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Soccer World Reacts To Denmark's Incredible Performance

Denmark have been the story of Euro 2020 ever since star midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed in Matchday 1 against Finland. But after losing to Finland and Belgium, the Danes are putting on a masterclass against Russia today.

The game was played in Denmark's capital city of Copenhagen in the team's longtime stadium, Parken Stadium. They needed a win to have a hope of staying alive - and some help from Belgium against Finland.

Mikkel Damsgaard, a 20-year-old striker, got Denmark off to a great start in the first half, scoring a worldie of a goal to take a 1-0 lead. Things were looking up in the second half as striker Yussuf Poulsen scored a second to give them a 2-0 lead.

But when Russia scored on a penalty kick and a Belgium goal was ruled offsides to preserve a 0-0 tie, Danish fans got understandably nervous. Thankfully, two sensational goals from Denmark's Andreas Christensen and Joakim Maehle secured a 4-1 Denmark victory.

Several countries over, two goals from Belgium delivered a second-place finish to the Danes, ensuring their first trip to the Euro knockout round since 2004.

And just about everyone loved to see it:

With their win and second-place finish in Group B, Denmark are set to play Wales in the Round of 16.

Whether or not they make a deep run in the tournament, the Danes have quickly become an international fan favorite.

Christian Eriksen would be proud.