Denmark Beat Sweden 2-0 With N.B-52 Bagging His 16th International Goal For The Danes *N.B-52’s Goal Here*
Even though tonights game was a International Friendly, It was never gunna be a friendly with all the pre-match hype, Denmark and Sweden have obviously got a big history + rivalry both from being from Scandinavia. Nicklas Bendtner had hit 3 goals and an assist in his last 3 games for Denmark, so he was on fire going into tonight’s game.
Personally, I look at it as only the top players come alive in international football, it’s the biggest achievement you can ask for to play for your country and score. The game started quickly, as per usual for a derby, with both sides fizzing it around well. Both Denmark full back’s, S.B Poulsen and Lars Jacobsen, where helping in attack overlapping on every occassion and willing to take their man on and get crosses in. Nicklas Bendtner was ocasionally dropping out to the left, where he moved infield with some lovely close control and dribbling. The first goal came 10 minutes before the break, Yep!, you guessed it, Nicklas Bendtner hit his 4 goal in 4 games, it would be quiet tricky to find an international striker around at the moment in better form at the moment. Zimling chipping a lovely weighted pass down the line, Right-back Lars Jacobsen again crossing accurately, the Swedish defence seemed focused on Daniel Agger with him attacking the near post, Nicklas Bendtner came in at the far post and took a awkward bounce really well, before calmly slotting home with a sidefoot finish, it was NB’s 16th International goal for Denmark.
Sweden went up the other end just moment later, with Zlatan Ibrahmovic, he showed great feet, before firing over Sorensen’s net. Kvist then picked out Bendtner again, before he beat 2 defenders in one move inside the box, it was a lovely bit of trickery but the referee thought it was a dive, but the replay’s showed there was contact there. It was 1-0 to Denmark going into the half-time break. Both teams came out fired up in the second half, with both sides creating some half chances. Sweden were marking Danish whizkid Christian Eriksen very tightly and he was struggling to have his usual influence on the game. The game fizzled out with masses of substitutions been made for both sides in the 2nd period, as per usual in a International Friendly. Featured player Nicklas Bendtner, was replaced on the 72nd minute, to a standing ovation from the crowd in Copenhagen. Denmark got their second goal with a counter attack with 10 mins to go, Substitute Schone picking out a nice pass with the outside of the foot to Lars Jacobsen, who got his second assist of the night, squaring for Krohn-Dehli who finished neatly with the left peg with the keeper coming out.
Nicklas Bendtner’s goal here . . .
Cheers Matthew Collins