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Dominant Danes stretch lead

Published: Tuesday 7 June 2005, 23.24CET
Denmark 7-0 Albania A spectacular win takes Denmark six points clear in their section with a game in hand.
Published: Tuesday 7 June 2005, 23.24CET

Dominant Danes stretch lead

Denmark 7-0 Albania A spectacular win takes Denmark six points clear in their section with a game in hand.

By Peter Bruun

Denmark are now six points clear with a game in hand in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2 thanks to a spectacular victory in Farum, just north of Copenhagen.

Gap opens
Not only did the Danes cruise to victory, but their nearest challengers before today, Greece and Turkey, both lost. Ukraine, victors in Athens, are now in second with Denmark, eight points ahead of Greece and Turkey, aware that only one more win is required for them to reach the play-offs.

First-half goals
Dominant from the start without initially creating chances, Denmark finally opened the scoring on 22 minutes as Morten Rasmussen flicked on Nicolai Høgh's corner for Martin Jensen to head in. Two minutes before the break a corner was played to Jonas Kamper on the edge of the area, and he made no mistake with his shot.

Sørensen strike
Only three minutes into the second half Jacob Sørensen intercepted up a goal kick from Albanian goalkeeper Ervin Llani and sent the ball back past the custodian, and two minutes later Rasmussen benefited from Llani colliding with a team-mate to roll the ball into the empty net.

Lead increases
On 63 minutes Simon Bræmer was brought down in the area, and Leon Andreasen made it 5-0 from the spot. Six minutes before the end Bræmer scored himself, set up by substitute Kasper Lorentzen, and there was still time for Andreasen to help himself to his second goal of the evening, a beautiful shot from 18 metres out.

Turkey task
With four games left to secure the win they need, Denmark next visit Turkey on 2 September. Albania, in sixth, welcome Kazakhstan the same day.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.25CET

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Lineups

Denmark

Denmark

Albania

Albania

1
EllegaardKevin Stuhr Ellegaard (GK)
1
LlaniErvin Llani (GK)
2
TroestJonas Troest
3
MucaAlban Muca
Yellow Card47
3
AndreasenLeon Andreasen
Goal63
Goal87
4
DallkuArmend Dallku
4
Mar. JensenMartin Jensen
Goal23
6
BarkaEhiliano Barka
Yellow Card30
5
HøghNicolai Høgh
Substitution66
7
KacaniSokol Kacani
Substitution71
6
WürtzRasmus Würtz (C)
Substitution62
9
MileVangjel Mile
7
KamperJonas Kamper
Goal44
10
BoshnjakuDenis Boshnjaku (C)
Substitution57
8
Jacob SørensenJacob Sørensen
Goal48
Substitution83
13
HallaçiRahman Hallaçi
9
BræmerSimon Bræmer
Goal85
15
MadoBlevar Mado
Substitution46
10
KahlenbergThomas Kahlenberg
16
VeliajEmiliano Veliaj
11
M. RasmussenMorten Rasmussen
Goal51
18
BllumbiArjan Bllumbi

Substitutes

16
T. RasmussenTheis Rasmussen (GK)
12
GjondedaEraldi Gjondeda (GK)
12
J. PoulsenJakob Poulsen
Substitution62
2
XhyraKlement Xhyra
13
JakobsenMichael Jakobsen
5
KrajaErvis Kraja
14
Martin PedersenMartin Pedersen
Substitution66
8
BegaBesmir Bega
Substitution57
15
ThygesenMikkel Thygesen
11
HaxhiaDaniel Haxhia
Substitution71
17
LorentzenKasper Lorentzen
Substitution83
14
SalihiHamdi Salihi
18
CurthJeppe Curth
17
R. ArapiRenato Arapi
Substitution46

Coach

Flemming Serritslev (DEN) Hasan Lika (ALB)

Referee

Gardar Orn Hinriksson (ISL)

Assistant referees

Eyjolfur Finnsson (ISL), Einar Sigurdsson (ISL)

Fourth official

Magnus Thorisson (ISL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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