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Ronaldo wins it for Portugal

Published: Tuesday 14 October 2014, 23.30CET
Denmark 0-1 Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo's dramatic late header gives Portugal the points and equals the UEFA European Championship scoring record.
by Nicklas Vinde
from Parken

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Match statistics

DenmarkPortugal

Goals scored0
1
Possession (%)56
 
44
Total attempts9
 
11
on target1
 
5
off target6
 
6
blocked2
 
0
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners2
 
4
Offsides1
 
5
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
15
Fouls suffered14
 
15

Standings

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Published: Tuesday 14 October 2014, 23.30CET

Ronaldo wins it for Portugal

Denmark 0-1 Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo's dramatic late header gives Portugal the points and equals the UEFA European Championship scoring record.

• Cristiano Ronaldo scores Portugal's winner five minutes into added time
• The goal is his 22nd in the UEFA European Championship, equalling the competition record
• Portugal pick up their first points in Group I; Denmark suffer a first defeat
• Michael Krohn-Dehli comes closest for Denmark, hitting the post in the 40th minute
Next games: Serbia v Denmark, Portugal v Armenia (14 November)

Cristiano Ronaldo equalled a UEFA European Championship scoring record with an added-time winner as Portugal picked up their first points in qualifying Group I with a 1-0 victory against Denmark at Parken.

Ronaldo headed in Ricardo Quaresma's cross in the fifth minute of added time to draw level with Turkey's Hakan Şükür and local hero Jon Dahl Tomasson as the competition's 22-goal leading scorers. More importantly for Portugal, it enabled Fernando Santos's side to put last month's home defeat by Albania behind them and inflict a first loss of the campaign on Denmark. 

Portugal had the better of a lively opening period with Ronaldo a constant threat, only for him to come up against in-form Kasper Schmeichel in the Danish goal. Nani too went close with a header that flashed wide as Portugal pressed. For all of Portugal's probing, however, it was Denmark who produced the best chance of the half, Michael Krohn-Dehli curling a shot onto the far post five minutes before the break.

Six minutes after the restart Ronaldo was sent clear on the left side of the area, but Schmeichel was quickly off his line and the tall goalkeeper spread his arms and legs wide as his father used to do to keep out the forward's effort. Ronaldo, though, would have the last laugh, crashing in a header at the near post to snatch the points in added time after substitute Quaresma's pinpoint cross from the right.

Last updated: 03/06/15 2.42CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013889/postmatch/report/index.html#ronaldo+wins+portugal

Lineups

Denmark

Denmark

Portugal

Portugal

1
SchmeichelKasper Schmeichel (GK)
1
Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK)
3
KjærSimon Kjær
3
PepePepe
4
AggerDaniel Agger (C)
5
EliseuEliseu
5
BoilesenNicolai Boilesen
Substitution58
6
Ricardo CarvalhoRicardo Carvalho
6
JacobsenLars Jacobsen
7
RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo (C)
Yellow Card90+2
Goal90+5
7
KvistWilliam Kvist
8
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
9
Krohn-DehliMichael Krohn-Dehli
10
DannyDanny
Substitution77
10
EriksenChristian Eriksen
Substitution84
16
William CarvalhoWilliam Carvalho
11
BendtnerNicklas Bendtner
17
NaniNani
Substitution68
21
VibeLasse Vibe
Substitution46
19
TiagoTiago
Substitution84
23
HøjbjergPierre Højbjerg
21
CédricCédric

Substitutes

22
J. HansenJesper Hansen (GK)
12
Anthony LopesAnthony Lopes (GK)
16
AndersenStephan Andersen (GK)
22
BetoBeto (GK)
2
AnkersenPeter Ankersen
2
Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
8
BraithwaiteMartin Braithwaite
4
FonteJosé Fonte
12
BjellandAndreas Bjelland
9
ÉderÉder
Substitution77
13
K. HansenKian Hansen
11
VieirinhaVieirinha
14
SchöneLasse Schöne
13
AntunesAntunes
15
KahlenbergThomas Kahlenberg
Substitution84
14
Ivo PintoIvo Pinto
17
S. PoulsenSimon Poulsen
Substitution58
15
André GomesAndré Gomes
18
J. PoulsenJakob Poulsen
18
Adrien SilvaAdrien Silva
19
Y. PoulsenYussuf Poulsen
20
QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
Substitution84
20
BechUffe Bech
Substitution46
23
João MárioJoão Mário
Substitution68

Coach

Morten Olsen (DEN) Fernando Santos (POR)

Referee

Felix Brych (GER)

Assistant referees

Mark Borsch (GER), Stefan Lupp (GER)

Fourth official

Rafael Foltyn (GER)

Additional assistant referees

Bastian Dankert (GER), Marco Fritz (GER)

Legend:

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