Czech Republic 2-4 Denmark: Cardiff striker Kenneth Zohore scores twice as Danes edge six-goal thriller
Last Updated: 25/06/17 1:14am
Cardiff striker Kenneth Zohore scored twice as Denmark finished their European U21 Championship campaign with a 4-2 victory over Czech Republic.
Lucas Andersen gave Denmark an early lead in the 23rd minute, turning in the penalty and firing home past Lukas Zima after being picked out by Zohore.
But they weren't in the lead for long with Patrik Schick (28) powering a left-footed shot beyond the helpless Jeppe Hojbjerg into the roof of the net from outside the penalty area.
Denmark took the lead again seven minutes later when Mads Pedersen's cross picked out Zohore, and the Cardiff man guided the ball into the bottom corner to send his side into the break in the lead.
After the break, the topsy-turvy nature of the game continued and Czech Republic were back on level terms again in the 54th minute with Tomas Chory heading in from close range at the back post.
Vitezslav Lavicka's side, who were still in with a chance of reaching the semi-finals, piled the pressure on as they went in search of a winner but Denmark held firm.
And they went on to regain the lead again in the 73rd minute when Zohore finished off a superb counter-attack for his second of the match.
Denmark then sealed all three points in injury time with Marcus Ingvartsen tapping home Zohore's cross to end their campaign on a high note.
Despite the result, the Danes still finished outside the top two in Group C as did Czech Republic, who also missed out on a semi-final spot.