Italy, Spain, England and Denmark prepare for this week's Euro 2020 semi-final. Italy will play Spain at Wembley on Tuesday night before England take on Denmark at the same stadium on Wednesday night. Here's a statistical look at how the four teams are shaping up and which of their players are still...
Italy, Spain, England and Denmark prepare for the Euro 2020 semi-final this week.
Italy will play Spain at Wembley on Tuesday night before England take on Denmark at the same stadium on Wednesday night.
Here's a statistical look at how the four teams are shaping up, as well as which of their players can still compete for individual honors.
Spain are the tournament's top scorer with 12, including five goals in consecutive matches against Slovakia and Croatia.
It was the first European Championship, it was an order of magnitude better than Denmark, whose wins over Russia and Wales at Euro 2020 made them the first team to score. four straight five games in the competition, and Kasper Hjulmand's team played Italy to a second place finish of 12.
England started slowly, but their 4-0 win over Ukraine means Belgium are the only other team with more than eight goals.
They also still remain to concede at the other end, and Gareth Southgate's side now have seven clean sheets in a row, including warm-up wins over Austria and Romania - with Jordan Pickford in goal in all but Romania.
Italy had a streak of 12 in a row until they lost to Austria in extra time. with another follow-up win over Belgium to leave them two goals behind in the tournament. Spain and Denmark let in five.
The hard way
Denmark became the first team ever to lose their first two matches and still qualify for the playoffs as they overcame the injury caused by Christian Eriksen's defeat against Finland.
Although no other team has faced such a level Despite the adversity, the semi-finalists have mostly been gradually gaining form.
Spain leads the way with an average of 67. 2% ball possession is the only team with more than 60 percent for the entire tournament. - and their 3, 856 completed passes finished 800 more than any other team, but they too have had to fight.
They drew their first two group games and could have dropped out at this stage had they not beaten Slovakia and then needed extra time in their thrilling win over Croatia. and a penalty shootout for beating S Switzerland.
England felt more comfortable coming out of their group with a game to spare, but still faced criticism for their performances and in particular the nil draw with Scotland.
Italy were the only team to win all their group games, scoring seven unanswered goals, and had the most serene way to this point - although even they were relegated to extra time by the underdogs from Austria last year. 30.
With the tournament's top scorers already eliminated, there is a chance for those left in pursuit of the golden boot, especially in the England-Denmark match.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Patrik Schick are the club's leaders with five goals each, but Portugal and the Czech Republic are already out. the tournament - as are Romelu Belgium's Lukaku, Karim Benzema's France and Emil Forsberg's Sweden will leave these players stranded.
England duo Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane each have three, matching their future opponent Kasper Dahlberg, while nine players remain with two goals.
Four of them - Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne, Manuel Locatelli and Matteo Pessina - came from Italy and will play against Spaniards Alvaro Morata, Ferran Torres and Pablo. Sarabia, and Jusuf Poulsen and Joakim Mahele each scored two goals for the Danes.