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


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      1. The referee blows the full-time whistle and the points are shared in Vejle after a dramatic 90 minutes.

      2. The fourth official indicates four additional minutes.

      3. Substitution

        FARRELL Joshua replaces ASHWORTH Zachary

      4. Yellow card

        BECK Owen Michael

      5. Yellow card

        HOOLE Luca

      6. A great chance for Cymru to restore their lead as Congreve sends Savage through on goal. The midfielder takes it forward and sees his left-footed effort kept out by a brilliant save from the Denmark goalkeeper.

      7. Red card! Thomas knocks the ball past substitute Busch and is taken out by a high challenge from Busch. The referee brandishes a red card and Denmark are down to nine men.

      8. Red card


      9. Substitution

        OSULA replaces RASMUSSEN

      10. Substitution

        THOMAS Joshua John replaces JONES Patrick Samuel

      11. Substitution

        SAVAGE Charlie replaces COLWILL Rubin

      12. Yellow card

        BAKER Matthew

      13. Goal


      14. A crucial intervention from Stevens as he gets a touch to put Jelert’s low ball across goal behind to safety, with Kvistgaarden going within inches of prodding it home.

      15. Substitution

        CHUKWUANI replaces CLEM

      16. Substitution

        ADELGAARD replaces O.FRAULO

      17. Goal! Colwill opts to go the same way from the spot and goalkeeper Jorgensen guesses right, but he’s unable to deal with the power of the effort.

      18. Penalty

        COLWILL Rubin

      19. Cymru are awarded another penalty as Colwill goes into the box and is brought down under the challenge of Gaaei.

      20. Substitution

        BUSCH replaces HANSEN

      21. Goal! The goalkeeper guesses the right way but Colwill’s penalty finds the back of the net and Cymru are level.

      22. Goal

        COLWILL Rubin

      23. Penalty to Cymru. Jones races through on goal and looks destined to equalise for Cymru before Hey uses his arm to prevent the ball finding the back of the net. The defender is shown a red card just two minutes after coming on as a substitute and Cymru will have the chance to draw level from the spot.

      24. Red card


      25. Half-time verdict: Denmark have expectedly enjoyed the better possession throughout the opening half in Vejle and they may feel disappointed to only be heading in with a one-goal advantage after their chances in front of goal. But Cymru’s defence have put bodies on the line to deny the hosts adding to their lead, with goalkeeper Beach making a terrific save early on to keep out a header from close range. While Congreve came close to breaking the deadlock before the penalty with Cymru’s best chance of the first half after a brilliant pass from Colwill. Matty Jones’ side are well in the game heading into the second half.

      26. Substitution

        BECK Owen Michael replaces WILLIAMS Jay Terry

      27. Substitution

        HEY replaces LUND

      28. Substitutions for both teams at the break as Hey replaces Lund for the hosts and Beck comes on in place of Williams for Cymru.

      29. The fourth official puts up his board to signal two additional minutes at the end of the first half.

      30. The hosts almost double their lead within 60 seconds of the restart as Kvistgaarden goes through on goal. He looks up to find a team-mate before opting to shoot himself, with his effort coming back off the post.

      31. Goal. Kjaergaard steps up to take the penalty and slots the ball home to put the hosts ahead.

      32. Penalty


      33. Yellow card

        KING Eli Josef

      34. Denmark are awarded a penalty after captain Kjaergaard goes down under in the area under a challenge from King. The midfielder is shown a yellow card.

      35. The hosts should go ahead as Kvistgaarden’s low ball picks out Rasmussen, who fires over the crossbar from six yards out. The striker protests for a penalty after a coming together with Williams just before but the referee awards a goal kick.

      36. A great chance for Cymru as Colwill finds Congreve after a mix up between the Denmark defence. He takes a touch in the penalty area but Lund recovers well to guide the ball to safety for the hosts.

      37. A healthy crowd are in attendance at Vejle Stadion.

      38. An early scare for Cymru as Beach is forced to make a brilliant save from Kvistgaarden’s header before Hoole throws his body in the way to clear the rebound off the line.

      39. The ball is rolling and the match is under way at Vejle Stadion.

      40. 20 June, 2023 4:44 pm

        Jay Williams and Cameron Congreve will make their debuts for Cymru U21 this evening after being named in the starting XI.

      41. 20 June, 2023 12:19 pm

        The squad trained at Vejle Stadion yesterday ahead of this evening’s fixture.

