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Denmark put one over Sweden

Published: Friday 11 November 2011, 21.15CET
Denmark 2-0 Sweden
Nicklas Bendtner and Michael Krohn-Dehli struck ten minutes from the end of each half to give Denmark a friendly victory against their neighbours.
by Peter Bruun
from Parken Stadion
Denmark put one over Sweden
Lars Jacobsen (left) congratulates Michael Krohn-Dehli after setting him up to score the second goal ©AFP

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Published: Friday 11 November 2011, 21.15CET

Denmark put one over Sweden

Denmark 2-0 Sweden
Nicklas Bendtner and Michael Krohn-Dehli struck ten minutes from the end of each half to give Denmark a friendly victory against their neighbours.

Denmark made a perfect start to their UEFA EURO 2012 preparations with victory against their neighbours and fellow finalists.

Nicklas Bendtner and Michael Krohn-Dehli struck ten minutes from the end of each half to secure a deserved victory in Copenhagen. Sweden had their chances but will hope to get back to winning ways in England on Tuesday when Denmark welcome Finland to Esbjerg.

In a first half where the teams took turns at having the initiative, Denmark had the best opportunities. Bendtner's shot from close range was blocked by Johan Wiland in the Sweden goal in the 18th minute, not long before Daniel Agger's 35-metre strike sailed narrowly past the post. On 35 minutes the deadlock was broken as a Lars Jacobsen cross from the right sailed over Agger's head but landed perfectly for the unmarked Bendtner to score from the middle of the box.

Emir Bajrami could have equalised four minutes before half-time, but his shot hit the post and in a second half disrupted by many substitutions, Sweden did not have so much of the ball, though Zlatan Ibrahimović, Christian Wilhelmsson and Alexander Gerndt had efforts. Matters were settled when Jacobsen set up his second goal, sending Krohn-Deli free on the counter to make it 2-0.

Denmark: Sørensen, Jacobsen, Bjelland (Okore 62) Agger, S Poulsen, Zimling (C Poulsen 83), Kvist, Eriksen (Schøne 57), Krohn-Dehli, Rommedahl (Wass 46), Bendtner (N Jørgensen 71).

Sweden: Wiland, Lustig (Granqvist 63), Mellberg, J Olsson, Safari, Svensson (Holmén 35), Källström (Elm 46), Larsson, Elmander (Toivonen 57), Bajrami (Wilhelmsson 46), Ibrahimović (Gernt 64).

 
Last updated: 16/04/12 7.37CET

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Lineups

Denmark

Denmark

Sweden

Sweden

SørensenThomas Sørensen (GK)
WilandJohan Wiland (GK)
AggerDaniel Agger
MellbergOlof Mellberg
KvistWilliam Kvist
J. OlssonJonas Olsson
S. PoulsenSimon Poulsen
SafariBehrang Safari
BjellandAndreas Bjelland
Substitution62
LustigMikael Lustig
Substitution63
JacobsenLars Jacobsen
KällströmKim Källström
Substitution46
Krohn-DehliMichael Krohn-Dehli
Goal80
SvenssonAnders Svensson
Substitution85
ZimlingNiki Zimling
Substitution83
BajramiEmir Bajrami
Substitution46
EriksenChristian Eriksen
Substitution57
LarssonSebastian Larsson
Yellow Card90+3
RommedahlDennis Rommedahl
Substitution46
IbrahimovićZlatan Ibrahimović
Substitution64
BendtnerNicklas Bendtner
Goal35
Yellow Card43
Substitution70
ElmanderJohan Elmander
Substitution57

Substitutes

WassDaniel Wass
Substitution46
WilhelmssonChristian Wilhelmsson
Substitution46
SchøneLasse Schøne
Substitution57
ElmRasmus Elm
Substitution46
OkoreJores Okore
Substitution62
ToivonenOla Toivonen
Substitution57
JørgensenMartin Jørgensen
Substitution70
GranqvistAndreas Granqvist
Substitution63
PoulsenChristopher Poulsen
Substitution83
GerndtAlexander Gerndt
Substitution64
HolménSamuel Holmén
Substitution85

Coach

Morten Olsen (DEN) Erik Hamrén (SWE)

Referee

Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
 
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