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Portugal targeting Group H revival

Published: Monday 13 September 2010, 1.15CET
Portugal host Denmark striving to kick-start their qualifying campaign having taken one point from their opening two games and parted company with their coach, Carlos Queiroz.
Portugal targeting Group H revival
Denmark and Portugal drew 1-1 the last time they met, in September 2009 ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

PortugalDenmark

Goals scored27
 
15
Total attempts175
 
107
Attempts on target79
 
44
Attempts off target81
 
47
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork2
 
1
Corners81
 
38
Offsides25
 
26
Yellow cards12
 
9
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed125
 
96
Fouls suffered122
 
108
 
Published: Monday 13 September 2010, 1.15CET

Portugal targeting Group H revival

Portugal host Denmark striving to kick-start their qualifying campaign having taken one point from their opening two games and parted company with their coach, Carlos Queiroz.

The top two seeds in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group H will be resuming what has become an intriguing rivalry of late, with Denmark having beaten Portugal twice in their last three meetings.

Match background
• Portugal's record in ten games against Denmark reads W6 D2 L2 (W3 D0 L1 at home).

• The sides last locked horns in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying, when Denmark earned a sensational 3-2 win in Lisbon and a 1-1 draw at home.

• In the first of those matches, Portugal had looked set for victory when a Deco penalty put them 2-1 ahead with four minutes to go, but late goals from Christian Poulsen and Daniel Jensen secured Morten Olsen's men a shock win.

• Portugal's Liédson then marked his international debut in the next fixture with an 86th-minute equaliser to cancel out Nicklas Bendtner's first-half opener.

• With Denmark having also prevailed 4-2 in a 1 September 2006 friendly meeting, they are currently on a three-game unbeaten run against Portugal, whose last win against the Scandinavian nation was a 2-1 friendly success on 29 March 2000.

• The teams first met in Esbjerg on 21 June 1966, when Portugal took the friendly spoils in a 3-1 victory. That proved to be the first of five straight triumphs for Portugal against their upcoming opponents before their winning streak was brought to an end by a 1-1 draw in Sheffield during the EURO '96 group stage.

Last updated: 19/09/10 16.26CET

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