Wednesday 9/22/21
WALES 0-4 DENMARK

Denmark's Dolberg double downs Wales to reach Euro quarter finals

Victory takes Denmark into the continental last eight for just the second time since their surprise title win in 1992
Kasper Dolberg (C) scored Denmark's first goal in the EURO knockout stage since 1992 final. Photo: Twitter/UEFA @EURO2020.
Kasper Dolberg (C) scores Denmark's first goal in the EURO knockout stage since 1992 final. Photo: Twitter/UEFA @EURO2020.

A superb double from Kasper Dolberg inspired a convincing 4-0 win for Denmark over Wales on Saturday and took them into the quarter-finals of Euro 2020.

Dolberg was selected in place of the injured Yussuf Poulsen and stepped up brilliantly with his first goals of the tournament in Amsterdam, where he used to play club football with Ajax.

Denmark's Mikkel Damsgaard (L) controls the ball. Photo: Twitter/UEFA @EURO2020.Denmark's Mikkel Damsgaard (L) controls the ball. Photo: Twitter/UEFA @EURO2020.

The 27th minute opener was a fine finish curled into the bottom corner from the edge of the box and the second, just three minutes after the restart, a clinical poacher's effort after a defensive error.

Joakim Maehle then added a third with two minutes remaining and Martin Braithwaite a late fourth to cap a memorable win after Harry Wilson's dismissal to conclude a miserable day for Wales.

Victory takes Denmark into the continental last eight for just the second time since their surprise title win in 1992 and sets up a Baku date with the Netherlands or the Czech Republic next Saturday.

It also ensures their emotional roller-coaster of a tournament which began with the shock collapse of Christian Eriksen continues.

Wales superstar Gareth Bale (C) kicks the ball. Photo: Twitter/UEFA @EURO2020.Wales superstar Gareth Bale (C) kicks the ball. Photo: Twitter/UEFA @EURO2020.

Wales offered little in attack and end their second Euros campaign in considerably more low-key fashion than their fairy-tale run to the semis five years ago.

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