Australia sneaks into the Round of 16 by surprise, eliminating Denmark

Australia gave the big surprise in this Qatar World Cup and managed to qualify for the round of 16 and thus eliminate Denmark against all odds, having achieved only one point out of nine possible. When no one expected it Matthew Leckie he scored the goal in the 60th minute and send his country to the next round for the second time in their history. The Australians took six points in the group, the same as Francebut with a lower goal difference, so the French go first and the Oceanians second.

the stadium of Al Janub he was witnessing the match between the Danes and the Australians, where the Europeans needed victory to be in the round of 16. The match started with a Denmark much higher and with Australia very orderly and closed in her field. The minutes went by and the boys from Kasper Hjulmandthey began to despair at the need to obtain the goal that would certify the pass to the next round.

Not even with the goal of Tunisia in view of France in the second half, the needs of the Danes changed, and they still needed a goal to win. Three minutes after finding out about the goal of the Eagles of Carthage in the other party, he arrived Australia to break all schemes. leckie, in a counter, came out with the ball alone and against two Danish defenders made the first of the game to place, momentarily, in the round of 16 for the second time in its history. The Danes kept trying but couldn’t come back from behind.

This is how Australia played

The Australian coach Graham Arnoldintroduced only one change regarding the match against Tunisia. Degenekthe right-hand side, entered through Karacic, while the rest of the eleven was the same. He maintained the 4-4-2 formation that gave the Africans a 1-0 victory with a goal from Duke. The Australians found themselves outmatched by their rival and their game was based on defending the onslaught of the Danes. They defended as they could, but little by little they were stretching in the game.

Goodwin during the match against Denmark. (getty)

This is how Denmark played

A Denmark victory was urgent for him to be in the round of 16. In the first game it was dolberg the starting striker; in the second it was the turn of Cornelius and in the latter it was Braithwaite the footballer in charge of assuming the responsibility of the goal. Christian Eriksen He was again the handle that moved the team at will. Seated in the center of the field, the player from Manchester Utd moved his companions from side to side

Hojberg once again accompanied Eriksen in the Danish midfield. (getty)

MVP: Mathew Leckie

Matthew Leckie was the man who gave the classification to Australia to the round of 16 for the second time in its history. When everything indicated that Denmark was going to end up imposing his superiority, the Australian striker arrived to score the only goal of the match and become the new idol of his country.

Mathew Leckie scored Australia’s qualifying goal. (getty)

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