Sunday June 17, 2012 Group Stage: Group B Finished Arena Lviv

Denmark 1 - 2 Germany

  • Krohn-Dehli 24’
  • Podolski 19’
  • Bender 80’

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    • - Thanks for joining us this evening. We do it all again tomorrow with Group C! Share any post-match thoughts you mayhave with me on Twitter @tony_mabert. Get ready for more permutations
    • 90+3' The final whistle blows, and Germany are three to the quarter-finals with a 100 per cent record! Denmark, for all the excitment they have provided, are going home.
    • 89' Three minutes of added time are signalled by the fourth official.
    • 87' Remember, Germany reached this competition by winning all 10 of their qualifying matches. The last competitive match they didn't win was the semi-final of the 2010 World Cup.
    • 85' Just to erase any doubt, Germany are going through with nine points out of nine, with Portugal next on six points. Denamrk have three, and The Dutch are on a big fat zero.
    • 84' Germany substitution: Toni Kroos replaces Mueller.
    • 83' Denmark have plenty of men forward for a corner, which Agger attacks well but can only head over.
    • 82' Denmark substitution: Tobias Mikkelsen replaces Jakob Poulsen.
    • 80' GOAL!! Denmark 1-2 Germany!! Ozil's through ball is too far in front of Klose but it's perfect for Bender to sidefoot past Andersen and surely send Gemrany into the quarter-finals and Denamrk packing!
    • 79' Denmark substitution: Christian Poulsen repalces Zimling.
    • 78' Clever dinked ball from Ozil for Khedira's run into the box, but he loses the race to the ball.
    • 77' Mueller drives the ball into the box, and Agger blasts it clear.
    • 76' Bendtner stretches every sinew in his body to get his toe to a floated ball up the field, but he can't guide it high enough over Neuer's head.
    • 75' That may seem pretty cut and dried now, but one goal here would change it all again. One goal for Denmark now and Germany are going out!
    • 74' There has been a goal in Kharkiv! Ronaldo scores again to give Portugal the lead! As it stands they go through as outright second, two points ahead of Denamrk and one behind Germany.
    • 73' Germany substitution: Miroslav Klose replaces Gomez.
    • 72' A dozen or more passes strung together around the edge of the Denmark box, but again they are unable to get in behind that red wall.
    • 71' The corner is played short to Jakob Poulsen, who in turn plays it to Christian Eriksen. The eventual floated cross from a diagonal angle sails harmlessly over everyone. Eriksen has really been disappointing for much of this tournament.
    • 70' Denmark make their first significant foray forward for a while, and Zimling's tepid shot from range forces a corner.
    • 69' Germany have had 59% of the possession in this match so far. The last five minutes have made it feel like a lot more. Denmark know they most likely need to score. They will have to come out at some stage.
    • 67' Andersen makes a decent but fairly regulation stop low to his right from Schweinsteiger, and Simon Poulsen is on hand to clear up the danger.
    • 65' Midway through the second half, and it's time for another quick 'as it stands'! Germany will top the group with seven points if it stays like this, while Portugal are joined on four points by Denmark, but will go through after beating them 3-2 last time out. Netherlands are currently bottom with one point.
    • 64' Germany substitution: Andre Schuerrle replaces Podolski.
    • 63' Andersen gets plenty of distance on his clearing punch, but here come Germany again. Kjaer clears the second ball, but the Danes remain penned in for the moment.
    • 62' Germany play the ball from left to right across the edge of the box, but they will have to settle for a corner.
    • 60' We have reached the hour mark and our card-happy Spanish referee - Carlos Velasco Carballo, he of 17 red cards and an average of 7.5 bookings a game this season - is yet to reach for his pocket in this contest. To be fair, he has had little cause to do so.
    • 59' Germany dictating the tempo well at the moment. Slowing it down inside the Denmark half before seemingly sprining into action in unison.
    • 58' Mueller goes down easily on the edge of the Denmark box, but the referee is not interested. Mueller is up on his feet again in a jiffy.
    • 56' Neuer comes out almost the centre circle to keep the ball moving with a short pass to a defender.
    • 55' Denmark win a free-kick deep in midfield. Bendtner looks primed for it to be launched forward but instead they play it short and square.