      42. 19 June, 2023 3:54 pm

        Matty Jones will take charge of his first competitive fixture since being appointed as Cymru U21 head coach in September 2022. This will be the first campaign he has been involved with since helping Gemma Grainger’s Cymru reach the FIFA Women’s World Cup play-offs for the first time last year.

        Josh Farrell discussed the impact Jones has had on the group when he spoke to the media last week. “It’s been all about creating a brotherhood and being positive ever since Matty came in,” said Farrell. “He’s a coach with a very positive mindset and really good with having one-on-ones with players. He manages players very well and I’ve had personal chats with him, which really helps because I live away and I don’t really get to see much of the Welsh setup.”

      43. 19 June, 2023 3:20 pm

        The squad arrived in Vejle on Sunday after spending time training at Dragon Park in Newport. They will train at Vejle Stadion later today ahead of their opening UEFA U21 EURO qualifier tomorrow.

      44. 18 June, 2023 12:12 am

        Josh Farrell, Joe Low and Josh Thomas were all on target in Cymru’s last outing against Scotland at the Pinatar Arena.

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      45. 18 June, 2023 12:04 am

        Cymru striker Josh Thomas spoke to the media on Thursday and discussed the momentum the side have heading into their opening qualifier after the 3-0 friendly victory over Scotland in March.

        “I think that’s given us loads of confidence and me especially because I scored,” said Thomas. “As a team, the confidence is high but we can’t forget how good a team Denmark are. We know they’re a threat and it’s going to be a good opening game because they’re the top-seeded side. I’ve never been part of a Wales team before where the group has come together so quickly. That’s been pushed really hard by Matty [Jones] to make sure we all feel as one. He always talks about brotherhood and that’s what I feel like we’ve got after the last few camps.”

      46. 17 June, 2023 11:49 pm

        Denmark head coach Steffen Højer named a 22-man squad for the June international window.

      47. 17 June, 2023 11:43 pm

      48. 17 June, 2023 11:32 pm

        Denmark got their qualifying campaign under way with a 2-1 win over Lithuania on Friday evening. Two quick-fire goals in two minutes from Maurits Kjaergaard and Mads Hansen put them 2-0 up inside the opening 11 minutes before Armandas Kucys halved the deficit eight minutes later. Denmark enjoyed a numerical advantage for the last 35 minutes after Lithuania’s Natanas Zebrauskas was shown a second yellow card, and the top seeds secured the victory to go top in Group I.

        The Danes have qualified for the finals four times out of five since 2015, when they finished third after a semi-final defeat against eventual champions Sweden. But they missed out on a place at the 2023 tournament, which gets under way later this month, after suffering play-off heartbreak on penalties against Croatia.

      49. 17 June, 2023 11:23 pm

        Cymru’s opening clash against Denmark, which gets under way at 5pm BST on Tuesday, will be broadcast live on S4C Clic and Sgorio’s YouTube and Facebook, with Welsh and English commentary available. S4C has secured the full rights to broadcast all of Cymru’s qualifiers.

      50. 17 June, 2023 4:55 pm

      51. 17 June, 2023 1:48 pm

        Cymru U21 head coach Matty Jones looked ahead to the challenge of Denmark after announcing his squad at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Llandovery last month.

        “We’re up against the top seeds in Denmark who’ve achieved greatness in the last five years by qualifying four times for the finals,” said Jones. “There’s an element of respect and we need to make sure we maintain our focus in terms of what works for us with our preparation and game plan. In the previous games I feel we’ve really built something, on the grass more importantly, with regards to performance. The players came away from the March camp with real belief and confidence, so they can’t wait to face what are the top-seeded team in our group.”

      52. 16 June, 2023 11:51 am

        Cymru U21 head coach Matty Jones has selected a 24-player squad for the trip to Vejle as Cymru look to build on their 3-0 friendly victory over Scotland in March.

        Jones has selected six uncapped players, with Charlie Crew, who captained Cymru in their first appearance at the UEFA U17 EURO finals in Hungary earlier this month, included in his squad. While Evan Watts, Jay Williams, Harry Lesson, Cameron Congreve and Ben Lloyd have also been called up.

      53. 16 June, 2023 11:45 am

        Matty Jones and his Cymru U21 squad head to the Danish city of Vejle (20 June) as the road to 2025 UEFA U21 European Championship finals begins with the difficult challenge of taking on top seeds Denmark in the Group I opener.

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