Germany 2-0 Denmark: Germany secure quarter finals place

Last Updated on 01/07/2024 by

Euro 2024 hosts Germany, With a 2-0 victory over Denmark in their last-16 round is still on track to win the Championships at home this summer.

Germany coached by Julian Nagelsmann was able to prevail thanks to goals scored by Kai Havertz and Jamal Musiala in the second half. Prior to that, they had to endure a brief storm from the Red and Whites as well as an actual thunderstorm in the first half.

Germany vs Denmark

Before flashes of lightning caused a 25-minute break, Kasper Hjulmand’s squad was gaining momentum and gaining a head of steam. After the break, the Germans were the dominant force and completely deserved their position in the final eight.

A few moments after Joachim Andersen believed that he had opened his senior Denmark account, the Crystal Palace defender became the offender in his own penalty area during a frantic four-minute stretch. This occurred at the time when Andersen was in the penalty area.

Andersen had capitalized on some pandemonium in the Germany box as Nagelsmann’s players failed to deal with a cross. He then slammed a precise shot into the bottom corner of the screen, but a video assistant referee review ruled that he was not awarded the goal because Thomas Delaney had committed an offside offense.

Andersen fronted up to David Raum as the RB Leipzig player fired a cross into the box. However, the ball caught a nick off of his outstretched finger before going behind him. This occurred as the home team rushed down the opposite end of the field.

After looking at the monitor, Michael Oliver pointed to the location where Havertz had calmly scored Germany’s first goal. This was done in order to truly add salt to the wounds that the center back was already experiencing.

Denmark had weathered the storm that was the Mannschaft and began to find a foothold in the game as the first half wore on. This came after the early shock of Nico Schlotterbeck’s goal being disallowed and a torrent of attacks from the German team.

Nevertheless, there was a storm that neither the Danes nor the Germans were able to weather, and that storm was a strong series of lightning strikes and rumbles of thunder that occurred over Signal Iduna Park. This storm compelled referee Oliver to call a halt to the proceedings.

Oliver had no choice but to lead playing and non-playing personnel down the tunnel as the deluge became stronger, hailstones descended upon the field, and the lightning continued. The two sets of players took refuge within their respective technical areas for a brief period of time.

At the same time as some spectators were ducking for cover, others were literally dancing in the rain. The players did not return for their warm-ups until almost twenty-five minutes had passed, and happily, the unrelenting deluge did not result in a decline in the quality of the action.

However, the momentum of the Danes was totally and utterly destroyed, and their attempt to play a high line proved to be completely and utterly deadly in the 68th minute. Musiala ran through and calmly slotted in his third goal of the tournament to firmly establish Germany’s advancement.

The less said about Denmark’s performance in the group stage, the better. The 1992 winners were also at risk of getting blown away by Germany in the early exchanges, as they simply failed to cope with a series of set-pieces. The less said about Denmark’s performance, the better.

Nevertheless, as Germany gradually began to ease off of the gas, a few of Denmark’s counterattacks caught the eye for a brief while. However, they were ultimately unsuccessful either to a poor final pass or a snatched finish, with Rasmus Hojlund being responsible for a handful of the latter.

Despite the fact that there were aspects of the Danes’ performance that left them feeling encouraged, it is quite likely that the Scandinavians will have a bad impression of their entire experience at Euro 2024.


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