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Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by mukina2: 1:34am On Jun 09, 2012
Netherlands, who will be without Malaga centre-back Joris Mathijsen, will find a lot of attention falling on their weakened defensive line ahead of the opener. With Mathijsen out, experienced defender Wilfried Bouma is tipped to step-in from the wilderness, having not represented his country since Euro 2008, whilst at left-back 18-year-old Jetro Willems could become the tournaments youngest ever player should he make an appearance.

The attention, therefore, will fall upon Netherlands much vaunted attacking quartet of Robin Van Persie, Ibrahim Affelay, Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben to perform, ahead of a solid midfield base formed by the experienced Mark Van Bommel and Nigel de Jong. Whilst Sneijder and Affelay have not had the best of campaigns, for differing reasons, Van Persie and Robben come into the tournament full of confidence and ready to fire.

Denmark, for their part, come into the championship full of confidence, with six victories from their last eight official outings. Morten Olsen, himself in the job for twelve years, has picked a side full of experience, with rising youngster Christian Eriksen then expected to add the creative touches from his advanced midfield role.

Eriksen will be supported in attacking areas by wide-men Dennis Rommedahl and Michael Krohn-Dehli, both of Brondby. Full of experience, the two wingers will look to push forward on the counter - with Niklas Bendtner waiting for service in the middle - as well as providing defensive cover for their full-backs in the face of Netherlands' wing threat. William Kvist and Niki Zimling, of Stuttgart and Club Brugge, will then provide the industry from midfield to allow Eriksen to shine further-up the pitch.

Netherlands player to watch: Arjen Robben.

The club season ended in difficult fashion for the Bayern star, with his missed penalty in the Champions League final provoking a disappointing reaction from some elements of the German support when they met the Oranje in a post-season friendly. Robben, though, is a match-winner and has scored important goals throughout his career, but never more so than in the past two or three years. From his right flank role, Robben will look to cut in onto his deadly left foot at every opportunity to get a strike on goal. Nullifying Robben may well be key to stopping Netherlands as a whole.

Denmark player to watch: Niklas Bendtner.

If the Danes are to progress, they must score goals and that will mean that Bendtner must display his best form. With 18 goals from 48 international games, the Arsenal forward has a good record at international level, but comes into the tournament off the back of a mixed campaign on loan at Sunderland. With Denmark the second lowest scorers of all the teams who succesfully emerged from qualifying, the defensively strong side will need Bendtner to keep putting away the chances when they arise.

Key Battle: Robin van Persie v Daniel Agger.

Rather predictably, the key battle of the encounter features Dutch goal-machine Robin van Persie, who rarely goes a game without finding the back of the net of late. Denmark will be well aware of his threat and none more so than Daniel Agger, a frequent Premier League opponent of the Netherlands striker. Agger has had his best season in Liverpool colours and will be handed the responsibility of dealing with Van Persie, but with the interchangeable Dutch attack willing to drift into new positions during the match, a daunting task awaits.

Trivia: The last time Denmark beat Netherlands in a competitive game was 1967, winning only six of twenty-eight previous meetings.


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Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by mukina2: 4:53pm On Jun 09, 2012
i love the dutch jersey
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by mukina2: 4:54pm On Jun 09, 2012
see our Lord have Persie cool cool
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by mukina2: 4:54pm On Jun 09, 2012
hehehe super nic pink boots grin
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by mukina2: 4:55pm On Jun 09, 2012
teams are lined up
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by mukina2: 4:56pm On Jun 09, 2012
Denmark anthem
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by mukina2: 4:57pm On Jun 09, 2012
Netherlands anthem

dejong nor go sing rebel grin

RVP kiss grin
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by kilimanjaro(m): 4:59pm On Jun 09, 2012
Na today football dey start
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by mukina2: 4:59pm On Jun 09, 2012
Slovenia ref . .make u nor spoil match o
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by mukina2: 5:00pm On Jun 09, 2012
Game on!
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by fredoooooo: 5:01pm On Jun 09, 2012
see bribe vanpersie for huntelar ....aaaarggg angry angry angry angry angry
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by fredoooooo: 5:01pm On Jun 09, 2012
mukina2: Game on!

muki !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by mukina2: 5:02pm On Jun 09, 2012
dejong don start o
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by mukina2: 5:02pm On Jun 09, 2012
fredoooooo:

muki !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yessssssssssssssssss!!!

freekick for denmark hmm dutch keeper see am sha
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by mukina2: 5:04pm On Jun 09, 2012
nice shot .. powerfu one grin
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by fredoooooo: 5:04pm On Jun 09, 2012
omo see shot o , make me remember sergio ramos penalty grin grin grin grin
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by fredoooooo: 5:05pm On Jun 09, 2012
muki bendtner dey great u , gunners boy grin grin grin
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by mukina2: 5:05pm On Jun 09, 2012
fredoooooo: omo see shot o , make me remember sergio ramos penalty grin grin grin grin
grin grin grin

rvp!!
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by mukina2: 5:06pm On Jun 09, 2012
fredoooooo: muki bendtner dey great u , gunners boy grin grin grin
me sef dey greet am na grin

choi good pass from RVP to afelley
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by mukina2: 5:07pm On Jun 09, 2012
robben berra behave yasef today o angry
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by mukina2: 5:09pm On Jun 09, 2012
rvp!!! sad very very close!
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by mukina2: 5:09pm On Jun 09, 2012
Vlaar behave yasef o

freekick denmark
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by mukina2: 5:10pm On Jun 09, 2012
shot blocked . .

goalkick holland
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by fredoooooo: 5:10pm On Jun 09, 2012
firing squad grin
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by fredoooooo: 5:11pm On Jun 09, 2012
nice try afellay
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by mukina2: 5:11pm On Jun 09, 2012
afelley comes close

he should have passed sha

dutch players and selfishness angry
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by fredoooooo: 5:12pm On Jun 09, 2012
good pass by RVP
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by fredoooooo: 5:12pm On Jun 09, 2012
mukina2: afelley comes close

he should have passed sha

dutch players and selfishness angry

name dem grin
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by samhay: 5:13pm On Jun 09, 2012
Is it on local tv
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by mukina2: 5:13pm On Jun 09, 2012
freekick abeg please do not injure my captain o angry

ref red card grin
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by mukina2: 5:13pm On Jun 09, 2012
arghh

snejder behave yasef see how you wasted rvp's decent pass angry
Re: Euro 2012: Denmark Vs Portugal (2 - 3) Group B Match: On 13th June 2012 by fredoooooo: 5:14pm On Jun 09, 2012
firing squad by RVP

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