For the first time since the “miracle” .. Denmark to the European Cup semi-finals
Denmark qualified for the European Cup semi-finals, for the first time since 1992, when it won the continental title, after beating its Czech counterpart 2-1, Saturday, in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Denmark’s goals were scored by Thomas Delaney (5) and Kasper Dollberg (42), while Patrick Shaik scored the Czech goal (49), raising his score to the top scorer to 5 goals, equal with Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, who also exited the competitions. Denmark, which meets the winner of the England-Ukraine match later, became the third team to book its ticket to the semi-finals after Spain and Italy. And the Czech coach, Jaroslav Shilhavy, paid the same squad that beat the numerically deficient Netherlands with two clean goals in the final price, with the exception of Jan Borrell, who replaced Pavel Kaderapek on the left side of the defense. Denmark coach Kasper Hjolmand was no exception, relying on the same squad that beat Wales 4-0 in the final price tag. Quickly, Denmark opened the scoring from the first opportunity it had, after a corner by Italian defender Jens Ströger Larsen, and Delaney rose to it and turned it header into the net, as goalkeeper Tomasz Vatslik was unable to block it (5). The Danish team doubled the result after a quick attack on the left side and a cross pass on the outside of the foot of the Italian Atalanta defender Joachim Miley passed in front of Martin Braithwaite’s head, to find his colleague Dolberg pushed from the back and deposited it with his foot in the net (42), scoring his third goal in the tournament and the tenth international in his career. . The Czech coach made two substitutions between the two halves, inserting Mikael Krmenczyk and Yakub Yankto instead of Lukas Masopust and Tomas Holic to revitalize his team, which was reflected positively with a pass from Vladimir Koval inside the area, followed by striker Shaik in the net despite the harassment of Yannick Westergaard (49).