Walker and Maehle is a battle between two express trains, Pickford will need to be red-hot to stop cool finisher Dolberg and who will come out on top between Kane and Kjaer? – CHRIS SUTTON looks at three key clashes for England’s semi-final with Denmark
England have one of their best opportunities ever to reach a European Championships final on Wednesday when they take on Denmark at Wembley.
The Danes are in inspired form though and will be tricky customers to overcome.
Here, Sportsmail’s columnist CHRIS SUTTON highlights three key battles that could define the outcome of the game.
England will battle it out with Denmark on Wednesday night for a place in the Euro 2020 final
Denmark will be full of confidence like England and small margins could decide the game
KYLE WALKER v JOAKIM MAEHLE
Maehle played no part in qualifying but he’s been a revelation for Denmark at Euro 2020, scoring two goals and assisting one from that left wing-back position.
You’ll see him whizzing down that flank tonight. Walker will want to be his shadow, but he’ll also try to fly forward himself.
This should be a tasty battle between two great athletes.
Joakim Maehle (left) is an athlete just like Kyle Walker (right) and their battle will be fascinating
JORDAN PICKFORD v KASPER DOLBERG
Known as the ‘Iceman’ – he’s that cool – Dolberg looks to have won the internal battle to be Denmark’s No 9.
He’s an all-rounder who is now fit and firing after illness and injury issues at Ligue 1’s Nice last season.
Harry Maguire and John Stones will watch him carefully but Pickford will need to be alert in order to secure a sixth straight Euro 2020 clean sheet.
Jordan Pickford (left) will need to be alert to thwart in-form Kasper Dolberg from scoring (right)
HARRY KANE v SIMON KJAER
Kjaer is in for a hectic evening against Kane, who is in the mood for goals. He won’t shy away, mind.
He’s faced a few star forwards already, including Romelu Lukaku who scored in Belgium’s other two group games but not against Denmark.
Kane wants to score, Kjaer wants to stop him. Let the battle commence.
Harry Kane will give Simon Kjaer a tough evening but will he score again or be stopped?
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