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Slovenia 1-1 Denmark: Janza salvages share of the spoils in Group C opener

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 16 Jun 2024

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Erik Janza’s strike saw Slovenia hit back against Denmark to secure a 1-1 draw in the opening Group C game at Euro 2024.

Janza hammered home via a deflection in the 77th minute to restore parity, cancelling out Christian Eriksen’s well-taken opener.

Slovenia’s equaliser came moments after Benjamin Sesko, who is reportedly catching the eye of some of Europe’s biggest clubs, had struck the woodwork with a fierce long-range attempt.

That was one of just two shots Sesko managed all game, with Denmark having largely managed to keep the striker under wraps.

The Danes were fantastic all-round in the first half, with Eriksen pulling the strings in midfield and brilliantly putting them ahead when he latched onto Jonas Wind’s deft touch in the 17th minute.

Yet Slovenia’s pressure finally told after a series of missed opportunities, with the sides sharing the spoils at Stuttgart Arena.

Data Debrief: Eriksen takes a Euros record

Eriksen is the third-oldest player to ever score for Denmark at a major tournament, and the oldest to do so at the Euros.

The 32-year-old midfielder was involved in seven of Denmark’s eight shots in the opening half, though could not wield the same influence after the break.

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