defence. Can Bale inspire his team in the second half or will it be the end for Wales? 

22:11 (IST)26 Jun 2021
40' Denmark in control

Right after providing the assist for the goal, Damsgaard proves to be trouble for Wales yet again. He tries to find Dolberg again with a cross but goalkeeper Ward comes to the rescue. Meanwhile, Neco Williams replaces injured right-back Roberts for Wales.

21:57 (IST)26 Jun 2021

GOAL! With their first shot on target, the Danes have found the lead and it's a beautiful goal by the Nice striker. Damsgaard gets the ball to Dolberg... who then makes some space for himself and hits a curling right-footed shot in the bottom-right corner. 

21:56 (IST)26 Jun 2021

Wales and Tottenam Hotspur defender Joe Rodon goes into the book after a foul on striker Dolberg. No arguments there.

21:54 (IST)26 Jun 2021
24' Denmark looking for avenues

After the initial flurry by Wales, Denmark have got hold of the contest a little bit now. Although a proper scoring chance is yet to be created, the Danes have shown promise in the last ten minutes. Proper runs, ball retention... slowly growing into the game now.

21:40 (IST)26 Jun 2021
10' Bale comes real close

Close! Bale receives the ball in his usual area, the right half space, and he makes a driving run forward before unleashing a shot from just outside the box... but just wide. Schmeichel was at full stretch but the shot just swerved outside. Positive start by Wales!

21:36 (IST)26 Jun 2021
5' Wales push forward early on

A riveting start in Amsterdam! Denmark try to keep possession but Wales are showing quick wit and pace on their counters so far. Page's team get an early corner, but it was headed out to safety by Denmark defender Christensen. A lot of energy on the field.

21:30 (IST)26 Jun 2021
And we're underway!

After completing the formalities, Wales striker Kiefer Moore sets the ball rolling from the centre circle. Here we go!

21:15 (IST)26 Jun 2021
Can Denmark repeat their 1992 fairytale?

On this day in 1992, goals from John Jensen and Kim Vilfort completed the fairy tale for last-minute entrants Denmark.

21:10 (IST)26 Jun 2021
Who said what...

Wales finished runner-up in Group A behind Italy to reach the knockout stages for a second successive Euros, having soared to the semi-finals in 2016. Denmark stormed into the last 16 with a 4-1 win over Russia in its final group game – days after Christian Eriksen’s collapse due to a cardiac arrest — and will be playing in Amsterdam where it expects a Danish contingent to spur them on.

Gareth Bale: “We’re always the underdog, we’re used to that tag. But it doesn’t make a difference to us. That’s normal anyway. We understand the situation that happened with them and we’ve obviously sent all our best wishes to Christian Eriksen. Come game day tomorrow… hopefully, we can put a great performance in and get the job done.”

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg: “In the last ten years, not many people have done what he [Bale] has done. Scored over 100 goals for Real Madrid. He’s a great guy. One of the best players I have played with. I wish the best for him, just not tomorrow!”

21:05 (IST)26 Jun 2021
What are the respective lineups?

Denmark: Schmeichel; Christensen, Kjaer, Vestergaard; Stryger Larsen, Hojbjerg, Delaney, Maehle; Damsgaard, Dolberg, Braithwaite

Wales: Ward; C. Roberts, Mepham, Rodon, B. Davies; Allen, Morrell; Bale, Ramsey, James; Moore

21:00 (IST)26 Jun 2021
Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to the last-16 clash between Wales and Denmark! Taking place in Amsterdam, the contest between the two runners-up of their respective groups is set to feature players like Bale, Ramsey, Schmeichel, Hojbjerg, Kjaer etc. Stay tuned!

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