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Holders USSR too strong for Denmark

Published: Thursday 2 October 2003, 9.10CET
Denmark 0-3 USSR
A goal apiece from 1960 winners Viktor Ponedelnik and Valentin Ivanov helped the holders to another final at their amateur opponents' expense.
Holders USSR too strong for Denmark
Viktor Ponedelnik (second right) was on target for the USSR ©Hulton Archive

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Published: Thursday 2 October 2003, 9.10CET

Holders USSR too strong for Denmark

Denmark 0-3 USSR
A goal apiece from 1960 winners Viktor Ponedelnik and Valentin Ivanov helped the holders to another final at their amateur opponents' expense.

Holders the Soviet Union proved a step too far for the amateurs of Denmark, beaten 3-0 in the semi-finals of the 1964 UEFA European Football Championship.

Denmark had been in fine form en route to the final tournament but could not match a USSR outfit which still included the likes of Viktor Ponedelnik, Lev Yashin and Valentin Ivanov, members of the side which had triumphed in the inaugural edition of the competition in France four years earlier.

Ole Madsen had previously been among Denmark's star performers, scoring six goals against Luxembourg in the previous round, but found no way past Yashin and the imposing Albert Schesternev in Barcelona. Indeed, the holders remained a formidable outfit further strengthened by the diminutive Igor Chislenko, later a major player at the 1966 FIFA World Cup, and smooth midfield man Valeri Voronin.

The latter may have opened the scoring with a high shot following a corner, but the established double act soon took over. Ponedelnik converted Chislenko's fine pass before Ivanov repeated his party piece by beating three men and shooting past the goalkeeper's right hand. Denmark battled admirably but USSR were simply too strong.

Last updated: 04/01/12 21.21CET

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Lineups

Denmark

Denmark

USSR

USSR

1
NielsenLeif Nielsen
1
YashinLev Yashin
2
HansenJens Jørgen Hansen
2
ShustikovViktor Shustikov
3
HansenKaj Hansen
3
SchesternevAlbert Schesternev
4
HansenBent Hansen
4
MudrikEduard Mudrik
5
LarsenBirger Larsen
5
VoroninValeri Voronin
Goal19
6
NielsenErling Nielsen
6
AnichkinViktor Anichkin
7
BertelsenCarl Bertelsen
7
ChislenkoIgor Chislenko
8
SørensenOle Sørensen
8
IvanovValentin Ivanov
Goal87
9
MadsenOle Madsen (C)
9
PonedelnikViktor Ponedelnik
Goal40
10
ThorstKjeld Thorst
10
GusarovGennadi Gusarov
11
DanielsenJohn Danielsen
11
KhusainovGalimzyan Khusainov

Coach

Poul Eyvind Petersen (DEN) Konstantin Beskov

Referee

Rosario Lo Bello (ITA)

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