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Danes deliver sucker punch

Published: Friday 7 October 2005, 17.25CET
Denmark 2-1 Greece Decimated Denmark scored a late winner against the run of play to foil an impressive Greek side in Farum.
by Peter Bruun
Published: Friday 7 October 2005, 17.25CET

Danes deliver sucker punch

Denmark 2-1 Greece Decimated Denmark scored a late winner against the run of play to foil an impressive Greek side in Farum.

Denmark secured a 2-1 win against Greece in their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier in Farum despite being without ten first-team players.

Decimated squad
With eight men injured and two more having been promoted to the senior side, the Danes - who have already qualified for the play-offs - could have been expected to be in less than sparkling form, but they showed determination from the kick-off against a resilient Greek defence.

Lorentzen scores
None the less, the home side seemed to have had the better chances in the first half, with Danish goalkeeper Kevin Stuhr Ellegaard being kept busy. However, it was the hosts who took the lead after 34 minutes as winger Jonas Kamper provided a cross for Kasper Lorentzen to score against a flat-footed Greek defence.

Greek fightback
The visitors turned up the pressure in the second period, with Konstantinos Kapetanos spurning one of a number of chances before Panagiotis Lagos finally found the target after 74 minutes, beating Ellegaard with a header across the face of goal from a free-kick.

Sucker punch
The Greeks kept up the pressure, it was Denmark who had the final word as a counterattacking move nine minutes from time culminated in Lorentzen providing the cross for Kamperto score. The game ended on a sour note with both Denmark's Dennis Cagara and Greece's Kapetanos dismissed for fighting in added time.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.04CET

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Lineups

Denmark

Denmark

Greece

Greece

1
EllegaardKevin Stuhr Ellegaard (GK)
1
SifakisMichalis Sifakis (GK)
2
F. HansenFrank Hansen
2
GalitsiosGiorgos Galitsios
Substitution57
3
TroestJonas Troest
3
KarabelasNikos Karabelas
Substitution46
4
JakobsenMichael Jakobsen
4
PapazachariasGrigoris Papazacharias
5
CagaraDennis Cagara
Red Card90+2
5
PapadopoulosAvraam Papadopoulos
6
WürtzRasmus Würtz (C)
Yellow Card45
Substitution46
6
BalafasSotiris Balafas
Yellow Card26
Substitution81
7
BergvoldMartin Bergvold
7
PappasCharilaos Pappas
8
KamperJonas Kamper
Goal81
8
LeontiouSotirios Leontiou
9
Jacob SørensenJacob Sørensen
9
KapetanosPantelis Kapetanos (C)
Red Card90+2
10
LorentzenKasper Lorentzen
Goal35
10
ArampatsisNikolaos Arampatsis
11
RasmussenMorten Rasmussen
Substitution76
11
LagosPanagiotis Lagos
Goal73

Substitutes

16
T. RasmussenTheis Rasmussen (GK)
12
AndriolasKonstantinos Andriolas (GK)
12
KielstrupSteffen Kielstrup
13
PliagasDimitrios Pliagas
Substitution81
13
KildentoftHenrik Kildentoft
14
TziolisAlexandros Tziolis
14
J. PoulsenJakob Poulsen
Substitution46
Yellow Card90+1
15
PetropoulosAntonis Petropoulos
15
LindenegMads Torry Lindeneg
16
ChristodoulopoulosLazaros Christodoulopoulos
Substitution57
17
AbsalonsenJohan Absalonsen
Substitution76
17
DarlasFilippos Darlas
Yellow Card46
Substitution46
18
MakosGrigoris Makos

Coach

Flemming Serritslev (DEN) Stilianos Aposporis (GRE)

Referee

Mike Dean (ENG)

Assistant referees

David Babski (ENG), David Bryan (ENG)

Fourth official

Philip Dowd (ENG)

Legend:

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution