BVB Stadion Dortmund
MusialaJamal Musiala 
HavertzKai Havertz 
M. Oliverwhistle
BVB Stadion Dortmund

Revenge mission?

Should Spain do what's expected and overcome Georgia we could have a mouth-watering quarter-final clash. The last two times Spain and Germany met in knockout rounds at a major tournaments it was the Spanish who came out on top, winning in the 2010 World Cup semi-finals and the Euro 2008 final.

Top honours for Rüdiger

Antonio Rüdiger has been named UEFA's Man of the Match for a commanding display at the back. Without his usual centre back partner Jonathan Tah, there might have been reason to be concerned in defence for Germany, but the Champions League-winning Real Madrid star ended any doubts. Don't forget he was a pre-match injury concern as well.

Full-time: Germany 2-0 Denmark

Germany dump Denmark out of Euro 2024 after a mad evening in Dortmund. Everything revolved around a few minutes of second half chaos when Denmark thought they were ahead, only for Germany to go up the other end and score. Germany could have easily scored more if it wasn't for a stellar display from Kasper Schmeichel, and the hosts are well worth a quarter-final tie against either Spain of Georgia.
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Rüdiger celebrates a great tackle

Eriksen feeds a ball onto Vestergaard in the box and he has the chance to make things interesting with a late goal, but Rüdiger cleans him out and pumps his fists with joy.

Füllkrug denied a wonderful goal

Wirtz and Füllkrug get confused competing for the ball but the BVB striker runs through and sits down Schmeichel with a confident finish. It's offside though.

Another Schmeichel save

The Danish keeper stops Wirtz from putting the game to bed.
Goal attempts
5off target
7on target
6off target
2on target

Germany shut up shop

With just a few minutes left to play Nagelsmann takes off forward Sané for defender Waldemar Anton.

Denmark can't find a way past Schlotterbeck

Duels won
Nico Schlotterbeck Andreas Christensen

And a triple change for Denmark

Bruun Larsen, Damsgaard and Wind make their way on, off come Christensen, Bah and Højlund.

Double change for Germany

Wirtz comes on for goalscorer Musiala and Henrichs replaces Raum.

Back-to-back Danish corners

Eriksen tries his best to conjure something up but he doesn't have any luck.

Højlund through again...

...but he can't latch onto the pass. It's been a difficult night for the young striker.
Kai Havertz Rasmus Höjlund

Hjulmand responds

Denmark's head coach reacts to the second goal by swapping out Delaney for Christian Nørgaard and Skov Olsen for Leipzig's Yussuf Poulsen.

Schlotterbeck to Musiala... Goal!

That's just brilliant. With Denmark on the attack Schlotterbeck spots a hole in their defence and finds Musiala, the winger cuts in and curls it into the corner, that could be game over.
Jamal Musiala

Højlund! Straight at Neuer!

Højlund is having a poor evening in front of goal, hitting a shot on target, but straight at the goalkeeper.

Here's why everyone's so excited about Füllkrug...


Nagelsmann switches up

Germany make the game's first changes with Füllkrug and Can on for Gündoğan and Andrich.



More Havertz brilliance, but offside

The Arsenal forward sets up Musiala for a glorious chance, but his wasteful finish is forgotten as the flag goes up.

Two Danish yellows

Bah and Mæhle enter the book and the latter will be suspended for Denmark's next game, if there is one...

Yellow card


Yellow card


Almost two for Havertz!

Havertz pulls off a touch from heaven to spring through one vs one but his poked finish is just wide of Schmeichel's goal. What could have been for the Arsenal man.

Yellow card


Havertz puts away the opener!

Schmeichel goes the right way but Havertz tucks in the opener! What a turnaround!

Kai Havertz


Kai Havertz


I'll say it again, poor Joachim Andersen! The Denmark defender is penalised for a handball and Germany have a penalty just minutes after he thought he had his first international goal.

Another VAR check!

Germany could have a penalty here for a handball, what a turn of events!

No goal!

Poor Joachim Andersen and what a relief for Germany. The goal is overruled and Michael Oliver doesn't even need to look at his monitor.

VAR check...

This could be ruled out for either a handball or an offside...

Denmark take the lead!

