Kasper Dolberg’s two goals helped knock Wales out of Euro 2020 last 16 in Amsterdam.
The shadow of the horrific cardiac arrest suffered by Christian Eriksen at the start of this tournament still hangs over this competition and the sport in general.
But on the 29th anniversary of Denmark’s historic 1992 European Championship Final success, their current squad looks like it believes it could pull off a similar stunning upset in 2021, with Eriksen an omnipresent inspiration.
Dolberg, making his first start of the Euros in place of the injured Yussuf Poulsen, struck two of the three goals that carried his nation through to a quarter-final meeting with the Netherlands or Czech Republic in Baku next Saturday.
But, while they will carry with them the support of neutrals all over Europe, this win could not hide what was a disappointing surrender from Robert Page’s team.
To add to an ignominious exit from the tournament, substitute Harry Wilson was sent off in injury-time – Wales’ second red of the tournament – for a lunging, late foul on Joakim Maehle.
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