GLASGOW. Scotland tops Denmark with a 2-0 win with a goal from J. Souttar (35′) and a goal from C. Adams (86′). Denmark lost this match even if it was better in terms of ball possession (59%).
The match was played at the Hampden Park stadium in Glasgow on Monday and it started at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Alejandro José Hernández Hernández with the support of José Enrique Naranjo Pérez and Teodoro Sobrino Magán. The 4th official was José María Sánchez Martínez. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 7.3 degrees Celsius or 45.1 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 93%.
Denmark was in firm control of the ball 59% while Scotland was struggling with a 41% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Denmark was more pushing with 42 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 2 were on target. Anyhow, Scotland managed to find the solution to win this match.
Scotland shot 9 times, 4 on target, 2 off target. On the opposite side, Denmark shot 9 times, 2 on target, 2 off target.
Scotland didn’t receive any yellow card. Talking about the opposition, Denmark received 1 yellow card (K. Schmeichel).
After this match, Scotland will have 23 points to remain in the 2nd place. On the other side, Denmark will stay with 27 points to remain in the 1st place.
Scotland – Formation
Scotland started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
The manager Steve Clarke decided to play with the following team: Craig Gordon, John Souttar , Liam Cooper , Kieran Tierney , Stephen O’Donnell , Billy Gilmour , Callum McGregor , Andrew Robertson , John McGinn , Ryan Christie and Che Adams .
The home team had on the bench: David Turnbull, Stuart Armstrong, Zander Clark, Anthony Ralston, Scott McKenna , Lewis Ferguson, Kenny McLean , Jon McLaughlin, Kevin Nisbet, Ryan Porteous and Jacob Brown.
Scotland could not rely on the presence of K. McLean (injured) and S. McKenna (injured).
Scotland made 4 changes: B. Gilmour for K. McLean (74′), A. Robertson for S. McKenna (79′), R. Christie for S. Armstrong (80′) and K. Tierney for A. Ralston (87′).
Best player: John Souttar
The most impressive player for Scotland was John Souttar.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 33 passes (63% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5.
Denmark – Formation
Denmark started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
Kasper Hjulmand played with: Kasper Schmeichel, Andreas Christensen , Simon Kjær , Jannik Vestergaard , Rasmus Kristensen , Daniel Wass , Jens Jønsson , Joakim Mæhle , Andreas Skov Olsen , Andreas Cornelius and Jacob Bruun Larsen .
They had on the bench: Andreas Maxsø, Mikael Uhre, Alexander Bah , Anders Dreyer , Pione Sisto , Emil Riis, Jens Stage , Frederik Rønnow and Peter Vindahl Jensen.
Denmark made 5 changes: J. Bruun Larsen for P. Sisto (56′), J. Jonsson for J. Stage (56′), A. Cornelius for M. Uhre (72′), R. Kristensen for A. Bah (81′) and D. Wass for A. Dreyer (81′).
Best player: Andreas Skov Olsen
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Denmark was Andreas Skov Olsen.
His rating iswith 47 passes (89% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 5. He performed 8 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the WC Qualification Europe.
- Northern Ireland – Italy – 0-0
- Switzerland – Bulgaria – 4-0
- Austria – Moldova – 4-1
- Israel – Faroe Islands – 3-2
- Scotland – Denmark – 2-0
- Albania – Andorra – 1-0
- Poland – Hungary – 1-2
- San Marino – England – 0-10