Heartbreak For Wales As Christian Eriksen-Inspired Danes smash Four Past Them

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If there was any promise for Wales, it was found in the Danish feeling of entitlement. Their supporters had spent the majority of the day on Amsterdam’s Rembrandtplein, some dressed in Viking armor, and there was a subtle fragrance of complacency in the air.

They have every right to have it. Denmark created a domination that left Rob Page’s team chasing shadows, thoroughly beaten, and now returning home after an opening that provided optimism that the small nation might just overcome the odds once more.

If there was a metaphor for Wales’ failure to create an impression, it came after Kieffer Moore finally had the chance to leap and make an impression with his head after a cross from the right around the hour mark. The opportunity was squandered when Gareth Bale lunged in front of him to take the ball. They just stood there looking at each other, saying nothing, until they moved away.

Wales’ success had always hinged on Bale producing a stroke of brilliance to break through a defense Page had said would be difficult to break down for days. It was not to be. Wales failed to surprise, but Kasper Hjulmand’s tactical move to a back four worked for Denmark. Andreas Christensen, in a man-making role for Aaron Ramsey, cut a critical supply line for Wales, and the other three took care of the rest.

Source: Daily Mail

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