Sunday, June 30, 2024

European Championship 2024: Press comments on Germany against Denmark

DER SPIEGEL EM 2024: Press comments on Germany against Denmark 1 hour • 3 minutes reading time Germany beat Denmark and are in the EM quarter-finals. The international media praise the DFB team, especially for two offensive players. But the video referee is also in focus. Germany has reached the quarter-finals of the EM with a 2-0 win against Denmark. The international press reports on the performance of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), who intervened several times. Also big topics: the storm in Dortmund and the offensive artists Jamal Musiala and Kai Havertz. The voices at a glance: Denmark: »B.T.«: »Denmark fell with dignity in the thunder and rain game in Dortmund. Nevertheless, we should now ask some serious questions.« »Berlingske«: »Dominant Germans throw Denmark out of the European Championship. The Danish national players can pack their bags and go on their summer holidays after being knocked out of the European Championships.« »Jyllands-Posten«: »Denmark were knocked out of the European Championships with a thunderbolt. The European Championship favourites from Germany were man for man better than a Danish national team that could not really gain a foothold and left the finals without a win.« Great Britain: »The Sun«: »The hosts survived lightning, torrential rain and video evidence to advance in the most chaotic duel of the European Championships. This game was a European Championship classic.« »Daily Mirror«: »Germany's luck seemed like the mark of a champion on an evening when Julian Nagelsmann's players also showed their weaknesses before Jamal Musiala decided the game.« »Guardian«: »A wild, hectic, at times thrilling game was interrupted first by the elements and then by the deadly technocracy that suffocates top-level football. At the end of it all, Germany can dream of a new summer fairytale because it has overcome the most unusual obstacles.« Italy: »La Gazzetta dello Sport«: »Andersen's fairytale turns into a nightmare: the defender slides from the celebration of the supposed 1-0 to the drama of the penalty he caused.« »Tuttosport«: »Germany flies into the quarter-finals. Havertz and Musiala eliminate Denmark.« »La Repubblica«: »A sublime Germany that has several ways to win in its repertoire and perhaps hasn't shown them all yet. Even if there were 42 seconds between the waves of water and shots, a dry clamp from one VAR to the next, that could have changed the history of the game. In a way, that too was a spectacle that pumped even more emotion into the veins of the ecstatic crowd in a thumping match.« »Corriere della Sera«: »There are many winners. The winner is Germany, who advance to the next round, even if they suffer against Denmark. The winner is the VAR, which determines the result with four interventions. And the winner is the tornado, which causes the game to be stopped in the 36th minute when a thunderstorm of rain and lightning struck Dortmund.« France: »L'Équipe«: »The VAR saves Germany from Denmark. Germany qualified for the quarter-finals of Euro 2024 by beating Denmark 2-0 in an incredible match on Saturday. The match was initially stopped due to a violent thunderstorm before the VAR intervened twice to make a decisive difference.« »Le Parisien«: »The German footballers have qualified for the quarter-finals of their Euro 2024 after eliminating Denmark in a game full of twists and turns.« Spain: »Marca«: »Germany weathers the storm. The hosts prevailed against a very good Danish team, which could not cope with the German lead goal and had to rely on Schmeichel's saves.« »AS«: »The VAR, which did not recognise a goal for Denmark and awarded the hosts a penalty, saved the team against a brave Danish Dynamite. Andersen is the tragic figure.« Austria: »Kurier«: »Round of 16 triumph against Denmark: German European Championship party after thunderstorm. The European Championship hosts can continue to dream of summer fairytale 2.0: a heavy storm was followed by a 2-0 victory against Denmark.« »Kronen-Zeitung«: »After storm: Germans thunder into the quarter-finals.« »«: »DFB eleven let it rip against Denmark after thunderstorm in Dortmund. The new edition of the German summer fairytale continues.« Switzerland: »Blick«: »First the land is under water – then Germany moves on. Without shining, Germany beats the Danes 2-0 and is in the quarter-finals of the European Championship at home. But the game will be remembered more for the spectacular thunderstorm images from Dortmund.«