Denmark-England (1-1): first problem of the Euro for the English, held in check by the Scandinavians

Denmark-England (1-1): first problem of the Euro for the English, held in check by the Scandinavians
Denmark-England (1-1): first problem of the Euro for the English, held in check by the Scandinavians

Setbacks for the English. While they could qualify for the round of 16 in the event of a victory, the British were held to a draw by Denmark this Thursday during the second match of Pool C of Euro 2024 (1-1).

However, the English start to the match was excellent. Gareth Southgate’s players monopolized the ball and sat in the Danish camp. After several situations around the Scandinavian surface, the British managed to find the fault, thanks to their captain, Harry Kane. The Bayern Munich striker took a cross from Kyle Walker, poorly controlled by Bukayo Saka, and placed the ball in the side net (18th, 0-1).

Denmark woke up

Paradoxically, the 64th goal scored in the selection by Harry Kane did the Danes good. He woke them up, and marked the end of English domination. After that, the Scandinavians played much higher and caused problems for Jordan Pickford. The Danes finally took advantage of a poor recovery from Harry Kane, full axis, to equalize. The glow came from Morten Hjulmand. More than 30 m from the English goal, the midfielder fired a perfect shot, low to the ground, which deceived the Three Lions goalkeeper.

In the second half, England pushed to regain the lead. She came very close to succeeding in doing so, firstly thanks to Phil Foden. The Manchester City midfielder, about twenty meters from the Denmark goal, fired a shot on the ground with his left foot, which failed to hit the post (56th). The British once again had a great opportunity, through Ollie Watkins. But the striker missed his face-to-face with Kasper Schmeichel (71st).

Even if, with four points on their record, England has a good chance of qualifying for the round of 16, it is mathematically not done. The Three Lions will play their last group match this Tuesday, against Slovenia. The Danes are second, with as many points as Slovenia, who drew against the Serbs (1-1) earlier in the day.

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