ST. ETIENNE & STRASBOURG, FRANCE
Denmark beat Belgium 3-2 in the European Soccer Championship finals Group One match in Strasbourg on June 19.
ST. ETIENNE & STRASBOURG, FRANCE
DENMARK (IN RED) v BELGIUM (IN WHITE) STRASBOURG
1. GV s Belgium attack, Ceulemans scores, is congratulated by teammates. (3 SHOTS) 0.12
2. GVs Belgium's Frank Vercauteren scores with long shot, team celebrates. (5 SHOTS) 0.28
3. GV Danish players heads for goal, falls inside penalty area. (3 SHOTS) 0.38
4. TV Slow motion replay of foul. 0.45
5. GV Frank Arnesen scores with penalty kick team celebrates. (3 SHOTS) 0.56
6. SECOND HALF: GVs & SVs Kenneth Brylle scores with glancing header celebrations as Danish fans wave flags. (4 SHOTS) 1.15
7. GVs Denmark's Preben Elkjaer scores, tripping over goalkeeper, Denmark team congratulates him. (5 shots) 1.42
FRANCE (IN BLUE SHIRTS) v YUGOSLAVIA (IN ALL WHITE) ST. ETIENNE
8. GVs Yugoslavia's Milos Sestic dribbles past defenders to score team congratulate him. (3 SHOTS) 1.57
9. SECOND HALF: GVs France's Michel Platini scores from cross. 2.07
10. GVs Platini scores second goal from long pass, team congratulate him. (3 SHOTS) 2.20
11. GVs French free kick, Platini scores. (3 SHOTS) 2.27
12. GV French player Bossis brings down Yugoslav player. (2 SHOTS) 2.39
13. GV & SV First penalty saved by goalkeeper, but goalie looks amazed as kick is disallowed. (2 SHOTS) 2.50
14. GVs Dragan Stojkovic scores from penalty kick, as French goalkeeper looks disgusted. (2 SHOTS) 3.04
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: ST. ETIENNE & STRASBOURG, FRANCE
Denmark beat Belgium 3-2 in the European Soccer Championship finals Group One match in Strasbourg on June 19. Belgium got off to a fine start with a goal by Jan Ceulemans in the 25th minute, and when teammate Frank Vercauteren kicked a fantastic long shot in with only six minutes of the first half left, it looked as though they were set to dominate the match. However, just two minutes later, their luck began to change. The Danes attacked strongly, only to see one of their number brought down. Frank Arnesen took the penalty kick and scored, putting Denmark back into the match. Fifteen minutes into the second half, Kenneth Brylle equalised for Denmark with a glancing shot, and in the 84th minute, Preben Elkjaer clinched the game, tripping over Belgian goalie Jean-Marie Pfaff as his foot went into the net. Denmark's victory will take into the semi-finals.
In St. Etienne, France beat Yugoslavia on the same night, and with the same score, 3-1. The only goal of the first half came when Yugoslavia's Milos Sestic dribbled skillfully past the French defenders to score. The Yugoslavs stayed ahead well into the second half until French star Michel Platini showed what he could do. He had scored four goals in two previous matches - a hat-trick against Belgium, and the only goal versus Denmark. In Strasbourg he repeated his hat-trick to wild cheers - scoring from a cross in the 59th minute, and three minutes later with a glancing header. France was then 2-1 up, and in the 77th minute, Platini scored again from a free kick. The final goal of the match came 5 minutes after that on a penalty kick by Yugoslav Dragan Stohkovic. France, like Denmark, was set to go forward from Group One to the semi-finals. The semi-final teams will be the winners of matches played on June 20.
Source: ANTENNE 2 (TDF)