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This is a match of UEFA Euro 2024 Qualification, Group H – Matchday 7.
Kick off: 18:45 UTC Saturday Oct 14, 2023.
Referee: Michael Oliver, England
Venue: Parken, København
Denmark vs Kazakhstan Full Match Reports
Denmark extended their impressive unbeaten streak to five games (with four wins and one draw) as they asserted their dominance over Kazakhstan at the Parken Stadium, securing a 3-1 victory. This win ensures that Denmark remains joint-top alongside Slovenia in Group H of the UEFA European Championship Qualifiers (ECQ).
Denmark initially expected a relatively straightforward qualification phase when they were initially drawn without any European footballing giants. However, they soon realized that Slovenia, who sat atop Group H as leaders, posed a formidable challenge. With Kazakhstan closely trailing just one point behind, Kasper Hjulmand’s squad couldn’t afford to drop any points. Denmark started the match with a sense of urgency, almost instantly finding the back of the net as Robert Skov’s powerful shot from outside the box narrowly missed the right post.
While Kazakhstan narrowly escaped conceding an early goal, they gradually began to find their footing. However, Danish pressure soon curtailed their growing confidence. A brilliantly executed set-piece move bore fruit when Jonas Wind capitalized on Joachim Andersen’s knockdown, driving the ball past a cluster of defenders into the far corner. In the dying moments of the first half, Skov extended Denmark’s lead with a close-range finish, capitalizing on Rasmus Højlund’s pass during a swift counterattack, catching the visitors off-guard.
The Danish team approached their halftime lead cautiously, mindful of their previous shocking defeat in Astana. In the second half, they were even more formidable, with Skov netting a third goal just three minutes after the restart. Christian Eriksen provided the assist, and Skov buried a low drive past Igor Shatskiy. Kazakhstan responded swiftly and managed to pull one goal back through Yan Vorogovskiy, showcasing their counterattacking prowess.
Unfortunately for Vorogovskiy and his team, his goal merely served as a consolation. Denmark held their ground, securing their fifth victory in six head-to-head encounters. While Kasper Hjulmand might be disappointed that his team couldn’t maintain their recent run of clean sheets in five qualifiers, the Danish Dynamite can confidently anticipate adding another three points when they face minnows San Marino next. On the other hand, this first ECQ away defeat raises concerns for Magomed Adiyev and his squad. They’ll need to secure a minimum of four points in their upcoming double-header against Finland and Slovenia to maintain any hope of qualifying.
Robert Skov was named the Man of the Match for his stellar performance.