Denmark defeated Wales 4-0, preparing for a quarter-final clash with the Netherlands or the Czech Republic on 3 July.
Dominant Denmark defeated Wales 4-0 to sweep into the quarter-finals of the European Championship on Saturday and continue a wave of positive emotions generated by sympathy for Christian Eriksen.
The midfielder, that is recovering from a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s opening game, he was remembered at the start of the last Game 16 in Amsterdam, also inspiring teammates.
Striker Kasper Dolberg scored in every half while Joakim Maehle and Martin Braithwaite also scored late as Denmark beat Wales 4-0 to reach the quarter-finals of Euro 2020.
Dolberg, making his first start of the tournament, gave his team the lead with a beautiful individual goal in the 27th minute, curling up in the top corner from outside the area.
He doubled Denmark’s lead in Amsterdam early in the second half, jumping mercilessly on a loose ball after Wales failed to release a cross after a galloping run down the right wing by the striker. by Dolberg Martin Braithwaite.
Braithwaite missed a glaring opportunity to add to the Danish lead but Maehle sealed the victory in the 88th minute.
Wales ’frustrations spread when Harry Wilson was chased out for a wild attack on Maehle in added time.
Braithwaite finally achieved the goal he had longed for by retiring to death, even though he had to wait for the goal to be set after a long VAR review.
Victory brings Denmark into the last eight continents for only the second time since their surprise title win in 1992 and set a date in Baku with the Netherlands or the Czech Republic next Saturday.
Denmark, who have taken the support of several neutrals since Eriksen’s cardiac arrest before the tournament, played away from Copenhagen for the first time in the tournament, but could also count on strong support.
Thousands of Danes have landed on the Dutch capital and beat their Welsh counterparts at Johan Cruyff Arena.
Wales had a first-round pick and the talisman Gareth Bale almost gave him a first wind when he went for the goal from the reach and missed the target tightly.
Kasper Hjulmand’s side were also without their injured striker Yussuf Poulsen, who had scored in the 2-1 defeat in Belgium and beat the 4-1 victory over Russia that pushed them into the last 16.
However, as a result of the team’s unity, the player went to his team on the field to sing the national anthem before the kick-off, standing side by side with the substitutes and staff coach.
Dolberg more than made up for Poulsen’s absence, leaving Denmark ahead after Wales had made the strongest start.
Denmark hardly turned back, questioning possession and chances that Wales failed to recreate the fighting spirit of their famous race to the semi-finals in France five years ago.
“It’s completely stupid. I don’t really know how I feel. This is total madness. It’s surreal. It was there that it all started for me, and playing here again in this place was crazy, ”Dolberg, who previously played for Ajax, told Danish broadcaster DR.
Meanwhile, Welsh captain Bale said his players were “frustrated and angry, but I would rather go out so kicking and screaming than dismissal and doing nothing”.
“We missed an opportunity but one thing we can’t blame is the effort the males have put in. I’m always so proud of them.”