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Euro 2020 preview: Czech Republic vs Denmark

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The Czech Republic will face Denmark in the third quarter-final match of the 2020 UEFA European Championship at the Olympic Stadium in Baku on Saturday.

The Czechs have been one of the surprise packages of Euro 2020 as no one expected them to be at the top of Group F after the first two matches, although they finished 3approx. at the end of the group stage.

After their victory over Scotland, they entered the round of 16 with a draw and a loss against Croatia and England respectively, but responded with great uproar by beating a high-flying Dutch team 2-0, albeit with the help of the Red Card. to Matthijs de Ligt.

Like the Czech, Denmark have also had a rather inconsistent streak until the last game, which was also affected by the absence of his talisman Christian Eriksen, but came back strong in the game against Russia as the performance was very fluid in compared to the first. two games.

Their 4-1 victory in Copenhagen took them from fourth to second in the group and gave them a favorable match against Wales, and then they repeated the same performance by demolishing the Dragons 4-0, with Kasper Dolberg scoring a double on his Comeback. to Amsterdam.

TEAM NEWS

With starting left-back Jan Boril ready to return to the squad, defender Pavel Kadeřábek will return to the bench despite his wonderful performance against the Dutch on Sunday.

Captain Vladimir Darida is a doubt for the game against Denmark. (Image courtesy: UEFA Euro 2020 / Twitter)

But the Czechs face an injury problem with their captain Vladimir Darida suffering from an unknown wound. He missed the game against the Netherlands and is in a race against time to get in shape for Saturday.

Probable departure lineup for Czech Republic: Vaclik; Coufal, Celustka, Kalas, Boril; Soucek, holes; Masopust, Barak, Jankto; Luxurious

Coach Kasper Hjumland would have thought Christian Eriksen’s absence was the only negative on the squad list, but one day before the Wales game, forward Yussuf Poulsen had suffered a blow while training and subsequently missed the game against the Dragons. . His participation on Saturday is not yet ruled out, as he could appear from the bank if necessary.

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Winger Daniel Wass will miss the match against the Czech Republic. (Image courtesy: UEFA Euro 2020 / Twitter)

Furthermore, right-back Daniel Wass missed the match against Wales due to illness and will most likely miss the match against the Czech Republic.

Denmark likely exit lineup: Flattery; Christensen, Kjaer, Vestergaard; Stryger, Hojbjerg, Delaney, Maehle, Braithwaite, Damsgaard, Dolberg

GAME CHANGERS

TOMAS SOUCEK

Tomas Soucek, who captained his nation after regular captain Vladimir Darida was absent due to injury, was very industrial in the game on Sunday and led the midfield alongside man of the match Tomas Holes.

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Soucek has been a stone in the midfield of the Czech Republic. (Image courtesy: West Ham United / Website)

Although Soucek has yet to score in this Euro for the Czech Republic, his habit of showing up in the box to score is evident from his time at West Ham United in the Premier League and coach Jaroslav Silhavy will expect his fickle midfielder to star against the danes. .

MIKKEL DAMSGAARD

After his abilities were evidently seen when he took over to replace Christian Eriksen as the main creator of this Danish team, Mikkel Damsgaard recorded another assist against Wales and controlled the game as Eriksen would.

Although there are seasoned players such as Martin Braithwaite and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the lineup, coach Kasper Hjumland will again be hopeful that Damsgaard and comeback hero Kasper Dolberg can perform as they did in the round of 16 and illuminate the tournament. even more.

PREDICTION

With both teams recording emphatic victories in their respective games, the quarterfinal match sounds like an epic and delicious clash between two losers.

Denmark likes to play with more ball possession as seen against Wales, while the Czech Republic often sit up and hit their opponents on the counter. And with two contrasting playing styles it will be difficult to predict a winner, but Denmark could shoot with their quality in the team, therefore, FootTheBall predicts Czech Republic 0-2 Denmark.

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