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Australia Stay Alive Thanks To Draw With Denmark

SAMARA, RUSSIA - JUNE 21: Mile Jedinak of Australia celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group C match between Denmark and Australia at Samara Arena on June 21, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images) Comprar licencia Derechos editoriales estándar Derechos personalizados ¿Qué son los derechos editoriales estándar? SML 2424 x 1557 px | 20,52 x 13,18 cm @ 300 dpi | 3.8 MP Guía de tamaños 475,00 €EUR OBTÉN ESTA IMAGEN POR 425 € AÑADIR AL CARRITO Detalles Restricciones: Prohibidos los usos comerciales sin permiso. Ponte en contacto con tu oficina local.Images cannot be used in books or individually in the form of mobile alert services or downloads without prior approval from FIFA Crédito: Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Fotógrafo de plantilla Editorial n.º: 980277212 Colección: Getty Images Sport Fecha de creación: 21 de junio de 2018 Tipo de licencia: Con derechos gestionados Inf. de autorización: No se cuenta con autorizaciones. Más información Fuente: Getty Images Europe Nombre del objeto: 775137961PR00253_Denmark_v_ Tamaño máx. archivo: 2424 x 1557 px (20,52 x 13,18 cm) - 300 dpi - 1 MB Más contenido de este eventoVer todos

Australia stay alive for another day and saved their hopes of reaching the World Cup knockout stage after Mile Jedinak’s penalty secured a first Group C point against Denmark.

Christian Eriksen put Denmark ahead with a super finish after Nicolai Jorgensen’s clever lay-off.

Australia levelled through Jedinak’s penalty awarded after a video assistant referee (VAR) review.

Yussuf Poulsen’s close-range handball was analysed on video before the referee pointed to the spot.

In an absorbing encounter, Aston Villa’s Jedinak sent Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way for his second goal of the tournament.

Aaron Mooy went close from distance for Australia before Denmark’s Pione Sisto was left holding his head after a curling shot from outside the area flashed just wide.

The point was enough to take Denmark to the top of Group C on four points, one ahead of France who play Peru on Tuesday, while Australia can still advance to the knockout stage.

Denmark have not reached the last 16 since 2002 but Age Hareide’s side are in a strong position to advance in Russia after following up victory over Peru with a hard-earned point.

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They got off to a flying start thanks to a sublime finish by Eriksen, Mathew Ryan beaten by the pace and power of the Tottenham player’s first-time finish.

Eriksen has now had a hand in 18 goals in his past 15 appearances for Denmark – 13 goals, 5 assists – yet the Danes were unable to build on their strong start.

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Jorgensen could not find the target with a free header after sneaking behind Australia’s defence while Sisto wasted a further two chances.

Denmark’s final group game is against France. If they still need a result in that game to progress to the last 16, they will have to be more ruthless in front of goal.

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Denmark next face France in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on 26 June, the same time that Australia face Peru in Sochi.

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