Denmark’s dangermen: Five players who could trouble England in Euro 2020 semi-final

Gareth Southgate's men are plotting a path to the Euro 2020 final but they should ignore these great Danes at their peril.

After their 4-0 drubbing of Ukraine in the round of 16, England are set to return to Wembley Stadium where they face Denmark in the semi-finals.

But, since their opening two losses to Finland and Belgium, Denmark have built up a head of steam in the tournament, seeing off Wales and the Czech Republic in the knockout phase.

England enter the tie as strong favourites, but Gareth Southgate will want to guard against complacency when facing a side that has shown a keen eye for goal this summer.

Denmark's 11 goals place them as the third highest scoring nation in Euro 2020 behind only Italy and Spain, and they've scored four on two separate occasions - against Russia and Wales. In contrast, England are the only side yet to concede at the tournament.

With Wednesday's clash pitting an unstoppable attack against a so-far impenetrable defence, Planet Sport looks at five Denmark dangermen that could break the deadlock.

Kasper Dolberg

After missing out in Denmark's two opening losses, Dolberg's addition to the side went hand in hand with their return to winning ways.

Coming on as a substitute on the hour-mark against Russia, Denmark manager Kasper Hjulmand saw enough in the final 30 minutes to hand Dolberg a start in their knockout tie against Wales.

Dolberg pounced on the opportunity, opening the scoring in the 27th minute courtesy of a scintillating strike from outside the box.

Dolberg can be backed at 16/1 to score from outside the area against England.

Minutes after the half-time interval, Dolberg added his and Denmark's second, latching onto Neco Williams' mishit clearance and burying the ball past Danny Ward once again.

Dolberg was handed another start at the spearhead of the Danish attack and continued his fine form against the Czech Republic, scoring just before the break to hand his side a 2-0 lead.

The strike turned out to be the winner in a 2-1 victory and made Dolberg Denmark's highest scorer at the competition with three goals.

While in such rich goalscoring form, Dolberg can be backed at 15/4 to score anytime against England.

Joakim Maehle

Maehle has been Denmark's surprise performer in the competition.

Playing as a wing-back on Denmark's left flank, Maehle has been given the licence to get forward and join the attack, and has scored twice and assisted once for the Danes this summer.

Maehle's first came in the 4-1 dismantling of Russia in the group stages. A free-flowing counter attack in the final minutes left Maehle with space and time to calmly slot home Denmark's fourth of the evening.

He added to his tally against Wales, again scoring late on to extend Denmark's lead with a fierce strike into the top corner.

As one of Denmark's focal points in attack, you can back him at 17/2 to score at any time against England.

Maehle has also shown his creativity from out wide, providing the cross for Dolberg's goal in Denmark's quarter-final clash with the Czech Republic.

Maehle's creative spark could be a handful for England's full-backs on Wednesday, and he is currently around 7/1 to assist a goal.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

With three assists, Hojbjerg's tally is joint-second highest in the tournament and he has been a deadly creative threat from the heart of Denmark's midfield.

Since his understandable penalty miss in the hugely emotional tie against Finland, Hojbjerg has been a pivotal cog in Denmark's system, and has become a serial provider for his side.

With a clash against Tottenham team-mate Harry Kane on the horizon, Hojbjerg is undoubtedly keen to impress, and he can be backed at 11/2 to provide another assist against England on Wednesday evening.

Mikkel Damsgaard

At just 21, Damsgaard has been one of the breakthrough players of the tournament and will look to build on his fine performances against England.

With a goal and an assist to his name, Damsgaard has linked up well with Maehle on Denmark's left flank and has been a major contributor to their relentless attack.

Damsgaard opened the scoring in spectacular style in Denmark's tie against Russia, with his curling effort from outside the area leaving Matvei Safonov helpless in goal.

With three of Denmark's goals this tournament coming from outside the area, you can back Damsgaard at 10/1 to add to that tally against England.

Yussuf Poulsen

With two goals this tournament, the RB Leipzig striker is joint-second in Denmark's scoring list and could play a pivotal role against England.

Poulsen's goal after just 99 seconds against Belgium was the quickest goal of the tournament, and England's defence will have their hands full if they want to keep him quiet.

With Poulsen a clear threat early in the game, he can be backed at 11/1 to score first against England.

He added his second of the tournament after latching onto a loose back-pass against Russia to hand his side a 2-0 lead.

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