Denmark produced a scintillating performance to book a spot in the last 16 of Euro 2020 following a rampant 4-1 victory over Russia in Copenhagen.
Mikkel Damsgaard capped a dominant first half for Kasper Hjulmand’s side by opening the scoring with a brilliant turn and shot on 38 minutes.
Russia had been on the back foot but could have gone ahead against the run of play when a surging, solo run from Aleksandr Golovin was thwarted by a fine save from Kasper Schmeichel.
The Danes then took complete control in the second period and doubled their lead when a blind back pass from Roman Zobnin allowed Yussuf Poulsen to gleefully tuck home.
Artem Dzyuba reduced the arrears with a cool spot kick 20 minutes from time but the Danes were not to be denied.
Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen rifled in a stunning 25-yard effort 11 minutes from the end before Joakim Maehle ran through to fire in a fourth just moments later.
At the Gazprom Arena, a Lukas Hradecky own goal and a late Romelu Lukaku strike saw Belgium beat Finland 2-0 in Saint Petersburg to top Group B.
Belgium’s 100 per cent win record in the group sees them sail through to the knockout stages, while Denmark’s 4-1 victory over Russia means Finland will have to wait and see if they qualify as one of the best third-placed sides.