Aalborg Stadion - Aalborg 03/09/2014 - 18:00CET (18:00 local timelocal)

Qualifying round - Group 2

Denmark - Russia
4-2
 

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Denmark secure top spot with Russia victory

Published: Wednesday 3 September 2014, 21.45CET
Denmark 4-2 Russia
Unbeaten Denmark won a straight shoot-out against Group 2 rivals Russia to claim top spot and a place in the play-off.
by Pelle Rasmussen
from Aalborg Stadion
Denmark secure top spot with Russia victory
Jess Thorup masterminded Denmark's success ©Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Denmark
Russia

4

Goals scored

2

16

Total attempts

15

10

on target

7

5

off target

3

1

blocked

5

1

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

6

1

Offsides

3

0

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

12

11

Fouls suffered

12

Lineups

Denmark

Denmark

Russia

Russia

1Busk (GK)1Mitryushkin (GK)
2Scholz2Ten
3Okore3Nabiullin
4Vestergaard (C)
56
4Nikitin (C)
5Durmisi5Zuev
6Christensen
73
77
6Miranchuk
7Bech7Serderov
53
8Vigen Christensen
5
44
8Koryan
33
74
9Amankwaa9Mogilevets
10Andersen
83
10Obukhov
11Thomsen
81
11Bolov
34

Substitutes

16Jensen (GK)12Lobantsev (GK)
12Sørensen13Lambarski
13Holst14Chkhapeliya
74
14Jønsson
77
15Ovsyannikov
15Andersen
83
16Khodzhaniyazov
17Illum17Davydov
34
89
18Zohore
81
18Nurov
53

Coaches

Jess Thorup (DEN)
Nikolai Pisarev (RUS)

Referee

Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)

Standings

  
Published: Wednesday 3 September 2014, 21.45CET

Denmark secure top spot with Russia victory

Denmark 4-2 Russia
Unbeaten Denmark won a straight shoot-out against Group 2 rivals Russia to claim top spot and a place in the play-off.

A Danish side full of confidence overwhelmed their rivals for top spot in Group 2 to maintain their unbeaten record and secure a UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off place with a game to spare.

Russia's hopes of claiming top spot suffered a decisive blow against their opponents in Aalborg as Lasse Christensen's first-half brace and two further strikes after the interval completed a 4-2 victory. After Denmark won in Russia last year, Jess Thorup's side repeated the feat on home soil after Christensen gave the hosts the perfect start inside five minutes.

The midfielder was on hand to restore the lead (44) following Arshak Koryan's equaliser for the visitors (33). Russia succumbed to the fluid passing game of Denmark in the second-half as Jannik Vestergaard and Andreas Christensen completed the rout long before the visitors found the net through Denis Davydov (89).

Russia goalkeeper Anton Mitryushkin was left rooted to the spot as Christensen curled the opener home before adding another as the Danes deservedly led at the break despite Koryan’s effort. Vestergaard (56) and fellow defender Christensen (73) were on hand to exploit the space left by Russia in the second half to complete the victory as the Danes celebrated qualification in style.

Denmark coach Thorup was delighted with the victory: "Our goal was to qualify for the play-offs and I am extremely pleased we managed to do so with a record of seven wins, two draws and no defeats."

Last updated: 04/06/15 4.29CET

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