Landed at OGC Nice during the 2019 summer transfer window from Ajax Amsterdam, Kasper Dolberg was eagerly awaited on the Côte d’Azur. Unfortunately, the now 23-year-old striker was not unanimous in his debut season. And what about the second which has just ended, with only 6 goals and 2 caviars in 25 Ligue 1 matches. Despite everything, the Dane was selected to play Euro 2020 with the Dragons.
With the big competition from Yussuf Poulsen, the former Ajacide then had to chomp down on the brakes and finally had a few minutes of play against Russia (exactly 30). In the round of 16 against Wales on Saturday night, Kasper Dolberg was certainly expecting to start on the bench. But following the injury of his teammate, Kasper Hjulmand established him from the start. A choice that quickly paid off.
Dolberg imitates Bendtner
After having launched Denmark with a nice strike at the entrance to the area (27th, 0-1), the center forward of OGC Nice put it back after the locker room by making the break (48th, 0 -2). Putting his team on the right track, Kasper Dolberg then saw his teammates finish the job to win 4-0 and advance to the quarter-finals, with a match to come against the Netherlands or the Czech Republic next Saturday (6 p.m. ). On the lawn of the Johan Cruijff ArenA, where he had shaken the nets with Ajax, the 23-year-old clearly chased away the ghosts.
🇩🇰 Two-goal hero Kasper Dolberg is rewarded for his fine display in Amsterdam ⚽️⚽️
– UEFA EURO 2020 (@ EURO2020) June 26, 2021
Elected man of the match by UEFA, Kasper Dolberg has above all become the first Danish to score two or more goals in a major tournament meeting since Nicklas Bendtner at Euro 2012, against Portugal. With the possible return of Yussuf Poulsen and therefore the rebirth of Dolberg, Denmark can prepare for its quarter-final with serenity. Hoping that the Niçois will do it again in a few days to allow this formation to continue to dream.