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Euro 2000 Qualifying Group 1. Wales v Denmark

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Match Report

Our Euro 2000 dreams were left in tatters as Denmark grabbed two late goals to take this crucial Euro 2000 qualifier.

Wales responded well after the match against Italy with a performance of fire, passion and pride but in the end it was not good enough.

Wales abandoned the sweeper system with which the players looked so uncomfortable, and reverted back to a flat back four. John Hartson came in for his first start for Wales in a year, while Steve Jenkins was used as an orthodox right back. Chris Coleman also returned.

Two goals in the last six minutes decided this game, Tomasson hooked the ball into an empty net, after an indecisive punch from Paul Jones, and late penalty by Tofting virtually ended our Euro 2000 dreams.

Key moments
First Half
27 mins: Paul Jones tipped over Chelsea's Bjarne Goldbaek long-range shot.
30 mins: Ryan Giggs curled a clever ball in from the left, Schmeichel came off his line to get in front of Dean Saunders
38 mins: Jan Heintze's cross from the left was met by Ebbe Sand, who saw his header drop wide of the far post.
40 mins: A fine low save from Paul Jones diving to his left prevented a Allan Nielsen's drive going in.
42 mins: Paul Jones blocked a Heintze shot when he was clear after a one-two with Miklos Molnar.

Half time score 0- 0

Second Half
Paul Jones again thwarted Gronkjaer with a point-blank save and John Robinson cleared Sand's follow up off the line.
72 mins Paul Jones dived at Nielsen's feet when he was clear on goal
73 mins Paul Jones tipped over another shot from the Allan Nielsen
84 mins: Tomasson hooked the ball into an empty net, after an indecisive punch from Paul Jones
87 mins A cross-shot from Dean Saunders that flashed past the far post.
Injury time: Chris Coleman was penalised for pushing Tomasson in the box. Tofting scored from the penalty spot.

Team line-ups
Wales Denmark
1 Jones 1 Schmeichel
2 Jenkins 2 Colding
3 Barnard 3 Henriksen
4 Robinson 4 Hogh
5 Melville 5 Heintze
6 Coleman 6 Goldbaek
7 Speed 7 Nielsen A
8 Saunders 8 Gronkjaer
9 Hartson 9 Molnar
10 Hughes 10 Joergensen
11 Giggs 11 Sand
12 Symons 12 Olsen
13 Legg 13 Nielsen B S
14 Pembridge 14 Frandsen
15 Bellamy 15 Tofting
16 Page 16 Sorensen
17 Williams 17 Tomasson
21 Crossley 18 Frederiksen.

Match details
Half-time 0 - 0
Full-time 0 - 2
Date 09.06.1999
Kick off 19:30
Venue Anfield
City / town Liverpool
Attendance 10,000
Referee Amand Ancion, Belgium

Match facts
29'  Hartson      
      70'  Tomasson (Molnar)
      83'  Tofting (Nielsen A)
      84'  Tomasson
86'  Pembridge (Robinson)      
87'  Bellamy (Hartson)      
90'  Legg (Barnard)      
      90'  Frandsen (Joergensen)
      90'  Tofting

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