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Denmark qualify, play-offs for Portugal

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 23.00CET
Denmark 2-1 Portugal
Goals from Michael Krohn-Dehli and Nicklas Bendtner booked Denmark's place at next summer's finals at the expense of their opponents.
by Thomas Mark
from Parken Stadion

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Match statistics

DenmarkPortugal

Goals scored2
 
1
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts14
 
13
Attempts on target8
 
4
Attempts off target5
 
8
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners5
 
3
Offsides4
 
5
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
7
Fouls suffered7
 
11

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 23.00CET

Denmark qualify, play-offs for Portugal

Denmark 2-1 Portugal
Goals from Michael Krohn-Dehli and Nicklas Bendtner booked Denmark's place at next summer's finals at the expense of their opponents.

Denmark ran out narrow winners against Portugal in Copenhagen to stamp their finals ticket and condemn their opponents to second place in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group H and a play-off berth.

Michael Krohn-Dehli gave Denmark an early lead before Nicklas Bendtner doubled the advantage just past the hour, and although Cristiano Ronaldo reduced the deficit in added time, the hosts held on to secure top spot.

Denmark had begun the evening level on points with Portugal but Morten Olsen's men moved out in front after 13 minutes at Parken Stadion when Krohn-Dehli cut in from the left and put a right-footed shot into the far corner with the help of a deflection off Rolando.

Denmark were winning the 50-50s and showing better precision with their passing, and by half-time they had contained Portugal's threat. With Sweden moving in front against the Netherlands early in the second period in Group E, Portugal knew that, if beaten, they risked missing out on direct qualification as the best second-placed team. Try as they might, though, they were regularly frustrated in their efforts to respond, Thomas Sørensen thwarting Carlos Martins when he threatened from Nani's cross.

Denmark tightened their grip on first place after 63 minutes when Christian Eriksen sent Dennis Rommedahl racing into the area down the right, which allowed the winger to cut the ball back for Bendtner to finish. The Danes could have added a third, and although Ronaldo found the top corner with a superb free-kick two minutes into added time, it was too late to save Paulo Bento's side.

Last updated: 26/10/12 13.35CET

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Lineups

Denmark

Denmark

Portugal

Portugal

1
SørensenThomas Sørensen (GK) (C)
12
Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK)
2
ZimlingNiki Zimling
Substitution70
2
Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
3
KjærSimon Kjær
3
João PereiraJoão Pereira
4
BjellandAndreas Bjelland
7
RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo (C)
Goal90+2
5
SilberbauerMichael Silberbauer
Yellow Card75
Substitution76
8
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
6
JacobsenLars Jacobsen
14
RolandoRolando
7
KvistWilliam Kvist
16
Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
8
EriksenChristian Eriksen
17
NaniNani
9
Krohn-DehliMichael Krohn-Dehli
Goal13
19
EliseuEliseu
Substitution65
10
RommedahlDennis Rommedahl
Yellow Card45
Substitution87
20
Carlos MartinsCarlos Martins
Substitution65
11
BendtnerNicklas Bendtner
Goal63
23
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
Substitution78

Substitutes

16
AndersenStephan Andersen (GK)
1
EduardoEduardo (GK)
12
S. PoulsenSimon Poulsen
Substitution76
4
Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
Substitution65
13
SvenssonBo Svensson
5
Ricardo CostaRicardo Costa
14
SchöneLasse Schöne
9
QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
Substitution65
15
J. PoulsenJakob Poulsen
Substitution87
13
Rúben AmorimRúben Amorim
17
C. PoulsenChristian Poulsen
Substitution70
15
Rúben MicaelRúben Micael
18
LarsenSøren Larsen
21
Nuno GomesNuno Gomes
Substitution78

Coach

Morten Olsen (DEN) Paulo Bento (POR)

Referee

Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)

Assistant referees

Luca Maggiani (ITA), Andrea Stefani (ITA)

Fourth official

Andrea De Marco (ITA)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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