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Denmark defeats Russia after two defeats in the Euro 2020

Mon 21 June 2021 | 20:54

Denmark manages to gain the first win in the Euro 2020 after two defeats.

Kasper Hjulmand’s men face

Russia

in their last clash in Euro 2020, and they had to do everything they can to win if they wanted to be in the next round, so they started the game with an expected high-pressure attacking mindset.

Denmark

was defeated in the first two games of BY Finland and Belgium, but their first defeat may be the most tragic game in their history since one of their most important players almost died suffering from a heart attack.

In the first twenty minutes of the game, Russia controlled the pace of the game, and they even had a scoring opportunity in the 20th minute; but Denmark's players were determined to put the opposition under pressure, and they were partially successful.

In the last ten minutes of the first half, Denmark managed to keep the ball mostly around Russia’s box, and in the 38th minute, Mikkel Damsgaard scored the first goal with an amazing shot from outside the box and gave Denmark the lead to make them finish the first half with comfort.

At the beginning of the second half, Russia played with more passion, and they even had a few opportunities in the first ten minutes of the second half, which weren’t converted but gave them confidence. Denmark took the momentum in the following minutes after Russia’s pressure was decreased, and they managed to create a few chances from long balls from corners of the box, but they weren’t successful until the 69th minute that Yussuf Poulsen used Russia's defensive line's mistake to double the lead.

After scoring the second goal, Russia seemed hopeless, and Denmark used the opponent's bad situation to increase the pressure and create even more chances.

While Denmark was trying to keep the ball in Russia's ground, the Russian's were rewarded with a penalty for a clash inside Denmark's box and reduced the margin to keep their hopes alive and increase the heat for the remainder of the game.

Denmark took control of the game again, a few minutes after conceding the first goal, and in the 79th minute Christensen scored a super goal, to double the lead again, but it wasn't the end as they scored another one four minutes later by Pederson's shot on the rebound.

Russia seemed completely hopeless in the last ten minutes of the game, and Denmark used the opportunity to keep the pressure on the opposition and kept the margin to secure their big win.


source: SportMob