Best captured moments of the match between Portugal and Denmark
Joao Moutinho rifled home in the 66th minute to book Portugal’s place at Euro 2016 in France with a win over Denmark in their Group I qualifier in Braga on Thursday. Portugal tops the group on 18 points, six ahead Denmark and seven in front of Albania, who lost 2-0 at home to Serbia. Knowing a point would be sufficient to see them through to the finals in France, the Portuguese began gradually.
Cristiano Ronaldo constrained Kasper Schmeichel into an early spare and Nicklas Bendtner impacted a fabulous chance over the bar for Denmark. Bernardo Silva went down in the penalty zone halfway through the first half, just for the arbitrator to wave away Portuguese claims for a penalty. Moutinho put the Danes on alarm when he discharged a horrible shot from separation, yet he couldn’t hold the ball down and it flew innocuously over Schmeichel’s goal. Nani additionally went close towards the first’s end half, circling a header over Schmeichel yet it ricocheted innocuously off the highest point of the crossbar. Denmark very nearly proceeded when Nicklas Bendtner, who has netted six times against Portugal, shot in ahead of schedule second-half shot which returned off a post. It was to demonstrate an expensive miss as Moutinho softened the halt up the 66th moment, gathering a poorly defended header and jinking into position before rifling the ball past Kasper Schmeichel. The Danes constrained a whirlwind recently corners however they couldn’t drive the ball past Rui Patricio and Portugal hung on for the win.
Denmark has now finished their capability battle and sit out the keep going match day on Sunday while Portugal are away Serbia and Albania go to Armenia where just a win will suffice to grab the second spot.
Here, the best captured moments of the match between Portugal and Denmark: