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Baku (Azerbaijan) / Rome: England set up a date with Denmark at the Wembley as these teams marched into the semifinal of the Euro 2020, with wins over their respective opponents, on Saturday.

The Three Lions ran riot in Rome as they romped home with a 4-0 verdict against Ukraine at the Olympic stadium. Earlier Denmark earned a hard-fought win 2-1 over Czech Republic in Baku.

Denmark hold off Czech Republic challenge with a 2-1 win Baku Olympic Stadium, here on Saturday. Denmark have booked their place in the final four at this tournament for the first time since that infamous 1992 tournament.

The Czech Republic players drop to the turf, after they have given every last ounce of effort on this run.

Beaten 3-0 by the Czechs at this stage in 2004, Denmark quickly set the tone this time around. And it was Delaney who put them ahead inside five minutes, capitalising on slack defending to plant a powerful header past Tomáš Vaclík from a corner.

The Danes, who have developed into a surprise contender after their tournament began with midfielder Christian Eriksen suffering cardiac arrest on the field, advanced to the Euro 2020 semifinals on Saturday by beating the Czech Republic 2-1.

Following the usual tributes to the recovering Eriksen from UEFA and fans, a giant No. 10 shirt laid out on the field and a “For Christ10an” banner in the stands — Denmark quickly took control against the Czechs on a hot and humid night in Azerbaijan.

The Czech Republic players drop to the turf, after they have given every last ounce of effort on this run. The Danish players rejoice at booking a semi-final place against either England or Ukraine at Wembley on Wednesday.

Thomas Delaney and Kasper Dolberg found the back of the net for Denmark and Patrik Schick reduced the margin for Czech

Denmark's journey at the European Championship is headed to London.

The Danes, who have developed into a surprise contender after their tournament began with midfielder Christian Eriksen suffering cardiac arrest on the field, advanced to the Euro 2020 semifinals on Saturday by beating the Czech Republic 2-1.

Following the usual tributes to the recovering Eriksen from UEFA and fans — a giant No. 10 shirt laid out on the field and a “For Christ10an” banner in the stands — Denmark quickly took control against the Czechs on a hot and humid night in Azerbaijan.

Jens Stryger sent an outswinging corner in the fifth minute to Thomas Delaney, standing in space by the penalty spot. Delaney's bouncing header went in past the outstretched hand of goalkeeper Tomáš Vaclík.

Denmark doubled the lead just before halftime. Joakim Maehle hit a cross from the left using the outside of his right foot. The ball eluded Martin Braithwaite's attempt at a header but Kasper Dolberg got past his marker and beat Vaclík in the 42nd.

"We make history that we achieved the semifinal now," Stryger said.

"It's been many many years ago since Denmark was there. ... We know Denmark is going crazy right now."

Czech Republic forward Patrik Schick scored his fifth goal at the beginning of the second half, putting him even with Cristiano Ronaldo as the tournament's leading scorers. Schick was given plenty of space by defender Jannik Vestergaard to hit a first-touch shot off Vladimir Coufal's curled pass.

The Czechs pushed hard to level the score in a physical game which finished with Tomas Soucek and Jan Boril both with their heads wrapped in bandages after collisions with Danish players.

Denmark lost its first two games at Euro 2020, first against Finland — when Eriksen collapsed on the field — and then to Belgium. The Danes were on the verge of elimination before beating Russia, Wales and the Czechs in succession.

Eriksen, who has to be resuscitated with a defibrillator in that opening match, has been recovering at home.

The last of four Euro 2020 games played on the shores of the Caspian Sea in Baku took place in front of 16,300 fans, even though up to 31,000 would have been allowed under coronavirus pandemic regulations. Danish fans far outnumbered the few dozen from the Czech Republic.

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