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Australia stun Denmark to reach last 16

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Australia beat Denmark by 1-0 and advanced to round of 16 with France from group D.

Al Janoub Stadium witnessed the loss of one of the greatest teams of Europe. Denmark was expected to be one of the dark horses of the Qatar World Cup, but they couldn’t rise to the expectations.

The first half was largely controlled by Denmark but still fairly quiet in both boxes.Denmark made several attempts in the first half of the match but couldn’t convert it to the goal.

Their motive was the win and they attacked from the start of the game.Australia did manage three shots on target in the first period, but all the attempts were tame and comfortable for Schmeichel to save.

At the hour mak, the deadlock was broken.Leckie scored a wonderful solo goal to gave Australia the lead! He send Maehle the wrong way twice before putting the ball through his legs and into the bottom right corner. Score 1-0.

At 71st minute, Denmark thought they had a penalty, but it was not given as Dolberg was offside in the build-up!
Denmark was poor in the second half and could not trouble Ryan at all as Australia won 1-0 to progress to the knockout rounds. They will face the group C champions Argentina in the Round of 16.

 

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