Match statistics

NetherlandsDenmark

Goals scored0
1
Possession (%)53
 
47
Total attempts28
 
8
Attempts on target8
 
8
Attempts off target20
 
0
Attempts blocked3
 
4
Attempts against woodwork1
 
0
Corners11
 
4
Offsides1
 
2
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
12
Fouls suffered11
 
8

Standings

Last updated: 12/02/2013 17:13 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    The Netherlands dominated this match in attack, with 28 shots, but failed to score and they were undone by Michael Krohn-Dehli's terrific 24th-minute finish, as Denmark got their campaign off to a perfect start.
  • 90+2
    Van Persie (Netherlands) misses the target.
    Robin van Persie flicks on Wesley Sneijder's excellent pass, but the header drops over the bar, and not to Klaas-Jan Huntelaar at the back post.
  • 90+1
    Heitinga (Netherlands) misses the target.
    John Heitinga and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar both get in each other's way as they leap for the header. Eventually it comes off both of them, and the ball flies wide.
  • 90+1
    Sneijder (Netherlands) takes the corner.
  • 90
    Van Bommel (Netherlands) blocks a shot.
  • 90
    Schöne (Denmark) has an effort on goal.
    Lasse Schøne spies an opening and blasts an effort at goal, but it is quickly charged down by John Heitinga.
  • Substitution
    85
    Kuyt (in) - Van der Wiel (out) (Netherlands)
    On comes Kuyt, who will bring experience and work rate in spades - can he make a difference?
  • Substitution
    84
    Mikkelsen (in) - Rommedahl (out) (Denmark)
  • 81
    Van Bommel (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    81
    Kvist (Denmark) is shown a yellow card.
  • 81
    Kvist (Denmark) fouls.
  • 79
    Robben (Netherlands) misses the target.
    Arjen Robben scoops a curling effort well over after Wesley Sneijder initiates a quick breakaway.
  • Yellow Card
    78
    S. Poulsen (Denmark) is shown a yellow card.
  • 77
    Van der Vaart (Netherlands) takes the corner.
  • 76
    Andersen (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 74
    Van Persie (Netherlands) is penalised for a foul on Andersen (Denmark).
  • 74
    Andersen (Denmark) makes a save.
    A terrific pass from the outside of the boot from Wesley Sneijder set up a great chance for the Dutch, but Stephan Andersen denies both Robin van Persie and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
  • 74
    Huntelaar (Netherlands) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    74
    Schöne (in) - Eriksen (out) (Denmark)
  • 73
    Van der Vaart (Netherlands) misses the target.
  • 73
    Sneijder (Netherlands) takes the corner.
  • 72
    Eriksen (Denmark) is penalised for a foul on Van der Vaart (Netherlands).
  • 71
    Eriksen (Denmark) takes the corner.
  • Substitution
    71
    Huntelaar (in) - Afellay (out) (Netherlands)
  • Substitution
    71
    Van der Vaart (in) - N. De Jong (out) (Netherlands)
  • 70
    Stekelenburg (Netherlands) makes a save.
    Michael Krohn-Dehli lets fly with his right foot after cutting in from the left, Maarten Stekelenburg is equal to the effort though, getting down well to beat the ball away.
  • 70
    Krohn-Dehli (Denmark) has an effort on goal.
  • 69
    Krohn-Dehli (Denmark) takes the corner.
  • 67
    Zimling (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    67
    Van Bommel (Netherlands) is shown a yellow card.
  • 66
    Van Bommel (Netherlands) is penalised for a foul on Zimling (Denmark).
  • 65
    Robben (Netherlands) misses the target.
  • 63
    Robben (Netherlands) misses the target.
    Arjen Robben sends the Netherlands' 22nd effort of the match wide of the post from a header after darting into a great position.
  • 63
    Andersen (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 62
    Heitinga (Netherlands) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 62
    Jacobsen (Denmark) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Willems (Netherlands).
  • 61
    Vlaar (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 61
    Bendtner (Denmark) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Van Persie (Netherlands).
  • 60
    Sneijder (Netherlands) delivers the corner.
  • 59
    Kjær (Denmark) blocks a shot.
