Outstanding Denmark into the knockouts

Andreas Christensen celebrates after he scored Denmark’s third goal from distance. Photograph: Oliver Hardt/Uefa/Getty Images

Despite losing the first two matches, after thrashing Russia 4-1 in the last match of the group stages, Denmark goes through to the knockout stages of UEFA Euro 2020.

Denmark lost their midfielder, Christin Eriksen’s brilliance from their team after the player passed out in the first half of their opening game against Finland, which they lost after being forced to play within an hour of the incident.

They lost the second game to Belgium, who topped the group with 3 wins in 3 games after last night’s win against Finland. An own goal by Hradecky and another goal by Lukaku in the final 10 minutes of the game was all that was required to Roberto Martinez’s men to top the group.

Denmark, however, beat Russia in style. They took the lead in 38th minute of the game through Damsgaard. Poulsen scored in the 59th minute after which Russia fought back and scored in the 70th minute. However, Danes scored again 9 minutes later and again, three minutes after. Goals by Christensen Mahle sent them through to the knockouts.

Each of the three teams had 3 points after 3 games. Denmark went on goal difference as they had plus one in goals, while Finland had a negative 2 and Russia with negative 5 in goal, eliminating them from the tournament.