Playing at the Samara Arena on Thursday (21/06/2018), Denmark ahead ahead by Christian Eriksen scored in the seventh minute. While the new Australia can reply in the 38th minute through a penalty Mile Jedinak, who made the score in the first round last 1-1.
In the second half both teams alike have many opportunities. However, there is no single goal that can be created until the fight is over.
An additional one point makes Denmark to temporarily lead Group C with four points. Meanwhile, a draw makes Australian chances to qualify for the group phase stay awake. The Socceroos temporarily sit in third with one point.
In other Group C matches, the French who collect three points will face Peru moments later. Peru has so far not earned a point after losing 0-1 from Denmark in the first game.
Denmark immediately took the initiative to attack early in the game. Dynamite’s team only took seven minutes to lead 1-0 over Australia.
Starting from a cross, Nicolai Joergensen with a very clever able to provide assists to Christian Eriksen. Without control, Tottenham Hotspur player was immediately grabbed the ball with a hard kick that could not dammed goalkeeper Mathew Ryan.
Australia tried to respond to Danish quick goals with a chance of a corner kick, only the bait from Aaron Mooy failed to be well received by his colleagues.
The tempo of the game runs slowly into the 15th minute. Australia are waiting more, while Denmark is busy playing short passes to unload the opponent’s defense.
Australia can slowly get out of the pressure. They made the threat in the 23rd minute through Tom Rogic shot, only the ball shot is still wide on the left side of goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
Rogic became the most prominent player from the Australian side so far. In the 32nd minute, he nervously tried to penetrate the penalty box, but his efforts were dropped Danish players.
Australia’s effort to equalize the score to 1-1 fruitful results in the 38th minute. Referee Antonio Mateu awarded a penalty for the Socceroos after Yussuf Poulsen declared a handball based on the VAR review.
Jedinak advanced as executor. He successfully runs his job by directing the ball to the left side of Schmeichel, while the goalkeeper moves in the opposite direction.
Eriksen made an opportunity in the 42nd minute through a free kick. His shot-ball shot off and almost deflected the Australian defender, but Ryan was able to catch the ball. 1-1 score lasted until halftime.
Denmark made a threat to the Australian defense in the second half, which was exactly in the 51st minute. Poulsen dropped in the penalty box but according to the referee is not a violation. While the ball rolled wild and shot by Pione Sisto, but the ball still has not led to the target.
Australia took turn making the Danish defense ketar-ketir in the 67th minute. The opponent’s cross failed to be completely disposed of by Schmeichel. The ball fell to the feet of Matthew Leckie, who immediately sent a horizontal cross pass between Schmeichel’s legs, but the ball was thrown out by Henrik Dalsgaard.
Denmark is still under pressure. Long-distance kicks released Mooy after receiving feedback Arzani in the 71st minute. But the ball bounced thin over the Danish crossbar.
Two minutes later, the Danish relying on a counterattack got a golden opportunity through Sisto, but his curling shot widened slightly on the left side of the goal.
Both teams took turns attacking in the final 10 minutes of the game. However, no goals have been created. The game was completed with the score 1-1.
Composition of Players
Denmark: Schmeichel; Dalsgaard, Kjaer, Christensen, Stryger; Delaney, Schone; Poulsen (Braithwaite 59 ‘), Eriksen, Sisto; Jorgensen (Cornelius 68 ‘).
Australia: Ryan; Risdon, Sainsbury, Milligan, Behich; Jedinak, Mooy; Leckie, Rogic (Irvine 82 ‘), Kruse (Arzani 69’); Nabbout (Juric 75 ‘).