Cymru vs. Denmark | 2025 European Women’s Championship – UWNL League Stage – Grp A3


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      1. Full-time Summary:

        A convincing win for Denmark as they continue their fine form at the start of this inaugural UEFA Women’s Nations League competition.

        They dominated the game and signalled their intentions within the early exchanges when they took a quick two goal lead through Pernille Harder. The Danish captain went on to complete her hat-trick in the second half, scoring her team’s fifth goal.

        Between the Harder goals, Cymru came out in the second half with purpose and applied pressure to the Denmark defence. The pressure paid off when a wonderful strike from Jess Fishlock powerfully found its way into the back of the net. The comeback however, was short lived. Freferikke Thøgersen scored a third before Sanne Troelsgaard netted a fourth.

        Denmark were impressive and these games in League A of the UEFA Women’s Nations League are pitting Cymru against the very best teams in Europe. Positive lessons can always be learned from such experiences.

      2. It’s a fifth goal for Denmark and a hat-trick for Pernille Harder.

      3. Goal


      4. After missing their chance, Cymru are taught a lesson in clinical finishing by Denmark. A cutting attack sees Nicoline Sørensen’s strike saved but Sanne Troelsgaard heads in the rebound to take her chance.

      5. Goal


      6. A fantastic chance for Cymru to score but as the ball is squared into the six-yard box, Kayleigh Green isn’t able to connect and Denmark know they were very fortunate not to concede.

      7. Substitution


      8. Substitution

        MORGAN Ffion Alys replaces JONES Carrie

      9. Substitution

        GREEN Josie replaces FISHLOCK Jessica Anne

      10. Substitution


      11. Substitution


      12. Yellow card

        LADD Hayley

      13. Thoughts of a Cymru comeback are put on ice as Frederikke Thørgerson receives the ball from Sofie Svava to fire it into the back of the net. It’s now 3-1.

      14. Goal


      15. Jess Fishlock shoots and scores.

      16. GÔÔÔÔLLLLL!!!!! Cymru are back in business as Jess Fishlock’s strike from outside the box makes it 2-1. It was a cracking period of play. This is exactly the response Gemma Grainger would’ve wanted.

      17. Goal

        FISHLOCK Jessica Anne

      18. Second-half

        This UEFA Nations League match is back under way with Kayleigh Green coming off the bench to replace Rachel Rowe at the start of the second half.

      19. Substitution

        GREEN Kayleigh replaces ROWE Rachel

      20. Half-time: Stephanié Frappart blows the whistle for half-time and Cymru will be pleased to get back in the changing rooms. It was a tough half for Gemma Grainger’s team as a 6th minute penalty scored by Pernille Harder was followed up with the Danish captain scoring a second five minutes later. Cymru did settle and contained the impressive Denmark until Pernille nearly netted her hat-trick before half-time. Ceri Holland had the best chance for Cymru but her strike hit the side netting. Half-time provides a chance for Cymru to re-group here at Cardiff City Stadium in this UEFA Women’s Nations League match.

      21. Ceri Holland sees the ball break for her in the box but she shoots into the side netting. The Red Wall cheer thinking it was a goal. Sadly, not to be on this occasion.

      22. Lovely link-up play between Jess Fishlock and Rachel Rowe. However, the return pass to Fishlock was just out of her reach inside the Denmark box.

      23. Pernille Harder comes incredibly close to scoring a hat-trick for Denmark but her strike edges wide of Olivia Clark’s left goalpost.

      24. It’s been a tough half for Cymru so far but after conceding two early goals they have settled and are trying to give themselves a chance in this match.

      25. Denmark have doubled their lead with Pernille Harder bagging her brace after she was on the end of a ball into the box by Frederikke Thøgersen.

      26. Goal


      27. The starting XI for Cymru.

      28. Penalty


      29. Danish captain Pernille Harder sends Olivia Clark the wrong way from the penalty spot to make it 1-0.

      30. Denmark are awarded a penalty after Cymru fail to deal with a corner into the box.

      31. Cymru get the match underway in this UEFA Women’s Nations League match.

      32. The players have warmed up. We’re not too far away from kick off.

      33. For Us. For Them. For Her.

      34. Denmark have announced their starting XI for this evening’s UEFA Women’s Nations League in Cardiff.

      35. Cymru trained at the Cardiff City Stadium earlier today as they finalised their preparations for their first home UEFA Women’s Nations League fixture against Denmark.

        Jess Fishlock struck in the second half against the Danes to earn Cymru a 1-1 draw when the two sides last met at the Cardiff City Stadium in April 2021. The game took place behind closed doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic but more than 8,000 are expected to be in attendance in the capital for tomorrow’s game.

      36. Cymru captain Sophie Ingle was also up for media duties this afternoon ahead of the second UEFA Women’s Nations League game.

        “We were obviously frustrated after the Iceland game but I just think that’s how far we’ve come as a team. Our expectations are up there now which is great because we’ve got to the point where we are competing against those top nations. We couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net against Iceland but we’ve worked on it the last few days so there’ll be a few tweaks going into the game tomorrow night.

        “Denmark are obviously on a high now after beating Germany which is a great result for them. It’s going to be tough but if we play to our strengths and add a bit more quality in the final third we can go on to win the game.”

        Watch Sophie Ingle’s pre-match press conference on RedWall+.

      37. Cymru manager Gemma Grainger spoke to the media earlier today ahead of the UEFA Women’s Nations League game against Denmark on Tuesday.

        “The pressure for us is the privilege of being in League A. I’m thriving with being in League A and I want us to play these teams because I want to qualify for a Euros. I don’t want to get to a play-off final next year and that be the hardest game we’ve played and we step back afterwards and say we wish we had done X, Y and Z.

        “We’re going to do that after every Nations League game so there’s no pressure whatsoever and I know we’ll perform. Whatever the result is will be the result and obviously I want us to be on the right side of the result because we want to win games, but I’m excited to see the team play. Success tomorrow is a good performance and a positive result.”

        Watch Gemma Grainger’s pre-match press conference on RedWall+.

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