The second round of Group B games got underway in Lviv with surprise Dutch defeaters Denmark taking on a Portugal side feeling the pressure after their narrow loss to Germany. Bento’s boys took an early 2 goal lead but Bendtner’s brace brought things level, a fierce late finish from Varela eventually separated the sides giving Portugal a 3-2 win. Here’s a look at some of the features of the game.
Danes stay true
Speaking in the run up to this fixture, Danish manager Morten Olsen admitted his team were fortunate in their win over the Netherlands but revealed he’d be setting them up in the same way. Staying true to this, we saw the same starting XI and attitude from the outset. Whilst they didn’t really threaten to score, they were arguably the better side in the opening minutes.