A late goal denied Henrik Dalsgaard and Denmark international victory last night. The Brentford defender played 90 minutes for Denmark in their UEFA European Championship Qualification Group D game against Republic of Ireland. And for the second qualifier in a row, the Danes had to settled for a point.
Denmark went ahead inside the final 20 minutes, but former Brentford midfield player Alan Judge delivered for Shane Duffy to head an equaliser for Ireland. The game finished 1-1 and took Denmark to two points after a draw against Switzerland in their first game. Ireland lead the group with seven points while Switzerland are second. Denmark play Georgia, currently third, in their next game on Monday.
Henrik’s appearance at right back was his 21st for his country. He has earned 17 of them since joining The Bees in 2017. Henrik is closing in on a long-standing Club Record as he chases John Buttigieg as the player with the most caps as a Brentford player – 20 for Malta.
Meanwhile, there was another defeat for England Under-20 last night. Brentford goalkeeper Ellery Balcombe played for the Young Lions in the loss to Chile in the 2019 Maurice Revello Tournament, better known as the Toulon Tournament. England took the lead late in the first half and held it inside the final five minutes. But they conceded twice, including the winner deep in stoppage time – an own goal from Marc Guehi.
The loss was the third in the tournament for England, who finish bottom of Group A. Having won the tournament three years in a row, England will not be making it four in 2019. Josh Dasilva was also in the squad but did not feature last night. England will have one more game next week to decide their final placing.
Brentford B defender Canice Carroll is also in France with the Republic of Ireland squad for the event. The Irish team beat China in their first game and then drew with Mexico. They play Bahrain on Sunday as they look to make the last four.