Denmark thrash Wales 4-0 on brace by Dolberg

Sports Desk, Jun 26 (EFE).- Kasper Dolberg scored twice as Denmark routed Wales 4-0 Saturday in their Euro 2020 round of 16 match at Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam.

The Danes, who had already secured a place for themselves in the history of the competition as the first team to qualify for the knockout stage after losing their first two matches, are now the first to book their spot in the last eight of the pandemic-delayed 2020 edition.

Dolberg, with fond memories of the Cruyff Arena from his stint with Ajax, put Denmark ahead in the 27th minute with an outstanding effort from outside the 18-yard box that curled away from Wales goalkeeper Danny Ward into the bottom corner.

The 23-year-old Nice striker made it 2-0 three minutes the second half with an assist from Martin Braithwaite, who exploited a poor clearance by defender Neco Williams.

Joakim Maehle picked up his second goal of the tournament in the 89th minute to extend the lead, while Barcelona’s Braithwaite added a fourth in stoppage time.

Denmark have become the sentimental favorites of Euro 2020 after their opening match, which saw Christian Eriksen stretchered off the field after suffering cardiac arrest and play suspended for nearly two hours until word came from the hospital that the Danish captain was awake and stable. EFE jjl/dr

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