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Czech Republic vs Denmark LIVE Euro 2020 result and reaction

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Czech Republic vs Denmark, Euro 2020 quarter-final: Kick-off time … Sat, 03 Jul 2021 17:00:00 +0100-Denmark opened the scoring in the fifth minute when Thomas Delaney scored with a downward header from a corner kick and the Danes doubled the lead just …

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England vs Ukraine LIVE: Euro 2020 latest updates

July 03, 2021

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England are through to the semi-finals of Euro 2020. They’ll play Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday 7th July.

In the other semi-final Spain play Italy, also at Wembley, on Tuesday 6th July.

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Two goals from Harry Kane, one for Harry Maguire and a first international goal for Jordan Henderson destroyed Ukraine’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals.

This is England’s biggest ever win in the knockout stages of the Euros. What a result.

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90 mins: The referee doesn’t bother with an added time and blows the full time whistle. England cruise into the last four. What a brilliant performance from England.

England are through to the Euro 2020 semi-finals.

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84 mins: This it the first time England have scored 4 goals in a knockout stage match of a major tournament since the final of the World Cup in 1966.

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83 mins: The supporters at the Box Park fanzone in Croydon are having a great time:

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80 mins: 10 minutes to play in Rome. As it stands England are heading back to Wembley to face Denmark in a semi-final. A fifth clean sheet for the tournament will cap off a fantastic night for the Three Lions.

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78 mins: Yarmolenko bursts into the box from the right side. Ukraine want a goal. He attempts to feed a through ball into the six-yard box but Trippier blocks the pass and gives away a corner.

It’s no problem for England though who defend it well.

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75 mins: Yevhen Makarenko tries to bring one back for Ukraine. He brings the ball to the edge of the box on the right side and fires a left-footed strike at goal. He hits it well and Pickford gets in line with the ball before double punching as far away as possible.

England’s clean sheet record is still up for grabs.

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72 mins: 10 shots, six on target and four goals scored. Ukraine don’t have an answer for England. Yaremchuk jumps into a tackle on Henderson and gets a warning from the referee.

Harry Kane gets a loud cheer as he’s replaced with Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

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69 mins: It’s a procession now. The England fans have been desperate for more attacking thrills, they wanted goals and Gareth Southgate’s team are delivering.

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Czech Republic vs Denmark LIVE: Euro 2020 result and reaction … Sat, 03 Jul 2021 17:00:00 +0100-Czech Republic vs Denmark, Euro 2020 quarter-final preview: latest team news and what our writers are saying ahead of kick-off today.

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Denmark resist Czech fightback to set up semi-final against England or Ukraine at Wembley

July 03, 2021

7:02PM

Despite a determined fightback after the break, the Czech Republic have fallen just short in Baku.

Denmark go through and, while they were on the back foot for much of the second half, they are deserved semi-finalists. If England can beat Ukraine in Rome later on, they will meet the Danes at Wembley next week.

Denmark players celebrate at the final whistle Credit: AP
6:57PM

Kjaer gets a defensive header as far as Barak, who volleys wide of the far post.

Was that the last chance for the Czechs?

6:55PM

Denmark get on the ball and Hojbjerg plays it to the corner, hyping up the scattered Danish fans in the stands.

Time is running out for the Czech Republic.

6:51PM

… can the Czechs find a leveller? It's all aerial duels at the moment.

6:50PM

The Czech Republic are bombarding the box with long balls and crosses from deep, with Denmark digging in and looking to survive the onslaught.

6:47PM

Kalas is the latest player to go into the book after thundering into Norgaard. The Czechs can't let their frustration get the better of them.

6:46PM

Krmencik wants a free kick after he's blocked off while chasing a long ball but, having lost his head in the aftermath, he ends up with a yellow card for dissent.

6:45PM

Maehle gets in behind on the left and looks certain to score, but Vaclik rushes out to make a crucial save.

6:44PM

After another influential performance, Schick comes off for Matej Vydra.

Sevcik also switches out, replaced by Vladimir Darida. Denmark ring the changes in response, with Christensen and Delaney making way for Joachim Andersen and Mathias Jensen.

6:39PM

Poulsen has another good chance to score, drifting across Brabec and whipping a shot round him which Vaclik, despite being unsighted, does well to push wide.

6:35PM

Schmeichel makes a vital intervention at a Czech free kick, coming off his line to punch the ball clear of Soucek as he ghosts in at the back post.

6:34PM

The ball falls for Jankto at the far post and he belts a shot on target, but Kjaer makes an all-important block.

