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Andruv Stadium (ATT 12,000) 22nd March 2013 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: Manuel Ricardo Neves

Czech Rep Czech Republic vs Denmark Denmark

Czech Rep 0

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Denmark 3

A Cornelius (57)
S Kjaer (67)
N Zimling (82)

Denmark claim crucial win

Goals from Cornelius, Kjaer and Zimling seal win in Czech Republic

Last Updated: 22/03/13 10:04pm

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Simon Kjaer: On target for Denmark

Simon Kjaer: On target for Denmark

Three second-half goals saw Denmark beat Czech Republic and leapfrog them in World Cup qualifying Group B.

The hosts had the better of the first half before Denmark took control towards half-time and they were on top thereafter.

The visitors' superiority was rewarded with goals by Andreas Cornelius, Simon Kjaer and Niki Zimling, which moved them into third on five points in Group B, the same as their hosts although still five behind leaders Italy.

Matej Vydra had the first shot of the match, the Czech striker sending a long-range shot over the bar.

Cornelius responded in kind for Denmark, firing over from the centre of the area before Nicolai Stokholm shot wide.

Vladimar Darida's 25-yard free-kick from the left was comfortably held by Stephan Andersen although the Denmark goalkeeper was then forced to parry the same player's drilled shot moments later.

Andersen then beat away David Lafata's drive but despite the hosts' dominance it was Denmark who came closest to taking the lead five minutes before the break when Petr Cech was forced to tip Christian Eriksen's volley round the post.

Zimling then volleyed high for the Danes who finished the first half well.

Fired over

Eriksen fired over moments after the restart with Cornelius firing to the left who gave Denmark a 57th-minute lead.

Nicolai Jorgensen provided the ball to his fellow striker from the centre of the area and Cornelius drilled a fierce drive into the top right-hand corner of the net.

Denmark doubled their lead 10 minutes later when Eriksen's corner from the left found Kjaer in the six-yard box and the defender headed home.

The visitors were comfortably on top, Cornelius heading Eriksen's corner over.

Vydra shot high but the Czechs had produced nothing of note and it was no real surprise when Denmark got a third, Zimling drilling a fierce 25-yard drive into the bottom left-hand corner of the goal.

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4 Scotland 10 11
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Pos Team P Pts
1 Italy 10 22
2 Denmark 10 16
3 Czech Republic 10 15
4 Bulgaria 10 13
5 Armenia 10 13
6 Malta 10 3

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany 10 28
2 Sweden 10 20
3 Austria 10 17
4 Republic of Ireland 10 14
5 Kazakhstan 10 5
6 Faroe Islands 10 1

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Pos Team P Pts
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2 Romania 10 19
3 Hungary 10 17
4 Turkey 10 16
5 Estonia 10 7
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Pos Team P Pts
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3 Slovenia 10 15
4 Norway 10 12
5 Albania 10 11
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2 Portugal 10 21
3 Israel 10 14
4 Azerbaijan 10 9
5 Northern Ireland 10 7
6 Luxembourg 10 6

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2 Greece 10 25
3 Slovakia 10 13
4 Lithuania 10 11
5 Latvia 10 8
6 Liechtenstein 10 2

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2 Ukraine 10 21
3 Montenegro 10 15
4 Poland 10 13
5 Moldova 10 11
6 San Marino 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I

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Pos Team P Pts
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2 France 8 17
3 Finland 8 9
4 Georgia 8 5
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