Italy narrowly escapes Austria in overtime, Denmark dominates Wales – .

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Italy narrowly escapes Austria in overtime, Denmark dominates Wales – .


The knockout phase of the 2020 UEFA European Championship is underway and Denmark and Italy have qualified for the quarter-finals. The Danes beat Wales 10 4-0 in Amsterdam behind two goals from Kasper Dolberg while Italy was forced to work hard by Austria before advancing 2-1 after extra time in London with the bad Austrian tournament boy Marko Arnautovic having an excluded goal after 65 minutes in a 90-minute scoreless game.

Euro 2020 results

Final: Wales 0, Denmark 4.

Final: Italy 2, Austria 1 (after extra time).

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Best games

Wales vs Denmark

Kasper Dolberg scores the first game for Denmark: marked his return to the Johan Cruyff Arena with a brace as the OGC Nice man scored Denmark’s first two goals against Wales as he flourished in his former AFC home Ajax with the first goal by fishing.

Joakim Maehle scores Demnark’s third: The goal was 3-0 against Denmark just before the end of the regulation 90 minutes and it was already the icing on the cake at that point with Wales defeating after Dolberg’s second goal and never having really want to come back in the game.

Carton rouge Harry Wilson : The incident came late with the Welsh already behind 3-0, but it was another example of Rob Page’s men losing their temper to superior opponents this summer and it also paved the way for Martin Braithwaite to add a fourth.

Italy vs. Austria

Substitute Federico Chiesa breaks the deadlock: He scored the goal with emphasis for Leonardo Spinazzola’s Italy in a moment worthy of winning any game and the brilliant technique of the Juventus man ultimately made the difference between qualifying for the Azzurri and potentially not .

Sasa Kalajdzic’s consolation effort: Austria would lose two overtime goals before finding a nice strike to get back into the game but that was ultimately not enough to help Franco Foda’s men pass and they will regret a denied strike from Arnautovic from the first that could have been take it away for them in 90 minutes.

Notable performances

We rate some of the most notable performances of the day, one being the worst and 10 the best:

Kasper Dolberg, Denmark: The Niçois showed a clinical side that we only saw fleetingly at club level with a superb first goal and opportunistic seconds to put the game beyond Wales before his teammates added the brilliance to score. EVALUATION: 9.

Mark Arnautovic, Austria: A reminder of his quality, which was never really in doubt, and a matter of being the winner of the game for Austria on a night when they deserved more of the game. EVALUATION: 8.

Joakim Maehle, Denmark: Another indication of Atalanta’s growing status in the game as he recorded his second of the campaign as the Danes gain strength as the tournament draws to a close. EVALUATION: 8.

Gianluigi Donnarumma, Italy: Eventually beaten by Kalajdzic, but he helped a disappointing Italian side reach extra time before finally coming together and putting Austria at the edge of the sword with goals from Chiesa and Matteo Pessina. EVALUATION: 9.

Key moment

Italy vs Austria: Arnautovic’s lead after 65 minutes was ruled out after a VAR check and had it been held the Italians might have found it impossible to equalize as they failed to break the deadlock in 90 regulatory minutes.

Wales vs Denmark: Dolberg’s second for the Danes put the game past the Welsh before Maehle’s third and Wilson’s red card with that two to three minute spell just a confirmation after the second goal early in the second half .

A look to the future

Denmark have now qualified for the quarter-finals in Baku, Azerbaijan, and will face the winner of the Netherlands clash with the Czech Republic while Italy advance and face either Belgium or Portugal in Munich once that winner will be designated.

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