Cymru vs. Denmark | 2025 European Under-21 Championship – Qualifying competition – GrpI

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      1. Match Summary

        Denmark pushed Cymru off the top of their qualifying group for the UEFA Under 21 Championship following a 2-1 win at Rodney Parade. Matt Jones will feel that his team deserved something from this encounter however, as both teams put on an entertaining display.

        Some lovely play from Denmark created the opportunity for them to take an early lead in the match as Tobias Bech finished off a wonderful flowing move in the attacking third of the pitch. The move deserved a goal and Bech delivered.

        Play was end to end throughout the match and Luke Harris came very close to levelling matters when he got on the end of a corner with a header. Unfortunately for Harris and Cymru, the ball hit the top of the crossbar.

        Danish goalkeeper Flip JΓΈrgensen was called into action on several occasions throughout the game and pulled off some fine saves. One of those saves denied Charlie Savage a goal from a powerful shot and another stopped Joe Taylor from equalising.

        Cymru were deserving of an equaliser but with time running out it was Denmark who scored next as Oliver Nielsen put the ball over the line from a free kick. Cymru goalkeeper Ed Beach protested that he was fouled but the appeal was waved away by the match referee.

        Deep into added time, Cymru scored a consolation goal with the final kick of the game. After being awarded a free kick for an off the ball incident, Colwill strikes at goal and Jorgensen pulls off an unbelievable save stretching high to his left. He was unable to keep the rebound out though as Ashford hit the back of the net.

        Cymru are now second in the group, level on points with Denmark. The team will return to action in March at home against Lithuania.

      2. FULL-TIME: CYMRU 1-2 DENMARK

        Cymru’s unbeaten run in qualifying comes to an end but Matty Jones will feel that his team deserved something from this entertaining match.

      3. GΓ”L! Cymru score with the last kick of the game. After being awarded a free kick for an off the ball incident, Colwill strikes at goal and Jorgensen pulls off an unbelievable save stretching high to his left. He was unable to keep the rebound out though as Ashford hits the back of the net.

      4. Yellow card

        OLIVER NIELSEN

      5. Goal

        ASHFORD Cian

      6. Substitution

        JAKOB BREUM MARTINSEN replaces TOBIAS BECH

      7. Goal

        OLIVER NIELSEN

      8. GOAL! Nielson makes it 2-0 from a corner kick. Cymru goalkeeper Beach claims he was fouled but the referee waves away his protests.

      9. Substitution

        CREW Charles replaces SAVAGE Charlie

      10. As the action reaches the other end of the pitch, Denmark outnumber Cyrmu in an attack but Lind shoots over the bar when he had time to compose himself.

      11. Cymru continuing to push and forcing the Danish defence into making mistakes. Cymru waste the resulting corner.

      12. Substitution

        VICTOR LIND replaces MATHIAS KVISTGAARDEN

      13. Substitution

        CHRISTIAN RASMUSSEN replaces WILLIAM OSULA

      14. Substitution

        ASHFORD Cian replaces BEVAN Owen

      15. Lovely play from Taylor to get into the box. The Danish defence panicking as he dribbled the ball, desperately trying not to trip him up.

      16. Substitution

        OSCAR FRAULO replaces OLIVER SØRENSEN

      17. Substitution

        POPOV Christopher replaces JENKINSON Taylor

      18. Substitution

        COLWILL Rubin replaces COTTERILL Joel Leigh

      19. Substitution

        HAMMOND Oliver Jack replaces KING Eli Josef

      20. Good start from Cymru as a free kick in the box causes the Danish defence issues but they manage to keep the ball out of their net.

      21. KICK OFF: SECOND HALF

        Denmark get the second half under way.

      22. HALF-TIME: CYMRU 0-1 DENMARK

        It’s been an entertaining first half but Cymru are running the risk of losing their unbeaten start to qualifying after Beck gave Denmark an early lead.

      23. Taylor is released on goal by Low. Taylor’s decent strike was well saved by Jorgensen.

      24. Beach makes a save in the Cymru goals from the head of Nielsen.

      25. Yellow card

        BECK Owen Michael

      26. Denmark nearly double their lead though Oscula but his stretching shot is sent wide.

      27. Cymru go close again, this time through Savage who sees his powerful shot saved by Jorgensen. Cymru will feel that they should be level in this game.

      28. Good chance for Cymru as the ball works its way to Harris in the Denmark 18-yard box. After positioning himself to shoot, he sees his effort denied by Jorgensen, who pulls off a fine save.

      29. Cymru force a corner kick and as it’s swung into the box Harris jumps to head it. The ball hits the top of the crossbar.

      30. In the opening exchanges of the match, play has pretty much been end to end. Cymru are yet to make a clear cut chance, whilst Denmark created one and converted it.

      31. The Starting XI.

      32. Goal

        TOBIAS BECH

      33. GOAL! Beck opens the scoring as Denmark find space in the attacking third of the pitch. Beck breezes past the Cymru defence and confidently gives his team the lead.

      34. KICK OFF

        Cymru get the game underway.

      35. The warm-ups at Rodney Parade are completed.
        Kick off next.

      36. Matt Jones’ U21 team is undefeated in qualifying so far this campaign.

      37. Fin Stevens captain Cymru again this evening.

      38. Joe Low, who scored the winning goal last time out against Iceland, is greeted by the mascots along with his teammates at Rodney Parade.

      39. Cymru will be without striker Josh Thomas for Monday’s game after he was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Iceland goalkeeper Adam Ingi Benediktsson. Matty Jones confirmed Thomas had suffered an injury in the incident and is likely to be out for around four weeks.

      40. Here’s a look at the state of play in Group I ahead of Monday’s fixture. Cymru’s victory on Thursday saw them move two points clear at the top of the group, albeit they have played a game more than Iceland. Denmark played out a goalless draw with 10-man Czechia in their last qualifier in September.

      41. It was an eventful meeting between Cymru and Denmark in the first qualifier in June as Rubin Colwill scored two penalties to earn the visitors a 2-2 draw. There were three penalties and two red cards shown in the game.

      42. Cymru will look to follow up their 1-0 victory over Iceland with another positive result as Matty Jones’ side welcome top seeds Denmark to Rodney Parade on Monday.

      43. There is no live report available for this match

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