  • 59
    Sneijder (Netherlands) delivers the free-kick on target.
  • 58
    Kvist (Denmark) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sneijder (Netherlands).
  • 56
    Heitinga (Netherlands) blocks a shot.
  • 56
    Bendtner (Denmark) has an effort on goal.
  • 55
    Zimling (Denmark) delivers the corner.
  • 53
    Heitinga (Netherlands) misses the target.
  • 53
    Robben (Netherlands) delivers the corner.
  • 53
    Robben (Netherlands) delivers the corner.
  • 52
    Afellay (Netherlands) misses the target.
    Ibrahim Afellay's effort from the edge of the box is a bit of a daisy-cutter, and rolls just wide of the left post. It caused Stephan Andersen some concern however.
  • 51
    S. Poulsen (Denmark) blocks a shot.
  • 51
    Afellay (Netherlands) has an effort on goal.
  • 51
    Sneijder (Netherlands) delivers the corner.
  • 51
    Andersen (Denmark) makes a save.
    Stephan Andersen shows strong fists as he dives to his left and keeps out a thunderous Mark van Bommel strike from range.
  • 51
    Van Bommel (Netherlands) has an effort on goal.
  • 50
    Andersen (Denmark) makes a save.
    Robin van Persie was played into the area by a wonderful slide-rule pass and takes the shot early, sliding to reach it with his right foot, but can only direct it into the arms of the keeper.
  • 50
    Van Persie (Netherlands) has an effort on goal.
  • 50
    Sneijder (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 50
    Rommedahl (Denmark) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Van Bommel (Netherlands).
  • 48
    Van Persie (Netherlands) misses the target.
    Robin van Persie attacks the near-post corner but cannot direct his header on target.
  • 48
    Sneijder (Netherlands) delivers the corner.
  • 48
    Robben (Netherlands) misses the target.
    Arjen Robben's effort from the right takes a deflection and flies over.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    David Crossan, Metalist Stadium: What an intriguing half. It is set up tantalisingly for the second period. Netherlands will expect to fashion more chances and need to be ruthless in front of goal. Denmark, whose side is full of Dutch connections - including goalscorer Krohn-Dehli and coach Morten Olsen - sense an upset.
  • 45+1
    Krohn-Dehli (Denmark) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sneijder (Netherlands).
  • 45
    Krohn-Dehli (Denmark) delivers the corner.
  • 43
    Sneijder (Netherlands) misses the target.
    Wesley Sneijder blazes a follow-up over the bar.
  • 43
    Andersen (Denmark) makes a save.
    A heavy touch from Robin van Persie ensures he is always stretching for the shot, and on his right foot he cannot hit the back of the net despite a golden chance - set up by the improving Wesley Sneijder.
  • 43
    Van Persie (Netherlands) has an effort on goal.
  • 42
    Stekelenburg (Netherlands) makes a save.
    The AS Roma stopper is equal to a well-hit angled low drive to his left.
  • 42
    Krohn-Dehli (Denmark) has an effort on goal.
  • 40
    Heitinga (Netherlands) blocks a shot.
  • 40
    Zimling (Denmark) has an effort on goal.
    John Heitinga is on hand to hammer away the scuffed volley attempt.
  • 39
    Afellay (Netherlands) misses the target.
    Ibrahim Afellay dances his way past Daniel Agger, leaving the defender on the ground, before rifing an effort narrowly over from the edge of the box.
  • 38
    Zimling (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 38
    Heitinga (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bendtner (Denmark).
  • 36
    Robben (Netherlands) misses the target.
    Arjen Robben strikes the base of the left post with a curling left-footed effort from the edge of the area as the Denmark defence just backs off him.
  • 32
    Willems (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 32
    Rommedahl (Denmark) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 29
    Vlaar (Netherlands) misses the target.
    Arjen Robben's inswinging delivery is inviting for Ron Vlaar, who attacks the ball well, but his connection is not full enough, and the ball skids wide from his header.
  • 29
    Robben (Netherlands) delivers the corner.
  • 28
    Andersen (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 27
