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Qualifying round - Group B

Denmark - Bulgaria
1-1
 

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Agger pegs back Bulgaria for Denmark

Published: Tuesday 26 March 2013, 22.55CET
Denmark 1-1 Bulgaria
Denmark kept their Group B hopes alive after captain Daniel Agger's second-half penalty secured a draw with second-placed Bulgaria.
Agger pegs back Bulgaria for Denmark
Daniel Agger (right) vies with Alexandar Tonev ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Denmark
Bulgaria

1

Goals scored

1

14

Total attempts

10

5

Attempts on target

4

6

off target

5

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

8

Corners

2

0

Offsides

0

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

11

9

Fouls suffered

10

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 12:40 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Tuesday 26 March 2013, 22.55CET

Agger pegs back Bulgaria for Denmark

Denmark 1-1 Bulgaria
Denmark kept their Group B hopes alive after captain Daniel Agger's second-half penalty secured a draw with second-placed Bulgaria.

Denmark kept their FIFA World Cup hopes alive after Daniel Agger's penalty secured a draw with Bulgaria in Copenhagen.

Stanislav Manolev had put Bulgaria ahead on 51 minutes to potentially leave Denmark seven points adrift of second place in Group B. However, Agger ensured that gap to Bulgaria is only four points – with a game in hand – though the Danes have lost third position to the Czech Republic.

While Morten Olsen's men dominated possession from the off, they found the Bulgarian defence a brick wall until the visitors lost Nikolay Bodurov to an injury on 23 minutes. As the back line reorganised, Nicolai Stokholm twice came close for the hosts and Christian Eriksen also threatened before Ivelin Popov was brilliantly denied by Stephan Andersen at the other end in the 42nd minute.

As the match wore on, Bulgaria's counterattacks were becoming dangerous. Six minutes into the second half, Manolev benefited from Alexandar Tonev's cross from just such a break to put Luboslav Penev's team in front from close range. Twelve minutes later, though, Danish pressure told as Ilia Milanov brought down Andreas Cornelius in the area and Agger levelled from the spot.

Denmark kept pressing as Olsen brought on Lasse Schøne and Simon Makienok, but Bulgaria held on – though they are now three points behind leaders Italy whom they visit on 6 September. Before that Denmark welcome Armenia on 11 June.

Last updated: 08/05/14 5.42CET

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Lineups

Denmark

Denmark

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

1Stephan Andersen (GK)13Nikolay Mihaylov (GK)
2Niki Zimling
Substitution85
2Stanislav Manolev
Goal51
Substitution87
3Simon Kjær5Nikolay Bodurov
Substitution23
4Daniel Agger (C)
Goal63
9Ivelin Popov (C)
Substitution70
5Simon Poulsen14Veselin Minev
6Lars Jacobsen15Ivan Ivanov
7Nicolai Stokholm16Ilia Milanov
8Christian Eriksen17Georgi Milanov
Yellow Card90
9Michael Krohn-Dehli
Substitution69
18Vladimir Gadzhev
10Dennis Rommedahl
Substitution54
20Alexandar Tonev
11Andreas Cornelius21Svetoslav Dyakov

Substitutes

16Kasper Schmeichel (GK)1Vladislav Stoyanov (GK)
12Kris Stadsgaard3Petar Zanev
13Jores Okore4Pavel Vidanov
14Lasse Schöne
Substitution69
6Hristo Zlatinski
15Daniel Wass7Todor Nedelev
17Nicolai Jørgensen
Substitution54
Yellow Card71
8Georgi Sarmov
18Simon Makienok
Substitution85
10Valeri Bozhinov
19William Kvist11Radoslav Dimitrov
Substitution23
Yellow Card80
20Daniel Jensen12Simeon Slavchev
21Kasper Kusk19Ilian Micanski
22Jesper Hansen (GK)22Georgi Iliev
Substitution70
23Viktor Fischer23Emil Gargorov
Substitution87

Coach

Morten Olsen (DEN) Luboslav Penev (BUL)

Referee

Fırat Aydınus (TUR)

Assistant referees

Serkan Ok (TUR), Alek Tascioglu (TUR)

Fourth official

Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Denmark

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Armenia, 11 June 2013, 0-4
  • Bulgaria

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Italy, 06 September 2013, 1-0
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