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Henrik Dalsgaard equals Club record with appearance against Luxembourg

The senior international action for our players on Tuesday

16 October 2019

Last night’s international action saw Henrik Dalsgaard equal a Club record while there was also a start for Julian Jeanvier in Spain.

For more than 28 years, John Buttigieg has stood alone at the top of our most capped players while at the Club chart but now he has company after Henrik won his 20th cap as a Brentford player, and 25th in total, last night against Luxembourg. And the 30-year-old marked that landmark in style with two assists in a 4-0 win over the European minnows in Aalborg.

The victory, and clean sheet, also helped to extend Denmark’s remarkable record with Henrik in the team; they are unbeaten inside 90 minutes in his last 22 outings, stretching back to March 2016, and have kept 12 clean sheets in that run.

Henrik will have a chance to break the record next month as The Danes finish off their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a home game against Gibraltar before a crucial trip to Dublin to face the Republic of Ireland. Victory over Gibraltar would mean that a point would do at The Aviva Stadium to see Denmark take one of the top two spots.

Elsewhere on Tuesday night, Julian Jeanvier started for Guinea as they pushed Chile all the way in Alicante. Off the back of a shock defeat to the Comoros on Saturday, Ibrahima Conte gave the West-Africans a 38th minute lead against the run of play. However, Chile hit back with three goals in ten minutes midway through the second-half, the third of those coming from the spot after a handball decision against The Bees defender. Another Ibrahima, this time Camara, set up a grandstand finish by making it 3-2 with two minutes to go but La Roja held on for the win.

Saïd Benrahma didn’t add to his three Algerian caps last night, watching on as the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Champions swept aside Colombia in Lille. Qatari-based striker Baghdad Bounedjah opened the scoring on the quarter hour mark with Riyad Mahrez making it 2-0 five minutes later. The Manchester City winger grabbed his second, and Algeria’s third, with 25 minutes to play as The Desert Foxes extended their unbeaten run to 15 matches.

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