Denmark make another change, Daniel Wass coming on for Larsen.

6:31PM

Poulsen runs at the Czech centre-backs and forces them to retreat as far as the edge of the area.

Before Kalas can get a challenge in, he unleashes a low shot to force a diving save from Vaclik. Poulsen isn't normally lauded for his pace but, with fresh legs, he's causing all sorts of problems for the Czech defence.

6:27PM

Soucek will carry on but, with Poulsen having accidentally caught him with his studs, he's now easily identifiable by the bandage wrapped round his head.

Soucek returns to the field Credit: SHUTTERSTOCK
6:25PM

Norgaard does well to pick out Poulsen in the box, but Soucek dives in to block the shot.

He needs treatment in the aftermath, with Celustka also down on the turf. The Sparta Prague man won't be able to continue, with Jakub Brabec coming on in his place.

6:20PM

… with Dolberg swapping out for Yussuf Poulsen and Damsgaard making way for Christian Norgaard.

6:19PM

Schick and Soucek play a one-two on the edge of the box, but the latter overhits his return ball and it trickles out of play.

6:12PM

Braithwaite wins a corner on the right and Larsen steps up.

Soucek clears with an air of grim determination which, to be fair, is the only way he knows how to play football.

6:10PM

The Czechs have come out swinging here.

Coufal whips a cross to Schick, who strokes past Schmeichel and into the far corner. The comeback could be on.

Patrik Schick charges back towards the centre circle Credit: AP
6:08PM

Barak draws another good save from Schmeichel, this time with a bouncing shot from the edge of the area.

6:06PM

Krmencik gets involved straightaway, forcing Schmeichel into an improvised save from distance.

6:05PM

Michael Krmencik and Jakub Jankto are coming on for Masopust and Holes respectively.

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6:04PM

… and the second half is about to kick off. Can the Czech Republic turn things around?

5:53PM

The Czech Republic look absolutely shattered by that second goal and sleepwalk to half time, with Denmark going in by far the happier side at the break.

The Czechs have had their moments going forwards, but at the expense of their defensive cohesion. Delaney's early goal forced them to chase the game and Dolberg capitalised.

It's a long way back for the Czech Republic Credit: SHUTTERSTOCK
5:43PM

Well, that was prescient.

Maehle gets in behind Coufal on the left and, with the outside of his boot, he steers a cross to Dolberg who smashes in from five yards.

Kasper Dolberg is congratulated by Jens Stryger Larsen after making it 2-0 to Denmark Credit: AP
5:41PM

Damsgaard races into the space behind Boril and, before Kalas can come across to block, he smashes a shot at Vaclik.

He makes a relatively simple save but, with their full-backs pushing forwards in attack, the Czechs look a little exposed on the flanks.

5:36PM

The Czechs roar forwards again and Coufal gets an inch-perfect ball to Holes, who leathers a shot straight at Schmeichel.

They may be ahead, but Denmark need to be careful here. The Czech Republic are pushing for an equaliser.

5:34PM

Dolberg plays Larsen in behind with a clever through-ball, but Vaclik is quick off his line and snuffs out the danger.

5:32PM

Damsgaard fouls Sevcik and, from the ensuing free kick, Ondrej Celustka is inches away from connecting with his head from close range.

5:27PM

Braithwaite gets in behind on the right and, with nobody for him to pick out in the box, he lashes one from a tight angle but fails to hit the target.

5:27PM

The Czechs win another corner and Soucek rises highest again, but can only nod wide.

5:23PM

Another incisive attack from the Czechs ends with Lukas Masopust threading through Tomas Holes, but Schmeichel shuts down the space and makes an excellent save.

5:20PM

The Czechs win a corner and Antonin Barak steps up, slashing a delivery towards the onrushing Soucek.

Andreas Christensen does just enough to put him off, with the ball bouncing off his shoulder rather than connecting with his mighty forehead.

Tomas Soucek threatens to score from a corner Credit: AP
5:19PM

Coufal picks out Schick in the box but he's let down by a poor first touch and the chance goes begging.

5:17PM

Delaney goes close again!

Larsen gets another excellent ball into the box from the right and Delaney tries to volley it, but he skews his shot just wide of the near post.

5:16PM

Petr Sevcik latches onto a knock-down in the box, but smashes his shot over Schmeichel's crossbar.

5:14PM

Damsgaard sprints onto a long ball over the top and gets in behind, but he's denied by Tomas Vaclik.

