In Baku the goals of Delaney and Dolberg decide, while yet another Schick seal is useless this time for the Czechs. The red and white team enters the penultimate round of the European Championship 29 years after the last time
The tale of Denmark therefore continues, with the red and white team entering the penultimate round of the European Championship, 29 years after the last time. At the Olympic Stadium in Baku the goals of Delaney and Dolberg decide, while yet another Schick’s seal is useless for the Czechs this time. The dream of Kasper Hjulmand’s team can therefore continue with open eyes, waiting to find out who between England and Ukraine will be the next opponent, on the pitch of Wembley.
The chronicle of the race. Just five minutes pass from the kick-off and Denmark goes straight ahead: Stryger Larsen’s perfect cross from a corner, in the center of the area there is Delaney who heads undisturbed: his is like a penalty kick, the ball slips to Vaclik’s right for 1-0. The Czech team tries to respond immediately with a good play by Schick, who gains the center of the area with a dribble kicking from the left, deflected for a corner by the defense. The match is fun and hard-fought, with the two teams not sparing each other by building potential chances on both sides of the pitch. At 17 ‘it is still Delaney who has another goal ball on the right, this time however on Stryger’s cross Larsen hits badly with the knee, putting to the side. On the other hand, the protagonist is Holes, who after an excellent service from Masopust, is rejected by a careful outgoing Schmeichel. Before the interval Denmark returns to be seen forward and does so by finding the goal of the precious double: Maehle’s right outside cross is splendid, very precise for the rushing Dolberg, who signs the 2-0 red and white on the right fly .
In the second half the Czech Republic returns to the field with a totally different attitude, increases the pressure to the maximum and in the 49th minute immediately shortens the distance with Schick, who uses Coufal’s assist to sign the 2-1 that puts his team back in the running. Fifth goal in five games for the Leverkusen striker and former Roma and Sampdoria, able to reach Ronaldo at the top of the tournament’s top scorers. As the minutes pass, the pace slows down a bit and the wave of Czech enthusiasm also fades, letting Denmark recover and get back to control the match. Silhavy’s team tried to be dangerously forward again only in the 72nd minute, when a poisonous cross shot by Jankto was foiled for a corner by an attentive Kjaer. On the other hand, the red and white are hunting for the goal that could close the match early, but two excellent interventions by Vaclik first on Poulsen and then on Maehle allow the Czech Republic to stay afloat. In the final match and in the very long recovery (6 minutes) Soucek and his companions are unable to catch the draw: the last desperate attempt is by Barak, who tries from a considerable distance but without framing the mirror of the Danish goal.
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