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Russia vs Denmark: Euros preview and predictions

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hree teams remain in contention for second place in Group B at Euro 2020 as Russia and Denmark prepare to lock horns in Copenhagen on Monday night.

After opening their campaign with an insipid defeat against fancied Belgium, Russia bounced back to beat Finland 1-0 on home soil in Saint Petersburg courtesy of Aleksei Miranchuk’s terrific finish in first-half stoppage time.

They currently sit second in the group and another win at the Parken Stadium will see them safely through to the last 16.

Denmark lost their restarted opener 1-0 to Finland after the cardiac arrest suffered by star playmaker Christian Eriksen, who has now been discharged from hospital after a successful operation to fit a heart-starting device.

They then took an early lead in an emotional contest against the Belgians back in Copenhagen, only for substitute Kevin de Bruyne to inspire the world’s no1-ranked team to a 2-1 comeback win in a match that included a lovely tribute to Eriksen.

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After two defeats, Denmark need to beat Russia on Monday and hope that Belgium take care of business at the same time against Finland in Saint Petersburg.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Russia vs Denmark is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Monday, June 21, 2021.

The match will be held at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.

Where to watch Russia vs Denmark

TV channel: Monday’s match will be televised live on BBC Two for free.

Live stream: UK viewers will also be able to watch the match online via the BBC iPlayer.

Russia vs Denmark team news

Russia’s Brazilian-born defender Mario Fernandes landed horribly on his back during a nasty fall suffered while competing for a header against Finland and received lengthy treatment on the pitch before being stretched off.

The right-back was taken to hospital, where it was confirmed that he had not suffered a spinal injury. Russia said he would be monitored by team doctors.

Meanwhile, Denmark boss Kasper Hjulmand chose 20-year-old Sampdoria winger Mikkel Damsgaard as a replacement for Eriksen against Belgium, with Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard also called upon in an attempt to stifle Roberto Martinez’s star-studded side.


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