Within the first 30 minutes, England had lost: their perfect clean defensive record thanks to a wonderful goal by Mikkel Damsgaard. Until now, England had not even conceded a goal but that changed, and to their credit, the English bounced back, even thought it was an own-goal by Simon Kjaer, arguably the Danish player of the tournament. What few would have guessed is that neither team would score again until full-time. So, just like yesterday, England vs Denmark also went into overtime.
Cue conversations about penalty and England. However, this England team is not like the ones of yesteryears. And they have Harry Kane. A minute before the end of the first extra time, Kane struck to send Wembley and England into absolute frenzy. The penalty can, and will be debated for years now, but such discussions will remain irrelevant.
Denmark played well, and no one who witnessed their journey would ever forget that sickening moment when Eriksen fell to the ground, and their rise from that. Denmark played well, but now, it is over to Italy. Can they stop it from coming home? Or will England finally have a moment to revel they have craved for 54 years?
Here are some Twitter reactions that truly capture the match:
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