Russia 1-4 Denmark: Christensen, Damsgaard score spectacular goals to guide their side to the last 16

Andreas Christensen-Danmark vs Russia-Euro 2020
Andreas Christensen-Danmark vs Russia-Euro 2020

Denmark picked up a 4-1 win over Russia in the European Championships earlier tonight, and they have booked their place in to the last 16 of the tournament now.

It has been a difficult tournament for Denmark mainly because of the incident involving Christian Eriksen, but the fans will be delighted to see their team through to the next round of the competition.

Goals from Mikkel Damsgaard, Yussuf Poulsen, Andreas Christiansen and Joakim Maehle ensured a comfortable win for the away side.

Here at Anytime football, we look at the three major talking points from tonight’s contest.

Mikkel Damsgaard shines as Eriksen’ replacement

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder started in Eriksen’s role tonight, and he produced a spectacular performance for his side.

Mikkel Damsgaard scored a remarkable goal from outside of the box, and the youngster also helped in creating chances for his side with his flair and passing in the final third.

Andreas Christensen produces a colossal defensive performance

The Chelsea defender was unplayable tonight. He managed to score a thunderbolt from the long-range, and defensively he was impeccable.

Christensen produced one of the best defensive displays of the tournament so far, and Denmark will be hoping for more of the same going forward. His partnership with Kjaer could prove to be crucial for Denmark in the latter stages of the competition. 

Pierre Emile Hojbjerg – the orchestrator

The Tottenham midfielder went under the radar tonight, but he was outstanding for his side. He was unspectacular yet effective. 

Hojbjerg kept the play ticking with his calm and composed passing from the deep, and he did well to mop up the Russian attacks from time to time.

Furthermore, the Danish midfielder also chipped in with two assists for his side.