Tactical Analysis: Denmark vs Finland (Euro 2020)

By Jairam Gopal


The Denmark vs Finland Euro 2020 fixture was a game that had it’s influence outside of the footballing spectrum. It made us all worry about the health of a beautiful footballer and a human being.

This game was not just a football match but a sign of how united the footballing world is when it came to a matter of significance despite all it’s rivalries and divisions. In this article, I analyze how both teams approached an important game and talk about how Finland had the perfect antidote to a pretty common footballing trend.

Denmark’s setup

Denmark played a 4-3-3 with Kasper Schmeichel in goal and Simon Kjaer and Christensen as centre backs. Atalanta’s Joakim Maehle played as the left back with Daniel Wass on the right. The three man midfield had Thomas Delaney and Christian Eriksen on the left and right respectively with Pierre Emile Hojberg as the pivot. While upfront Denmark had Jonas Wind as the centre forward with Martin Braithwaite and Yussuf Poulsen on the left and the right.

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