Russia face Denmark in UEFA EURO 2020 Group B – all you need to know.
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Denmark take on Russia in UEFA EURO 2020 Group B in Copenhagen on Monday 21 June at 21:00 CET.Russia vs Denmark: live build-up
What's the story?
Russia rose to the occasion against Finland on Matchday 2 when requiring a win to preserve their hopes of reaching the knockouts. Aleksei Miranchuk scored the only goal of a tight game to lift them second in the section, and another victory here would send them into the last 16.
Denmark no longer have matters in their own hands after slipping to a second Group B defeat against Belgium on Thursday, but could still go through in second place with a win – provided the Belgians do beat Finland in the other fixture.All the permutations
Where to watch the game on TV
Russia: Safonov; Mário Fernandes, Diveev, Dzhikiya, Kudryashov, Kuzyayev; Ozdoev, Zobnin; Aleksei Miranchuk, Golovin; Dzyuba
Denmark: Schmeichel; Christensen, Kjær, Vestergaard; Wass, Hojbjerg, Delaney, Mæhle; Braithwaite, Poulsen, Damsgaard
Artur Petrosyan, Russia reporter: This is the decisive moment for Russia: they could qualify as group runners-up or they could finish bottom. Russia looked far better in possession against Finland but are still lacking a clinical edge up front. They will need to find it again in time for this game.
Sture Sandø, Denmark reporter: We are facing a nail-biter on Monday. Both teams are in contention for second spot in the group, but it all hinges on what plays out between Finland and Belgium. The Danes have shown themselves to be a competitive outfit, yet they are still to get off the mark. It's now or never.
What the coaches say
Kasper Hjulmand, Denmark coach: "No matter what, we shall go out there and try win the match. It is going to be an unbelievably hard match against Russia. They are a good team. We shouldn't force anything. We all know how hard it is to force things, and we should keep a level head and prevent mistakes. It is going to be a good, long game again.”
Stanislav Cherchesov, Russia coach: "This is going to be our first away game in two major tournaments, and without our fans. However, it's not a problem. We haven’t used the word 'problem' for the past five years. It's just a situation, and we know how to deal with it. Our task is to do our job well and get the result."
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