The Australian team was unlucky not have snatched a late winner in today’s match against Denmark at the Samara Arena with 40,727 fans official attendance.
An early goal scored by Christian Eriksen for Denmark in the seventh minute, which came from a spectacular assist by Nicolai Jorgensen, diverting the ball through the defenders to give Eriksen the chance to put the ball in the back of the net powerfully.
The first half began with most of the pressure put on the Australian defence until their attackers stepped up to create more chances.
In the 38th minute, the VAR’s review ruled a penalty for Australia after Yussuf Poulsen’s handball was spotted in the penalty area, to give Australia the equaliser that Mile Jedinak took to score his first goal in Russia 2018.
Poulsen’s handball made referee Antonio Mateu issue him a yellow card, the second in two consecutive matches, ruling him out of Denmark’s next game.
A match draw goes in favour of the Danish team as they stand on top of Group C with four points, and the Australians gaining only one point, putting them in a very desperate situation. The Danes should win in the next match and maybe some luck from outcome for the rest of the games in Group C to end to their benefit.
Source: Kuwait News Agency