Wales vs Denmark LIVE
– Euro 2020 last 16 clash kicks off at 5pm in Amsterdam, Holland
– Wales looking to repeat their run to semi-finals at Euro 2016
– Denmark won Euros in 1992 but not got to quarter-finals since 2004
– Confirmed team news expected around 1hr 30mins before kick-off
11′ – Another half-chance for Wales as Aaron Ramsey hacks away at the ball but his own team-mate Bale blocked the shot inside the box.
CLOSE! POSITIVE START FROM WALES
10′ – Gareth Bale cuts inside and unleashes a vicious drive that flies just wide of the post.
4′ – Dan James can’t control after being played in down the flank. Chris Mepham also finds some space in the box from a set-piece. Can’t control.
Underway in Amsterdam.
So who are the danger men for both sides today?
Well, it goes without saying, Gareth Bale is the man Denmark will want to keep quiet.
His experience could prove key today if Wales are to reach the quarter-finals once again.
Furthermore, the pace of Daniel James could prove to be a weapon in behind the Danes.
The Group B runners-up have plenty of stars who can cause Wales problems too though.
Mikkel Damsgaard has shown his quality during the group stages while RB Leipzig’s Yussuf Poulsen remains a big goalscoring threat.
The game could be won and lost in the middle of the park though as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg looks to nullify Aaron Ramsey.
TEAM NEWS KLAXON
The team news is in and as you would expect, Wales stick with the XI that has brought them a fair share of joy so far at Euro 2020.
Wales: Ward; Robertson, Mepham, Rodon, Davies; Allen, Morrell, Ramsey; James, Bale, Moore.
Denmark: Schmeichel; Christensen, Kjaer, Vestergaard; Stryger, Hojbjerg, Delaney, Maehle; Damsgaard, Dolberg, Braithwaite.
3.25pm: The winners of this tie stand to face either the Netherlands or the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals in Baku, Azerbaijan a week today.
Denmark have got out of the group stage for the first time in 17 years and will fancy their chances against Wales.
They won the last two meetings between the countries in the UEFA Nations League in late 2018.
The absent Eriksen scored both goals in a 2-0 win in Aarhus while Nicolai Jorgensen and Martin Braithwaite netted in a 2-1 win in Cardiff, Gareth Bale scoring for the hosts.
3.15pm: How they got here…
Wales came second in Group A behind Italy after a win, a draw and a loss. Rob Page’s side defeated Turkey 2-0 after drawing 1-1 with the Swiss.
They fell 1-0 to the Italians in their final group match but that was not enough to prevent them progressing to this stage.
Denmark meanwhile went through as second in Group B behind Belgium.
Despite losing 1-0 to Finland, a match interrupted halfway through as talismanic playmaker Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest, and 2-1 to Belgium, the Danes still went through.
That was because they hammered Russia 4-1 and had a superior goal difference to both Finland and Russia, although all three nations ended up on three points.
3pm: Good afternoon and welcome to Express Sport’s live coverage of Wales vs Denmark, our first helping of Euro 2020 knockout action.
The last 16 tie gets underway in Amsterdam at 5pm – but we have plenty of build-up for you before then.
Confirmed team news is expected around an hour and a half prior to kick-off.