Czech Republic vs Denmark (1-2) July 3, 2021 Player rankings and statistics

Denmark continued their remarkable run in Euro 2020 with a convincing 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic in Baku.

The result now means that Kasper Hjulmand’s team is through to the semifinals of the competition, where they meet either England or Ukraine.

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Denmark

While Denmark has not been the most technically gifted or gung-ho side in this summer’s competition, they have shown more gravel and determination than any of their enemies to date, and it has been perfectly marked by midfielder Thomas Delaney.

At the back of a muted season with Borussia Dortmund, the towering midfielder struck again when it mattered most as he jumped on to the corner kick in the fifth minute of the game to stop the ball inside the bottom left corner of the net.

When he did not score one end of the field, Delaney won tackles and headers in his own half, making sure his side marched to the semifinals.

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Atalanta midfielder Joakim Maehle proved to be the crucial difference between the two teams as he stormed down the left flank a few minutes before half-time and fired in a delightful cross from outside his right foot.

Maehle’s cross caught the Czech defense off guard, but found a grateful Kasper Dolberg who hurried into the back post, who then rifled the ball into the roof of the net and gave the Danes another and very important goal.

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Czech Republic

The Czech Republic can now be removed from Euro 2020, but no one is in a hurry to forget the remarkable form that Patrik Schick has shown throughout the tournament.

Despite only scoring nine goals for Bayer Leverkusen last season, Schick somehow managed to pick up five out in four games at Euro 2020 and was more than happy to once again showcase his talent when he came at the end of a cut in the 49th minute and saved the ball in the bottom left corner.

The Czech Republic can hold their heads high after an impressive campaign, and no player stole the tournament’s attention like Schick.

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