An overtime winner from Captain Kane leads England to the first major final since 1966 where they will face Italy at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
England beat Denmark to reach the Euro 2020 final, marking their first semi-final victory since the 1966 World Cup when Harry Kane’s extra-time goal earned them a 2- victory. 1 at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.
England came from behind when an own goal from Simon Kjaer nullified Mikkel Damsgaard’s magnificent free kick for the Danes in the first half.
The home team was on top at all but struggled to crush Denmark’s defense in the fight. In England a penalty was awarded in the 103rd minute after Raheem Sterling went with minimal contact, allowing captain Kane to decide the match.
It has been a tough way for Denmark to end their emotional run from the fear and anguish of Christian Eriksen’s opening game in their first semi-final since their shock Euro 92 win, but their players tired they left Wembley with socks down but their heads held high.
England will return to Wembley on Sunday, 55 years after lifting the World Cup here, but they have done so hard.
They had reached the semi-finals without conceding a goal and needed something special to pull off their rear as Damsgaard fired a powerful 25-yard free kick over the wall and beyond the Jordan Pickford dive – the first goal of the season. return direct from a free kick – after 30 minutes.
😎 The EURO 2020 final is set!
Italia Italy vs England at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 🔥
– UEFA EURO 2020 (@ EURO2020) July 7, 2021
Raheem Sterling was deflected by Kasper Schmeichel ahead of the break just before the 39th minute equalizer when Bukayo Saka hit the line and curled it on a low cross which Kjaer grouped into his own line in his own corner. attempt to prevent the ball from reaching Sterling.
Schmeichel was again on hand with an excellent diving reserve to ward off a Harry Maguire header and England began to turn the corner.
However, despite all the pressure and relentless pace and probe around the box, England struggled to dig a clear opening and the match went into extra time.
The extra 30 minutes became a virtual attack versus defensive exercise, as Schmeichel was saved again by Kane and Jack Grealish.
Sterling continued to lead in the box and was finally brought down by Joakim Maehle for the VAR-reviewed penalty that Kane blocked badly and Schmeichel blocked, only for the captain to pick up the rebound.