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Eriksen and Jensen involved as Denmark win

A look at yesterday's international action

14 June 2022

Mathias Jensen and Christian Eriksen were both involved in a win for Denmark last night. The Brentford midfield players both played as Denmark beat Austria 2-0. It was a third victory in four matches for Denmark in UEFA Nations League A Group One.

Mathias started the match and played the first 76 minutes. Christian came on for Mathias and played the remainder of the contest in the same midfield role. Denmark scored both their goals in the first half.

The Danes lead their group with nine points. They are two ahead of Croatia, who beat France last night. Denmark have to play Croatia away and France at home in their final two matches in September.

Mathias earned his 19th cap in the win. He continues to close in on the record for most international caps earned while with Brentford, which currently stands at 22. Christian has now played 115 times for his country, six of those matches have come since joining Brentford in January. Christian sits fourth on the Denmark most capped list and his 38 international goals have been bettered by only four other Danes.

Two other Brentford players were with their national teams for matches yesterday, but neither played. Departing Brentford B midfield player Roy Syla was an unused substitite for Albania Under-21 against Kosovo. Albania needed a last gasp equaliser to earn a draw in a UEFA Under-21 European Championship qualification match. The draw rounded off Albania's efforts in Group G of the qualification process. They finished fifth and will not go to the tournament next summer.

Frank Onyeka was also an unused substitute but his Nigeria team mates had a much better time. They beat São Tomé and Príncipe 10-0 in a qualification match for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Nigeria have won two out of two in Group A and will continue their attempts to qualify in September. The tournament will be held in Côte d'Ivoire next summer.


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