Australia drops Denmark and qualifies for the 16th round

video goals :Australia – Denmark – Played on 11/30/2022

The Australian national team achieved a difficult victory over its counterpart Denmark, with a clean goal, in the match that brought them together at Al Janoub Stadium, as part of the closing matches of the group stage of the World Cup.

Matthew Leckie scored the only goal of the match in the 60th minute.

With this victory, Australia raised its tally to 6 points, placing second equally with leaders France, and qualifying for the final 16 round, while the Danish national team left the tournament after occupying fourth and last place with one point.

The first threat in the match came in the 11th minute after a long ball from the Danish defense reached Jansen, who penetrated from the right and fired a missile shot towards the net, but goalkeeper Ryan shone and turned it away for a corner.

Skov Olsen, the Danish winger, tried to fire a shot from the right in the 14th minute, but it passed higher than the goal.

The Danish national team got a free kick from the left, which Eriksen crossed into the area, which was met by defender Christensen with a header that hit the side netting Australia’s goal.

Australia’s first attempt came in the 21st minute, after several headers passes, to finally reach McGarry, and he hit a direct ball from the edge of the penalty area with his left foot, but it reached the hands of goalkeeper Schmeichel.

In the 29th minute, the Australian defense dispersed a cross ball to reach Eriksen on the edge of the penalty area and hit it with a ground shot that passed near the right post of goalkeeper Ryan.

And from a free kick that the Danish national team got toward the corner flag on the left side, Eriksen executed it and hit a direct ball towards the net, but it passed by the goal in the 58th minute.

And in the 60th minute, contrary to the course of the match, the Australian national team managed to score the goal of progress after a quick counterattack, in which it broke offside after Matthew Leakey obtained a golden pass by the middle of the stadium from the distinguished McGarry, to set off, penetrate and dodge the Denmark defender and hit a ball to the left of goalkeeper Schmeichel. .

In the 71st minute, the Algerian referee Gherbal blew his whistle, indicating that a penalty kick was awarded to Denmark after one of Kasper Dolberg fell inside the area, but he quickly returned to his decision and counted an offside after the assistant referee raised his flag.

And from a ball that was dispersed by the Australian defense in the 88th minute, it reached Alexander Bah, who participated as a substitute player at the beginning of the second half. The Danish defender fired a missile from inside the area, but his shot passed safely past Ryan’s goal.

Ryan saved Australia from the equalizing opportunity for Denmark in the 90 + 5 minute, after the ball reached Dolberg inside the area to meet it with a shot towards the goal, but Ryan shone and pushed it away from his goal.

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