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  • Eto'o (10)
  • Bendtner (33), Rommedahl (61)
  • Date:2010-06-19
  • Kick-off:19:30
  • Venue:Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria
  • Attendance:33000
  • Referee:Larrionda, J

Live Commentary

90mins

Full-time: CAMEROON 1-2 DENMARK.

90mins

Less than a minute to go. Cameroon need to get the ball forward quickly.

90mins

Geremi's cross is collected with ease by Sorensen. Time firmly against Cameroon now.

90mins

Clever play from Denmark as they keep possession.

90mins

Three additional minutes at the end of this game.

89mins

The ball goes out of play as Idrissou can't pick out a team-mate.

89mins

Eto'o wins a corner. Last chance saloon for the Africans.

87mins

Kjaer goes into the book and he misses the final group game against Japan.

87mins

Just a few minutes remaining here. Free-kick for Cameroon 25-yards from goal.

86mins

Sorensen picks up a caution for time-wasting.

86mins

Jakob Poulsen comes on for Tomasson.

85mins

Great chance for Idrissou as he heads over the bar. That was a sharp chance. He should have hit the target.

84mins

Aboubakar is fouled. Chance to fill the box once more.

84mins

The Denmark area is full of bodies and Sorensen manages to gather the loose ball. Panic over!

83mins

Poulsen is down in a heap. He didn't know much about that deflection, but he probably does now. It smacked him full on the head.

82mins

Aboubakar almost equalises, but Christian Poulsen fortunately deflects the ball behind for a corner.

81mins

Denmark stage a counter and Bendtner shoots straight at Souleymanou.

81mins

Aboubakar almost plays in Makoun, but the ball is thumped clear.

80mins

Idrissou can't keep his header down from six-yards. The cross was just a little too high for the winger.

79mins

Fine defensive header from Jacobsen as Idrissou is sniffing in the penalty area.

79mins

Vincent Aboubakar comes on for Webo.

77mins

Fantastic stop from Sorensen as he denies Emana. Could that be a match-winning save?

76mins

This game has opened up again. It's end-to-end action now!

75mins

Yellow card for M'Bia.

75mins

Emana slips in Eto'o, but he falls at the vital moment. Unfortunate for the Africans.

74mins

Song fires narrowly over the top as the Lions forge a way back into the game.

74mins

Terrible cross from newcomer Idrissou and Denmark can take a breather.

72mins

Mohammadou Idrissou comes on for Bassong as Paul Le Guen throws caution to the wind.

71mins

Tomasson misses a gilt-edged chance as he has his one-on-one effort saved by the 'keeper.

70mins

There are just 20 minutes remaining. Can Cameroon get back into this absorbing contest or is their World Cup adventure coming to an end?

69mins

Cameroon must have kept te ball for a full two minutes there. It eventualy comes to a end as Emana shoots wide.

68mins

Plenty of pressure from Cameroon, but Denmark are standing firm. Agger and Kjaer are playing well this evening.

67mins

Gronkjaer leaves the field and Thomas Kahlenberg replaces him.

66mins

Fine chance as Eto'o finds Makoun, but the Lyon man can't hit the target. He should have done better.

64mins

M'Bia storms forward, but Kjaer clears with some effort there.

63mins

That was a fine effort. But he turned inside Makoun far too easily there.

61mins

CAMEROON 1-2 DENMARK: ROMMEDAHL scores! The winger is played in on the right and he cuts in to unlease a left-footed drive into the far corner. A fine turnaround here.

61mins

Webo twists and turns, but hits Sorensen.

60mins

Geremi's cross just evades Webo.

60mins

It's all Cameroon at the moment. Makoun has made an impact since he came on at half-time.

58mins

Eto'o's trickery opens up an opportunity for Webo, but he skies his strike into row Z!

56mins

Eto'o's surge into the penalty area is covered by Gronkjaer. Good defensive play from the winger.

55mins

Break in play as Kjaer is off the pitch with a knock to his head.

