England leaves Denmark to reach Euro 2020 final | Euro2020 news


A winner of Captain Kane’s overtime brings England to the first grand final since 1966, where they will face Italy at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

England left Denmark to reach the final of Euro 2020, marking their first victory in the semifinals since the 1966 World Cup, as Harry Kane’s overtime goal earned them a 2-1 victory over Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.

England had to come from behind as a goal from Simon Kjaer’s own goal nullified Mikkel Damsgaard’s magnificent free-kick for the Danes in the first half.

The locals were at the forefront throughout, but fought to break Denmark’s struggling defense. England were given a gift! The ref dubiously awarded them a penalty 103 minutes into the match, which was neatly put away by Raheem Sterling.

It was a difficult way for Denmark to end their emotional trajectory, from the fear and anguish of the overthrow of Christian Eriksen’s opening match to their first semi-final since the shocking Euro 92 victory. but his exhausted players left Wembley with their socks down but their heads held high.

England will return to Wembley on Sunday, 55 years after lifting the World Cup, but they did it the hard way.

They had reached the semis without conceding a goal and needed something special to punch their back, as Damsgaard threw a powerful 25-yard free throw over the wall and beyond diving Jordan Pickford, the first goal of the tournament directly of direct foul. after 30 minutes.

Kashe Schmeichel had a fantastic opportunity to put Raheem Sterling up another goal 39 minutes into the match, but he fired just over the crossbar. attempt to stop the ball at Sterling.

Schmeichel was within reach again with an excellent dive play to remove a head of Harry Maguire and England began to turn the screw.

However, despite all the pressure and relentless strides and polls around the box, England struggled to open a clear opening and the match unfolded until overtime.

The extra 30 minutes turned into a virtual attack against defensive exercise, as Schmeichel saved again from Kane and Jack Grealish.

Sterling continued to enter the area and was eventually knocked down by Joakim Maehle for the VAR-reviewed penalty that Kane was fouled and Schmeichel blocked, only for the captain to catch the rebound.

The Danish players applaud the fans after the defeat in the semifinals [Frank Augstein/Reuters]

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