Denmark prepare for quarter-final clash


Denmark’s fairytale involvement at Euro 2020 continues on Saturday as Jannik Vestergaard’s side take on Czech Republic in Baku.

Suffering the horror of Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest in their group stage opener, the Danes have galvanised to roar through to the quarter-finals, emphatically dispatching Wales 4-0 in the Last 16.

With Vestergaard starting every game bar the early defeat to Finland, the Saints defender has helped create history with Kasper Hjulmand’s side becoming the first team to score four or more goals in consecutive European Championship matches, having also thumped Russia 4-1 in a dramatic Group B encounter.

The Danes come up against a dark horse in the way of Jaroslav Šilhavý's Czech Republic side, who finished as one of the best third placed sides in England's Group D with four points following a win, draw and a defeat.

Vestergaard and his back four will have to be particularly wary of the clinical Patrik Schick, who has four goals in just 325 minutes so far in the tournament, a feat only bettered by Cristiano Ronaldo.

The crunch quarter-final takes place on Saturday evening at 5pm BST in Azerbaijan's Baku Olympic Stadium.