Euro 2024: Denmark Silenced, As Kai Havertz And Jamal Musiala Send Germany Into The Quarter Finals

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Under adverse weather conditions at the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund, Germany secured a courageous victory over Denmark to book their spot in the last 16.

The Danish side had a big chance in the 22nd minute after Andersen played a swashbuckling over-the-top pass to Christian Eriksen.

Eriksen controlled the ball greatly before smashing a quick effort that was turned behind by Rudiger for a corner.

Germany had a big opportunity to go in front in the 37th minute through Kai Havertz, but Kasper Schmeichel put in a big save to deny the Arsenal man.

Manuel Neuer also had to come in handy for the Die Mannschaft, as he dealt with a chipped attempt by Manchester United’s striker Rasmus Hojlund.

Germany And Denmark Settled For A Draw At Half Time

Both teams went into the break level after seeing the game paused in the 35th minute due to weather conditions.

In the 48th minute, Joachim Andersen momentarily put Denmark in front, after a dangerous ball was sent into the box off a free-kick taken by Christian Eriksen.

There was a mini battle in the box before the ball made it through to Andersen, as it was initially knocked down by Vestergaard.

Denmark’s goal was chalked off after Thomas Delaney was adjudged to have been offside in the build-up to the goal.

Eight minutes before the hour mark, a penalty was awarded to Germany, after referee Michael Oliver was called over to the monitor to have a second look at a handball incident.

Following the review, Andersen who thought he had put Denmark ahead earlier was deemed to have handled the ball in the 18, with Kai Havertz netting the resultant penalty.

One minute before the 60th-minute mark, Havertz showed profligacy in front of the goal, as he missed a golden chance to double Germany’s lead.

Musiala Nets 3rd Goal Of Euro 2024

Anyway, the Die Mannschaft got their second through Jamal Musiala in the 68th minute, with the midfielder continuing to accentuate his brilliance all tournament long.

Nico Schlotterbeck, who had his goal disallowed in the first 45, sent a long pass to Musiala, who curled a delightful finish beyond the reach of Denmark goalkeeper Schmeichel.

Germany were also 3 goals ahead for a brief period in the early minutes of stoppage time, with Wirtz getting onto the end of Neuer’s kick out from the back in an offside position.

His finish was outstanding, but the offside decision had gone against him leading to another goal to be disallowed in the affair.

Germany became the second country to qualify for the last 8, after Switzerland defeated Italy earlier today, June 29, 2024, by 2-0.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side have continued to show class at the tournament and it will be interesting to see if they can go all the way.

Denmark crashed out of Euro 2024 in the last 16, following an underwhelming display in the group stage that saw them progress into the knockout stages without a victory.

The chicken has definitely come home to roost and as such, they will be bidding bye to the prestigious continental competition.

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