Wales crashed out of Euro 2020 after a thrashing at the hands of Denmark. The Danes continued on their emotional journey at the tournament. It started on a sour note when their captain Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch. Kasper Dolberg scored a brace, either side of halftime. Joakim Maehle and Martin Braithwaite compounded the misery with late goals to complete the 4-0 rout. This was Dolberg’s first start of the tournament and was a replacement for the injured Yussuf Poulsen. Wales finished the group on four points while Denmark needed a 4-1 victory over Russia to progress.
Wales: Ward (7), C Roberts (5), Rodon (5), Mepham (5), Davies (5), Morrell (5), Allen (6), Bale (5), Ramsey (5), James (5), Moore (5).
Subs used: Williams (4), Brooks (5), Wilson (4), T Roberts (5)
Denmark: Schmeichel (6), Christensen (8), Kjaer (7), Vestergaard (7), Stryger Larsen (8), Hojbjerg (7), Delaney (8), Maehle (9), Braithwaite (8), Damsgaard (8), Dolberg (9).
Subs used: Cornelius (7), Jensen (7), Norgaard (7), Boilesen (6), Andersen (6).
Man of the match: Kasper Dolberg.
Wales captain Gareth Bale
“I felt like the ref was maybe being influenced by a lot of [Danish] supporters here but it is what it is. There’s no point making excuses now. It’s disappointing.” Bale said. “We’ve missed an opportunity but what we can’t fault is the effort the boys showed and that’s the minimum requirement for this group and I’m proud of them still.”
“Of course it’s a disappointing end to the tournament, it’s not how we wanted the game to go. From our point of view, we started very well the first 25 minutes, conceded a goal and the game changed a little bit,” he added.