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Spain edge out ten-man Denmark

Published: Sunday 25 March 2007, 0.55CET
Spain 2-1 Denmark Goals from Fernando Morientes and David Villa secured a timely boost for Spain with victory against Denmark.

Match statistics

SpainDenmark

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
4
Attempts off target8
 
2
Corners4
 
3
Fouls committed9
 
7
Yellow cards4
 
4
Red cards0
1

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Sunday 25 March 2007, 0.55CET

Spain edge out ten-man Denmark

Spain 2-1 Denmark Goals from Fernando Morientes and David Villa secured a timely boost for Spain with victory against Denmark.

Spain gave their UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying campaign a timely boost with a victory in their must-win encounter against ten-man Denmark in Madrid.

Valencia heroes
Luis Aragonés's side secured the win thanks to first-half goals from Valencia CF duo Fernando Morientes and David Villa following the dismissal of Niclas Jensen, while Michael Gravgaard replied for Denmark. The results lifts Spain into fourth place in Group F with six points from four matches, one point and a place behind their opponents.

Turning point
Denmark enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges, with Dennis Rommedahl and Daniel Agger both trying their luck, but the momentum shifted dramatically towards Spain when Jensen was sent off after 20 minutes. The midfielder had been booked three minutes earlier when he fouled Villa to earn a second yellow card. Morientes took full advantage of the Danish deficit by opening the scoring on 34 minutes after cleverly turning inside Agger and slotting past Thomas Sørensen, before Villa made it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time with another clinical finish.

Nervous finish
However, just when Spain looked on course for a routine success, the Danes clawed their way back into the game. Daniel Jensen rattled the post from 25 metres and any Spanish relief was short-lived as Gravgaard headed in after Agger had launched the ball into the area four minutes after the restart. Denmark pushed forward in search of the equaliser, but despite peppering the Spain box with crosses late on, Morten Olsen's men were unable to claim a share of the spoils. Spain will be looking for back-to-back wins to push them back into qualification contention when they host Iceland on Wednesday, while Denmark resume their campaign at home to leaders Sweden in June.

Last updated: 25/03/07 12.35CET

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Lineups

Spain

Spain

Denmark

Denmark

1
CasillasIker Casillas (GK) (C)
1
SørensenThomas Sørensen (GK)
2
Javi NavarroJavi Navarro
4
AggerDaniel Agger
4
MarchenaCarlos Marchena
3
GravgaardMichael Gravgaard
Goal49
17
CapdevilaJoan Capdevila
7
JacobsenLars Jacobsen
19
Ángel LópezÁngel López
Yellow Card84
5
N.JensenNiclas Jensen
Yellow Card17
Red Card20
8
Xavi HernándezXavi Hernández
Substitution60
2
C. PoulsenChristian Poulsen
16
IniestaAndrés Iniesta
6
JensenDaniel Jensen
21
SilvaDavid Silva
8
KahlenbergThomas Kahlenberg
Substitution60
6
AlbeldaDavid Albelda
Yellow Card57
11
RommedahlDennis Rommedahl
10
MorientesFernando Morientes
Goal34
Substitution64
10
JørgensenMartin Jørgensen
Substitution38
7
VillaDavid Villa
Goal45+1
Substitution76
9
TomassonJon Dahl Tomasson (C)
Yellow Card70

Substitutes

23
ReinaPepe Reina (GK)
16
ChristiansenJesper Christiansen (GK)
3
Antonio LópezAntonio López
12
PriskeBrian Priske
9
TorresFernando Torres
Substitution64
13
AndreasenLeon Andreasen
Substitution38
Yellow Card63
Substitution73
11
AnguloMiguel Ángel Angulo
Substitution76
Yellow Card78
14
SilberbauerMichael Silberbauer
14
Xabi AlonsoXabi Alonso
Substitution60
Yellow Card89
15
GrønkjærJesper Grønkjær
Substitution60
18
FàbregasCesc Fàbregas
17
BendtnerNicklas Bendtner
Substitution73
20
JuanitoJuanito
18
SørensenDennis Sørensen

Coach

Luis Aragonés Suárez (ESP) Morten Olsen (DEN)

Referee

Massimo Busacca (SUI)

Assistant referees

Stéphane Cuhat (SUI), Francesco Buragina (SUI)

Fourth official

Claudio Circhetta (SUI)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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