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Euro 2020 | Denmark crush Wales 4-0 in Amsterdam

Denmark have hammered Wales 4-0 at Johan Cruyff Arena in the last 16 of Euro 2020.

The Danes led 1-0 at half time in Amsterdam through Kasper Dolberg's curling strike from 20 yards in the 27th minute, before the Nice striker doubled his tally three minutes into the second half.

Joakim Maehle (88) and Martin Braithwaite (94) added late goals for Kasper Hjulmand's dominant side against a ragged Wales who had Harry Wilson sent off for a reckless tackle in the 90th minute.

Denmark now advance to the last eight, where they will face either Netherlands or Czech Republic in Baku on July third.

Wales - whose fans weren't allowed to travel to Amsterdam for the match - made a bright start against the Danes.

Gareth Bale's swerving shot from distance flew narrowly wide of the post, while Dan James tested Kasper Schmeichel with a tame effort and Aaron Ramsey saw two shots blocked.

However, it was Denmark who took the lead in the 27th minute.

The lively Mikkel Damsgaard turned and laid the ball off to Dolberg, who dribbled towards the Welsh box before curling a brilliant finish into the far bottom corner from 20 yards.

Five minutes later, Danny Ward made a good save to deny Dolberg a second after a good cut-back from Damsgaard.

Ward was called into action again in first half stoppage time when he diverted Maehle's effort behind for a corner after Jens Stryger Larsen' cross fell to Maehle at the back post.

Dolberg made it 2-0 three minutes after the restart, taking a touch before smashing home a half-volley from 10 yards after Neco Williams' awful clearance at the back post fell straight to the Danish striker.

The goal was upheld despite a VAR call, with Page and the Welsh staff and players furious that it was not ruled out due to Denmark captain Simon Kjaer's challenge on Kieffer Moore in the buildup.

Braithwaite and Mathias Jensen both hit the post as Denmark dominated the second half, and the Danes made it 3-0 in the 88th minute.

Maehle chested down a cross at the back post before cutting inside and slotting an excellent left-footed finish into the top corner from 12 yards.

Two minutes later, Wilson was shown a straight red card for hacking down the marauding Maehle midway inside the Welsh half.

Things got even worse for Page's side in stoppage time when Braithwaite fired a low left-footed finish past Ward from 15 yards to make it 4-0.

The goal was once again checked by VAR, but upheld after Braithwaite was deemed to be onside.

It marked a disappointing end to the tournament for Wales, but Denmark's remarkable turnaround after losing their first two Euro 2020 games continues, despite the absence of Christian Eriksen.

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