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90' + 1'
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Marta Cardona
Olga Carmona
0 - 1
S. Larsen
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S. Holmgaard
K. Veje
Leila Ouahabi
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Match Stats

25% 74%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 5
Total Passes 252 709
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Germany GER Germany 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 9 W W W
2 Spain ESP Spain 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6 W L W
3 Denmark DEN Denmark 3 1 0 2 1 5 -4 3 L W L
4 Finland FIN Finland 3 0 0 3 1 8 -7 0 L L L




That's all from Brentford Community Stadium today, so thank you for joining us and goodbye!
As reward for their endeavours today, Spain will face hosts England next week, in the quarter-finals. They have progressed to that stage in both of the past two editions of the Euros, but have never gone further. A daunting task now awaits them in Brighton, against one of the tournament favourites.
Spain claim second spot in Group B, and a place in the Euros' last eight, as they ultimately earn victory over disappointing Denmark. La Roja's second win from three games sees them through behind Germany, and the Danes will be left ruing their inability to break out of a deep defensive block. Mixing up their approach helped Vilda's side break through in the end, with headers proving their greatest threat - and the source of the game's decisive goal.
Marta Cardona
90' SPAIN SURELY WIN IT! A looping header by Cardona finally defeats Christensen, as she meets Carmona's cross to the back post with a perfectly-angled effort into the bottom corner. At last, Spain lead 1-0, and they are on course for the quarter-finals!
Olga Carmona
90' Having impressed since her introduction from the bench, Carmona crosses accurately to pick out Cardona for the game's overdue first goal.
S. Larsen
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89' Frustration boils over for Larsen, and she is booked for a late challenge. She would miss out on the quarter-final, if Denmark can snatch a late winner.
86' The VAR's review ends swiftly; they agree with the on-field officials - no penalty should be awarded to Spain.
85' PENALTY? Though it would be a harsh judgement, Spain could be awarded a penalty for handball by Holmgaard. The ball was driven straight at the Danish defender, though, and she could not get out of the way - the VAR will review it.
83' From a free-kick on the right side of the area, Leon's left-footed cross is headed behind by Pedersen, under heavy pressure just outside the six-yard box. Spain have another corner.
S. Holmgaard
K. Veje
80' Denmark respond with a change of their own, as Veje is replaced by Sara Holmgaard.
Laia Aleixandri
Athenea del Castillo
80' Vilda opts to take off Athenea, whose influence has waned, and Aleixandri comes on for the last 10 minutes.
79' SUPER SAVE! Denmark almost strike on the counter, but Panos denies Nadim's firm effort from the edge of the area with a sharp stop. The build-up play by Harder was excellent, and so nearly helped her side break through!
78' A cross by Gonzalez from the left byline strays too close to Christensen, who plucks the ball out of the air with ease, inside her six-yard box.
76' Leon's error gifts the ball to Nadim, freshly onto the pitch, but she mishits an ambitious lob and the ball trickles well wide of the target.
S. Larsen
R. Madsen
74' Madsen also makes way, and Larsen comes on.
N. Nadim
J. Thomsen
73' Denmark turn to an old hand in search of some much-needed inspiration, as Nadim replaces Thomsen for the final stages of the game.
72' On the break, Harder fires well over with a speculative effort. Denmark have not come much closer, though, since the break.
71' SHARP STOP! Christensen makes a diving save from a drive by Carmona, who raced onto a loose ball on the left side of the box. A rare long-range effort tests the Denmark keeper, but still Spain remain without a goal.
68' A diagonal ball from a central position narrowly fails to pick out Athenea's run into the box, and it drops behind for a goal-kick to Denmark.
66' A wall of red shirts is denying Spain, clad in sky blue, the chance to break through. But Denmark surely need to take the initiative soon, otherwise they'll limp out of the tournament.
64' CLOSE! Leon's near-post run sees the centre-back reach an inswinging cross from Caldentey's corner, but she can only turn it into the side-netting from close range.
62' Veje brings down Batlle on the left flank, and Spain have a free-kick from a promising position. However, the set-piece fails to beat the first defender, and they are fortunate to earn a subsequent corner.
60' Bonmati overplays by trying a difficult ball on the edge of the box, gifting the ball back to Denmark, as Spain continue to frustrate their supporters. Still, if they keep the game goalless for another half-hour, they'll go through.
