EURO 2020: Denmark snatches last-16 place, sends five other teams through

EURO 2020: The Belgians swept to victory in the group, winning all three games, with Denmark taking second place on three points and Finland behind it on goal difference.

Denmark's Joakim Maehle, right, celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal against Russia.   -  AP

Denmark pulled off an emphatic 4-1 win over Russia at the Parken Stadium to qualify for the knockout stages of Euro 2020 as Group B rival Finland lost to Belgium.

The Belgians swept to victory in the group, winning all three games, with Denmark taking second place on three points and Finland behind it on goal difference.

EURO 2020: Points table  

Mikkel Damsgaard fired the Danes in front with a stunning curling shot in the 38th minute, and Yussuf Poulsen pounced on a poor back pass from Roman Zobnin to score the second in the 59th.

Artyom Dzyuba pulled one back from the penalty spot for Russia in the 70th minute but a thunderous strike from Andreas Christensen and a fourth from Joakim Maehle completed the rout. Denmark will meet Wales in the last 16 in Amsterdam on June 26.

Those results also put five other teams -- Switzerland, the Czech Republic, England, Sweden and France -- into the next round.

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