England follows Italy to play a historic final in Wembley Stadium London next Saturday 11 June. For the first time ever England has made it to the final of a European Championship. England had to work hard for 120 minutes to finally beat underdog Denmark with the help of a highly disputed penalty in extra time. Now England's hopes to win the Championships are rising high.
Both teams started carefully into the game, Denmark most of the time with all players within the own half and England in controlled attacking mode.
However, it was Mikkel Damsgaard who gave Denmark a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute with a
direct free kick into the left corner. An own goal by Simon Kjaer who hit the ball right before Bukayo Saka in the 39th minute
levelled the score at 1-1. At the end of 90 minutes, the score was still
locked at 1-1. Harry Kane then first could not beat Danish goal keeper Kasper Schmeichel from the penalty point but luckily got back the bouncing ball to smash it in with the second try in the 104th minute
in the Extra Time.
Photo: NYT/Pool photo by Frank Augstein