WOW! There's a scramble in the Germany box and Joachim Andersen prods in his first-ever Denmark goal!

Back underway!

For a third time this evening, thanks to the weather delay, we're back playing in Dortmund.

Half-time: Germany 0-0 Denmark

Well that was eventful! The weather delay didn't do anything to take the sting out the game. Germany have been excellent but so has Kasper Schmeichel, and the goalkeeper's performance is clearly rubbing off on his teammates who are growing in confidence.

HUGE save from Neuer

Denmark counter and Delaney puts Højlund through, the ball is just ahead, and as the Man United striker tries to poke it in, Neuer flies out to stop him.

Busy Schlotto

The BVB defender has been winning his battles, but that defeat was almost very costly.
Duels won
Nico Schlotterbeck Christian Eriksen

Schlotterbeck robbed!

Schlotterbeck takes too long getting the ball out of his feet in the box and Højlund robs him before firing into the side netting from close range.

Yellow card


A chance for more Kroos magic

Germany win another free kick out wide... Kroos whips the ball in but for once it's cleared.

Havertz with a great chance

Germany get another headed chance but Havertz sends it straight at Schmeichel from point-blank range.

We're back underway

Things have gone to plan and Germany will look to finish the half the same way they started it.

Back out!

We're going to get back to action after a five minute warm-up.

It's pouring

The weather really is frightening at the Westfalenstadion. There's lightning, sizable hail, and water pouring from the roof.

Game paused

Michael Oliver has stopped the game with thunder and lightning very loud just outside the stadium in Dortmund.

Eriksen the danger man

Denmark are looking increasingly dangerous and it's mainly down to the Manchester United midfielder.
Kai Havertz Christian Eriksen

Into the wall

Rüdiger blocks the shot and Højbjerg gathers well but his cross evades everyone.

A big chance for Denmark...

Mæhle gets taken down by Andrich in the D of Germany's box, this is perfect shooting range for Eriksen.

Denmark gathering control

Denmark are slowly finding a way back into the match. Delaney has been key in keeping the ball at his old stadium in Dortmund.

Schmeichel up to the task

It's been a busy night for the Antwerp keeper so far but he's made four great saves.

Brilliant from Mæhle

Denmark are getting chances, this time Mæhle is found in the box, pivots and unleashes a wicked shot just past Neuer's post.

Great chance for Denmark!

Andersen fires a long ball to Eriksen who brings it down absolutely majestically. Rüdiger is there to block his shot out for a first Denmark corner.

A busy night for Schmeichel!

Goal attempts
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Back the other way

It's a good cross from Eriksen but Havertz gets the ball clear and Germany break, finding Sane who wins a free kick in a great position...

A first chance for Denmark?

Denmark finally get a hold of the ball from a free kick...

Musiala tries his luck!

Musiala is next to get a shot away but it's wide.

Another shot!

Yet again Denmark can't cover Germany from a corner and this time Andrich gets his head on a Kroos corner, it's straight at Schmeichel, though.

Brilliant from Havertz!

Germany are all over Denmark and Havertz volleys a shot across the box first time and it's another Schmeichel save for a corner.

Nearly lovely!

Havertz and Gundogan link up beautifully and the latter looks to be through on goal but misses out at the last second.

Schlotterbeck again!

Germany's no.15 flies through the air once more and almost dips in a header from range. Schmeichel has to push it out for a corner at the last second.

Great strike!

Kimmich almost makes amends for his foul by hammering in a shot from long range and it almost catches out Schmeichel but the Dane sends it out for a corner.

Schlotterbeck thought he'd scored!

Germany have the ball in the net as Schlotterbeck leaps like a salmon to head home but the goal is ruled out quickly for a foul in the build-up from Kimmich.

Germany on top

A decent spell of possession ends with Raum winning a first corner of the match.

First free kick

Andersen tries to disrupt Germany's early rhythm but gives away a foul on Havertz.

We're underway!

Ilkay Gündoğan kicks us off at his old stomping ground in Dortmund!

More on those teams

The big news from a German perspective is that Rüdiger is fit enough to start and Havertz is again preferred over Füllkrug. There are three changes overall, Schlotterbeck is called upon to replace the suspended Tah, while Raum sends Mittelstädt to the bench and Sane does the same to Wirtz. Denmark are forced to replace the suspended Hjulmand with Delaney, while Skov Olsen comes in for Jonas Wind.

