Two of the surprise packages of the tournament meet tonight in the third Euro 2020 quarter-final.
The Danes have overcome near-tragedy, following Christian Eriksen‘s on-pitch collapse in their opening match, to sail into the last eight by scoring four past Russia and then Wales.
The Czech Republic have momentum of their own having earned a deserved 2-0 win over the Netherlands six days ago.
Patrik Schick will lead the line for the Czechs as he aims to add to his four goals at Euro 2020 and catch Cristiano Ronaldo in the race for the golden boot.
The winner of the tie will meet England or Ukraine in the semi-finals.
That match between England and Ukraine is later tonight but first up it’s off to Azerbaijan, where the Czech Republic vs Denmark do battle in Baku.
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13 mins: Finally some good attacking play from the Czechs. Schick skips past his man out right and cuts in, but his shot is deflected wide. The corner comes to nothing too.
10 mins: The Czechs survive the corner and the follow-up one. They need to regroup, though. Denmark on top so far.
8 mins: Big ask for the Czechs now. The camera just cut away to their manager, Jaroslav Šilhavý. Safe to say he is not a happy man. Denmark have just won another corner too.
GOAL! | Czech Republic 0-1 Denmark | Delaney ‘5
It is pretty awful defending, if I am honest. A corner comes in and Delaney is unmarked. He heads home well, though, finding the corner. What a start!
3 mins: A few meaty challenges going in early doors, but a steady start overall. Both sides keen to not concede.
Right, the anthems are done. Time for a quick tea break – or a beer if you’re not working like me – and then kick-off.
Two teams dreaming of a semi-final appearance that no one predicted before Euro 2020 started. This should be a cracker.
In even better news it is Clyde Tylesday and Ally McCoist on commentary on ITV. As soothing as Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter.
Not long now…
The teams are in the tunnel and we should be underway shortly.
Travel restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has made it hard for fans to travel, but a fair few supporters have made the trip to Baku.
Schick looking to extend his streak
Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick has been one of the stars of Euro 2020.
He has scored four goals in four games at the tournament, including that stunner against Scotland in their opening game at Hampden Park, and will be looking to add to his tally today.
Former England striker Ian Wright is currently singing his praises on ITV: “He is more than an up-and-down striker.”