Euro 2020: Ten minutes of madness as Denmark draw in Switzerland & Norway deny Sweden

Denmark celebrate goal
Denmark goalscorer Henrik Dalsgaard (left) celebrates his dramatic equaliser with Southampton's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

The Euro 2020 qualifiers began with a bang and - fittingly after an exciting week - ended with even more drama.

Two incredible finishes took place simultaneously - one in Basel and one in Oslo - as 10 minutes of madness produced six goals and two 3-3 draws.

Denmark fought back from 3-0 down to draw in Switzerland, while a see-saw game in Norway ended with the hosts also nabbing a point against neighbours Sweden.

Here is how it unfolded....

84 mins - Switzerland 3-1 Denmark

Switzerland must have been confident of earning a second win from their two Euro 2020 qualifiers after Remo Freuler, Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka and Breel Embolo put them into a commanding 3-0 lead with little over 15 minutes to play.

Even when Denmark defender Mathias Jorgensen ghosted in round the back of a sleepy Swiss defence to head in, it appeared likely to be of little consequence.

But the Huddersfield player, rushing to the net and grabbing the ball to go back to the halfway line, clearly still believed...

Mathias Jorgensen

86 mins - Norway 2-2 Sweden

Trailing 2-0 after an hour in Oslo, Sweden gave themselves a lifeline when Viktor Claesson made it 2-1 after 70 minutes - and then, with four minutes left, Robin Quaison's shot took a wicked deflection off Norway defender Haavard Nordtveit.

Cue the Fulham defender slumping to his knees in despair, while the Swedish fans behind him celebrated their equaliser...

Sweden celebrate

88 mins - Switzerland 3-2 Denmark

If the Swiss weren't already getting nervous then things changed on 88 minutes. Christian Gytkjaer took advantage of some more slack defending, sweeping a second into an empty net for the Danes and setting up a tense finale...

Denmark celebrate second goal

90+1 mins - Norway 2-3 Sweden

...back in Oslo, things got even better for the visitors. As the clock ticked past 90 minutes, Quaison steered in Claesson's pass to put the Swedes ahead for the first time in the match.

An unlikely victory looked to have been assured in injury time...

Sweden celebrate

90+3 mins - Switzerland 3-3 Denmark

By now, the Swiss were rocking. With plenty of bodies in the home box, the defence could not head clear a high ball and Brentford's Henrik Dalsgaard took advantage of the panic to leap above flapping Swiss keeper Yann Sommer and nod in an equaliser.


Denmark celebrate goal

90+6 mins - Norway 3-3 Sweden

... but the evening's drama did not end there. Deep into stoppage time, with the Swedes begging for the final whistle, Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard took a last-gasp corner for Norway.

Substitute Ola Kamara rose to meet the delivery and nod in a late equaliser which sent the majority of a packed Ullevaal Stadion into raptures.


Norway score equaliser

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