54mins

Makoun hacks down Tomasson and Bendtner eventually heads the ball out of play.

53mins

Excellent dart up the left from Simon Busk Poulsen sees him cross into the area, but Bassong clears.

52mins

M'Bia crosses from the right and that goes safely behind for a goal kick.

50mins

Good spell of possession for Cameroon, but Eto'o loses out to Kjaer.

50mins

Agger hits the free-kick into the wall and Kjaer fizzes in the rebound, but it just clears the bar.

49mins

Bassong booked for a tug on Bendtner.

48mins

Assou-Ekotto is denied by a marvellous challenge from Jensen as the ball comes to him from a right-wing cross. Close call and Cameroon have started brightly again.

46mins

Daniel Jensen has replaced Martin Jorgensen at the break as both coaches make changes.

46mins

Great chance from M'Bia, but his header is saved by Sorensen. Rapid start to the second-half.

46mins

Eyong Enoh comes off for Jean Makoun at the interval.

46mins

Denmark get the game under way.

45mins

Half-time: CAMEROON 1-1 DENMARK. An enthralling opening period of play comes to a close.

45mins

Webo picks up the loose ball and slots through to Eto'o, but he overhits his pass and it goes behind.

44mins

Bendtner claims to have been held back there, but the referee waves play on.

43mins

Emana goes clean through on goal, but his shot goes straight at Sorensen and the clearance comes against the front man and spins out of play. Time to take a breather!

43mins

At the other end, Eto'o strikes the post!

42mins

Great chance for Denmark. Tomasson plays in Gronkjaer and he feeds the ball back to Tomasson and Song makes a miraculous block.

40mins

Poulsen, Gronkjaer and Rommedahl make inroads, but resolute defending keeps them out.

38mins

A scrappy spell now as both sides look to earn themselves an important lead. Cameroon will be disappointed that they have conceded in such fashion.

37mins

Geremi handles. Free-kick for the Danes.

36mins

Delicate ball into the area by Geremi, but nobody reads it and it rolls out of play.

35mins

Enoh is off the pitch with an eye problem.

33mins

CAMEROON 1-1 DENMARK: NICKLAS BENDTNER equalises! Rommedahl gets in behind Assou-Ekotto and slides the ball square for Bendtner and he forces it home. Well-worked goal, but poor defending from the left-back.

32mins

Sebastien Bassong clears as Jacobsen closes in on goal.

31mins

Emana and Pierre Webo combine, but Denmark clear in the nick of time.

30mins

Poor cross from Lars Jacobsen as he lashes that one behind.

29mins

Emana shoots high and wide. Eto'o is unhappy with his choice as he was free to his left.

28mins

Stephane M'bia, Song, Assou-Ekotto and Nicolas N'Koulou are keeping things tidy in the middle for Cameroon.

26mins

There is more happening in the stands than out on the pitch at the moment. The defences are certainly on top.

25mins

Cameroon are seeing plenty of the ball here. Another goal could end Denmark's challenge. It would be difficult for them to get two goals in this game.

23mins

A good spell of pressure from Denmark as they get a number of crosses into the box. However, the Africans clear their lines on each occasion.

21mins

Tomasson done well to stay onside there and he was unlucky not to tuck that one away.

20mins

Brave goalkeeping from Souleymanou Hamidou as Jon Dahl Tomasson sneaks in on goal. Good chance and stop.

19mins

Eyong Enoh is the next to have a go at goal. He lets fly from 25-yards and Sorensen gathers with ease.

17mins

Denamrk are looking sloppy once more in defence. Morten Olsen will be infuriated.

16mins

Great headed block from Song as Gronkjaer fires an effort on target. From the corner, Gronkjaer gets his header all wrong as he stands unmarked at the back post.

15mins

A quiet phase of play here. Denmark need to get back into this.

13mins

The ball comes out to Emana and he hits a low, crisp drive that goes narrowly wide. Cameroon have settled here.

