MX23RW : Sunday, September 26 04:03:02| >> :600:1533617:1533617:

Euro 2020 day 16: Wales sent packing as Italy edge past Austria

Euro 2020 day 16: Wales sent packing as Italy edge past Austria
© Reuters
Denmark produced an impressive display to sink Wales, and Italy edged past Austria at Wembley.

Wales' Euro 2020 hopes ended with a 4-0 defeat by Denmark in Amsterdam, while Italy needed extra-time to see off Austria 2-1 at Wembley and reach the quarter-finals.

Kasper Dolberg struck either side of half-time at the Johan Cruyff Arena, before late goals from Joakim Maehle and Martin Braithwaite capped an excellent display by the Danes.

Wales, who were one of the most-travelled squads through the tournament, saw substitute Harry Wilson sent off in the final minute.

Italy booked a last-eight tie against either Belgium or Portugal in Munich after a dogged Austria were eventually dispatched after extra-time at Wembley.

The Azzuri had looked one of the best teams in the tournament during the group stages, but found clear chances hard to come by as Austria stood firm, with a long-range effort from Ciro Immobile hitting the crossbar.

Austria, who finished as runners-up to Holland in Group C, were the better team after the break and had the ball in the net through a far post header from Marko Arnautovic – but the former West Ham striker saw his effort ruled out by VAR for offside.

Italy finally broke the deadlock in the fourth minute of extra-time when substitute Federico Chiesa fired in at the far post and Matteo Pessina drilled home a low second, before Sasa Kalajdzic headed in a late but deserved consolation.

A trip too far for valiant Wales

Wales v Denmark – UEFA Euro 2020 – Round of 16 – Johan Cruijff ArenA
Some Wales fans had been able to make it to the Johan Cruijff Arena, where they were outnumbered by the Danes (PA)

Only Switzerland and Sweden had travelled more miles than Wales during the cross-continent tournament, which saw them open with two group games in Baku before heading to Rome. Most of the 'Red Wall' were unable to travel to Holland, where several thousand Denmark fans made plenty of noise. Robert Page's men – with only handful of supporters in the ground and millions watching back home – showed their fighting spirit but it was not enough to deliver a return ticket to the quarter-finals.

Denmark's fairytale continues

Denmark have become a lot of people's 'second team' for the way they have responded after Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest in their opening group match and had to be resuscitated with a defibrillator. While they may have qualified for the knockout stage on a wave of emotion, that should take nothing away from the fine footballing displays shown by Kasper Hjulmand's squad en route to the last eight.

Post of the day

Mancini's men march on

Italy manager Roberto Mancini (right) celebrates victory in their Euro 2020 game at Wembley
Italy manager Roberto Mancini (right) has presided over a record-breaking unbeaten run (Nick Potts/PA)

Italy boss Roberto Mancini had been eager to play down his side's favourites tag heading into the last 16. Despite being left frustrated for long spells by a determined Austria, the Azzuri's class eventually told. Mancini's well-drilled outfit have now surpassed the unbeaten run set by Vittorio Pozzo's side between 1935 and 1939. Just three more to go then. No pressure.

Quote of the day



Euro 2020 tournament progress infographic
(PA Graphics)

Stat attack

Up next

Holland v Czech Republic (Round of 16, June 27, Budapest, 1700 BST)
Belgium v Portugal (Round of 16, June 27, Seville, 2000 BST)

ID:452895: cacheID:452895:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:13654:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Denmark's Christian Eriksen pictured on June 2, 2021
Read Next:
Euro 2020 day 15: "Underdogs" Wales seek to defy the odds against Denmark
>

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Premier League
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Serie A
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Scottish Championship
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
Danish Superliga
Finnish Veikkausliiga
Belarusian Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
2.Bundesliga
Major League Soccer
Brasileiro
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
J1 League
International Friendlies
Women's Super League
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool64201541114
2Manchester CityMan City64111211113
3Chelsea64111221013
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd6411135813
5Everton6411127513
6Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton540174312
7West Ham UnitedWest Ham6321138511
8Aston Villa631297210
9Brentford62318539
10Tottenham HotspurSpurs530236-39
11Watford621379-27
12Leicester CityLeicester6213710-37
13Arsenal520329-76
14Crystal Palace512258-35
15Southampton504146-24
16Wolverhampton WanderersWolves510425-33
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle6033714-73
18Leeds UnitedLeeds6033614-83
19Burnley6024511-62
20Norwich CityNorwich6006216-140

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!