Germany starting XI

Neuer - Kimmich, Rüdiger, Schlotterbeck, Raum - Andrich, Kroos - Sané, Gündoğan (c), Musiala - Havertz

Germany subs

Baumann, Ter Stegen, Gross, Füllkrug, Führich, Müller, Beier, Anton, Wirtz, Mittelstädt, Henrichs, Koch, Can, Undav

Denmark starting XI

Schmeichel (c) - Christensen, Vestergaard, Andersen - Mæhle, Højbjerg, Delaney, Bah - Eriksen, Skov Olsen - Højlund

Denmark subs

Hermansen, Rønnow, Kjær, Jensen, Dolberg, Jørgensen, Damsgaard, Nørgaard, V. Kristiansen, Wind, Poulsen, Dreyer, R. Kristensen, Bruun Larsen

Tight-lipped on Füllkrug

Much of the pre-match talk on Germany has focused on Borussia Dortmund's Niclas Füllkrug who has scored twice coming off the bench. When asked if he will start over Kai Havertz, Nagelsmann replied: "I have made my decision, but I will not reveal it."

Confident Nagelsmann

Ahead of his first knockout match as Germany coach, Julian Nagelsmann feels ready. "I'm not tense yet," he said. "Because we have prepared well. We had several video meetings, in the individual area and team tactics. We are extremely well prepared. We have done everything we can - then you can go to bed the evening before the game with peace of mind. I have great confidence in the team and know what they can achieve."

Problems for both sides

Both coaches will have issues to overcome this evening as each side is a man down. Germany's Jonathan Tah and Denmark's Morten Hjulmand are both suspended due to yellow cards. Germany have another problem too, with Tah's centre back partner so far at the tournament, Antonio Rüdiger, an injury doubt.

Bundesliga interest

The German team is full of Bundesliga names, but with Denmark there's a few too. They are Yussuf Poulsen of RB Leipzig, Frederik Rønnow of Union Berlin and Joakim Mæhle and Jonas Wind (pictured) of Wolfsburg. From Germany we have Robert Andrich, Jonathan Tah, Florian Wirtz, Joshua Kimmich, Manuel Neuer, Thomas Müller, Aleksandar Pavlović, Leroy Sané, Emre Can, Niclas Füllkrug, Nico Schlotterbeck, Oliver Baumann, Maximilian Beier, Robin Koch, Benjamin Henrichs, David Raum, Waldemar Anton, Chris Führich, Maximilian Mittelstädt, Deniz Undav.

'Schlotti' ready

BVB's Nico Schlotterbeck is ready to step in for the suspended Jonathan Tah this evening, and the centre back said he and his teammates are fully prepared. "We already know our full plan for the game, both when it comes to defending and attacking," the 24-year-old said. "We know how we can be successful against Denmark. We’ve spoken about small things in training and worked on set pieces too."

Danish delight

Of course, the build-up to tonight's last 16 meeting will have given the Danes ample opportunity to hark back to their most famous sporting night: the 1992 European Championship final victory against Germany at the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg.

Tale of the tape

Of the teams' 28 meetings, Germany have won 15 to Denmark's eight. In four competitive encounters, the sides are tied at two victories each.

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How they got here: Germany

Germany made a blistering start to the tournament, battering Scotland 5-1 in the opening game before beating Hungary 2-0 and drawing 1-1 with Hungary. Julian Nagelsmann's team are the highest scoring team of the group stage, with Klassiker rivals Jamal Musiala and Niclas Füllkrug (two goals) their top scorers.

How they got here: Denmark

The Danes drew all three of their games in Group C and, although winless, it was enough to finish second and book a last-16 meeting with the hosts. Wolfsburg's Jonas Wind has started each of their games thus far, while clubmate Joakim Mæhle and RB Leipzig's Yussuf Poulsen have featured in every match. Meanwhile, Union Berlin goalkeeper Frederik Rønnow has waited in reserve.

It's business time!

Welcome to our coverage of the last-16 meeting between Euro 2024 hosts Germany and Denmark at Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park on Saturday (kick-off: 9pm CEST), with a place in the quarter-finals on the line.