Kasper Dolberg Nets Brace As Impressive Denmark Defeat Wales to Reach Euro 2020 Quarterfinal
- Wales vs Denmark saw the Danish Dynamite put up a spectacular performance to reach Euro 2020 quarterfinal
- Two goals by Kasper Dolberg and a late strike by each by Joakim Maehle and Martin Braithwaite saw Denmark cruise to the last eight
- Denmark will now wait for the winner of Netherlands vs Czech Republic encounter slated for Sunday, June 27
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Two goals by Kasper Dolberg and late strikes by Joakim Maehle and Martin Braithwaite against Wales on Saturday, June 26, were all Denmark needed to reach the quarterfinal of the ongoing Euro 2020 championships, GOAL reports.
The highly anticipated encounter lived up to its pre-match razzmatazz, but the Danish side looked the better side all through the game and won the tie 4-0.
Gareth Bale looked bright in the early exchanges for Wales navigating into the danger zone of the opponents.
But in the 8th minute, Denmark pressed back at Wales down the right flank after an error from Rodon. Stryger Larsen sent a low ball into the box, but the Dragons cleared their lines to stymie the attack.
Moments later, Bale dropped his shoulder in a run from the right flank and he cut back to fire at goal on his left foot that went wide of the right post.
In the 27th minute, The Danes however took the lead through a sublime effort from Dolberg to make it 1-0.
Damsgaard made a good run to latch on to Maehle's pass before sending an offload towards Dolberg. The forward turned away from Mepham before curling a precise strike out of the reach of Ward into the bottom-right corner.
In the 36th minute, Ward got a let off from the resulting corner. Stryger Larsen's delivery sailed away from Delaney, but the midfielder hooked it back into the box. Ward failed to gather amid pressure from Vestergaard.
And it was 2-0 just three minutes into the second half following a horrendous clearance from Williams which presented Dolberg with a great opening that he smashed home.
Denmark got their third goal on the night in the 88th minute after Maehle blasted home a left-footed strike from close range to make it 3-0.
And four minutes into stoppage-time, Braithwaite latched on to a knockdown from Cornelius before dispatching a fine strike past Ward, it was initially overruled for offside, but VAR overturned it for a goal. It ended; Wales 0-4 Denmark.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that an ex-France and Paris Saint-Germain star Jerome Rothen believes striker Kylian Mbappe has been handed too much power at international level, GOAL reports.
Although Mbappe is regarded as one of the best strikers on the planet at the moment, Rothen lamented that the player’s ego is becoming problematic.
According to the former player, France coach Didier Deschamps can no longer the manage the 22-year-old’s attitude.