5:13PM

Coufal picks out Schick on the right and he shows some lovely footwork to send Maehle the wrong way before firing just wide.

5:11PM

Maehle cuts inside and finds Dolberg with a fantastic ball between the lines. 

His shot is blocked by Tomas Kalas, with the ball spinning out for a corner. Kalas clears, before Denmark's second attempt goes out for a goal kick.

5:06PM

Denmark go up the other end and win the first corner of the game.

Jens Stryger Larsen whips a delivery into the box and, with nobody near him, Delaney powers a free header into the back of the net. What a start for the Danes.

Thomas Delaney celebrates after giving Denmark an early lead Credit: REUTERS
5:04PM

Vladimir Coufal has the first shot of the match after a probing passing move from the Czechs, but it's blocked.

5:02PM

There's an early break in play after Denmark wing-back Joakim Maehle comes off worse in an aerial challenge with Tomas Soucek. He looks okay to continue, thankfully.

4:59PM

… are finito, which means kick off is imminent.

Will Denmark pull off another emphatic win? Or will the Czech Republic frustrate them? Let's find out.

4:52PM

… and the tension is rising.

Who's going to make it to the semis? Tell us in the comments section below.

4:45PM

… from the assembled Denmark supporters. Schick and co will have to be at their best to get past him.

Kasper Schmeichel applauds the fans Credit: GETTY IMAGES
4:35PM

… with 25 minutes to go until kick off.

The Czech Republic limber up ahead of their running and passing drills Credit: AP
4:26PM

… and looking quietly confident as they soak up the sunshine in Baku.

Czech supporters pose for a photo outside the stadium Credit: GETTY IMAGES
4:22PM

… it's not a Denmark game if there isn't at least one person wearing headgear evoking the terrifying legacy of Norse raiders in the Early Middle Ages.

A Denmark supporter wearing a horned helmet Credit: AFP
4:13PM

… even if there's absolutely no way he can see where he's going.

Denmark fans sporting a genuinely impressive amount of merch Credit: GETTY IMAGES
4:10PM

… with many of them wearing No 10 shirts in tribute to Eriksen.

Denmark supporters try to get an atmosphere going in Baku Credit: REUTERS
4:07PM

Denmark have met the Czech Republic twice before at the Euros, with the Czechs prevailing on both occasions.

A 2-0 defeat for the Danes in the group stage of Euro 2000 was followed by a 3-0 loss in the quarter-finals four years later. They can take comfort from the fact that they haven't lost to their opponents in six meetings since, though five of those games have ended in draws.

4:01PM

Hjulmand has named an unchanged side, sticking with the same starting XI which dismantled Wales.

3:52PM

Czech Republic manager Jaroslav Silhavy has made one tweak to the starting line-up which beat the Netherlands, bringing in Jan Boril at left-back in place of Pavel Kaderabek.

Boril started all three of the Czech Republic's group fixtures but, having picked up yellow cards against Croatia and England, he was suspended for the round of 16. As such, the switch is a reversion to the norm as opposed to a tactical reshuffle.

3:40PM

It's currently 31 degrees in Baku, so both sides will have to find ways to conserve their energy in the middle and latter stages of the game.

While the temperature is set to drop slightly as the evening goes on, it could still be a gruelling encounter for the players.

3:10PM

After a traumatic and emotionally exhausting opening game against Finland, it's little wonder that Denmark took some time to find their feet at Euro 2020.

Whatever else happens from here on out, Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest on the pitch will be one of the most enduring memories of the tournament.

The match was controversially resumed after his condition was stabilised and the Danes meandered, dazed and drained, to a 1-0 loss. “We were put in a position that I personally do not feel we should be put in,” said goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel afterwards. “It probably required that someone above us had said that it was not the time to make a decision and maybe [it] should wait for the next day.”

With a narrow 2-1 defeat to Belgium in their second game, they had their work cut out for them to get out of the group stage let alone reach the quarter-finals. Over their last two matches, however, they have gone from a team which looked “elsewhere” mentally – in the words of forward Martin Braithwaite – to a side which seems intensely focused on the task at hand.

There's little doubt that they have been galvanised by their desire to do Eriksen proud, with coach Kasper Hjulmand speaking openly about the emotional resonance of playing in Amsterdam – where Eriksen spent his formative years with Ajax – in the round of 16. Denmark went on to win 4-0 against Wales, following up on a 4-1 win against Russia in their final group game.

