Denmark continued their emotional run at Euro 2020 with a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic in the Round of 16. Thomas Delaney and Kasper Dolberg scored a goal each in the first half to put them in control of the match. Patrick Schick scored early in the second half to give the Czech Republic hope of a comeback.
The victory meant that they have set up a date with England in the quarterfinal at Wembley. Denmark had lost their first two matches of the tournament as well as lost their captain Christian Eriksen in the first match. Eriksen was resuscitated on the pitch before being rushed to the hospital.
Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand: “It’s magical. The first thing I showed the boys when we met was a picture of Wembley from when we were there in the autumn. I said that we were going to come back. It felt like we played in a Danish stadium again, due to the support of our fans. We’re deeply thankful.” he added. “It wasn’t pretty today, but there was a fight and a fantastic ‘keeper. The batteries were almost empty, but to reach a semi-final is huge.”
Czech Republic coach Jaroslav Silhavy: “We were 2-0 down after the first half and had to do something with it, so we added another forward and played 4-4-2. We pushed the Danes and scored. But with the passing of time, we did not have enough power to score the equalizer.” he said after Denmark beat the Czech Republic. “We are grateful to all our players for the performances they have shown during the tournament. They were disappointed, I even saw tears in their eyes. But we were close to tremendous success and reaching the quarter-finals is a great achievement for the whole of Czech football.”