Denmark beats Australia in Euro 2012 warmup game
Denmark beat Australia 2-0 in the last exhibition match on
Saturday before the European Championship.
Daniel Agger hit a penalty shot in the 31st and Andreas Bjelland
scored the second from a corner in the 66th.
The Danes dominated the first half. Although Australia had
better possession in the second, the Socceroos failed to convert
several chances despite Danish side’s slowdown following the
“They were tired. They have had a tough week because they have
been training all week long,” said Denmark’s coach Morten Olsen.
“It is important for us that we have a win at this moment.”
Goalie Stephan Andersen proved a worthy replacement for veteran
Thomas Sorensen, who was taken off the Denmark squad because of a
back injury he sustained during a friendly against Brazil a week
ago. Denmark lost 3-1.
Denmark will play Germany, Portugal and the Netherlands in the
group stage of the Euro 2012 that begins June 8 in Poland.
Ukraine is the co-host of the tournament.