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Danes do it the hard way

Published: Saturday 12 October 2002, 21.39CET
Denmark 2-0 Luxembourg 0
Jon Dahl Tomasson and Ebbe Sand score second-half goals.

Match statistics

DenmarkLuxembourg

Goals scored2
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Saturday 12 October 2002, 21.39CET

Danes do it the hard way

Denmark 2-0 Luxembourg 0
Jon Dahl Tomasson and Ebbe Sand score second-half goals.

Jon Dahl Tomasson and Ebbe Sand struck second-half goals to secure Denmark a tougher than expected victory against Luxembourg in their UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifier tonight.

Denmark top
Denmark, who now lead Group 2 with four points, were made to toil for their three points despite being on top for virtually the whole match and were unable to break through the visitors' resolute defence for long periods.

Questionable penalty
Morton Olsen’s side had been held to a 2-2 draw by Scandinavian rivals Norway in their opening qualifier and were determined to brush aside Luxembourg. AC Milan forward Tomasson, however, had to wait until 51 minutes to break the deadlock when he converted a penalty awarded for a foul on midfield player Christian Poulsen.

Victory sealed
And the victory was not sealed until twenty minutes later, when FC Schalke 04 striker Sand added the second with a header from five metres out after good work from Tomasson. In the dying stages, Luxembourg even went close when Daniel Hust hit a post from 30 metres.

Olsen satisfied
"All in all I am very satisfied," Olsen said. "Luxembourg had a well organised defence. We are leading the group so there is reason for smiling. But it will be a close race."

Right track
Luxembourg's Danish coach Allan Simonsen - a former Denmark team-mate of Olsen's in the 1980s - said his team were on the right track. "We defended the best we could. The penalty was doubtful, but I am satisfied with my team's performance. We can learn a lot from playing against good teams like Denmark."

Last updated: 13/10/02 1.13CET

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Lineups

Denmark

Denmark

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

1
Skov-JensenPeter Skov-Jensen
1
BešićAlija Bešić
2
BøgelundKasper Bøgelund
2
FerronRalph Ferron
Yellow Card43
3
HenriksenRené Henriksen (C)
3
Frank DevilleFrank Deville
Yellow Card28
4
C. PoulsenChristian Poulsen
4
HoffmannEric Hoffmann
5
N.JensenNiclas Jensen
5
StrasserJeff Strasser
6
C. JensenClaus Jensen
Substitution84
6
RemySébastien Remy
7
GravesenThomas Gravesen
Yellow Card29
7
ReiterClaude Reiter
8
RommedahlDennis Rommedahl
Substitution66
8
HoltzLuc Holtz
Substitution84
9
TomassonJon Dahl Tomasson
Goal52
9
F. LeweckFons Leweck
10
JørgensenMartin Jørgensen
Substitution75
10
CardoniManuel Cardoni (C)
11
SandEbbe Sand
Goal72
11
BraunGordon Braun
Substitution79

Substitutes

16
Jimmy NielsenJimmy Nielsen
12
GilletStéphane Gillet
15
GrønkjærJesper Grønkjær
Substitution66
13
HussDaniel Huss
Substitution79
17
LarsenThomas Larsen
Substitution75
16
Di DomenicoSven Di Domenico
Substitution84
18
LøvenkrandsPeter Løvenkrands
Substitution84
14
Da LuzClaudio Da Luz
12
MichaelsenJan Michaelsen
15
RohmannSacha Rohmann
13
AlbrechtsenMartin Albrechtsen
17
SchneiderSacha Schneider
14
WeighorstMorten Weighorst
18
FunckNico Funck

Referee

Ferenc Bede (HUN)

Assistant referees

Tibor Vámos (HUN), Janos Ring (HUN)

Fourth official

Janos Megyebiro (HUN)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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