Denmark thrash Wales to go into the quarters

Kasper Dolberg (centre) celebrates with his teammates after scoring his and Denmark’s second goal. Photograph: Olaf Kraak/AFP/Getty Images

Denmark beats Wales 4-0 to earn their place in the UEFA Euro 2020 quarter finals.

In the first match of the round of 16s, Denmark displayed a strong and confident performance against the last semi finalists, Wales. They took the lead in the 27th minute, goal by Dolberg, who was the scorer of Dane’s second goal, three minutes into the second half.

Although Denmark was the better side, Wales attacked on the counter. However, they weren’t able to really test the Danish goal keeper, Kasper Schmeichel tonight.

Wales suffered a heavy blow as Harry Wilson was shown a direct red card in the 90th minute for a mis-timed challenge on Maehle. This was moments after Maehle scored the third goal for Denmark.

Martin Braithwaite scored in additional minutes of the match, which was called offside. However, after reviewing by the VAR, referee decided the offside call was false and gave Denmark the goal. This was the first goal of the Barcelona man for this year’s championship.

Denmark will play against the victor of the round of 16 battle between Netherlands and Czech Republic. Denmark has caught the eye of the footballing world after their terrific performances in the group stage. Despite losing Christian Eriksen in the opening match after he collapsed, Denmark has shown great spirit in the tournament.

They only qualified after going third place in the group, however, UEFA’s regulations allows 4 of the 6 teams who come in third to go to the round of 16.

Last champion Portugal also went into the round of 16 after finishing third in the group stage.