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Denmark's players celebrate after winning the Euro 2020 quarter-final match against the Czech Republic at the Olympic Stadium in Baku. Image Credit: AFP

Baku: Denmark beat the Czech Republic 2-1 in a nervy European Championship quarter-final tonight to reach the semi-finals of the competition for the first time since they won the title in 1992.

Denmark opened the scoring in the fifth minute when Thomas Delaney scored with a downward header from a corner kick and the Danes doubled the lead just before halftime when Kasper Dolberg fired home from an inch-perfect cross from Joakim Maehle.

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Denmark's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (R) celebrates with Denmark's defender Jannik Vestergaard after winning the UEFA EURO 2020 quarter-final football match between the Czech Republic and Denmark at the Olympic Stadium in Baku on July 3, 2021. (Photo by Darko Vojinovic / POOL / AFP) Image Credit: AFP

Czech striker Patrik Schick struck four minutes after the restart, guiding a Vladimir Coufal cross into the bottom corner for his fifth goal of the tournament to go level with Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of the scoring charts.

The Czechs were in the ascendancy in the second half but Denmark held on for the win.