Football is back! Magical Euro 2020 night in Copenhagen

In a game that had everything, Spain outlasted Croatia in one of the most memorable matches in recent years

If you thought you had seen all Copenhagen had to offer in Euro 2020 … well, let’s just say that you couldn’t have been more incorrect.

Just moments ago the referee’s final whistle sounded on probably the best game of the tournament so far … and there have been some crackers.

In a classic that had everything, from a spectacular own goal and a last second equaliser to goal-line saves and more, Spain outgunned Croatia 5-3 in Parken Stadium.

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Best game so far
The many Spanish and Croatian fans who had ventured to the Danish capital witnessed one of the biggest howlers in tournament history when Unai Simon let a passback slip past his foot and into the empty net to gift Croatia the lead.

Spain then scored three on the trot to lead 3-1 with just fifteen minutes to go – including a surreal third where the Croatian defenders were caught napping while on a water break.

But the Balkan side showed tremendous spirit in pulling one back five minutes from time in a goal-mouth scramble, before Parken Stadium reached fever pitch when Mario Pasalic headed home the equaliser deep into stoppage time.

One last party
In extra time, Simon made amends for his earlier gaffe by dishing out a spectacular one-handed save to deny the Croatians the lead.

And then minutes later, Spain effectively ended proceedings with two quick goals to finally quell the seemingly indomitable Croatian spirit.

Denmark may not be playing any more games in Copenhagen – next up is Czech Republic in Baku – but rest assured that the party in the city will likely continue into the early hours tonight … again.

Goals galore
Denmark ended up hosting four Euro 2020 games and Parken was the scene for 17 goals in four games and many memorable moments – for better or worse.

It all started off in tragic style, with Christian Eriksen collapsing on the field in the Denmark versus Finland game.

Then an emotional Denmark game against Belgium followed, before an explosive match against Russia completed the host team’s run of matches in Copenhagen.

Spain and Croatia’s dramatic clash in the last-16 was the final show in Parken and the Euro 2020 curtains have now gone down on the city.