    • 53' Gomez holds the ball up well in the Danish box but Khedira slips as he shapes up to hit the striker's lay-off. Ironic cheers in Danish sound pretty much the same as in English.
    • 50' What a chance for Jakob Poulsen! Great hold-up play from Bendtner who turns and feeds the Midtjylland midfielder's run to the edge of the box, but his strike shaves the outside of the post!
    • 49' Gomez charges forward and has a pop from 20 yards out that flies low and wide of Andersen's near post. Surprising, when you think of all those screamers he has scored throughout his career.
    • 48' Also, worth pointing out that Denmark have won two of their three meetings with Germany at tournaments. Germany won the other.
    • 47' So, just to remind you that as it stands Germany will top the top with seven points and Portugal will be second on four points courtesy of their 3-2 win over Denmark last time out.
    • 46' Denmark get the second half going! How many more twists and turns are left in this group?
    • - But let's get tonight's action out of the way first, eh? Here come the teams for the second half.
    • - A goalless draw would favour Italy but a 1-1 draw would make the score of the Italy v Ireland match vital. Italy would then have to do better than Croatia's 3-1 win over Ireland to reach the last eight. A 2-2 or higher draw between Croatia and Spain is Italy's nightmare as that would take both Croatia and Spain through and eliminate the Italians.
    • - Well, Gordon, Spain and Croatia will both go through if Italy fail to beat Ireland, themselves already eliminated, in the final match. If Italy do take all three points, they would go through with the winner of the Croatia v Spain clash. If that game is drawn it would leave all three on five points with head-to-heads coming into play. That situation would favour Spain, who go through whatever the scores, but whether Croatia or Italy would join them is complicated....
    • - Gordon Parsons is asking on Twitter about the permutations for tomorrow's Group C clashes. He clearly isn't satisfied with tonight's drama!
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    • 45+1' Just the one minute of added time, and the whistle blows to end a well-contested first half.
    • 45' Very disappointing corner from Krohn-Dehli, cleared at the near post by Germany. Denmark build again, but Krohn-Dehli doesn't redeem himself at the second opportunity and Kjaer's strike from range is charged down.
    • 44' Great ball sprayed across the pitch to Simon Poulsen, who takes on Bender and again wins a corner.
    • 43' Gomez rides a challenge from Agger inside the box and turns for goal. Andersen races off his line to smother the ball before the striker can get a shot away.
    • 42' Simon Poulsen hooks away another pass into the Denmark box. Germany reall going for a second goal int he run-up to half-time.
    • 41' Jakub Poulsen intercepts a through ball into the box but he only succeeds in teeing it up for Khedira, who stbs his rushed effort wide of the near post!
    • 40' Bender feeds the ball into Gomez's feet inside the box. The big striker turns but he is robbed of the ball before he can either shoot or play into Bender's run.
    • 39' Neat and intricate build-up play by the Danes culminates with Zimling's shot from 20 yards getting blocked.
    • 37' It is Podolski who will strike, and he drives his effort not far over the bar!
    • 36' Kjaer ciollides into Mueller on the edge of the box, and Germany have a free-kcik inside the D. Looks like Podolski will go for power here...
    • 35' Germany have dominated the possession over the last five minutes or so. Pressure is building...
    • 33' Clever short corner and the Danes are caught napping. The cross is floated in to Gomez, who miscues his volley. Much to Danish relief, it's a goal kick.
    • 32' Teasing delivery from Ozil this time. Andersen comes off his line but misses it and a Danish defender has to head behind at the far post for a corner.
    • 31' Agger is harshly penalised for a foul on Mueller. Looked like both players slid together there, but Germany have a free-kick on the right wing.
    • 30' Things have calmed down somewhat at the moment. Both sides now conceded, and are being a little less enterprising as a result. That can;t last for long though.
    • 29' That goal means Portugal are now going through at second in Group B behind Germany!
    • 28' There's been another goal in Kharkiv! Ronaldo has scored a goal after a lovely through ball from Pereira to equalise against the Dutch!
    • 27' This really is incredible. Every goal changes the complexion of this group completely at the moment. This is tournament football at its best.
    • 25' Krohn-Dehli's second goal in three matches at this tournament means that Denmark are now poised to go through as second in the group!
    • 24' GOAL!! Denmark 1-1 Germany! From a corner Bendtner leaps above two markers and heads back across goal where Michael Krohn-Dehli glances the ball past Neuer!
