Germany vs Denmark LIVE! Euro 2024 result, match stream, latest updates today

Germany vs Denmark LIVE! Euro 2024 result, match stream, latest updates today

Germany vs Denmark LIVE!

Germany overcame Denmark and adverse weather conditions that saw play suspended to reach the quarter-finals of Euro 2024. Second-half goals from Kai Havertz - a penalty after Denmark had an effort ruled out by VAR for offside moments earlier - and Jamal Musiala gave the hosts a 2-0 win and a place against Spain or Georgia in the last eight.

But that was not the whole story on a dramatic and stormy night in Dortmund when English referee Michael Oliver took the players from the field after 35 minutes due to thunder and lightning. There was a 24-minute delay before the action resumed in front of soaked supporters, who had tried to protect themselves from torrential rain under makeshift covers.

The hosts will next week take on the winner of Spain vs Georgia for a place in the semi-finals. Read the game back below with our dedicated match blog!

Germany vs Denmark latest updates

  • GOAL! Musiala curls home a second for hosts

  • GOAL! Havertz penalty after controversial handball

  • NO GOAL! Andersen goal ruled out by offside

  • GAME RESUMES: Back underway after bad weather

  • GAME PAUSED! Thunder and lightning overhead

  • NO GOAL! Schlotterbeck opener ruled out

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You can read our match report here.



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96min: Germany are into the quarter-finals! Spain or Georgia will be their opponents.

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95min: Havertz with another chance to score, and produces another poor finish.

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93min: Check over, no goal.

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92min: It is being checked...

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92min: Wirtz thinks he has added a third but he’s offside.

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91min: Five minutes added on.

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89min: Approaching the final minutes as Wirtz fires off a snapshot from the edge of the area.

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86min: Germany doing a superb job of marshalling Denmark. Not getting an inch.

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83min: Hojbjerb fires into a crowded penalty area as Denmark get desperate. Up the other end, Fullkrug tests Schmeichel but is offside.

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81min: Triple change for Denmark. Hojlund, Christensen and Eriksen is off, Wind, Bruun Larsen and Damsgaard are on.

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79min: More changes for Germany. Raum and Musiala off for Henrichs and Wirtz.

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76min: Eriksen goes again, same delivery but this time Germany clear.

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75min: Good corner for Denmark as Eriksen whips a fine delivery into the six-yard box, and wins another.

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71min: Denmark have a mountain to climb.

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70min: Musiala is now joint-top of the Golden Boot standings.

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68min: Musiala bends a stunner around Schmeichel on the angle, and that could be that!

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66min: Oh, Hojlund! Beautiful turn into the area but then fires straight at Neuer.

Either side, and that’s an equaliser. He always rushes his shots.

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65min: Double change for Germany as Andrich and Gundogan are replaced by Can and Fullkrug.

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64min: Havertz runs through on goal again, turning away from the keeper and laying the ball off to Sane to (somehow) fire wide... but the Germany No7 is flagged offside.


61min: Can looks to be getting some instructions from Nagelsmann.


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59min: Havertz had to score! He’s through, runs down on goal after a glorious first touch, he lifts the ball over the keeper... but wide fo the goal.

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58min: He’ll be OK. Bah got a booking for his troubles.

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57min: A pause in play as Andrich is assessed after a tough tackle.

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54min: A brutal few minutes for Denmark.


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53min: Havertz makes no mistake!

That penalty decision will be controversial. It’s not a VAR thing, it’s the laws of the game.


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52min: Handball in the area.

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51min: Hold on, penalty check for a Danish handball...

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50min: Germany react by driving up field through Havertz, but the forward gets to the byling and can’t find a team-mate with a poor cutback.


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49min: Ruled out for offside. Ah well.


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48min: Denmark lead!

Andersen fires home from inside the area after a penalty area scramble!

Second half!

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46min: After a brief chat between the referee and the two captains, the second half has resumed.

More threat of bad weather or floodlights? Who knows.

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Here come the teams for the second half.

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Denmark did well to weather the storm (oh dear, that wasn’t even on purpose) and finished the first half strongly.

Though, Schmeichel has made five big saves. He can’t keep that up, surely.

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Dominance from the hosts for much of that half, until thunder, lightning and hail stones saw the game paused for about 25 minutes.

Hojlund had Denmark's best chance just before the break.

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47min: ... and that’s the end of an extended first half!

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46min: One minute added on.

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45min: Best move of the match for Denmark, but a distance. A superb counter sees Eriksen release Delaney, who just about gets the ball to Hojlund to toe-poke a shot at goal... which Neuer does brilliantly to stop.

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44min: Denmark giving away so many needless fouls. This time allowing Havertz and Gundogan to break quickly before hurriedly being snuffed out in the area.

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42min: Hojlund does brilliantly to tackle Schlotterbeck inside the Germany area, turns on a sixpence but then fires into the side netting.

It’s a poor finish, and he had two team-mates to pass to.

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41min: Kroos floats the ball to the back post, but Denmark clear.

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40min: Germany win a free kick near the corner flag after a foul by Delaney. Kroos standing over it.

