England vs Denmark (2-1) July 7, 2021 Player Rankings and Statistics

England have set up a showdown with Italy in the final of the European Championship on Sunday after defeating Denmark in extra time in the semi-final.

A free kick from Mikkel Damsgaard in the first half gave the Danes a surprising lead in the first half before they were tied back thanks to an own goal from Simon Kjær.

The 90 minutes came and went and ended at 1-1, which led to extra time.

Within extra time, Harry Kane scored after a rebound after seeing a penalty kick saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

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Denmark

In the key moment of the match, Kane went up to take a penalty kick that was actually saved by Schmeichel, only for the Leicester goalkeeper to send his save right back into Kane’s way to score the rebound. Schmeichel certainly did not deserve to be on the losing team tonight as he made a number of excellent saves. One of the best came in extra time shortly before the penalty when he denied Kane with a save down to the right. In normal time, he made two outstanding stops to deny a Raheem Sterling close team strike and a header from Harry Maguire

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England

Harry Maguire impressed at both ends of the pitch for England, being solid in the back while also posing a major threat from set pieces. Defensively, he won 13/18 duels, 9/11 air duels and made seven ball recoveries and three interceptions. From England corners he got two headers on goal, one of which was excellently saved by Schmeichel. His distribution was also large as he completed 80/89 passes.

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England

Raheem Sterling was in top form in the game and set the tone from the start with his pressing. He should have found the network side in the first half, without going close, but moments later it was his mere presence that forced Kjær to his own goal. His best contribution came without a doubt in extra time as he not only won the penalty randomly but he continually took the pressure off England’s defense with outbursts in the final third and went past players as desired.

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