▲ The Australian national team progressed to the round of 16 with a 1-0 win against Denmark / It’s been 16 years since 2006.
[골닷컴] Reporter Park Moon-soo = The Australian national team kept the pride of Asian football. In their last match against Denmark, they won 1-0 and secured a dramatic ticket to the round of 16.
Australia won 1-0 against Denmark in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar Group D Group Stage 3 match held at 0:00am on the 1st at Al-Janube Stadium in Qatar.
With two wins following Tunisia, Australia recorded 6 points and secured a ticket to the round of 16.
Australia came out with a 4-4-2 formation. Duke and McGree matched the top two. Goodwin and Leckie were placed as wings, and Irvin and Mui were placed in midfield. In the back four, Degenek, Suta, Rawls and Beich, Ryan guarded the goal.
Denmark had a 4-3-3 formation. Braithwaite, Olsen and Linström stepped up as a front three, while Eriksen, Jessen and Hojbjerg joined in midfield. In the back four, Christensen and Andersen, Christensen and Mele, and Schmeichel wore goalkeeper’s gloves.
Australia and Denmark faced each other on the edge of a cliff for a ticket to the round of 16. The goddess of victory raised Australia’s hand.
A Danish attack was expected, but a tight battle continued. Australia had a good chance in the 3rd minute. McGree attempted a mid-range shot, but was blocked by the Danish defence. Denmark tried a sharp cross in the 7th minute of the first half, but it was hugged by the Australian goalkeeper Ryan. In the 11th minute of the first half, Jensen, who received the ball from the right, rushed to the door and attempted a shot, but Ryan continued.
At the 14th minute of the first half, Jensen also tried a shot, but missed. In the 19th minute of the first half, Mele attempted a low cross, but goalkeeper Ryan blocked it. I had a second ball chance, but I couldn’t save it. In the 25th minute of the first half, Linström rushed towards the goal and attempted a cross, but the Australian defense reacted quickly.
In Australia’s case, Behic tried a shot in the 41st minute of the first half, but it was in front of goalkeeper Schmeichel. In the extra time of the first half, a low cross from the left was attempted, but it was cancelled.
In the 15th minute of the second half after a tight game, Australia scored the first goal. The main character was Lackey. In the counterattack situation, the Danish defense was broken immediately by a quick attack. Lackey, who caught the ball near the halfway line, made it 1-0 with a dribble followed by a left-footed finish with the Danish defense in front.
After surrendering, Denmark led the attack, but struggled as it was blocked by the Australian wall of defence. Opportunities abounded, but details were lacking. Denmark continued to hit until the end of the second half. Australia attacked the space behind the opponent by counter-attacking after defending the player.
However, Denmark were unable to shake the Australian net. The match ended with Australia winning 1-0.
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