Burnley striker Matej Vydra’s Euro 2020 comes to an end as Czech Republic are beaten in quarter-final by Denmark

Matej Vydra’s Euro 2020 came to a close in Baku on Saturday as the Czech Republic were knocked out at the quarter-final stage by Denmark.

Saturday, 3rd July 2021, 7:08 pm
Updated Saturday, 3rd July 2021, 7:12 pm
Matej Vydra puts Simon Kjaer under pressure
Matej Vydra puts Simon Kjaer under pressure

Vydra, who played the last 18 minutes against Scotland and came on for 10 minutes against England in the group phase, was again a substitute but came on for the last 11 minutes, and six minutes of injury time, as the Czechs looked for an equaliser, 2-1 down.

Denmark went ahead inside five minutes as a corner found Thomas Delaney unmarked, and he headed home.

And Kasper Dolberg doubled the Danes’ advantage three minutes before half-time, volleying in a superb cross from Joakim Maehle.

Patrik Schick pulled one back with a controlled volley three minutes into the second half - his fifth of the tournament to go level with Ronaldo as top-scorer - but that would be the last goal of the game as Denmark advanced to a semi-final with either Ukraine or England at Wembley.