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Pontus and Henrik watch on as Sweden and Denmark record big wins

Duo rested for Thursday's European Championship Qualifiers

6 September 2019

Our defensive duo of Henrik Dalsgaard and Pontus Jansson were not involved as Denmark and Sweden hit 10 goals between them in European Championship Qualifiers last night.

In Torshavn, a first-half brace from Alexander Isak set Sweden on their way to a 4-0 victory in the Faroe Islands. Isak’s double, plus strikes from Victor Lindelöf and Robin Quaison had the game sewn up by the interval for The Swedes. The three points leave them second in Group F, five points behind runaway leaders Spain, at the half-way stage.

At the other end of Europe, Denmark also cruised to victory against one of the continent's minnows, putting six past Gibraltar at the Victoria Stadium. Robert Skov scored after just six minutes with Christian Eriksen netting twice from the spot either side of the break to end the match as a contest. Thomas Delaney fired home a long-range fourth, before Christian Gytkjaer added gloss to the scoreline with a quickfire double. Denmark remain second in Group D, three points behind the unbeaten Republic of Ireland.

Both sides face much tougher Qualifying assignments on Sunday as Sweden host Scandinavian rivals, and closest challengers for second place, Norway, while Denmark make the trip to south-east Europe to face Georgia.  

Elsewhere, Kamohelo Mokotjo is on his way back to Brentford after the South Africa FA released their internationals. Bafana Bafana should have been playing Zambia tomorrow in Lusaka but The Copper Bullets pulled out due to the ongoing violence in South Africa. A game against Madagascar in Orlando, Johannesburg, was then arranged in its place but the Madagascan government has since instructed the team not to travel, citing security concerns. 


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