For Denmark and Tunisia, the World Cup in Qatar started on Tuesday afternoon. Whether the spectacle would deliver?
Denmark and Tunisia are in a group with France and Australia and so they wanted to start their World Cup with a good result. We had to pay attention beforehand, but in the end the Danish captain Kjaer also came on the field without a ‘One Love’ bracelet.
The match itself was actually very little. From the outset, the Tunisians showed that they had come for a point and with the necessary tough tackles they immediately showed that they were present in the game.
Certainly in the first half it all became a bit of a heck of a ballerina, where it was a long wait for opportunities. Jebali did score, but from offside. Just before the break, Schmeichel had to keep the same Jebali from 0-1.
After the coffee, Denmark also scored, but Skov Olsen’s goal was also disallowed for offside. The Danes could also claim a penalty kick a few times, but even after an intervention by the VAR, the ball did not hit the spot.
Chronicle of an announced 0-0
Denmark was the better team in the second half. Dolberg headed at the Tunisian goalkeeper from close range and Dahmen was also close enough to keep the scoreboard on attempts by Eriksen and Lindstrom.
The best chance was perhaps for Cornelius, but he headed on the post. Tunisia lurked a few times on the counter, but could no longer prevent the first 0-0 of this World Cup. Who will have done the best thing with it? That remains to be seen in due course.