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38min: Havertz heads straight at Schmeichel! Point-blank range, six yards out.

How has Havertz not scored?!

Match resumes

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37min: Right then, let’s go again.

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Five minutes to warm-up and we will be back underway.

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The players are coming back out.

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Referee Michael Oliver is back down in the tunnel. Is a decision close?

A statement from UEFA

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“Due to adverse weather conditions (thunderstorms and heavy rain) in Dortmund, it has been decided to suspend the UEFA EURO 2024 Round of 16 match between Germany and Denmark. UEFA will make an announcement on the resumption of the match in due course.”

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The rain is starting to ease.

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The lightning must end before a time to restart the game can be considered, according to UEFA.

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We could be waiting for up to 30 minutes for a restart, according to UEFA protocol.

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Hailstones now in Dortmund. Those fans are not enjoying themselves.

Match suspended

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Match has been officially suspended. The players are heading back into the dressing room.


Game interupted

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36min: Referee Michael Oliver has paused the game due to the weather.

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35min: A huge crack of thunder overhead, followed by another. The heavens have opened.

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34min: The rain is coming down.

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33min: This isn’t a completely different game from the opening minutes, but it’s far more even. Denmark are really carrying a threat now.

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31min: Eriksen fancies it... and it’s into the wall.

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30min: Denmark win a free kick on the edge of the area as Maehle trips over Andrich’s leg.

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28min: Schlotterbeck ignores the run of Havertz and opts to find Sane on the wing instead, but the over-the-top is cut out.

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25min: Denmark have at least started to push Germany back at bit. Better as we pass the halfway point of the first half.

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21min: One of the passes of the tournament, followed by one of the best touches we’ve seen so far as Eriksen is found with Andersen’s 60-yarder on the edge of the area, brings it down and fires a shot at goal to win a corner.

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19min: Denmark finally get out of their half as they work the ball into the Germany final third, but Eriksen is again guilty of a poor touch and the move breaks down.

Not quite at the races yet.

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18min: I’m not sure Hojlund has come within 10 yards of the ball yet.

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16min: Kroos takes... and it’s into the wall.

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15min: Sane drags the Danish defence inside and wins a foul off Christensen on the edge of the area.

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12min: The corner comes in, this time Andrich does get a head on it but it’s straight at Schmeichel.

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11min: Superb cross-field ball for Havertz into the area, who takes it first time to force yet another corner.

Schmeichel is so busy!

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8min: The next corner is aimed at Andrich, but this time Denmark clear and break through Eriksen... who can’t find a team-mate is a disappointing end to that rare bit of possession.

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7min: From the corner, Schlotterbeck again meets it and heads towards the back post forcing Schmeichel into another save.

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6min: Woah, Germany have started in fifth gear! Kimmich lets fly from 30 yards, forcing a huge stop from Schmeichel.


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4min: Huge! Schlotterbeck thinks he has nodded Germany in front from a corner, but it’s quickly ruled out for a foul.

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3min: All Germany, Denmark can’t get a foot on the ball.


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1min: Here we go!

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Muller is absolutely belting out the German national anthem.

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Germany are looking to reach a tournament quarter-final for the first time in four tournaments.

Remarkably poor run for such a talent pool.

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Here come the teams!

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Final prep is done. Almost time.

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One player who will be itching to get on is Fullkrug, who scored twice during the knockout stages.

Havertz will need to hit the ground running tonight.

Nagelsmann has been talking

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“The group stage was very interesting for us, because the first game [5-1 win over Scotland] went better than we expected, then we had a complicated game against Hungary [2-0 win], and in the Switzerland game [1-1 draw] we struggled to score an equaliser, so we have dealt with all types of matches. It's important to get to learn how to overcome difficult situations.

"The Dortmund stadium is usually very loud, and I have experienced it many times as an opposing coach. I hope we will have a similar noise coming from the stands.

"Denmark are a very well-organised team. There are phases where they are very aggressive defensively but then make great one-touch attacks. They have a lot of experienced players in the squad and a clear structure. It's a tough opponent."

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So, we have our first quarter-finalist in the form of Switzerland.

Who will join them? The winner of tonight’s game will play either Spain or Georgia.

Havertz and Eriksen start

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Kai Havertz will lead the line for Germany tonight, with Antonio Rudiger also starting despite sustaining an injury in the final group game.

With Jonathan Tah suspended, Rudiger's centre-back partner will be Nico Schlotterbeck, one of three changes made by coach Julian Nagelsmann as David Raum and Leroy Sane make their first starts of the tournament.

Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand made two changes from the starting line-up which drew 0-0 against Serbia to secure qualification, with playmaker Christian Eriksen recovering from stomach issues and able to start.

Thomas Delaney plays in central midfield in place of the suspended Morten Hjulmand and Andreas Skov Olsen was also brought into the side ahead.

