Wales v Denmark, 26 June 2021

Score4-0 to Denmark
RefereeDaniel Siebert
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Finals - Round of 16
VenueJohan Cruyff ArenA, Amsterdam
Attendance14,645
Kick-off: 6.00pm local (5.00pm BST) Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Assistant referees: Jan Seidel (GER) and Rafael Foltyn (GER) Fourth official: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU) Video Assistant Referee: Bastian Dankert (GER) This was match no. 38 of the pan-Europe Euro 2020 tournament. Denmark had now won seven of the 11 meetings with Wales, including four of the last five since 1998. Opposing goalkeepers (Danny Ward and Kasper Schmeichel) had now been teammates at Leicester City since 2018. It was believed to be the first international game that goalkeepers from the same club faced each other since 27 March 2018 when Manchester United’s David De Gea and Sergio Romero played for Spain and Argentina, respectively. Spain won the friendly match in Madrid 6-1. [c/o Adam Cavanagh]

0  Wales

Manager: Rob Page

4  Denmark

Manager: Kasper Hjulmand

Goals:

Goals:

Kasper Dolberg 27 G
Kasper Dolberg 48 G
Joakim Maehle 88 G
Martin Braithwaite 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Danny Ward
Defender Chris Mepham
Defender Joe Rodon
Defender/Midfielder Ben Davies
Defender/Midfielder Connor Roberts
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Gareth Bale (captain)
Midfielder Joe Allen
Midfielder Joe Morrell
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey
Midfielder/Forward Daniel James
Forward Kieffer Moore

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel
Defender Simon Kjaer (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Joakim Maehle
Defender/Midfielder Jens Stryger Larsen
Midfielder Thomas Delaney
Midfielder/Forward Mikkel Damsgaard
Forward Kasper Dolberg

Substitutions:

Neco Williams for Connor Roberts 40
Harry Wilson for Joe Morrell 60
David Brooks for Daniel James 78
Tyler Roberts for Kieffer Moore 78

Substitutions:

Christian Norgaard for Mikkel Damsgaard 60
Mathias Jensen for Thomas Delaney 60
Andreas Cornelius for Kasper Dolberg 69
Joachim Andersen for Simon Kjaer 77
Nicolai Boilesen for Jens Stryger Larsen 77

Cards:

Joe Rodon 26 Y
Kieffer Moore 40 Y
David Brooks 80 Y
Gareth Bale 90 Y
Harry Wilson 90 R

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Adam Davies
Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey
Defender Ben Cabango
Defender Chris Gunter
Defender Tom Lockyer
Defender Neco Williams
Midfielder David Brooks
Midfielder Dylan Levitt
Midfielder Matt Smith
Midfielder Jonny Williams
Midfielder Harry Wilson
Forward Tyler Roberts

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jonas Lössl
Goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow
Defender Nicolai Boilesen
Defender/Midfielder Joachim Andersen
Defender/Midfielder Anders Christiansen
Defender/Midfielder Robert Skov
Midfielder Mathias Jensen
Midfielder Christian Norgaard
Midfielder Andreas Skov Olsen
Midfielder/Forward Jonas Wind

Comments:

Wales failed in their attempt to reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA European Championship for a second time; previously in 1976 when they lost 3-1 over two legs against Yugoslavia. They had now lost consecutive games for the first time since June 2019. Wales had now failed to score in four of their last six games.

Comments:

Denmark had now reached the last eight in a UEFA European Championship for the first time since 2004. Following their 4-1 win against Russia, Denmark became the first team to score four or more goals in consecutive games at UEFA European Championship finals. Former Ajax forward Kasper Dolberg scored 45 goals in 119 appearances for the Johan Cruyff ArenA based club from 2016 to 2019.