Danish hopes suffer another blow in Yerevan

Christian Wenande
September 7th, 2015

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Red and Whites look playoff bound after latest goalless draw

Olsen might need to start thinking about a playoff strategy (photo: skovbo78)

Denmark could only manage a goalless draw in Yerevan against Armenia in their crucial Euro 2016 qualifier today.

The Danes barely registered a shot on goal in the entire match and were fortunate that Armenia didn’t take all three points as they missed several good chances.

The result was good news for Albania and Portugal, who are now odds on to finish in the top two and automatically qualify for the tournament in France next summer.

READ MORE: Danish Euro 2016 hope hangs in Armenian balance

Playoffs looking probable
The Danish qualification campaign has been blighted by a lack of firepower up front. Denmark have managed just eight goals in seven games so far – the same number that Robert Lewandowski has scored for Poland alone.

To have any realistic hope of finishing in the top two, the Danes will have to beat Portugal away on October 8 and hope Albania does not accumulate more than four points from their final three games. Otherwise, it’s playoff time for Denmark as one of the third-placed teams.

Albania kicked off at home to Portugal just five minutes ago.



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