    • 22' Podolski's goal also means that we are now 20 games into this 31-game tournament, and still not a single goalless draw.
    • 21' As it stands, Germany will top the group with nine points, while Portugal will top the mini-league of the other teams all on three points. Permutations.
    • 20' So, Poldi marks his 100th international appearance with his 44th international goal. Not bad...
    • 19' GOAL!! Denmark 0-1 Germany!! A low cross is hit across the box and Lukas Podolski smashes home the loose ball from 10 yards out!
    • 18' Gomez has netted three goals with his first five shots at Euro 2012 after failing to score with any of his five at Euro 2008.
    • 17' Ozil's curling set piece floats over everyone's head and harmlessly past the far post.
    • 16' Zimling concedes a free-kick on the right-hand side. Mats Hummels is one of of several white shirts in the box awaiting Ozil's delivery...
    • 15' Nice slaloming run from Mario Gomez into the Danish box, but he can't slink his way through two defenders.
    • 14' Remember, any Danish win guarantees them a place in the quarter-finals. Germany need just a draw to reach the last eight.
    • 13' So, as it stands, it's still Germany topping the group and Denmark going through. Right now Germany will have seven points, Denmark four, Netherlands three and Portugal three.
    • 12' There has been goal in Kharkiv! A lovely curling effort from Rafael van der Vaart has put the Dutch ahead against Portugal! Netherlands v Portugal LIVE
    • 11' Ozil plays in Khedira, who is tackled by Daniel Agger just as he prepares to shoot.
    • 10' Simon Poulsen not afraid to attack his opposite full-back, Lars Bender. Bendtner gives him good suppoert on that left wing as Denmark build promisingly.
    • 9' Lahm intercepts Bendtner's pass to Jacobsen, but the German counter-attack fizzles out as they cross the halfway line.
    • 8' Bendtner became the fifth Danish player to score a brace at European Championship finals in his side’s last game against Portugal (after Arnesen, Larsen, B. Laudrup, Tomasson).
    • 7' With Jeorme Boateng suspended this evening, it's just the six Bayern Munich players starting for Germany this evening.
    • 6' Germany carve Denmark open on the break. Philipp Lahm's cross is deflected and falls to Mueller on the edge of the six-yard box... Tamely sidefooted effort that Stephan Andersen gratefully gathers! Great chance for Germany goes begging!
    • 5' The first corner of the game comes to Bendtner deep int he area. The striker got his head to it, but couldn't generate the necessary power to trouble Manuel Neuer.
    • 4' Niki Zimling intercepts a pass in midfield, but Denmark patiently play it back into their own half to keep possession. The move pays off, as Simon Poulsen's surge down the left yields a corner.
    • 3' Mesut Ozil elegantly spreads the ball wide for Sami Khedira to cross. The ball is too high for his Real Madrid team-mate but it comes to Mueller on the far side... Fired over the bar on the half-volley!
    • 2' Lars Jacobsen lifts a diagonal ball forward for Nicklas Bendtner, who is caught offside.
    • 1' Germany kick off and we're underway! Nice early interplay from the Germans, but Thomas Mueller goes to ground on he halfway line as he is dispossessed.
    • 19:43 The anthems of both these neighbours have been belted out with customary gusto. We'll be underway shortly...
    • 19:40 The teams are coming out on to the pitch now. You can share your thoughts on the game with me on Twitter @tony_mabert, and I'll endeavour to share the best comments with everyone else. Get in touch!
    • 19:35 Germany have won all of their last 13 competitive games – an all-time record in DFB history. Furthermore Germany are the only team to win all of their qualifying and tournament matches in EURO 2012 and have scored the first goal in each of these games. The German team have won their first two matches at EURO finals for their fourth time. On the previous three occasions they managed this, they went on to lift the trophy.
    • 19:30 All three clashes between Denmark and Germany in major tournaments have ended 2-0, with Denmark winning in the 1986 World Cup and Euro 1992 and Germany in Euro 1988. Of course, the win for the Danes in '92 is the one we all remember, with Kim Vilfort and John Jensen scoring the goals in the final that saw Denmark crowned European champions.
