Denmark Miracle Thrashes Down Russia as Host Advance To Last 16
Denmark with magical victory face wales in the European championship last 16 tie
Demark secured their spot in Euro 2020 last 16 with a stunning victory over Russia in Copenhagen on Monday.
After an emotional week with their star midfielder Eriksen collapsed to the ground due to a cardiac arrest and their loss to Finland and Belgium, Denmark came back with a stunning win over Russia.
#Euro2021: Denmark pull off stunning win over Russia to make last 16
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Denmark, played with their passion and emotion, brings out a striking performance steal their second spot in Group B in Euro2020. With their winning performance at Copenhagen, Denmark became the first team in Euro Cup history to reach in last 16 with losing two matches in the group stage.
Mikkel Damsgard open the scoreboard for the host with a superb long ranger and became the youngest goal scorer for the country. Yussuf Poulsen scored an easy second goal for the team from Zobnin’s pass.
Christensen and Maehle made it 4-1 in 79th and 82nd minutes respectively after Russia’s Dzyuba scored in a spot-kick in the 70th minute.
And then he dedicated it to Christian Eriksen ❤️ pic.twitter.com/nPHKhOqeyW
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Since Denmark’s last 16 chances were dependent on the Belgium match against Finland, players and staff were waiting on the ground, and the news made a festival atmosphere in the stadium.
Denmark’s fans played an important role in the team’s victory. They were chanting the national anthem and gave their full heart support to the national team. However, the team returned the love with a beautiful victory.
Denmark coach, Hjulmand thanked all the people who supported his team,
“What a night. We hoped that it would be a magic night at Parken. “I want to start by saying thank you to all the people who have been supporting us and have shown so much love”.
“I don’t think it would have been possible without all the support. I could feel that it affected the players, so thank you so much for all the support. It means the world to us”. He said.
“It’s hard to describe what this team has been through in the past four weeks. We’re thinking about Christian [Eriksen] all the way, and Wales is a very tough opponent. They came very far last time. They have really great players, so I think it’s going to a very equal game. They’re very flexible, they change their strategies and their positions, so it’s going to be hard to know what to expect from that time.” He added.
Russia’s coach Stanislav Cherchesov also shared his gratitude,
“I thanked the guys for what they’ve done. They were up for this game but it just didn’t go our way. We could have taken our chances in the first half but didn’t, then conceded a goal from a half-chance and couldn’t get back in the game. We have to think about all of this and move forward.”
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The result put Russian at the bottom of the group and they went out of the tournament. Denmark will play against wales next Sunday,26 June in Amsterdam.