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2 vs 2
Played
October 11, 2013 11:45 PM IST
Parken — København
Referee:‬ S. Lannoy‎
Attendance:‬ 35305‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Denmark 2-2 Italy

Goal cast an eye on proceedings in Copenhagen, as a Nicklas Bendtner double wasn't enough to give Denmark what would have been a valuable three points

By Simon Harrison

  • Stephan Andersen
    2
    0
    3.50

    Stephan Andersen

    Made several very important saves to keep Italy at bay and keep his side in with an opportunity to take all three points.

  • Andreas Bjelland
    0
    0
    3.00

    Andreas Bjelland

    Made two interceptions to deny Gilardino from grabbing a late equaliser, and was a tad unfortunate with some refereeing decisions against him.

  • Daniel Agger
    4
    0
    3.00

    Daniel Agger

    Wasn't imperious in the air, and struggled slightly against the pace in Italy's forward line, but was scrappy and resilient.

  • N. Boilesen
    1
    0
    3.00

    N. Boilesen

    Got forward to good effect in the second half, linking up well with Eriksen and Krohn-Dehli at times.

  • Lars Jacobsen
    0
    0
    3.00

    Lars Jacobsen

    Covered well, making a couple of vital clearances, but failed to provide any offensive threat.

  • Niki Zimling
    1
    0
    3.50

    Niki Zimling

    Had several ambitious shots from range which tested Buffon, and made the odd important tackle of interception to harass those looking to shoot on the edge of the box.

  • William Kvist Jörgensen
    0
    0
    3.00

    William Kvist Jörgensen

    Powerful and energetic, Kvist proved a handful when in possession. His long throws gave Denmark another dimension too.

  • Christian Eriksen
    5
    1
    3.50

    Christian Eriksen

    Inventive and silky, he was the source of much of Denmark's play in the second half, linking up well with the likes of Krohn-Dehli and Boilesen.

  • Michael Krohn-Dehli
    4
    0
    4.00

    Michael Krohn-Dehli

    Energetic and tireless, the left-winger caused plenty of problems when cutting inside from the wing, and provided several good crosses for Bendtner.

  • Martin Braithwaite
    1
    0
    3.00

    Martin Braithwaite

    A tad anonymous, but unquestionably hardworking. Failed to create any real chances in the first half before being substituted.

  • Nicklas Bendtner
    17
    0
    4.50

    Nicklas Bendtner Top of the Match

    Denmark's hero on the night, beating Buffon twice with carefully directed downward headers. A menace in the air.

Substitutions

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    3
    1
    2.00

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Not the most convincing display, despite the occasion, as Buffon was quite slow to get down to both of Bendtner's goalscoring headers.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    1
    2
    2.00

    Andrea Ranocchia

    Made the occasional important clearance or defensive header in the second half, but didn't showcase to Prandelli why he should be a regular.

  • Federico Balzaretti
    2
    1
    1.50

    Federico Balzaretti Flop of the Match

    Wasn't tested too much in the first half, but struggled in the second. Made one important goalmouth clearance, but was otherwise poor.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    2
    0
    3.00

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Strong and powerful, Chiellini provided excellent cover to clear up any scraps that made their way through the Italy defence.

  • Antonio Candreva
    3
    1
    3.50

    Antonio Candreva

    Tireless and with an incredible engine, the Lazio man was a constant threat. Willing to run and try his luck from any angle, he was a real menace.

  • Claudio Marchisio
    1
    1
    2.00

    Claudio Marchisio

    Did well to get from box to box throughout the game, but spurned arguably Italy's best opportunity, passing the ball tamely into Andersen's grasp.

  • Lorenzo De Silvestri
    0
    1
    2.50

    Lorenzo De Silvestri

    Struggled against Krohn-Delhi, who would either cut inside or feed the ball to the overlapping Boilesen. Common for the full-back to be caught between triangles.

  • Riccardo Montolivo
    2
    0
    2.50

    Riccardo Montolivo

    His long range passing wasn't up to its usual standard, as countless direct balls in search of Osvaldo failed to reach their mark in the first half.

  • Thiago Motta
    2
    3
    3.00

    Thiago Motta

    Played a few excellent long range balls, and out of the second-string players tonight the PSG man was the only player to show why they deserve a start.

  • Alessandro Diamanti
    1
    1
    3.00

    Alessandro Diamanti

    Full of running and technically excellent, the Bologna man tore apart Jacobsen at times, but failed to produce any real end product.

  • Pablo Daniel Osvaldo
    6
    0
    4.00

    Pablo Daniel Osvaldo

    The Southampton striker opened the scoring with a delightful finish before assisting Italy's equaliser. The pick of the bunch for the Azzurri.

Substitutions

  • Alberto Aquilani
    3
    0
    3.50

    Alberto Aquilani

    Came off the bench to score the equaliser for Cesare Prandelli's men in stoppage-time.

Results
Group A Matchday 10
Times In IST
 
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8 0