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Denmark, despite handful of chances and disallowed goal Skov Olsen, did not get past Tunisia | 2022 FIFA World Cup

A day full of surprises. After Argentina, outsider Denmark also failed to win its opening match. The Scandinavians did not score against Tunisia. However, the Danes had a handful of good chances, but the efficiency was lacking. Club striker Skov Olsen saw a goal disallowed.

Denmark – Tunisia in a nutshell:

  • Key moment: Twenty minutes before the end, Denmark comes very close to 1-0. First Dahmen parries a nice long shot from Eriksen and on the ensuing corner kick Cornelius misses a huge opportunity. The substitute heads from close range on the post.
  • Man of the match: Aymen Dahmen played a crucial role for Tunisia today. The goalkeeper was anything but in a shooting booth, but was at the appointment when he had to. He scored a point for the Tunisians with some crucial saves.
  • Remarkable: On day 3 of the World Cup, the first 0-0 is a fact. The Danes also scored the first 0-0 at the previous World Cup, then against France. Moreover, Denmark-Tunisia is also the first match at this tournament that does not exceed 100 minutes.

Schmeichel keeps Denmark afloat

It became clear after a few minutes that Tunisia would not become a bite-sized chunk for Denmark. The African team started from its own strength and made it quite difficult for the Danes in the opening phase. The first danger on target also came from the African team, a deflected shot from Dräger didn’t go that far wide.

Due to the high pressure of an aggressive Tunisia, Denmark came out offensively but difficult in a messy first half. There was hardly any target danger. A hit by Jebali, who had broken through, was rightly rejected for offside, Dahmen had no problem with a long shot from Hojbjerg.

The same Hojbjerg was pushed over by Laidouni in the box shortly before half-time, but the ball did not hit the spot. A few minutes later, Schmeichel saved Denmark on the other side with a great save. Jebali came edge offside only for the goalkeeper, but he was able to touch the beautiful marker just enough.

Disallowed goal Skov Olsen, Cornelius leaves 1-0

Fierce and aggressiveness were the code words for Tunisia in the first half and after the break the team also immediately took off. After Skov Olsen lost the ball, Laidouni turned on his turbo. Only it just started to sputter in the zone of truth and the Christensen who rushed along was able to foil a great opportunity.

Denmark quickly took over command. Skov Olsen was even able to open the score, but the Club Brugge player’s goal was rightly rejected for offside by Damsgaard. Tunisia had a hard time and had to be grateful to goalkeeper Dahmen. With a great save, he parried a dangerous header from Dolberg.

Twenty minutes before the end, the Tunisian goalie again distinguished himself on a long shot from Eriksen. The ensuing corner gave Denmark the chance as Christensen headed the ball back to Cornelius, but the substitute hit the post from close range.

In extra time, Lindström just couldn’t outwit Dahmen with a surprising, far bang. It also got hot when ref Ramos had to check Meriah’s hands, but the ball didn’t hit the spot for the Danes. They miss their start with a scoreless draw, for Tunisia it is another point won.

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  1. second half, minute 98. End. The first 0-0 of this World Cup is a fact. Denmark bites its teeth at a particularly driven Tunisia. Schmeichel saved the Danes from falling behind shortly before the break, after the break Dahmen kept Tunisia afloat with some crucial saves. Cornelius headed the best chance for the Danes against the post. .
  2. second half, minute 98 match over
  3. second half, minute 96. Denmark keeps the tension high with an ultimate corner kick. Eriksen finds Cornelius’ head, but he cannot head straight. Dahmen picks up the ball. .
  4. second half, minute 95. Still biting a nail for Tunisia.

    Still biting the nail for Tunisia

  5. No penalty. Still biting the nail for Tunisia when ref Ramos is called to the monitor for possible hands from Meriah on a Danish corner. The images also show hands, albeit unintentionally. That’s how Ramos sees it, the ball doesn’t hit the spot. . second half, minute 94.
  6. second half, minute 93. Lindström almost surprises Dahmen. Lindström almost ensures a Danish victory with a surprising attempt. He sees Dahmen standing a bit far from his goal and takes his chance, but the goalkeeper saves in time. .
  7. second half, minute 90. 5 minutes extra. The game did not stop much in the second half. Still, we add 5 minutes. .
  8. second half, minute 89. A point against Denmark is a point won for Tunisia. They had signed up for that beforehand. Floris Geerts.
  9. second half, minute 88. Substitution at Tunisia, Ferjani Sassi in, Aissa Laidouni out
  10. second half, minute 88. Substitution for Tunisia, Wajdi Kechrida in, Mohamed Dräger out
  11. second half, minute 87. Two more substitutions for Tunisia. Dräger and the particularly driven Laidouni are pulled aside for Kechrida and Sassi. .
  12. second half, minute 86. Yellow for Khenissi. Khenissi arrives too late with his intervention and does not touch the ball. It turns him yellow. .
  13. Yellow card for Tunisia’s Taha Khenissi during the second half, minute 86
  14. second half, minute 85. First 0-0? Time is running out. Are we on our way to the first 0-0 at this World Cup or is the sting in the tail? .
  15. second half, minute 80. Substitution for Tunisia, Taha Khenissi in, Issam Jebali out
  16. second half, minute 80. Double substitution. National coach Kadri throws some fresh forces into the battle with Tunisia. Mejbri and Khenissi join the squad ahead of Jebali and Msakni. .
  17. second half, minute 80. Substitution for Tunisia, Hannibal Mejbri in, Youssef Msakni out
  18. Yellow card for Mathias Jensen of Denmark during second half, minute 78
  19. second half, minute 78. Yellow for Jensen. Jensen takes down Sliti. Referee Ramos does not hesitate and pulls out his yellow card. .
  20. second half, minute 72. Tunisia claims a penalty after a shot hit Andersen’s hand.

    Tunisia claims penalty kick after passed ball against Andersen’s hand

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