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Denmark can guarantee top-two finish in Cyprus

Published: Wednesday 7 September 2011, 10.00CET
Having scored 17 goals in five previous encounters with Cyprus, Denmark will be hopeful of sealing the victory they require to seal a runners-up berth in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group H.
Denmark can guarantee top-two finish in Cyprus
Morten Rasmussen (right) opened the scoring for Denmark in their 2-0 defeat of Cyprus in October ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

CyprusDenmark

Goals scored7
 
15
Total attempts59
 
107
Attempts on target27
 
44
Attempts off target23
 
47
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork1
 
1
Corners26
 
38
Offsides34
 
26
Yellow cards15
 
9
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed105
 
96
Fouls suffered125
 
108
 
Published: Wednesday 7 September 2011, 10.00CET

Denmark can guarantee top-two finish in Cyprus

Having scored 17 goals in five previous encounters with Cyprus, Denmark will be hopeful of sealing the victory they require to seal a runners-up berth in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group H.

Cyprus will look to earn their first points under new coach Nikos Nioplias as they take on second-ranked Denmark in UEFA EURO 2012 Group H

• A win against Cyprus would guarantee Denmark a top-two finish in the section, regardless of third-ranked Norway's result against the same opponents on 11 October.

• Denmark won 2-0 against Cyprus in their first Group H meeting in Copenhagen on 12 October. Goals from substitute Morten Rasmussen – who scored within three minutes of his introduction – and Kasper Lorentzen did the damage in the second half.

• Cyprus's record in five games against Denmark is a slightly dispiriting W0 D1 L4 (W0 D1 L1 at home). Denmark have scored 17 goals in those ties and conceded two.

• The sides first met in a FIFA World Cup qualifier in Limassol on 23 May 1976, with the visitors winning 5-1. Cyprus drew 1-1 with Denmark in a UEFA European Championship qualifier at the same venue on 29 March 1995.

• Denmark coach Morten Olsen visited Nicosia as a player with RSC Anderlecht, with his side beating AC Omonia 3-1 in a European Champion Clubs' Cup game on 6 November 1985.

Last updated: 26/09/11 19.47CET

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