Hojlund was a threat throughout the 80 minutes he spent on the pitch, while Eriksen played the entirety of the round-of-16 tie.

The game swung on 60 dramatic seconds after the interval, when the Danes thought they had taken the lead through Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen swiping home following a series of deflections in the Germany box.

However, after an agonising delay, VAR recommended an offside decision against Thomas Delaney in the build-up. Andersen’s agony was instantly compounded at the other end of the pitch, when Germany were awarded a penalty (again via VAR) for his handball.

Kai Havertz calmly slotted the resulting spot-kick past Kasper Schmeichel, before Jamal Musiala extended Germany’s advantage with just over 20 minutes remaining.


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