They shocked the continent when Peter Schmeichel saved Marco van Basten’s penalty in the semi-final penalty shoot-out against the Netherlands, thus defeating the defending European champions. The shock was compounded when Denmark went on to defeat the reigning world champions Germany 2–0 to win the European title.
How did Denmark win the Euros?
Koeman and Larsen scored either side’s opening penalties before Marco van Basten’s strike was saved by Schmeichel. All the remaining penalties were scored, with Denmark’s Christofte despatching the winning strike, with his side progressing to the final 5–4 in the shoot-out.
Who was in goal when Denmark won the Euros?
And frankly we all thought it was going to be three defeats and then holiday time.” Larsen ended up with three goals, enough for him to share the Golden Boot with Tomas Brolin, Dennis Bergkamp and Karl-Heinz Riedle. “I had four shots and two headers on goal that tournament so it wasn’t too bad,” Larsen says.
Why was the back pass rule introduced Denmark?
The back-pass rule was introduced in 1992 to discourage time-wasting and unduly defensive play after the 1990 World Cup was described as exceedingly dull, rife with back-passing and goalkeepers holding up the ball.