Morten Olsen is looking forward to Denmark's meeting with Portugal tonight; "finally, we are going to face a team who wants to dance," the coach said. For their previous group stage games, against Armenia and Albania, Olsen felt Denmark were up against sides who came to 'park the bus' in front of their goal, but he expexts Portugal to have more style about them. "It's going to be an attractive match," he predicted.
In recent years, Denmark have developed a habit of conceding the first goal in competitive matches at home - "a very bad habit," in the view of national-team coach Morten Olsen. Barring a FIFA World Cup qualifying game against Malta last October, Denmark have not scored the first goal in a qualifying match at Parken since Portugal visited Copenhagen three years ago and left the Danish capital with a 2-1 defeat.
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