Denmark 2-3 Portugal Highlights – Euro 2012
Substitute Silvestre Varela’s late thunderbolt boosted Portugal’s hopes of reaching the Euro 2012 last-eight.
Watch Euro 2012 match, Denmark Vs Portugal highlights here.
Venue: Arena Lviv, Lviv
Date: Wednesday, 13 June
Kick-off: 17:00 BST
0-1 Pepe 23′
0-2 Helder Postiga 35′
1-2 Bendtner 40′
2-2 Bendtner 79′
2-3 Silvestre Varela 86′
Since Morten Olsen’s debut as Denmark coach in August 2000, the Danes have won three out of five matches with Portugal and only lost one.
Up until that point Portugal had won six of the first seven meetings between the countries. In total Portugal have won seven of 12 official encounters compared to Denmark’s three.
Portugal have scored in all of their 12 previous meetings – matches that have averaged 3.5 goals per game.
Denmark have won five successive competitive matches for the first time since Sep2008-Jun 2009. Victory would see them record six straight wins for first time since Jun-Nov 1999, and for a first time under Olsen.
The last team to beat Denmark in a competitive match were Portugal, who inflicted a 3-1 qualifying defeat in Lisbon in October 2010.
If selected, Nicklas Bendtner will win his 50th Danish cap. He has scored one goal in each of his four previous matches against Portugal and has never lost a match against them (three wins, one draw).
Portugal have lost their last three European Championship matches – their longest ever run of defeats in the tournament.
Paulo Bento’s first match as Portugal head coach came in the 3-1 home victory over Denmark in October 2010.
Portugal have never failed to advance beyond the group stage before at five previous European Championship finals tournaments where group stages have been contested.