Denmark make impressive start

Published: Saturday 27 October 2007, 10.37CET
Denmark 5-1 Portugal Denmark got their qualifying Group 5 campaign off to a promising start with a convincing win at the Viborg Stadium.
by Peter Bruun
 
Published: Saturday 27 October 2007, 10.37CET

Denmark make impressive start

Denmark 5-1 Portugal Denmark got their qualifying Group 5 campaign off to a promising start with a convincing win at the Viborg Stadium.
Denmark got their UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 5 campaign off to a promising, if belated start with a convincing home win against Portugal at the Viborg Stadium.

Missed chances
Having sat out qualifying until now with an eye to their FIFA Women's World Cup campaign last month, Denmark dominated the first half, enjoying possession for long periods. But although Camilla Sand, Majken Pape, Cathrine Paaske Sørensen and Merete Pedersen all came close to scoring in the first 20 minutes, not until five minutes before the break did they finally breach the Portugal defence when Merete Pedersen connected with a fine cross from Mia Olsen. Within 30 seconds, though, Edite Fernandes equalised for the visitors, giving Portugal cause for optimism ahead of the second half.

Sand first
But just five minutes after the restart Denmark were again ahead as Pape rose to convert a powerful header. Sand’s first international goal made it 3-1 on the hour, Pape was again on target and, with ten minutes left, Pedersen grabbed her second of the afternoon to round off an impressive second-half performance. Denmark moved into third place in Group 5, a point behind Scotland and six adrift of leaders Ukraine, both of whom have played two games more than the Scandinavian outfit. Scotland is Denmark's destination on Wednesday, while Portugal will aim to improve their one-point tally at home to Slovakia and Ukraine in February.

Last updated: 27/10/07 18.54CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Denmark

Denmark

Portugal

Portugal

1Heidi Johansen (GK)1Neide Simões (GK)
2Mia Brogaard3Kimberly Brandão
3Katrine Pedersen (C)4Ana Rita Gomes
4Gitte Andersen5Sónia Matias
6Mariann Gajhede Knudsen6Sílvia Brunheira
Substitution88'
7Cathrine Paaske-Sørensen
Substitution80'
7Cláudia Neto
Substitution71'
9Maiken Pape
Goal51'
Goal71'
8Edite Fernandes (C)
Goal41'
Substitution88'
11Merete Pedersen
Goal40'
Goal82'
9Carla Couto
14Camilla Sand Andersen
Goal60'
14Emily Alves Da Cunha
15Janne Madsen
Substitution46'
16Cátia De Oliveira Reis
18Line Røddik Hansen
Substitution46'
18Ana Raquel Henriques Valinho

Substitutes

16Tine Cederkvist (GK)12Jamila Marreiros (GK)
5Bettina Falk
Substitution46'
2Eloisa Tavares
8Julie Rydahl Bukh10Paula Cristina
10Anne Dot Eggers Nielsen
Substitution46'
11Liliana Martins
Substitution88'
12Christina Øyangen Ørntoft13Inês Borges
13Nanna Mølbach Johansen15Elisabete Caleja
Substitution88'
17Marie Herping
Substitution80'
17Noémia Figueiredo
Substitution71'

Coach

Kenneth Heiner-møller (DEN) Monica Carvalho Jorge (POR)

Referee

Efthalia Mitsi (GRE)

Assistant referees

Panagiota Koutsoumpou (GRE), Chrysoula Kourompylia (GRE)

Fourth official

Marianne Svendsen (DEN)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • Denmark

    Denmark

    Next match womensworldcup: v Scotland, 25 August 2010
  • Portugal

    Portugal

    Next match womensworldcup: v Armenia, 25 August 2010
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