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Denmark toast milestone with Cyprus success

Published: Tuesday 12 October 2010, 23.00CET
Denmark 2-0 Cyprus
Second-half goals from Morten Rasmussen and Kasper Lorentzen helped the hosts celebrate their 100th EURO qualifier with victory.
by Peter Bruun
from Parken Stadion
Denmark toast milestone with Cyprus success
Morten Rasmussen rejoices after his strike against Cyprus ©Getty Images

Match statistics

DenmarkCyprus

Goals scored2
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts23
 
3
Attempts on target8
 
1
Attempts off target12
 
1
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners11
 
3
Offsides7
 
2
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
15
Fouls suffered15
 
13

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 12 October 2010, 23.00CET

Denmark toast milestone with Cyprus success

Denmark 2-0 Cyprus
Second-half goals from Morten Rasmussen and Kasper Lorentzen helped the hosts celebrate their 100th EURO qualifier with victory.

Denmark were able to mark their 100th UEFA European Championship qualifier with victory as they overcame Cyprus 2-0 in Copenhagen.

Morten Olsen's side were on top throughout, but the contest was still goalless at the break and it needed second-half strikes from substitute Morten Rasmussen – who scored within three minutes of his introduction – and Kasper Lorentzen to secure the win. Following Friday's 3-1 loss to Portugal, Denmark now possess six points from three outings in Group H, while Cyprus are languishing on one.

Chances came and went for the hosts in the opening 45 minutes, with Daniel Agger spurning the first opportunity when he headed over from close range early on. Soon after, Nicklas Pedersen also missed the target and the same player then had his shot saved by visiting goalkeeper Antonis Georgallides. The Cyprus No1 was in action again midway through the half, denying Michael Krohn-Dehli who had found space in the area.

Agger and Krohn-Dehli both passed up decent chances before the interval, when Olsen decided to shake things up by bringing on Rasmussen. It did not take long for the 1. FSV Mainz 05 forward to make his mark as he converted Lars Jacobsen's cross from the right on 48 minutes. The goal sparked Cyprus into life, but it was still the home side creating the danger, with Rasmussen soon going close again with a back-heel and Pedersen failing to keep another effort down.

Denmark were pressing to finish the job and, after Simon Kjær threatened with a header, Rasmussen nearly pounced following a Georgallides save. However, with nine minutes remaining, they finally put the outcome beyond reach, Lorentzen hammering in a left-footed shot from just outside the area.

Last updated: 17/11/10 11.14CET

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Quotes

  • Dennis Rommedahl

    "We are three behind [leaders] Norway, whom we play twice next year, so we're in a good position"

Lineups

Denmark

Denmark

Cyprus

Cyprus

1
LindegaardAnders Lindegaard (GK)
1
GiorgallidesAntonis Giorgallides (GK)
2
C. PoulsenChristian Poulsen (C)
3
E. CharalambousElias Charalambous
Substitution28
3
KjærSimon Kjær
4
MerkisGiorgos Merkis
4
AggerDaniel Agger
Substitution39
7
AloneftisStathis Aloneftis
Substitution55
5
JessenLeon Jessen
9
OkkasIoannis Okkas (C)
6
JacobsenLars Jacobsen
11
KonstantinouMichalis Konstantinou
7
Krohn-DehliMichael Krohn-Dehli
Substitution65
12
MakridisConstantinos Makridis
8
LorentzenKasper Lorentzen
Goal81
17
SatsiasMarinos Satsias
Yellow Card77
9
PedersenNicklas Pedersen
Yellow Card88
18
DobrašinovićSiniša Dobrašinović
10
RommedahlDennis Rommedahl
20
AvraamAndreas Avraam
Substitution63
11
JunkerMads Junker
Substitution46
21
PoursaitidesSavvas Poursaitides

Substitutes

16
ChristiansenJesper Christiansen (GK)
16
AvgoustiSofronis Avgousti (GK)
12
SilberbauerMichael Silberbauer
2
ChristouParaskevas Christou
Substitution28
13
KrøldrupPer Krøldrup
Substitution39
6
ChristofiDimitris Christofi
14
EriksenChristian Eriksen
Substitution65
8
IliaMarios Ilia
15
SchöneLasse Schöne
10
CharalambidesConstantinos Charalambides
Substitution55
17
KvistWilliam Kvist
13
MichailChrysostomos Michail
18
M. RasmussenMorten Rasmussen
Substitution46
Goal48
19
GarpozisAlexandros Garpozis
Substitution63

Coach

Morten Olsen (DEN) Angelos Anastasiadis (GRE)

Referee

César Muñiz (ESP)

Assistant referees

José Miranda (ESP), Javier Novoa Robles (ESP)

Fourth official

Carlos Delgado Ferreiro (ESP)

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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