S. Troelsgaard
K. Møller Kühl
58' Denmark make their first substitution, as Kuhl is replaced by Troelsgaard on the left flank.
56' A willingness to switch the ball from wing to wing and get the ball into the box more quickly have been evident for Spain during the second half, and their triple substitution at the interval has certainly given them an attacking boost.
54' JUST WIDE! Cardona lashes an attempt into the side-netting from a tight angle on the left side of the area, following a deep cross from the right. Spain are back on top again, but still have nothing to show for it.
52' On the break, Harder overhits a throughball to Madsen, who is sprinting clear on goal. Though the latter is clearly tugged back by substitute Cardona, the referee declines to take action.
50' After a smart attacking move, Paredes blocks Kuhl's attempt, and Denmark have their first corner. However, it ultimately comes to nothing.
48' It has now been 30 minutes since Denmark last attempted a shot at goal - they must surely increase their attacking threat if they are to win this game.
Olga Carmona
Leila Ouahabi
46' Carmona replaces Ouahabi, who was on a booking, on Spain's left flank.
Marta Cardona
Sheila García
46' Sheila Garcia is also withdrawn, as Cardona comes on.
Esther González
Lucía García
46' After the interval, Lucia Garcia makes way for Gonzalez up front.
46' We are back under way in Brentford, and Spain have made a half-time triple change!
Against perceptions, most of Spain's chances have come from crosses, with their neat interplay in the final third proving fairly unproductive so far. They will surely maintain their style for the second half, but if they can't take the lead, the possibility of being stung on the break remains very real - that would see them miss out on a quarter-final against England.
As expected, Spain have dominated the ball to a large extent during the first half, but they have again failed to make that possession pay by converting it into goals. La Roja have shown vulnerablity to the counter-attack, too, and the direct combination of Harder and Madsen nearly bore fruit on more than one occasion for Denmark. Nevertheless, Spain only need a point to progress, so the emphasis remains on the Danes to break through.
45' + 1' Another Paredes header threatens the Danish goal, but this time it sails well wide of the right-hand post. That should be that for the first half.
45' An injury to Sevecke sees the match halted temporarily, as one minute of stoppage time is indicated by the officials.
43' CLOSE! Pedersen shuts down another Athenea dribble at the second attempt; conceding a corner. Sorensen then heads the ball away from close to her own goal line, after Paredes heads Caldentey's cross towards the target from the set-piece.
41' Again, Athenea finds some space on the ball, collecting a pass out on the left flank before driving inside and curling a tame shot straight into the gloves of Panos.
40' After her effort a few minutes ago, Caldentey has attempted 11 shots in this year's Euros, the joint-highest total in the Championship. Before today, no player had created more chances (eight) for La Roja.
38' A perfectly-timed sliding tackle by Sorensen stops Athenea pulling the trigger on a shot from the left side of the area, and from the subsequent corner, Caldentey's cross is well defended.
36' Denmark survive, as Christensen spills the ball inside her six-yard box and Athenea almost capitalises. Only some last-gasp defending by Thomsen denies the lively forward an opener for Spain.
35' With a snatched shot, Guijarro misses the target; pulling the ball well wide of goal from 25 yards.
33' Caldentey strikes straight at Christensen with a low shot from 20 yards out, as Spain finally force another attempt on goal. They have been struggling to turn territorial supremacy into shots so far.
32' Twice in short succession, Lucia Garcia cannot take advantage of a good position just inside the area, but Denmark are totally pinned back inside their defensive third now.
Leila Ouahabi
Yellow Card
30' The game's first booking goes to Ouahabi, for dissent towards the referee.
29' Still without a goal today, Spain have failed to score in four of their last five games at the Euros, despite attempting a total of 68 shots.
27' After dropping down to the turf under a challenge from two Denmark defenders, Athenea eventually returns to her feet. Following a brief pause, the game gets back under way.
25' SAVE! Kuhl gifts the ball to Spain with some loose play out on the left, and Christensen is called upon to gather the ball when Athenea almost manages to make clean contact on a subsequent cross. That was close!
23' Christensen again claims the ball with authority from a Spain corner, this time from the right, and the Denmark goalkeeper then launches it upfield.
21' Caldentey misses the target with a headed effort from just inside the area, as Spain try to re-establish their supremacy, having lost their way over the past few minutes.
19' Tracking back into her own penalty area, Athenea makes a crucial tackle on Kuhl, just as she pulls the trigger on a shot from inside the box.