With eight goals scored in their last two matches, they are the tournament's form side in attack. Nice forward Kasper Dolberg was lethal against Wales, Braithwaite is a danger and Mikkel Damsgaard has done an excellent job of deputising for Eriksen, but they also have dynamic midfielders in Thomas Delaney and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and a solid defence marshalled by the imperious Simon Kjær.

That said, the Czech Republic have proven to be a very difficult side to break down. Muscular in midfield, menacing at set pieces and with an attacking outlet in Patrik Schick, they were deserved 2-0 winners against the Netherlands in the last round and have only conceded two goals at Euro 2020 so far.

Whoever triumphs in Baku this evening will go on to play one of Ukraine or England in the semi-finals. As such, even as he puts the final touches on his preparations for the Three Lions' trip to the Stadio Olimpico, Gareth Southgate will be following this game with interest.

Denmark players train at the Baku Olympic Stadium on the eve of the game Credit: GETTY IMAGES
7:02PM

Despite a determined fightback after the break, the Czech Republic have fallen just short in Baku.

Denmark go through and, while they were on the back foot for much of the second half, they are deserved semi-finalists. If England can beat Ukraine in Rome later on, they will meet the Danes at Wembley next week.

Denmark players celebrate at the final whistle Credit: AP
6:57PM

Kjaer gets a defensive header as far as Barak, who volleys wide of the far post.

Was that the last chance for the Czechs?

6:55PM

Denmark get on the ball and Hojbjerg plays it to the corner, hyping up the scattered Danish fans in the stands.

Time is running out for the Czech Republic.

6:51PM

… can the Czechs find a leveller? It's all aerial duels at the moment.

6:50PM

The Czech Republic are bombarding the box with long balls and crosses from deep, with Denmark digging in and looking to survive the onslaught.

6:47PM

Kalas is the latest player to go into the book after thundering into Norgaard. The Czechs can't let their frustration get the better of them.

6:46PM

Krmencik wants a free kick after he's blocked off while chasing a long ball but, having lost his head in the aftermath, he ends up with a yellow card for dissent.

6:45PM

Maehle gets in behind on the left and looks certain to score, but Vaclik rushes out to make a crucial save.

6:44PM

After another influential performance, Schick comes off for Matej Vydra.

Sevcik also switches out, replaced by Vladimir Darida. Denmark ring the changes in response, with Christensen and Delaney making way for Joachim Andersen and Mathias Jensen.

6:39PM

Poulsen has another good chance to score, drifting across Brabec and whipping a shot round him which Vaclik, despite being unsighted, does well to push wide.

6:35PM

Schmeichel makes a vital intervention at a Czech free kick, coming off his line to punch the ball clear of Soucek as he ghosts in at the back post.

6:34PM

The ball falls for Jankto at the far post and he belts a shot on target, but Kjaer makes an all-important block.

Denmark make another change, Daniel Wass coming on for Larsen.

6:31PM

Poulsen runs at the Czech centre-backs and forces them to retreat as far as the edge of the area.

Before Kalas can get a challenge in, he unleashes a low shot to force a diving save from Vaclik. Poulsen isn't normally lauded for his pace but, with fresh legs, he's causing all sorts of problems for the Czech defence.

6:27PM

Soucek will carry on but, with Poulsen having accidentally caught him with his studs, he's now easily identifiable by the bandage wrapped round his head.

Soucek returns to the field Credit: SHUTTERSTOCK
6:25PM

Norgaard does well to pick out Poulsen in the box, but Soucek dives in to block the shot.

He needs treatment in the aftermath, with Celustka also down on the turf. The Sparta Prague man won't be able to continue, with Jakub Brabec coming on in his place.

6:20PM

… with Dolberg swapping out for Yussuf Poulsen and Damsgaard making way for Christian Norgaard.

6:19PM

Schick and Soucek play a one-two on the edge of the box, but the latter overhits his return ball and it trickles out of play.

6:12PM

Braithwaite wins a corner on the right and Larsen steps up.

Soucek clears with an air of grim determination which, to be fair, is the only way he knows how to play football.

6:10PM

The Czechs have come out swinging here.

Coufal whips a cross to Schick, who strokes past Schmeichel and into the far corner. The comeback could be on.

Patrik Schick charges back towards the centre circle Credit: AP
6:08PM

Barak draws another good save from Schmeichel, this time with a bouncing shot from the edge of the area.

6:06PM

Krmencik gets involved straightaway, forcing Schmeichel into an improvised save from distance.

6:05PM

Michael Krmencik and Jakub Jankto are coming on for Masopust and Holes respectively.


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