12mins

Achille Emana wins a corner off Agger. The Danes are on the rocks here.

10mins

Eto'o cashes in following a terrible mistake from Christian Poulsen and it is Pierre Webo with the assist. First blood Cameroon!!

10mins

CAMEROON 1-0 DENMARK: ETO'O opens the scoring!

9mins

Geremi shoots straight at Thomas Sorensen. Easy one for the goalkeeper.

9mins

Gronkjaer fells Geremi and it's another free-kick.

8mins

Jesper Gronkjaer clears for a corner.

8mins

Daniel Agger bundles Eto'o to the ground. Free-kick for the Indomitable Lions in a dangerous position.

7mins

Dennis Rommedahl is played through at the angle, but his fierce drive clears the cross bar. Great opportunity for the Danes.

5mins

Eto'o cuts in from the left, but he screws his effort wide.

4mins

Cameroon have started the brighter here. They are playing with confidence.

3mins

Simon Kjaer is almost caught in possession by Pierre Webo, but a needless foul by Geremi sees the defender escape.

1mins

Chance for Cameroon immediately as a cut-back from the right finds Benoit Assou-Ekotto, but his strike is deflected to safety.

1mins

Cameroon get the game under way.

0mins

The two teams are making their way out onto the pitch and we will soon be ready for the national anthems.

0mins

The game is also crucial for Denmark after they lost their opening game 2-0 against Netherlands and a further setback is likely to see either side go out of the competition.

0mins

Alexandre Song makes his way into the Cameroon starting line-up following their disappointing defeat to Japan in their opening fixture. This could mean star striker Samuel Eto'o moves back into the attack.

0mins

Good evening and welcome to this Group E clash between Cameroon and Denmark.

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Cameroon face Denmark at 7:30pm on Saturday, June 19th.


Match Report

Denmark have kept their World Cup dreams alive with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Cameroon on Saturday evening in Pretoria.

The result sees the Africans eliminated from the competition following successive defeats and the Danes now face a crucial final group stage clash against Japan.

Cameroon started brightly as Benoit Assou-Ekotto saw his strike from the edge of the box deflected clear inside the first minute and Samuel Eto'o, playing in a central attacking position, screwed wide soon after.

Morten Olsen's side then had their first opportunity as winger Dennis Rommedahl fired over when he was played clean through at the angle and the Indomitable Lions opened the scoring just minutes later thanks to a defensive howler from Christian Poulsen.

The usually-reliable defensive midfielder played the ball straight to Pierre Webo and he threaded through for Eto'o to thump past Thomas Sorensen.

Achille Emana then fired crisply wide and, at the other end, Jesper Gronkjaer saw his stinging drive headed behind by Alexandre Song.

With Denmark growing in confidence, they grabbed a deserved equaliser as Rommedahl got in behind Assou-Ekotto and squared for Nicklas Bendtner to slide home.

Just before the break, Song made a stunning block from Jon Dahl Tomasson and Eto'o then struck the post following a swift counter as the game opened up.

Stephane M'Bia watched as his header was saved by Sorensen at the start of the second-half and Eto'o continued to threaten with his trickery in the final third.

But Denmark went in front for the first time as Rommedahl got his name on the score sheet.

The veteran got the better of Jean Makoun before firing a left-footed drive across goalkeeper Souleymanou Hamidou and into the far corner of the net.

Cameroon were stirred by their setback and Makoun should have made amends soon after, but he fired a fine Eto'o cut-back over the top and at the other end, Tomasson missed a golden cance by slotting his one-on-one chance straight at Souleymanou.

Sorensen then turned hero as he made a fantastic one-handed stop to deny Emana from levelling and youngster Vincent Aboubakar saw his strike deflected behind off Poulsen as Paul Le Guen's men continued to press.

But Denmark held on for the vital victory and their World Cup adventure goes on, but Cameroon become the first side to crash out.

Cameroon

Denmark

Corners

72

Fouls

912

Goal attempts

Shots off target

124

Offsides

11

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