Parken - Copenhagen 26/03/2013 - 20:15CET (20:15 local time)

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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