The drama ended successfully at Lviv favoring Portuguese to gain 3 points in their second game in the group of death.
The game started with a countdown as Denmark began the ball. This was one of the game from toughest group in the Euro cup.
Denmark got first corner of the game which was nicely executed and provided them another corner but Denmark could not do well even though they got 3 corner in 4 minutes of the game. They had their early substitution when Zimling could not continue and asked for his own replacement. Zimling’s injury can be a major loss through out the tournament.
Portugal produced a lead soon after good defensive work from Denmark to keep the ball away to concede a corner but the corner was converted into a goal when Pepe scored on a cracking header in 25′ of the game to start the lead.
Portugal looked stronger on defense as they denied any chance for Denmark not allowing them to produce any chances.
Second goal came on Nani’s cross when Postiga had good flick from the right foot to beat Andersen and find the net. Portugal showed great performance offensively as better as they had been defensively in the first half.
Danish then had a great coordination to come back into the game from Bendtner’s goal which came fascinatingly. The ball came from one side to other finally headed clean by Bendtner on a breath taking opening 45 minute of the game. The goal came in 41′ of the game. First half ended 1-2 when some of the Portuguese attacks were unable to find success.
Second half started with Portuguese lead which could have increased as Ronaldo got a nice chance. He had only the keeper to beat but failed when Andersen read it well.
Portuguese were the better half in the starting second half as they could produce some great chances but could not score. They got some free kicks and corners but missed them all out of which Cr7′s miss was crucial.
The game looked leveled as Denmark who was just defending in the initial phase of the second half returned to action trying to score some goals. They deserved some goals as Danes were able to develop some good moves inside the Portuguese box.
Portugal could have one more goal on their name in 78′ of the game but Ronaldo missed for the second time in the game and this time it was easiest chance he could ever get. Later Denmark equalizes from second goal from Bendtner again in the header. The assist came from Jacobsen from the right side which was headed by Bendtner, touches keeper’s right hand, hits the post and kisses the net.
Portugal finds their winning goal in the 87′ minute of the goal when substitute Varela scores only after 3 minutes of his entrance to the field.
The game ended in Portugal side when Denmark could not score on their last chance.
Final score Portugal 3-2 Denmark