Sport Croatia 1-1 Denmark: Denmark player ratings

13:51  02 july  2018
13:51  02 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Denmark v Australia: Match Preview

  Denmark v Australia: Match Preview Day eight of the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia sees the return of Group C, where Denmark take on Australia. Denmark face the Aussies on the back of a hard fought 1-0 win against Peru thanks to Yussuf Poulsen’s second half goal, whilst Australia have it all to do after falling to a 2-1 defeat against France despite an encouraging performance. With France expected to beat Peru, this contest could see Denmark join them in the last 16 with a win, but Australia will want to avoid an early World Cup exit and will take plenty of positives from their group opener against the European Championship finalists to try and get a result here. Denmark should expect a similar test here as they did with Peru. Players such as Aaron Mooy and Tom Rogic never look to allow opposition midfielders time and space with the ball, something which William Kvist and Christian Eriksen will need to be wary of. They have an abundance of energy and stamina and a lot of their good work starts here; they will need this to push Denmark for a result here, but will also need to be a lot more clinical in the final third. Whilst Peru gave it a good go, Denmark managed to show some good organisation and were quick to take their chance on the counter attack. They also have a great advantage with Christian Eriksen and his specialism with a dead ball, so Australia should be wary of committing fouls in dangerous areas. This could be just as close as the two opening group games and with both nations needing a result for different reasons, you would once again expect a goal to be enough to separate these sides if somebody was going to win it. Kick off is at 1pm in Samara.

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Croatia edged out Denmark 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out to reach the World Cup quarter-final. They will face hosts Russia, who earlier in the day, shocked Spain to reach this stage.

For Denmark though, it was a case of heartbreak after performing well to keep their illustrious opponents at bay for 120 minutes. In normal time, they got off to a flying start scored as centre-back Mathias Jorgensen scored in the opening minute. However, Mario Mandzukic scored three minutes later to level up the proceedings.

After a crazy first five minutes, the next 115 minutes was all about not making a mistake and staying in the game. Croatia did get a penalty four minutes from the penalty shoot-out to potentially seal it. But, Kasper Schmeichel had other ideas as he dived the right way to stop a Luka Modric spot-kick.

Christensen acknowledges Denmark pressure

  Christensen acknowledges Denmark pressure Andreas Christensen has acknowledged that his side face pressure, following Denmark’s 1-1 draw with Australia in the World Cup on Thursday. The 22-year old centre back has started both of his nations World Cup games so far, and is targeting a place in the final 16. However, the former Borussia Monchengladbach loanee is aware of the mounting pressure his side face, with their final game against France proving crucial to their progression in the tournament. Denmark will need to secure at least a point against France to guarantee their progression, while Australia aren’t out of contention yet. As quoted by Goal, Christensen had this to say on the pressure his side faces. “Obviously, if you told us that today we would have four points from two games then it wouldn’t be too bad. Especially depending how the other games go.” “But I think after we won the first one we just really wanted to go into this game and win, to make it look even better than it does now. To make it feel like a little less pressure against France in the last game.” “We are a little bit disappointed by that but in total having four points from two games, things could be worse. After the first game, we said we can play much better than this, but again we were happy that we scored.” “Today we couldn’t get a better start but we know we can play better. Hopefully at one point in this World Cup, we will find in our best form.

Top 5 Players . 1 Yussuf Poulsen (MR) Denmark 4. 2 Mario Mandzukic (FW) Croatia 2. 3 Andreas Christensen (MC) Denmark 2. 4 Christian Eriksen (AMC) Denmark 1 . 5 Ivan Perisic (ML) Croatia 1 . Close x. undefined. Back to team stats. Ratings . 5.90 - 6.59.

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The tie eventually went all the way to penalties. From that moment on, it was a game of nerves and steel. The Croats progressed in that battle, leaving the Danes with anguish faces.

Here are our player ratings for the players of Denmark:

Newcastle to rival Premier League duo for versatile Bundesliga forward .
Newcastle, Everton and West Ham are all being linked with a move for Danish international Yussuf Poulsen. Calcio Mercato reports that the Premier League trio are all interested in the player. The 24-year-old is under contract with Leipzig until 2021 but is being tipped to leave the club in the near future. Poulsen has played a key role in Leipzig’s rise through German football but has fallen out of favour of late. With Leipzig continuing to establish themselves as one of the strongest sides in the Bundesliga, Poulsen was restricted to just 18 league starts last season. The Danish international scored four goals and registered a further two assists throughout the previous campaign. Poulsen impressed for Denmark during the World Cup, scoring in their opening game against Peru. Rafa Benitez is keen to strengthen his squad and add quality to his side after avoiding relegation in their first season back in the Premier League.

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