England advanced to the final of EURO 2020 by beating Denmark 2-1 at their home ground Wembley Stadium in extra time in the match whose 90 minutes ended 1-1.
Denmark’s Mikkel Damsgaard gave his team the lead in the 30th minute of the game with a brilliant free-kick from a distance. However, England kept the pressure on the Danish team as Simon Kjaer scored his own goal after nine minutes.
England, with a goal scored by Kane in the first overtime period, left the field with a 2-1 victory and made their mark in the final.
Harry Kane’s penalty won by Sterling was saved by Kasper Schmeichel but he converted the rebound to give England the advantage and they held Denmark at bay to seal the win.
Kane said that they kept their calm despite conceding the lead and it was nice for them to make a comeback from behind.
England dominated the possession with 59% and also attempted 20 shots, out of which 10 were on target. On the other hand, Denmark took a total of six shots and only three on target.
Wow what a night! Unbelievable performance and we're into a Euros final!!! Wembley was incredible!! 🏴🦁🦁🦁 pic.twitter.com/dOnQq3lrhH— Harry Kane (@HKane) July 7, 2021
Harry Kane said in the post-match press conference, “This goes to show how we have learned from the 2018 World Cup. It’s about showing it on the pitch and we did it today.
“It was the first time we were behind, credit to them, they had a great free-kick but we stayed calm, there was no panic, we kept the ball, we kept going into spaces, and we created more chances after that.”
“In the second half, we controlled it well, we had a few half chances. These matches are about having the belief and digging in and we definitely have that as a squad.”
Furthermore, there was a question mark on the penalty which was given to England. Kane added that he thought it was a penalty at the time.
England has come up with a collective effort and they will look to continue their good show. The hosts were the better side of the day and deserve to go through the final.
The final of Euro 2020 will now be played between England and Italy at the Wembley Stadium, London on 12th July, 12:30 am IST.