With 20 minutes to go, Danish fans in the Johan Cruyff arena had already started “Ole”-ing to their team’s passes. It may have seemed a tad too early for some neutrals, but the Danish had just seen their team outperform their Welsh counterparts in every possible way at the Euro 2020. The final score: Denmark 4, Wales 0 was a fair reflection of the match. The Danes want to win this: for Christian Eriksen, of course.
Barring the first 10-15 minutes, one could even argue that Wales was never really in the match. Such was their dominance that when the Danish scored their second goal courtesy Kasper Dolberg (who scored a brace), it almost seemed like the match was over even though there was more than 40 minutes left in the match. If anyone thought the Danes would relax after the second goal: they were proven wrong. If anything, they performed even better.
The Wales team worked hard but delivered little: Ramsey and Bale huffed and puffed but to no avail. Dan James ran hard like he always does but never threatened the Danish defence line. The Danes now await the winner of the match between the Netherlands and the Czech Republic, which will be played tomorrow. Wales ended up as sore losers, with substitute Harry Wilson getting a straight red for a silly and petulant challenge, while Bale received a yellow card for sarcastically clapping a foul given against Wales. They will be left to wonder what went wrong, but to put it simply, they were not in the game at all. The Danes were simply too good today. Bring on Netherlands/Czech Republic!
Here’s how Twitter hailed the Danish performance: