The official website for European football

Poulsen sends Denmark through

Published: Tuesday 6 September 2005, 21.00CET
Denmark 1-0 Georgia A Jacob Poulsen free-kick has put Denmark into the play-offs for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
by Peter Bruun
Published: Tuesday 6 September 2005, 21.00CET

Poulsen sends Denmark through

Denmark 1-0 Georgia A Jacob Poulsen free-kick has put Denmark into the play-offs for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Denmark are through to the play-offs for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals after a 1-0 win in their Group 2 game against Georgia in Farum.

Danes dominate
Although injuries had robbed the Danes of the services of defender Leon Andreasen and forward Morten Rasmussen, they dominated from the kick-off, but with the pace of the game remaining slow, they could find little purchase against a well-organised Georgian defence.

Wingers dangerous
Danish wingers Jonas Kamper and Jacob Sørensen provided a constant threat to the Georgian back-line with some teasing crosses in the first half, but they could not create any real opportunities. The Danes' best chances came with long-range strikes from Kasper Lorentzen, Nicolai Høgh, Rasmus Würtz, and Kamper.

More urgency
However, the home side looked more urgent after the half-time interval and, increasingly, they were able to make their pressure tell. They finally made the breakthrough after 68 minutes as midfielder Jacob Poulsen converted a free-kick from just outside the penalty area.

Late opportunites
The goal spurred a defence-minded Georgian side into attack, but their surges forward were only to provide more chances for Denmark, and Simon Poulsen, Jacob Poulsen and Kamper all had good chances to extend the home side's lead before the final whistle.

Decisive win
However, there was no need for any further goals, as victory ensured that the Danes top slot in their group, and a crowd of 1,024 were able to celebrate qualifying for the U21 play-offs for the second time in succession.

Serritslev happy

"It turned out to be just as difficult as we had anticipated, but in the second half we managed to increase our pace and put more pressure on our opponents," said Denmark coach Flemming Serritslev. "I think it is fantastic that we have qualifed with two games left, and I am also relieved that we succeeded today."

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.05CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2006/matches/round=1910/match=74895/postmatch/report/index.html#poulsen+sends+denmark+through

Lineups

Denmark

Denmark

Georgia

Georgia

1
EllegaardKevin Stuhr Ellegaard (GK)
1
RevishviliNukri Revishvili (GK)
2
F. HansenFrank Hansen
2
TomashviliGulverd Tomashvili
3
TroestJonas Troest
3
KhidesheliGiorgi Khidesheli
4
JakobsenMichael Jakobsen
4
MakharadzeKakhi Makharadze
5
HøghNicolai Høgh
Substitution32
5
MchedlishviliDavid Mchedlishvili
Substitution75
6
J. PoulsenJakob Poulsen
Goal68
6
EliavaZaal Eliava (C)
7
WürtzRasmus Würtz (C)
7
BzhalavaMirza Bzhalava
Yellow Card33
8
KamperJonas Kamper
Substitution90
8
GanugravaGeorgi Ganugrava
Substitution46
9
Jacob SørensenJacob Sørensen
Substitution76
9
PipiaGogi Pipia
10
LorentzenKasper Lorentzen
10
TsinamdzgvrishviliRati Tsinamdzgvrishvili
Substitution80
11
S. PoulsenSimon Poulsen
11
ChirikashviliIrakli Chirikashvili

Substitutes

16
T. RasmussenTheis Rasmussen (GK)
12
TevdoradzeRevaz Tevdoradze (GK)
12
KielstrupSteffen Kielstrup
13
KhokhonishviliLeri Khokhonishvili
13
CagaraDennis Cagara
Substitution32
14
GotsiridzeBeka Gotsiridze
Substitution46
14
ThygesenMikkel Thygesen
Substitution76
15
GiorgidzeGoga Giorgidze
15
BræmerSimon Bræmer
Substitution90
16
ElbakidzeGeorgi Elbakidze
Substitution75
17
KvistWilliam Kvist
17
GrigalashviliShota Grigalashvili
Substitution80
18
LaperashviliLado Laperashvili

Coach

Flemming Serritslev (DEN) Koba Zhorzhikashvili (GEO)

Referee

Costas Theodotou (CYP)

Assistant referees

Stavros Procopiou (CYP), Vassos Argyrou (CYP)

Fourth official

Andreas Demetriou (CYP)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA European Under-21 Championship logo and trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.