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Jun 21, 2021 at 8pm UK at Telia Parken
Dzyuba (70' pen.)
Kudryashov (28'), Diveyev (75')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Damsgaard (38'), Poulsen (59'), Christensen (79'), Maehle (82')
Delaney (57')

Result: Russia 1-4 Denmark: Danes to face Wales in Euro 2020 last-16

Result: Russia 1-4 Denmark: Danes to face Wales in Euro 2020 last-16
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The Danes took the lead in the 38th minute through a stunning Mikkel Damsgaard strike.

Denmark will face Wales in the Euro 2020 last 16 after clinching second place in Group B with a superb 4-1 victory over Russia in Copenhagen.

The Danes took the lead in the 38th minute through a stunning Mikkel Damsgaard strike and Yussuf Poulsen doubled the advantage just before the hour mark as he punished a mistake by Roman Zobnin.

Russia replied with Artem Dzyuba's 70th-minute penalty before strikes from Andreas Christensen in the 79th minute and Joakim Maehle three minutes later wrapped up victory in front of a delirious crowd at the Parken Stadium.

The result, combined with Belgium's 2-0 win over Finland, sees Kasper Hjulmand's Denmark through to take on Wales in Amsterdam on Saturday as Group B runners-up, while Stanislav Cherchesov's Russia, having started the match lying second in the pool, are out having ended up bottom.

It has been a remarkable turnaround for Denmark in their emotional campaign at the tournament, having lost their first two matches, at the same venue, after the shock of midfielder Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest in the opener against Finland.

Russia provided the first real attempt on goal in the 18th minute when Aleksandr Golovin burst into the box and struck a shot that Kasper Schmeichel blocked with his legs.

Dzyuba fired well wide of Schmeichel's goal moments later, before Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg threatened for the hosts as he sent a firm strike off-target.

After Golovin blazed a subsequent attempt into the stand, Denmark then took the lead in spectacular style as Damsgaard received the ball from Hojbjerg and sent a dipping shot in from around 25 yards out.

The Danes went close to adding a second in first-half stoppage time when Jannik Vestergaard headed wide.

The lead then was extended when Zobnin's misjudged attempt at a pass back was pounced upon by Poulsen, who slotted in with ease.

Russia reduced the deficit when Aleksandr Sobolev was fouled by Vestergaard and the resulting spot-kick was struck past Schmeichel by Dzyuba.

But Denmark were soon back on the front foot, and after Matvei Safonov made three saves in quick succession to deny Christensen, Martin Braithwaite and Simon Kjaer, the ball came to Christensen, who cracked it home for 3-1.

Maehle then swiftly added the fourth with a strike from the edge of the box, and made the number 10 – which Eriksen wears on his shirt – with his fingers as he celebrated amid the roar of the Danish fans.

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· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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