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Henrik delivers qualifying-securing assist on record-breaking night in Dublin

The latest international action for our players on Monday night

19 November 2019

Henrik Dalsgaard marked becoming our most-capped player while at the Club with the Qualification securing assist as Denmark drew 1-1 against Republic of Ireland last night.

The 30-year-old was making his 21st appearance while a Brentford player, taking him past John Buttigieg, as Denmark and Republic of Ireland met in a Euro 2020 Qualifying showdown at The Aviva Stadium. 

Needing a draw to progress automatically, Denmark, for whom Christian Nørgaard remained an unused substitute, took the lead with 17 minutes to play, Henrik delivering an inch-perfect cross for former Middlesbrough striker Martin Braithwaite to poke home. Mick McCarthy's men set up a nervy finish through a Matt Doherty header five minutes from time but Henrik and his teammates stood firm to book their spot at next summer's finals and sent Ireland into the Play-Offs. 

The cap was Henrik's 25th in total for Denmark. The Danes have lost just once inside 90 minutes when Henrik has featured, and are unbeaten in all competitions since their penalty shootout exit to Croatia in the Last 16 of the 2018 World Cup. 

Also featuring for his nation last night was Pontus Jansson as he captained already-qualified Sweden to a 3-0 win over the Faroe Islands. The cap was Pontus' 23rd for his nation and fourth as captain. Sweden took a first-half lead through Sebastian Andersson before Mattias Svanberg and John Guidetti netted inside the final 20 minutes. Sweden end qualifying second in Group F with 21 points from their ten games. 

All eyes for Denmark and Sweden will now be focussed on Budapest a week on Saturday when the draw for next summer's finals will be made. 

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