Brentford defenders Andreas Bjelland and Henrik Dalsgaard played their part as Denmark took a huge step towards the World Cup last night. The pair started for their country in a World Cup Qualifier against Montenegro and helped Denmark come away with a vital 1-0 win. Henrik provided the assist for the only goal of the evening – scored by Tottenham Hotspur midfield player Christian Eriksen – and then was part of a defence, along with Andreas, that ensured Denmark got the win.
The Danes are second in UEFA Group E and are three points behind leaders Poland. Denmark face Romania at home in their final qualifying match on Sunday night. If they win and Poland lose they may be able to win the group and seal automatic qualification. A point would guarantee second place and give them a chance of a Play-Off for a place at the tournament in Russia next summer.
Two more of Brentford’s Danish players helped their country to a win at a younger age level earlier yesterday. Mads Bech Sørensen and Lukas Talbro played for Denmark Under-19 in a 1-0 win over Romania. Mads captained his country and played the full 90 minutes while Lukas came off the substitute’s bench to play the last five minutes. Denmark won the match with an early goal from Andreas Skov Olsen.