Denmark vs. Austria in UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 semifinals
Denmark will take on Austria in the 2017 UEFA Women’s Euro semifinals on Thursday, August 3 at 9 a.m. Pacific Time at the Rat Verlegh Stadion in Breda, Netherlands.
What: Denmark will take on Austria in the 2017 UEFA Women’s Euro semifinals.
When: Thursday, August 3 at 9 a.m. Pacific Time.
Where: Rat Verlegh Stadion in Breda, Netherlands.
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The road to the semi-final
While this was considered an unlikely semi-final it is by no means an undeserved one for either of the two teams. Denmark started their road to the semi-final on the first day of the tournament, when they faced Belgium in a game where Denmark won 1-0 because of an early goal from Sanne Troelsgaard. It was a hard fought game, where Denmark, especially in the second half, had to dig deep to win all three points. They followed their opening win up with a 1-0 loss to the host nation from the Netherlands, due to a first half penalty goal from Sherida Spitse.
This set up a much-anticipated final group stage match against Denmark’s Scandinavian neighbours from Norway, where Denmark could secure their quarter-final place. Once again, the game ended 1-0, and as with the opening game, it was in Denmark’s favour. Left-winger Katrine Veje netted the goal, but the heroics of Danish keeper Stina Lykke, which included a penalty save, were also crucial in securing all three points.
Denmark vs. Austria
The two sides met as recently as 6th July this year, when the two played a friendly before the tournament against one another. Austria were the happier side back than, when they earned themselves a 4-2 victory. Nicole Billa and Zadrazil scored a brace each, while Veje and Stine Larsen netted the Danish goals.
It was a game were Denmark struggled and nothing worked for them, but for Austria there were plenty of positives, especially their pressure on every single one of Denmark’s chains were impressive. The Austrian coach has remarked that this game will be very different than the one from less than a month ago, but it must give them confidence.
Denmark will have to make do without two defenders. Janni Arnth suffered a stress fracture after the game against Norway, while her replacement for the next game, Mie Leth Jans, got an ankle injury in that game. Nils Nielsen has favoured Larsen, usually a forward, as their replacement, and she started against both Norway and Germany. She used to play as a defender, but was moved to the forward position a year and a half ago, so it is not a new position to her.
Austria is without Makas who got an ACL injury in the game against Spain. Makas will be a miss for Austria as she has been an integral part of left side thus far, both going forward and in defence. Makas has been subbed out in all of the previous four matches, and Nadine Prohaska has been her replacement every single time, so there is a good chance she’ll be her replacement in the starting line-up.