Slovenia deny Denmark

UEFA Euro 2024 -Group C

Slovenia……….1

Denmark……….1

Christian Eriksen and Erik Janža found the back of the net as the Group C clash between Slovenia and Denmark concluded in a draw.

The UEFA EURO 2024 Group C opener in Stuttgart ended with a thrilling 1-1 scoreline, leaving no clear winner. This was the first draw in this competition.

Slovenia initiated the game’s first promising opportunity, with Benjamin Šeško narrowly missing the target with a long-range attempt.

However, Denmark swiftly seized the lead just one minute later. Jonas Wind displayed exceptional skill by redirecting a quick throw-in, allowing Eriksen to control the ball with his chest and execute a splendid finish. This goal marked a remarkable moment for Eriksen, who returned to the tournament after suffering a cardiac arrest during EURO 2020.

The second half saw Slovenia come out strong, putting pressure on the Danish defense with a corner kick that caused chaos in the box. Unfortunately for Slovenia, Petar Stojanović’s header veered wide of the target.

The Danes had a fantastic opportunity to increase their lead after 65 minutes when Rasmus Højlund connected with Victor Kristiansen’s dangerous cross. However, Jan Oblak stood tall and denied him from close proximity.

Slovenia continued to press forward, and shortly after Šeško hit the post, they finally reaped the rewards. Erik Janža’s shot took a deflection and flew past Kasper Schmeichel into the goal.

In the end, a draw was a just outcome, with both teams undoubtedly pleased to avoid defeat at the start of their campaigns.

Slovenia will face Serbia in Munich on 20 June, while Denmark will take on England in Frankfurt on the same day.

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Line-ups

Slovenia: Oblak; Karničnik, Drkušić, Bijol, Janža; Stojanović (Verbič 67), Gnezda Čerin, Elšnik (Stanković 75), Mlakar (Celar 75); Šporar (Brekalo 90+5), Šeško (Kurtić 90+5)

Denmark: Schmeichel; Christensen, Andersen, Vestergaard; Bah, Hjulmand, Højbjerg (Nørgaard 83), Kristiansen (Mæhle 78); Eriksen; Wind (Dolberg 83), Højlund (Poulsen 83)

Standings provided by Sofascore

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