    • 19:25 Germany boss Joachim Loew: "We will not underestimate them. We have not qualified yet and need at least one point. It will be a tight match. Denmark also have hopes of reaching the last eight, we always knew they would be a threat as they're compact and very dangerous on the counter-attack."
    • 19:20 Denmark coach Morten Olsen: "I am absolutely sure that Germany will not underestimate us. They know that we have a team that on the day can play against any opponent so we don't have this advantage as we did 20 years ago. As sports people we have experienced two dressing rooms, one which was euphoric and one that was filled with grave emotions and darkness. We, of course, prefer the feeling we had after the Dutch game."
    • 19:15 Tonight's referee is Spain's Carlos Velasco Carballo. If that name rings a bell, it's probably because he was the official who inexplicably sent off Greece's Socratis Papastathopoulos in the opening game of the tournament against Poland. In just 27 matches this season, Velasco has shown 17 red cards, and in La Liga over the past year he has averaged 7.5 bookings per game. Seven point five!
    • 19:10 Of course, the possibility of Germany going out this evening is extremely remote, but they will surely have been given a start when Russia somehow contrived to get eliminated at the group stage via a 1-0 defeat to Greece last night. The way this tournament has gone so far, expect the unexpected. Early Doors: Greece bank quarter-final place
    • 19:05 In Group B's other match, the Dutch have no choice other than to really go for it. They start with both Robin van Persie and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar up front, while Rafael van der Vaart comes into the midfield at the expense of Mark van Bommel. Hup Holland hup! Follow that match LIVE here!
    • 19:00 The Germans are without suspended right-back Jerome Boateng with Lars Bender replacing him, leaving captain Philipp Lahm on the left. Lukas Podolski makes his 100th international appearance (43 goals) having turned 27 a fortnight ago, making him the youngest European player ever to reach the landmark. Germany team page
    • 19:00 The Danes are without experienced winger Dennis Rommedahl, injured against Portugal. Midfielder Niki Zimling has recovered from a muscle injury suffered in the early part of the 3-2 loss to Portugal on Wednesday. Denmark team page
    • 18:55 Denmark: 1-Stephan Andersen; 6-Lars Jacobsen, 3-Simon Kjaer, 4-Daniel Agger, 5-Simon Poulsen; 8-Christian Eriksen, 19-Jakob Poulsen, 7-William Kvist, 21-Niki Zimling, 9-Michael Krohn-Dehli; 11-Nicklas Bendtner /// Germany: 1-Manuel Neuer; 15-Lars Bender, 14-Holger Badstuber, 5-Mats Hummels, 16-Philipp Lahm; 7-Bastian Schweinsteiger, 6-Sami Khedira; 13-Thomas Mueller, 8-Mesut Ozil; 10-Lukas Podolski; 23-Mario Gomez.
    • 18:55 Got that? Good. While you try to digest that, here are the teams...
    • 18:55 In that case the two countries would finish with the Dutch on three points and head-to-heads would again come into play. Netherlands would go through only if they beat Portugal by two goals or more. Denmark would definitely be out, whatever the scores, and Portugal would be through if they lose by one goal.
    • 18:55 If both matches are drawn, Portugal would go through and Denmark would be out by virtue of losing to the Portuguese in the direct encounter. In other circumstances, whichever of Portugal or Denmark gets the best result will qualify - unless both lose.
    • 18:55 Germany could oust Portugal only if they lose by a single goal margin and score two or more goals, for example 2-3, 3-4 etc. Any other defeat would send them home.
    • 18:55 Portugal and Denmark have identical records - and there it gets complicated. If both win their last group games, they would finish with Germany on six points and the three would have to be separated on the basis of head-to-heads. In that situation, Denmark would be sure to go through, whatever the scores, and Portugal would probably join them.
    • 18:55 Germany hold the best cards and would qualify with a win or draw against Denmark. Even if they lose, they would still reach the quarter-finals if Portugal do not beat Netherlands.
    • 18:55 What's that? You want a rundown of the permutations? Well, it's all very simple...
    • 18:50 It's quite incredible to think that all four teams in Group B can still go through - even Netherlands, who are bottom of the table without a point - while each of them can still be eliminated - even leaders Germany, six points and all! Group B table
    • 18:45 Welcome to Eurosport's live coverage of the Euro 2012 Group B match between Denmark and Germany at the Arena Lviv in Lviv!
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