With eight goals in the last two games, Denmark has properly changed gears after a somewhat difficult start to the European Championship. After a 4-0 win over Wales in the Round of 16, one of the European Barking Championships, the Czech Republic, was waiting at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The Czech Republic defeated the Netherlands after 2-0 in the eighth.
It was a seesaw match with many scoring chances in both directions, but thanks to a strong first half, Denmark managed to win 2-1 – despite an intense Czech chase.
– It’s great to fight and play well, says goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel after the match.
The opening of the Danish dream – after the absence of the referee?
Denmark immediately showed the form of a continuous target.
Already in the fifth minute, Thomas Delaney hit a corner kick and gave Denmark the lead. Corner of the Czech Republic protested.
Ondrej Celustka was the first to reach the ball at the start, but the away goalkeeper missed a header. But the assistant referee pointed to the corner flag, which Delaney was then able to manage in the best way.
– This is a wrong decision. Round the corner at SVT, former judge Jonas Ericsson says Inspark would be the right decision.
Shortly before the end of the first half came the next cold shower for the Czech Republic when Danish captain Kasper Dolberg, who scored twice against Wales, forced a two-goal goal without reply.
The Czech Republic started the second half, and early on, Kasper Schmeichel was forced to save well. Shortly thereafter, just over three minutes into the first half, European Championship star Patrick Schick scored his fifth European Championship goal.
In a shot, he hit a post from Vladimir Koval, between the legs of a Danish defender, next to Schmeichel’s right post.
In the final stages of the match, the Czech top scorer had to step down due to a frightening injury.
The Czech Republic kept pressing and opened the match properly. Despite the many opportunities to score goals in both directions, there were no more goals
We knew it was going to be a very difficult match. Kasper Schmeichel says they play as high as us.
He may not travel to the semi-finals
In the semi-finals, the winner of the quarter-finals between England and Ukraine awaits at Wembley, London. For Danes who do not live in the UK, a ten-day quarantine is required upon entry, so they will not have the opportunity to watch the semi-final match at the site – a similar situation for Swedish fans against Ukraine.
For Danes living in the UK, or in Europe’s Green List countries, approximately 5,000 tickets are expected to be available.