(Sporting Alert) — Denmark created the first shock at the 2012 Euro football tournament, following their 1-0 win over the Netherlands, who are one of the title favourites.
Michael Krohn-Dehli cleverly broken into the box and fired home under the legs of goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg for the only goal in the victory at the Metalist Stadium.
Holland pressed and pressed they got chances as well, but failed to capitalized with winger Arjen Robben coming close several times and even hitting the post.
Robin van Persie, substitute Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Ibrahim Afellay all got chances as well, but failed to take advantage.
The win now puts Denmark at the top of Group B on three points, with Holland sitting at the bottom.
Portugal and another tournament favourites, Germany will play in the group’s second game – coming up next at the Arena Lviv.
Holland vs Denmark
Holland: Stekelenburg, Van Der Wiel, Heitinga, Vlaar, Willems, Van Bommel, Nigel De Jong, Robben, Sneijder, Afellay, van Persie
Subs: Vorm, Mathijsen, Bouma, Kuyt, Huntelaar, Schaars, Strootman, Luuk De Jong, Narsingh, Boulahrouz, Van der Vaart, Krul
Denmark: Andersen, Jacobsen, Kjaer, Agger, Simon Poulsen, Kvist Jorgensen, Zimling, Rommedahl, Eriksen, Krohn-Delhi, Bendtner
Subs: Lindegaard, Christian Poulsen, Bjelland, Okore, Schone, Silberbauer, Pedersen, Wass, Jakob Poulsen, Kahlenberg, Mikkelsen, Schmeichel
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)