England beat Denmark in extra time to advance to Euro 2020 final – .

England beat Denmark in extra time to advance to Euro 2020 final – .

LONDON – England have surpassed the semi-final cap in major football tournaments. A title match awaits him for the first time in 55 years.

Harry Kane converted the rebound after his initial penalty kick was saved in the 104th minute to give England a 2-1 overtime win over Denmark in the European Championship semi-final on Wednesday at Wembley Stadium.

England will return to their home football stadium on Sunday to face Italy and play their first final since the 1966 World Cup. This remains England’s only international title.

Over the past 55 years, the English have lost four times in the semi-finals, either in the World Cup or in the European Championship. For this reason, it will remain one of the most important victories in English football history, and the celebrations have shown it.

Kane led jubilant England fans into a crowd of over 60,000 – the largest gathering for a sporting event in Britain since the coronavirus outbreak almost 16 months ago – in a rendition of ” Sweet Caroline ”. The players and management walked the perimeter of the pitch, greeting the fans and then their loved ones. England coach Gareth Southgate was rocked to song, and he would have enjoyed the victory more than anyone.

Two of those semi-final defeats – in 1990 and 1996 – were decided via a penalty shootout, with Southgate missing a crucial kick in one against Germany. And a shootout looked like where England and Denmark were heading until Raheem Sterling squirmed in the lower right area, cut in and challenged Mattias Jensen.

The contact seemed minimal, and a video review was needed.

Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel guessed the right way to block Kane’s penalty, but the England captain reacted quickly and put the ball into the net six yards away.

The Danish players, whose emotionally charged race to the semi-finals was driven by determination to win the title for Christian Erisken after his collapse on the pitch in the group stage, were almost on their knees at the time- the.

And Denmark’s hopes of an equalizer were shaken by having to play with just 10 men in the second half of extra time after Jensen was forced to injure himself. Denmark had already exhausted its six replacements.

England showed another side by rallying to victory after conceding a goal for the first time at Euro 2020 when Mikkel Damsgaard scored with a free kick in the 30th.

It was a shot that Eriksen – the Denmark captain who is recovering at home after suffering cardiac arrest and collapsing on the pitch against Finland on June 12 – would have been proud of as his replacement in the squad whipped the ball over the defensive wall and top corner.

At this point, Denmark were playing the best football, with their quick and smooth passes through midfield causing problems for England and causing concern among previously loud home fans.

Denmark was not ahead for long, however.

Moments after Sterling was pushed back at close range by Kasper Schmeichel, Bukayo Saka was sent free to the right by Kane’s pass and the winger’s low cross was trapped in the net by Danish defender Simon Kjaer at the 39th, under pressure from Sterling. It was his 11th goal against his side of Euro 2020.

The second half saw England in control, helped by the introduction of substitute Jack Grealish and the injury start of Danish defender Andreas Christensen.

Schmeichel had to be vigilant to save Harry Maguire’s head and Mason Mount’s curling shot and the addition of six minutes of stoppage only increased the tension, with tired Denmark players now falling back much deeper in their own half.


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