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Poulsen and Poulsen score as Danes see off Serbia

Published: Saturday 13 June 2015, 22.44CET
Denmark 2-0 Serbia
Morten Olsen's men stayed second in Group I with a Copenhagen win earned by a goal in either half from Yussuf Poulsen and Jakob Poulsen.

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Match statistics

DenmarkSerbia

Goals scored2
 
0
Possession (%)44
 
56
Total attempts11
 
12
on target6
 
3
off target3
 
4
blocked2
 
5
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners3
 
5
Offsides1
 
4
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed18
 
10
Fouls suffered8
 
16

Standings

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Published: Saturday 13 June 2015, 22.44CET

Poulsen and Poulsen score as Danes see off Serbia

Denmark 2-0 Serbia
Morten Olsen's men stayed second in Group I with a Copenhagen win earned by a goal in either half from Yussuf Poulsen and Jakob Poulsen.

Denmark stay second in Group I with home win against Serbia
Yussuf Poulsen's first international goal secures early lead (13)
Home captain Daniel Agger has penalty saved by Vladimir Stojković (33)
Substitute Jakob Poulsen wraps up victory with late second (87)
Next games: Denmark v Albania, Serbia v Armenia (4 September)

Denmark remained in contention for a place at UEFA EURO 2016 by seeing off the challenge of Group I rivals Serbia in Copenhagen.

Yussuf Poulsen fired the hosts into an early lead with his first international goal and the hosts could have doubled their advantage before the break when they were awarded a penalty, but Vladimir Stojković blocked Daniel Agger's kick. Instead the Danes had to wait until the 87th minute to seal the win, substitute Jakob Poulsen cementing his team's second spot in the section.

Denmark had come from behind to prevail 3-1 in Belgrade in November, but this time it was Morten Olsen's side who struck first. Nicklas Bendtner's first-time lay-off set up the opening, and 20-year-old Yussuf Poulsen drilled his breakthrough goal beyond Stojković.

Kasper Schmeichel was then called into action, beating out Zoran Tošić's fierce drive, before Denmark twice came close to extending their lead. First Bendtner got on the end of Christian Eriksen's free-kick but could not keep the instinctive effort down, then Aleksandar Kolarov brought down Pierre Højbjerg in the area. Stojković kept Serbia in the contest, plunging to his left to rebuff Agger.

Denmark's cushion remained a precarious one and they might have been pegged back three minutes into the second half. Kolarov's deep set piece found Aleksandar Mitrović in space and the diving header looked goalbound only for Schmeichel to instinctively push it up and onto his crossbar.

Another Schmeichel intervention, this time from Adem Ljajić, kept Denmark in front, yet the left flank proved a promising outlet for the Serbs in the second half. It took a fine Agger interception to prevent Mitrović tapping in another Kolarov centre.

Stojković was continuing to hold the hosts at bay at the other end, touching over Eriksen's deflected strike, yet when he was beaten for the second time Denmark's victory was rubber-stamped. Ljubomir Fejsa was robbed just inside his own half and Jakob Poulsen advanced to roll his shot into the corner of the net.

Last updated: 14/06/15 23.54CET

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Lineups

Denmark

Denmark

Serbia

Serbia

1
SchmeichelKasper Schmeichel (GK)
1
StojkovićVladimir Stojković (GK)
3
KjærSimon Kjær
Yellow Card46
5
NastasićMatija Nastasić
4
AggerDaniel Agger (C)
Penalty34
6
IvanovićBranislav Ivanović (C)
6
JacobsenLars Jacobsen
7
Z. TošićZoran Tošić
Substitution65
7
KvistWilliam Kvist
Yellow Card58
Substitution77
9
A. MitrovićAleksandar Mitrović
Substitution90
9
Krohn-DehliMichael Krohn-Dehli
Substitution61
11
KolarovAleksandar Kolarov
Yellow Card63
10
EriksenChristian Eriksen
13
MaksimovićNikola Maksimović
11
BendtnerNicklas Bendtner
14
MatićNemanja Matić
15
S. PoulsenSimon Poulsen
19
FejsaLjubomir Fejsa
20
Y. PoulsenYussuf Poulsen
Goal13
Substitution73
21
MarkovićLazar Marković
23
HøjbjergPierre Højbjerg
22
LjajićAdem Ljajić
Substitution81

Substitutes

16
AndersenStephan Andersen (GK)
23
BrkićŽeljko Brkić (GK)
22
LösslJonas Lössl (GK)
12
Ž. ŽivkovićŽivko Živković (GK)
2
WassDaniel Wass
2
ObradovićIvan Obradović
5
A. ChristensenAndreas Christensen
Substitution77
3
S. MitrovićStefan Mitrović
8
FischerViktor Fischer
8
PetrovićRadosav Petrović
12
BjellandAndreas Bjelland
10
DjuričićFilip Djuričić
Substitution81
13
VestergaardJannik Vestergaard
15
TomovićNenad Tomović
14
SistoPione Sisto
16
MilivojevićLuka Milivojević
17
RasmussenMorten Rasmussen
17
KostićFilip Kostić
Substitution65
18
J. PoulsenJakob Poulsen
Substitution61
Goal87
18
BastaDušan Basta
19
DelaneyThomas Delaney
20
ŠkuletićPetar Škuletić
Substitution90
21
VibeLasse Vibe
Substitution73

Coach

Morten Olsen (DEN) Radovan Ćurčić (SRB)

Referee

Björn Kuipers (NED)

Assistant referees

Sander van Roekel (NED), Angelo Boonman (NED)

Fourth official

Charles Schaap (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Pol van Boekel (NED), Richard Liesveld (NED)

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