Denmark off to flying Nations League start

Danes take commanding group lead following impressive away wins against Austria and reigning World Cup champs France

“Hvem var det der vandt i dag!?!?” (photo: Facebook/Landsholdet)
June 7th, 2022 10:22 am| by Christian W
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Denmark find themselves top of their Nations League group following two impressive wins on foreign soil.

The Danes opened their campaign with a historic 2-1 win in Paris over World Cup holders France on June 3 – Andreas Cornelius came off the bench to overturn Karim Benzema’s opener.

And then Austria were beaten by the same scoreline yesterday in Vienna thanks to a late wonder goal by left-back sub Jens Stryger Larsen. Earlier in the game Pierre-Emile Højbjerg had given the Danes the lead before Austria equalised following a blunder by Kasper Schmeichel.

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Gunning for Euro 2024
The wins see Denmark sit atop League A Group 1 with six points, followed by Austria with three points. France and Croatia, perhaps considered the favourites before play began, have just a single point each.

The Danes will return home for the next two games against Croatia (June 10) and Austria (June 13). 

The Nations League is linked to Euro 2024, so Denmark could gain automatic qualification to the tournament if the team manages a deep run in the Nations League. 

Denmark have now won 12 of their last 15 matches.

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