Denmark scores a valuable draw that sends Serbia home

Denmark scores a valuable draw that sends Serbia home

A That draw with Serbia suited Denmark wonderfully. They entered the round of 16 as second in the group while a brilliant generation of Serbian players were left frustrated, unable to generate danger. And to do harm. Thus they ended up dejected, aware that there is no place for them in Europe’s elite. They will go back to their house.

There was little happening in Munich. Fear dominated the game. And to both teams. There was too much caution. Neither Denmark, which had a certain control in the German night, nor Serbia.

It was a sequestered and inhibited match where no player went off script., as if they were chained to the tactical board of each coach. Eriksen (m. 21) and Hojlund (m. 32) threatened with a couple of shots, well repelled by the safe hands of Rajkovic, Mallorca’s expert Serbian goalkeeper.

Once again, the match took on that gray and flat air because the ball ran slowly through the feet of the Danish footballers. Serbia, meanwhile, limited itself to defending itself, barely stepping into the rival area. The first half ended with the same result with which it began (0-0), not a single shot from Stojkovic’s team. Kasper Schmeichel, Denmark’s goalkeeper, had about 45 minutes of peace. He didn’t even stain his gloves.

The coaches intervened at half-time with a couple of changes in Serbia and another in Denmark. They sought to shake up the calm landscape of the party. But it was more of the same.

Curiously, Tadic and Jovic, the new ones who appeared in the second half, participated in the goal disallowed for offside, saving Joachim Andersen, who had scored an own goal (m. 53), from a big mess. Something similar happened in the first half when another goal against Denmark was disallowed, specifically against Jonas Wind (m. 24).

Gudelj and Milenkovic fight with Hojlund in the Denmark-Serbia match held in Munich. / Fabrice Coffrini / Afp

The match was dying, maintaining the sad tie, when Serbia, already eliminated, opted to gather all the offensive talent with the appearance of Vlahovic, the Juventus forward, together with Milinkovic-Savic, who signed the only shot on goal in the time added. With that, everything has been said.

2024-06-25 20:59:36
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