Russia v Denmark, 21 June 2021

Score4-1 to Denmark
RefereeClément Turpin
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Group B
VenueParken Stadion, Copenhagen
Attendance23,644
Kick-off: 9.00pm local Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Assistant referees: Nicolas Danos (FRA) and Cyril Gringore (FRA) Fourth official: Sandro Schärer (SUI) Video Assistant Referee: François Letexier (FRA) This was match no. 27 of the pan-Europe Euro 2020 tournament (final group game). Russia won the only previous meeting with Denmark 2-0 in an international friendly at the Parken Stadion in Copenhagen in February 2012.

1  Russia

Manager: Stanislav Cherchesov

4  Denmark

Manager: Kasper Hjulmand

Goals:

Artem Dzyuba penalty 70 P

Goals:

Mikkel Damsgaard 38 G
Yussuf Poulsen 59 G
Andreas Christensen 79 G
Joakim Maehle 82 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Matvei Safonov
Defender Igor Diveev
Defender Georgi Dzhikiya
Defender Mário Fernandes
Defender Fedor Kudryashov
Defender/Midfielder Daler Kuzyaev
Midfielder Aleksandr Golovin
Midfielder Magomed Ozdoev
Midfielder Roman Zobnin
Midfielder/Forward Aleksei Miranchuk
Forward Artem Dzyuba (captain)

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel
Defender Simon Kjaer (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Joakim Maehle
Defender/Midfielder Daniel Wass
Midfielder Thomas Delaney
Midfielder/Forward Mikkel Damsgaard
Forward Yussuf Poulsen

Substitutions:

Rifat Zhemaletdinov for Magomed Ozdoev 61
Aleksandr Sobolev for Aleksei Miranchuk 61
Vyacheslav Karavaev for Fedor Kudryashov 67
Maksim Mukhin for Daler Kuzyaev 67

Substitutions:

Kasper Dolberg for Yussuf Poulsen 60
Jens Stryger Larsen for Daniel Wass 60
Christian Norgaard for Mikkel Damsgaard 72
Andreas Cornelius for Martin Braithwaite 85
Mathias Jensen for Thomas Delaney 86

Cards:

Fedor Kudryashov 28 Y
Igor Diveev 75 Y

Cards:

Thomas Delaney 57 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Yury Dyupin
Goalkeeper Anton Shunin
Defender Andrei Semenov
Defender Roman Yevgenyev
Midfielder Dmitry Barinov
Midfielder Denis Cheryshev
Midfielder Aleksei Ionov
Midfielder Maksim Mukhin
Midfielder/Forward Rifat Zhemaletdinov
Forward Anton Zabolotny

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jonas Lössl
Goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow
Defender/Midfielder Joachim Andersen
Defender/Midfielder Robert Skov
Defender/Midfielder Jens Stryger Larsen
Midfielder Mathias Jensen
Midfielder Christian Norgaard
Midfielder Andreas Skov Olsen
Midfielder/Forward Jonas Wind
Forward Kasper Dolberg

Comments:

Despite starting the last of their three games with the possibility of finishing as runners-up in Group B, Russia finished bottom of the table and were eliminated from Euro 2020. They had now lost their final group stage game in four of their last five appearances at major tournaments. With his 30th goal, Artem Dzyuba was now Russia's joint-record scorer along with Aleksandr Kerzhakov.

Comments:

Having lost their first two games and despite starting the evening at the bottom of the table, with Finland's defeat by Belgium, Denmark finished in second position and progressed to the knockout stage. This was the first time that Denmark had scored four or more goals in a game at a major tournament since a 4-1 win against Nigeria at the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals in France. Simon Kjaer made his 110th appearance for Denmark; only Dennis Rommedahl (127), Peter Schmeichel (122) and Jon-Dahl Tomasson (112) had now made more.