    Van Persie (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kjær (Denmark).
  • 27
    Van der Wiel (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 27
    Eriksen (Denmark) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Van Bommel (Netherlands).
  • 26
    Willems (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 26
    Jacobsen (Denmark) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Afellay (Netherlands).
  • Goal
    24
    Krohn-Dehli (Denmark) scores!
    The Danish winger scores with a wonderful finish through the legs of Maarten Stekelenburg from just to the left of the goal after feigning his way past the Dutch defenders stylishly.
  • 23
    Van Persie (Netherlands) misses the target.
    The Arsenal striker swivels away from his marker, but on his weaker right foot he drags his shot across the face of goal.
  • 21
    Rommedahl (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 21
    Willems (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Rommedahl (Denmark).
  • 21
    Sneijder (Netherlands) delivers the corner.
  • 20
    Willems (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 19
    Rommedahl (Denmark) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 16
    S. Poulsen (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 16
    Robben (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on S. Poulsen (Denmark).
  • 16
    Andersen (Denmark) makes a save.
  • 16
    Robben (Netherlands) has an effort on goal.
    Arjen Robben steps up a gear, darting infield from the right and hitting a fizzing low effort, but it does not tax the alert Stephan Andersen.
  • 14
    Robben (Netherlands) misses the target.
    The veteran midfielder hits a speculative effort well over the bar from range.
  • 13
    Sneijder (Netherlands) delivers the corner.
  • 13
    Bendtner (Denmark) blocks a shot.
  • 13
    Van Persie (Netherlands) has an effort on goal.
    Nothing comes of the free-kick as the wall holds firm, but Netherlands win a corner from the follow up.
  • 12
    Zimling (Denmark) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Van Persie (Netherlands).
    Niki Zimling clips the heels of Robin van Persie, conceding a dangerous free-kick to the Netherlands.
  • 10
    Afellay (Netherlands) misses the target.
    Ibrahim Afellay shows skill to cut in from the left channel and aim a curler at goal, but he cannot get his effort to come down.
  • 9
    Eriksen (Denmark) has an effort on goal.
  • 9
    Van Persie (Netherlands) blocks a shot.
  • 8
    Vlaar (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bendtner (Denmark).
    Ron Vlaar upends Nicklas Bendtner to concede a free-kick a few metres outside the box.
  • 7
    Van Persie (Netherlands) misses the target.
    The ball falls to Robin van Persie invitingly after Arjen Robben's cross is deflected, but his sidefooted effort is tamely wide of the left post.
  • 6
    Robben (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 6
    Zimling (Denmark) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sneijder (Netherlands).
  • 6
    Heitinga (Netherlands) takes the free-kick.
  • 6
    Eriksen (Denmark) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Van Bommel (Netherlands).
  • 5
    Afellay (Netherlands) misses the target.
    Robin Van Persie stretches to nod an out-bound ball back into the path of Ibrahim Afellay, but he cannot keep his volley down.
  • 3
    Willems (Netherlands) misses the target.
    Gregory van der Wiel and Arjen Robben link up well, before teeing up youngster Jetro Willems who fires a fierce effort over.
  • 2
    Stekelenburg (Netherlands) makes a save.
    Daniel Agger gets up and gets a header away, but cannot direct the ball beyond Maarten Stekelenburg.
  • 2
    Agger (Denmark) delivers the free-kick on target.
  • 2
    S. Poulsen (Denmark) takes the free-kick.
  • 1
    N. De Jong (Netherlands) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jacobsen (Denmark).
    Nigel de Jong concedes the first free-kick of the day, and Denmark have a chance to pump the ball into the box here from deep on the right.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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