View the complete replay and highlights of the energetic encounter between San Marino and Denmark. The kickoff for this thrilling game is scheduled for 6:45 PM (GMT) on the 17th of October, 2023. The referee overseeing this match is the esteemed V. Kopievskiy. The exhilarating clash will be held at the iconic Stadio Olimpico di Serravalle. Brace yourself for a riveting spectacle as these formidable teams battle it out in the Europe – UEFA European Championship Qualifiers, Group H, Season 2024.
San Marino vs Denmark Full Match Reports
Denmark’s quest for UEFA European Championships qualification advanced a step as they overcame a spirited San Marino team with a 2-1 victory in Serravalle. San Marino, determined to secure their first Euros qualification point since 2014, defended tenaciously and frustrated Denmark from the outset.
In a surprising turn of events, after a solid ten minutes of defensive play, San Marino mounted an attack. Alessandro D’Addario found himself with some space just outside the box but wasted the opportunity by sending his shot well wide.
Denmark gradually found their rhythm, with Christian Nørgaard emerging as a key attacking force from midfield. He narrowly missed the target with a dipping shot, and later had a header go wide from a corner taken by Christian Eriksen.
However, just as the first half seemed destined to end goalless, Rasmus Højlund, displaying the quality expected of a player with a £70 million price tag, unleashed a thunderous shot from a tight angle, sending Denmark into the break with a lead.
Denmark seemed in control at the start of the second half until San Marino suddenly threatened, with Kasper Schmeichel spilling a cross and giving Michele Cevoli a free header towards goal, only to be cleared off the line by Simon Kjær. San Marino seized the opportunity, and Alessandro Golinucci’s first-time volley following a corner briefly lifted the spirits in the San Marino Stadium.
The joy for the microstate was short-lived, as Denmark quickly restored their lead with a towering header from Yussuf Poulsen off Jonas Wind’s cross. San Marino couldn’t muster a second comeback, and despite Denmark’s sluggish performance, Poulsen’s late winner extended their lead over third-placed Kazakhstan by four points in Group H, bringing them closer to qualification.
Man of the Match: Rasmus Højlund (Denmark)