In a thrilling night of European Nations Cup qualifiers for Euro 2024, Denmark secured a resounding victory over San Marino with a final score of 4-0. Meanwhile, Slovenia thwarted Northern Ireland with a 4-2 win in Group G action.
The Finnish national team currently leads Group G with an impressive 12 points. Denmark and Slovenia closely follow in second and third place with 10 and 10 points, respectively. Kazakhstan occupies the fourth spot with 9 points, while Northern Ireland holds fifth place with 3 points. San Marino, unfortunately, remains at the bottom of the group without any points.
Denmark’s Dominant Performance
Denmark’s national team exhibited a dominant performance against San Marino, bouncing back from their previous draw (1-1) with Slovenia last June. The Danes wasted no time in establishing their authority in the match.
First Half Goals
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg initiated the scoring for Denmark in the 26th minute, setting the tone for the evening. His teammates Joachim Maelhe and Jonas Wind continued the momentum with the second and third goals in the 28th and 40th minutes, respectively.
Second Half Seal
The goal festival continued into the second half as Youssef Poulsen put the finishing touch with Denmark’s fourth goal in the third minute of stoppage time. Denmark’s victory over San Marino was comprehensive, highlighting their prowess in the qualifiers.
Slovenia’s Exciting Triumph
In another thrilling encounter, Slovenia triumphed over Northern Ireland with a final score of 4-2. Slovenia took an early lead as Andras Sporar found the net in the third minute. However, Northern Ireland quickly responded as Isaac Price equalized in the seventh minute.
The back-and-forth battle continued as Peter Stojanovic reclaimed the lead for Slovenia with a goal in the 17th minute. Benjamin Sisko extended Slovenia’s advantage by scoring the third goal in the 42nd minute, concluding the first half with a 3-1 lead for the Slovenian team.
Northern Ireland’s Fightback
Northern Ireland displayed resilience in the second half, reducing the gap as Jonny Evans scored their second goal in the 53rd minute. However, Slovenia’s Sporar struck again, securing the fourth goal and his second personal goal in the 56th minute.
The matches showcased the intensity of Euro 2024 qualifiers, with Denmark and Slovenia emerging as strong contenders in Group G. Football enthusiasts are eagerly following the tournament as it unfolds, with anticipation building for the upcoming matches.