18' Like Denmark, today Spain are aiming to reach the European Championship knockout stage for a third consecutive tournament, after being eliminated at the quarter-final stage in both 2013 and 2017.
16' SAVE! Again, Harder is denied by Panos, who saves comfortably at the near post, following some sharp interplay between the Denmark forward and Madsen. The Danes are gaining some joy on the break - particularly down the right.
14' Panos is called upon to sprint from her goal and deny Harder a chance to strike on the counter; the Denmark striker still manages to get a shot off, but can only steer it well over the crossbar under such pressure.
12' At the moment, Denmark's three at the back seems to be more of a five, as they attempt to absorb Spain's early pressure. On the break, though, Madsen nearly steals through on goal, but Leon covers across to get the ball clear.
10' During the opening 10 minutes, Spain's dominance of the ball is demonstrated by the possession figures: 71 per cent to 29 in their favour.
8' An inviting cross from Leon, striding up from the back, is headed away for a Spain corner. Christensen ultimately claims the ball in the middle of her six-yard box following the set-piece, though.
6' Harder strays offside when in a good position, just 20 yards from goal, as she attempts to latch onto a cross from the right.
4' Since Caldentey's second-minute cross, Spain have been in control of proceedings, but without creating another opportunity as yet. There is no surprise that they are dictating the play, but will Denmark be able to counter effectively?
2' Some early pressure from Spain sees Denmark survive a dangerous ball slung across the six-yard box, which no attacking player can quite get on the end of. Harder then wins a free-kick and relieves the threat.
1' Spain kick off, and we are under way in Brentford!
The players are out on the pitch in London, and with the national anthems now observed, kick-off is just moments away!
Meanwhile, Spain's lineup features only one change from the loss to Germany, as Aleixandri drops down to the bench and Real Madrid forward Athenea comes into the starting XI. That switch could see La Roja's most productive player so far, Mariona Caldentey (one goal and one assist), move into the trio in central midfield.
Denmark make four changes to the team that defeated Finland earlier this week, including Holmgaard being brought into midfield. Madsen has been selected ahead of the vastly experienced Nadim and Lyon striker Bruun, as Sondergaard selects a side to strike with pace on the counter against Spain's possession game.
SUBS: Lola Gallardo, Misa Rodriguez, Laia Aleixandri, Ivana Andres, Irene Guererro, Esther Gonzalez, Marta Cardona, Amaiur Sarriegi, Teresa Abelleira, Olga Carmona, Andrea Pereira, Claudia Pina.
SPAIN (4-3-3): Sandra Panos; Ona Batlle, Mapi Leon, Irene Paredes, Leila Ouahabi; Mariona Caldentey, Patri Guijarro, Aitana Bonmati; Sheila Garcia, Lucia Garcia, Athenea del Castillo.
SUBS: Katrine Svane, Laura Nielsen, Sara Thrige, Sanne Troelsgaard Nielsen, Sara Holmgaard, Nadia Nadim, Stine Larsen, Sofie Bredgaard, Luna Gevitz, Signe Bruun, Mille Gejl, Sofie Svava.
DENMARK (3-4-3): Lene Christensen; Rikke Sevecke, Simone Boye, Stine Pedersen; Janni Thomsen, Sofie Junge, Karen Holmgaard, Katrine Veje; Rikke Madsen, Pernille Harder, Kathrine Moller Kuhl.
Denmark simply must win today to finish in Group B's top two, having beaten Finland 1-0 on Tuesday to pick up their first points of the tournament - a 72nd-minute strike from Pernille Harder proving decisive against their Nordic neighbours. The last time the 2017 runners-up managed to qualify from the group stage after losing their opening match was back in 2001, though. Lars Sondegard's side have scored only once at this summer's finals Euros, and were unable to find the net in their most recent encounter with Spain, losing 3-0 in June of last year.
With Germany already guaranteed top spot in Group B, today Spain battle it out for second place and a berth in the Euro 2022 quarter-finals. La Roja slipped to a 2-0 defeat against the Germans on Tuesday - their first loss for two years - and their fate now rests on the result of a first-ever meeting with Denmark at the European Championship. As the Danes' goal difference is inferior to Spain's, Jorge Vilda's side will qualify for the last eight if they avoid defeat.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of today's Euro 2022 Group B clash between Denmark and Spain, at Brentford Community Stadium!