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Netherlands 0-1 Denmark

Danish midfielder Michael Krohn-Dehli (L) celebrates with Danish forward Dennis Rommedahl and Danish defender Simon Poulsen (R) after scoring during the Euro 2012 championships football match The Netherlands vs Denmark on June 9, 2012 at the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv (credit: SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/GettyImages)
Denmark recorded a surprise 1-0 win over Netherlands at Euro 2012 on Saturday night as the Dutch paid the price for not finishing their chances.

Netherlands dominated the opening stages of the match and looked the more likely side to score first, but it was Denmark who opened the scoring on 24 minutes when Simon Poulsen's cross took a deflection and fell to Michael Krohn-Dehli, who beat Ron Vlaar and put the ball past Maarten Stekelenburg.

The Danes almost threw away their lead just a few minutes later when goalkeeper Stephan Andersen passed the ball straight to Arjen Robben, only for the Dutchman's shot from the edge of the box to strike the post.

Holland continued to dominate the game into the second half, but the likes of Robben and Arsenal's Robin van Persie were failing to inspire, and far too often were wasteful on the ball.

As the game passed the hour mark, the Dutch were still enjoying plenty of the ball and more often than not looking like a threat going forward, racking up more than 20 chances. But at the back, they were much less convincing, and Denmark created several half chances to double their lead.

Netherlands continued to push forward, with their shot count approaching 30 as Wesley Sneijder's superb pass found substitute Klaas Jan-Huntelaar, whose shot was saved by Andersen.

But with the Dutch running out of ideas as the game entered the closing stages - and having a genuine penalty appeal turned down - Denmark ran down the clock, and held on for a surprise 1-0 win that few will have expected - especially given that Netherlands smashed 37 goals past their opponents during Euro 2012 qualifying.

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