Czech Republic 1-2 Denmark: Delaney, Dolberg goals send Denmark to the semi-finals

Delaney, Dolberg of Denmark celebrating against Czech Republic in Euro 2020 quarter-finals
Delaney, Dolberg of Denmark celebrating against Czech Republic in Euro 2020 quarter-finals / IMAGO

Denmark have beaten a lacklustre Czech side to progress to the semi-finals.

Denmark‘s fairy tale run in Euro 2020 continues as they have defeated the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals.

The Dane were electric from the start, and it soon resulted in a goal, Thomas Delaney scoring a header from the Stryger Larsen’s pinpoint corner kick.

Kasper Dolberg doubled the lead right before half-time after netting a fine goal from Joakim Maehle’s cross.

Czech entered the second half with much more intention, and their efforts got paid off when their star striker Patrik Schick pulled one back.

However, the pressure from the Czechs withered as the game wore on, and they failed to find the equaliser, and in the end, Denmark booked their place in the semi-finals.

Kasper Dolberg shines once again for Denmark

It was only his second game of the tournament, but Dane striker Kasper Dolberg managed to find the nets three times. His brace was pivotal in the win against Wales, and once again, he was on target against Czech tonight. His interplay and touches were brilliant, and besides that, he scored the decisive goal for Dane.

Patrick Schick becomes the joint top scorer of Euro 2020

Schick has been one of the finest players in Euro 2020, and after scoring tonight, he has taken his tally to 5 goals, equalling Cristiano Ronaldo’s numbers, although his and Czech Republic journey in Euros come to an end. The Bayer Leverkusen striker is arguably better than Ronaldo. He has scored more goals from open play, including a belter of a strike from the middle of the pitch – undoubtedly the tournament’s best goal.

Joakim Maehle grabs the spotlight with a scintillating display

Maehle would definitely end as one of the tournament’s best young players after racking up some impressive displays. Tonight was no different as he was instrumental in Denmark’s victory. The cross from the Atalanta wing-back to set up Dolberg’s goal is still unbelievable.

Denmark embarking on a historic journey

Denmark are looking like a real deal after cruising to the semi-finals despite the underdog status. After losing the first two games in the group stage, the high-spirited Danish side has never looked back, beating Russia, Wales and now Czech in the quarter-finals. Perhaps, their last semi-final appearance in Euros was back in 1992, and now they can be incredibly proud of their efforts.