Germany go past Denmark at Euro 2024 and prepare for a colossal duel in the quarters

The German national team qualified for the quarter-finals of the European Football Championship – EURO 2024, which it is hosting, after defeating the Danish team with a score of 2-0 (0-0) on Saturday evening at the BVB Stadium in Dortmund.

Havertz opened the scoring, from the penalty, for Germany. Facebook photo

A game interrupted for about 30 minutes due to the storm, two goals canceled and great chances wasted by both teams. This is how the round of 16 duel between Germany and Denmark would be summed up, after which the host of the tournament advances, after the goals scored by Kai Havertz and Jamal Musiala.

But for the Germans, the test of truth is coming, after three wins and a draw in the final tournament. His opponent will most likely be Spain, the big favorite who has no way of stumbling in today’s match (10:00 p.m., PRO TV) against the surprise of the group stage, Georgia.

Match interrupted due to lightning

In the 35th minute of the match with Denmark, the game was interrupted due to weather, with lightning, thunder, torrential rain and hail. Referee Michael Oliver sent the teams to the dressing room and the game resumed after a 25-minute break.

The beginning of the second half was one that marked the development of the game. First, the Danes managed to score (48), after a fixed phase, through Andersen, after a Luft by Delaney and a ricocheted ball from Andrich, but the goal was canceled by VAR for offside at Delaney. A few minutes later (51), the video referee signaled a handball in the other box, committed by the same Andersen, at Raum’s cross, and Havertz opened the scoring from the penalty awarded (53).

The psychological moment happened in min. 66, when Hoejlund missed from a very good position, shooting from 12 meters into Neuer. Germany broke away two minutes later when Schlotterbeck released Musiala on the left, who made a superb run into the box and scored in the far corner (68).

The records set by the German national team at Euro 2024

Musiala, who scored his third goal at Euro 2024, entered the history of the German national team at the Euros, becoming the youngest scorer in the knockout stages of the competition, at 21 years and 124 days, surpassing Dieter Muller (22 of years and 77 days in 1976).

Julian Nagelsmann became the youngest coach in a Euro qualifying match at 36 years and 342 days, surpassing the Dutchman Frank Rijkaard (37 years and 269 days at Euro 2000). Denmark ended a run of four consecutive Euro matches in which the score was level after 90 minutes. Neuer became the German player with the most appearances at the Euros, 19, surpassing Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Euro 2024, the table of the best

June 29 (Berlin): Switzerland – Italy 2-0

June 29 (Dortmund): Germany – Denmark 2-0

June 30 (Gelsenkirchen, 19.00): England – Slovakia

June 30 (Koln, 22.00): Spain – Georgia

July 1 (Frankfurt, 19.00): France – Belgium

July 1 (Frankfurt, 22.00): Portugal – Slovenia

July 2 (Munich, 7 p.m.): Romania – Netherlands

July 2 (Leipzig, 10 p.m.): Austria – Turkey