Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Danish save their bacon

UEFA U21.UEFA U21 Championship
Denmark 2:1 Belarus
Switzerland 2:0 Iceland

Nicolai Jørgensen kept the host nation in the competition tonight with a 71st minute winner after Christian Eriksen's penalty had equalised Dmiti Baga's opener for Belarus.

A sell-out crowd in Aarhus revelled in the Bayer Leverkusen winger's moment of magic which leaves the Danes in joint second in Group A with one game to play.

Switzerland look increasingly the team to beat having despatched much-fancied Iceland 2-0 in Aalborg. The Swiss lead their group by three points and need only one more to ensure passage to the semi-finals, while Iceland, many people's pre-tournament tips, are all but eliminated after a second successive defeat.

Group A
Switzerland 6pts, Denmark & Belarus 3pts, Iceland 0pts
Sat 18th - Iceland v Denmark, Switzerland v Belarus (both 20:45)

Group B
Czech Rep 3pts, Spain & England 1pt, Ukraine 0pts
Wed 15th - Spain v Czech Rep (18:00), England v Ukraine (20:45)
Sun 20th - Spain v Ukraine, England v Czech Rep (both 20:45)

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