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Cyprus look to avoid another Danish pasting

Having conceded five goals on each of their previous visits to Denmark, Cyprus will hope to end a miserable run of results in Copenhagen in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group H.

Denmark have twice scored five goals against Cyprus in Copenhagen
Denmark have twice scored five goals against Cyprus in Copenhagen ©Fedja Krvavac

Cyprus will not remember their previous trips to Copenhagen with much fondness as the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group H schedule sends them to Denmark's capital once again.

Match background
• Denmark's record in four games against Cyprus is W3 D1 L0 (W2 D0 L0 at home).

• The nations first met in qualifying for the 1978 FIFA World Cup, with their first encounter in Limassol on 23 May 1976 yielding a 5-1 win for Denmark. Cyprus got to half-time with the scores still level at 0-0 in the return fixture in Copenhagen, but Denmark romped to a 5-0 victory after the break.

• Denmark and Cyprus last crossed paths in EURO '96 qualifying, when Cyprus made a breakthrough of sorts. Marios Agathocleous hit Cyprus's first goal against the Scandinavian team to earn a 1-1 draw in Limassol after Michael Schjønberg had opened the scoring for the visitors. Denmark nonetheless clinched the return 4-0.