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No repeat of 2016 heroics as inspired Danes dump 10-man Dragons out of Euro 2020 after Dolberg double


KASPER DOLBERG shattered ten-man Wales’ Euro 2020 dreams with a double in Amsterdam.

The Nice striker smashed past Danny Ward either side of half-time before Joakim Maehle and Martin Braithwaite’s late finishes to fire Denmark into the quarter-finals.

Kasper Dolberg's double sent Denmark flying into the final eight at Euro 2020

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Kasper Dolberg’s double sent Denmark flying into the final eight at Euro 2020Credit: Reuters
He wrapped up the win three minutes into the second half by firing past Danny Ward

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He wrapped up the win three minutes into the second half by firing past Danny WardCredit: AP
Gareth Bale and Co's tournament is over after the defeat in the Netherlands

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Gareth Bale and Co’s tournament is over after the defeat in the NetherlandsCredit: Getty

The first came with 27 minutes on the clock when the Nice forward latched on to the ball, opened up his body and caught a sweet strike into the corner.

And just three minutes into the second half, Dolberg made it two.

Kieffer Moore appeared to be fouled in the build up but the referee allowed play to continue.

Denmark broke down the right and when sub Neco Williams passed a clearance straight to the in-form Dolberg, the 23-year-old gladly accepted the gift-wrapped present to blast beyond Ward.

Wales offered virtually nothing in attack as they struggled to test Ward’s Leicester team-mate Kasper Schmeichel at the other end.

With a minute to go in normal time, Maehle made it three by cutting in on to his left foot and finding the top corner emphatically from close range.

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To make matters worse, there was still time for Harry Wilson to see red as the Dragons lost their heads.

And then deep into injury time, Martin Braithwaite’s left-foot finish was allowed to stand after a lengthy VAR check.

More to follow…

Dolberg opened the scoring on 27 minutes with a fine strike into the bottom corner

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Dolberg opened the scoring on 27 minutes with a fine strike into the bottom cornerCredit: EPA
The Nice striker produced a moment of class to break the deadlock in Amsterdam

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The Nice striker produced a moment of class to break the deadlock in AmsterdamCredit: EPA
Kieffer Moore picked up a yellow card just before half-time at the Johan Cruyff Arena

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Kieffer Moore picked up a yellow card just before half-time at the Johan Cruyff ArenaCredit: Reuters
Connor Roberts limped off injured on 40 minutes with Neco Williams coming on in his place

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Connor Roberts limped off injured on 40 minutes with Neco Williams coming on in his placeCredit: AP
Wales were up to their usual antics in the lopsided pre-match team photo but remained disjointed in attack

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Wales were up to their usual antics in the lopsided pre-match team photo but remained disjointed in attackCredit: EPA





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