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Teams in full

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Germany XI: Neuer, Kimmich, Rudiger, Schlotterbeck, Raum, Andrich, Kroos, Sane, Gundogan, Musiala, Havertz

Subs: Gross, Fullkrug, Fuhrich, Baumann, Muller, Beier, Anton, Wirtz, Mittelstadt, Henrichs, ter Stegen, Koch, Can, Undav

Denmark XI: Schmeichel, Andersen, Vestergaard, Christensen, Bah, Delaney, Hojbjerg, Maehle, Eriksen, Skov Olsen, Hojlund

Subs: Kjaer, Jensen, Dolberg, Jorgensen, Damsgaard, Norgaard, Hermansen, Kristiansen, Wind, Poulsen, Ronnow, Dreyer, Kristensen, Bruun Larsen

Germany XI

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...and the hosts!

Denmark XI

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Here’s how the Danes line up!

Latest match odds

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Denmark have it all to do tonight - will they spoil the hosts’ party?

To reach the quarter-finals

  • Germany: 2/7

  • Denmark: 11/4

(Odds via Bet365.)

Head to head

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Three of the last four matches between the two sides have finished level.

Germany wins: 15

Denmark wins: 8

Draws: 5

Havertz or Fullkrug?

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Germany manager Julian Nagelsmann has dodged questions in the build-up to the game over who of Kai Havertz or Niclas Fullkrug should start.

Havertz started in all three of Germany's group games, with a goal and assist in 211 minutes in the tournament. In contrast, Fuellkrug came off the bench to score twice in only 73 minutes, presenting a selection dilemma for Nagelsmann.

"I have made my decision but I will not disclose it until [the game]" Nagelsmann told a press conference on Friday, keeping his cards close to his chest.

"I think (Fullkrug's) role has been really important and a player doesn’t need to start to have a big role for the team. It's always about making the most of the opportunities you have.

"(Fullkrug's) heart and dedication has helped the team a lot bringing big energy from the bench. But as far as who will start against Denmark, that's something you will know [on Saturday]."


Latest on Eriksen

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“Christian woke up with a little rumbling in his stomach, and we had the same with Thomas Delaney earlier,” said Denmark boss Kasper Hjulmand on Friday.

“To be sure that nothing will develop, we asked him not to train. Fortunately, he is doing better, so it has not gone in the wrong direction, as it did with Delaney. So, we expect him to recover soon, and that he is ready. That is what we expect."

Score prediction


Germany were certainly not at their best against Switzerland, but qualification to the last 16 had already been secured and full focus can be expected to return here.

Denmark have not looked a particularly potent force at the tournament, and even a changed German defence should be good enough to keep them quiet and provide the platform for a routine win.

Germany to win, 2-0

Predicted lineups

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Predicted Germany XI: Neuer; Kimmich, Rudiger, Schlotterbeck, Mittelstadt; Kroos, Andrich; Musiala, Gundogan, Wirtz; Havertz

Predicted Denmark XI: Schmeichel; Andersen, Vestergaard, Christensen; Kristiansen, Norgaard, Eriksen, Hojbjerg, Bah; Hojlund, Poulsen

Denmark team news


Denmark will be desperately hoping that Christian Eriksen is fit tonight.

The Manchester United playmaker - along with fellow midfielder Thomas Delaney - was asked not to train with the rest of the squad on Friday as a preventative measure due to stomach problems.

However, while Eriksen is still expected to play against the hosts, Delaney looks set to miss out.

Denmark must also find a replacement for suspended midfielder Morten Hjulmand, who picked up two yellow cards during the group stage to trigger an automatic one-match ban for his nation's biggest game in three years.

The answer to who replaces him to sit beside Eriksen and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will be between Brentford pair Christian Norgaard and Mathias Jensen with Delaney expected to miss out, with the former expected to get the nod.

Jonas Wind's place is up for grabs after a couple of below-par displays, and Yussuf Poulsen is best positioned to take his spot alongside Rasmus Hojlund. Kasper Dolberg will be an option off the bench.

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Germany team news

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Germany defender Antonio Rudiger has been passed fit for tonight’s game after an injury scare against Switzerland.

Nagelsmann named the same side in every Group A match, but the hosts will be without the suspended Jonathan Tah against Switzerland.

Nico Schlotterbeck is set to come in and replace Tah and, should Rudiger be ruled out, Waldemar Anton will likely partner him.

It is otherwise set to be a familiar lineup for Germany, with Toni Kroos and Robert Andrich in midfield, and Kai Havertz leading the line despite Niclas Fullkrug’s goalscoring efforts.

Leroy Sane came off the bench in all three group-stage matches and is set to be among the substitutes again, with Florian Wirtz and Jamal Musiala keeping their places in the side.

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Where to watch Germany vs Denmark for free

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TV channel: In the UK, the game will be be televised live and free-to-air on ITV1, with coverage starting at 7.15pm BST ahead of an 8pm kick-off.

Live stream: Fans can also catch the contest live online for free via the ITVX app and website.


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Good evening and welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the Euro 2024 last-16 clash between Germany and Denmark.

The hosts cruised through the group stage while the Danes struggled to impress in an underwhelming Group C.

The prize for the winners will be a quarter-final clash with either Spain or Georgia.

Kick-off in Dortmund is at 8pm BST. Stick with us.