In the EURO 2024 Round of 16 match-up between Germany and Denmark that took place in the BVB Stadion – home of UCL Finalists Borussia Dortmund, we saw Germany deliver yet another dominant display to advance to the quarter-finals, courtesy of a 2 – 0 victory against the Danes. Germany will now be facing Spain in a ‘battle of the giants’.


Nico Shlotterbeck had an early goal chalked off and fans had to wait until the second half to see the net jingle. Kai Havertz (53’) opened the scoring from the penalty spot after it was deemed that Danish defender Joachim Anderson had handled the ball in the penalty area. Jamal Musiala sealed the victory (68’) capitalising on a precise long pass from Nico Shlotterbeck.


Denmark had their chances, and even had a goal of their own ruled out by VAR. Other notable efforts came from Rasmus Hojlund and Christian Eriksen but they were unable to breach Manuel Neuer’s goal. Manuel Neuer made crucial saves maintaining a cleansheet.  Antonio Rudiger was named man of match for his excellent defensive performance helping “Die Mannschaft” thwart the Danes Attack.


Below we can see a shot map analysis for both teams in the game. This shows us the starting location for both teams’ shots and the final outcome of each shot.
(Goal, On Target, Off Target)

The graphic shows that both teams took the majority of their shots from the middle and left side of the pitch, with minimal activity from the right side. Also, what we can notice is that the majority of Denmark’s shots were on target – with these coming from an even split of being inside and outside of the box. The interesting insight is that the shots from the closest range for Denmark ended up off target – which suggests that the player taking the shot was under pressure with a low reaction time from a narrow angle.


In the case of Germany, we can see that they have made more shots than the opposition, with the majority coming from inside the box. The long range attempts show the attacking nature of this German team – whose players are not hesitant when it comes to testing the opposition goalkeeper, even from a very long range.





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