By Gerald Lutchman
A very exciting game with Denmark and a ruthless England seal places in the semi-finals of the European Championships on Saturday.
England were just superior to Ukraine in all departments and I felt sorry to see such a beating but it was an English masterclass.
Czech Republic 1 vs Denmark 2
Baku Olympic Stadium
In this exciting encounter, Denmark held on for an exciting win. I did predict that they would have won. The Czechs were also fantastic and that is what made this game. Both teams were interested in a win and this made excellent football. It certainly lived up to the standards of the tournament.
Thomas Delaney put Denmark ahead in the 5th minute and they held on until the 49th minute when Patrik Schick scored for the Czechs and levelled the game. It was a game of many shots at goal, 27 in total with 16 from the Czech Republic.
Denmark were most people favourite as they are the fairy tale team at present. The team still leaves an empty space at the dinner table for Christian Ericksen. It shows the love and appreciation for him by they team. I hope they reach the finals.
England 4 vs Ukraine 0
Ruthless England ended the hopes of the Ukraines in the second match. In an amazing display of football, England certainly put up their hands as potential champions. They will be hard to beat at Wembley, so Denmark watch out. Ukraine were outclassed by an almost perfect English performance.
A brace by Harry Kane in the 4th and 50th minute sealed the game and the goals by Harry Maguire in the 46th and Jordan Henderson in the 63rd minute were the icing on the cake. Possession was almost even with 52% to England, who also had ten shots at goal with six on target while Ukraine had seven shots with two on target.
This English team certainly has all areas covered. They are brilliant in defence and in the midfield and the goals are now coming. It will take a great team to beat this side.
Italy vs Spain
The two power houses of European football will go head to head. This will be a thriller. Italy are boasting a 32 game unbeaten run and 15 wins in a row. Spain are no pushovers and are scoring again.
Advantage Italy – but Spain are excellent.
England vs Denmark
07/07 /21 3pm
England are in form and Denmark are on a winning stretch. Both teams are playing excellent football. England has beaten Denmark 12 times and Denmark has won four of the encounters.
Advantage England – but I am going on a limb and saying that Denmark will win.