It was another good day in office for tournament surprise team, Denmark as they secured a 1-2 victory over fellow tournament surprise package, Czech Republic in their quarterfinal game in Baku on Saturday.


Denmark, having a tournament on the back of a traumatic start on the first day needed just five minutes into the game to show their intent.

Jens Larsen's corner was powerfully met by Melaney to open scoring. Kasper Dolberg then went ahead to justify his selection as he met a savory cross from Joakim Maehle at the far post to edge Denmark closer to their dream.

Patrick Schick struck back in the 49th minute to pile pressure on Denmark but this time, there were no surprises as the Danes qualified for the semifinals.

They will mow face the winner of the game between England at Wembley in the semifinal.

Here are three things we learnt.

1 Daring Denmark

If there is a team that is daring to surprise everyone at this tournament, it definitely is Denmark, with the way and manner in which they gotten to this height.


Having lost their first two games in the group stage, a convincing 4-1 thrashing of Russia in the final game secured them a place in the knockout round and they have failed to look back since then.

Their two goals against Czech Republic takes their tally to 10 goals in three matches, having previously scored four each in their matches against Russia and Wales in the group stage and knockout round respectively.

They have now scored 11 goals in total at this year's competition, surpassing their 10-goal feat at the 1986 world cup and this is their first ever semifinal since they won the tournament in 1992. What a long wait.

Do you fancy Denmark for the trophy?

2. Sleek Schick

Although Czech Republic may be out of the European championship, Patrik Schick may still well be in contention for the Golden boot.


His strike against Denmark took his tally to five in the competition, now on level with Cristiano Ronaldo, who exited the tournament in the knockout stage.

Schick becomes the first player since Milan Baros in 2004 to score five goals for Czech Republic at a major tournament.

Do you think Schick can win the Golden Boot despite being already eliminated?

3. Well done Czech

The Czech Republic will definitely bow out in style following their exit in the hands of an emotion-driven Denmark, a team they're yet to win against in their last seven meetings.


In a group that had England and world cup finalists, Croatia, Kasper Hjulmand's men were most likely touted as third best.

Reaching their fifth ever quarterfinal, they would have hoped for a better outing, having progressed from only two of the previous four.

Were you impressed by the Czech Republic?