Women's European Championship - Group A
Netherlands Women1Denmark Women0

Women's Euro 2017: Netherlands 1-0 Denmark

Sherida Spitse
Sherida Spitse scored her 21st international goal for the Netherlands

Women's Euro 2017 hosts Netherlands claimed their second victory in Group A by beating Denmark 1-0 in Rotterdam.

Sherida Spitse scored the only goal from the penalty spot after Danielle van de Donk was tripped in the box.

Arsenal's Sari van Veenendaal made a superb save to deny Denmark's Pernille Harder, while Nadia Nadim headed straight at the goalkeeper late on.

Two-time champions Norway are on the brink of elimination after a surprise 2-0 defeat by Belgium.

Elke van Gorp came from an offside position to poke in from Ingrid Hjelmseth's parry and give debutants Belgium the lead on 59 minutes. They doubled their lead through Janice Cayman's free header after the Norwegian defenders failed to clear.

Norway's best chance fell to Caroline Graham Hansen, but the forward volleyed over the crossbar from close range.

They were on top in the first half as Andrine Hegerberg had a flicked effort pushed away, but her sister Ada - the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year - struggled to make an impact.

Martin Sjogren's Norway side - runners-up in 2013 - lost to hosts Netherlands in their first game and must now beat Denmark on Monday to have any chance of progressing.

Meanwhile, a point for Netherlands in their final group game against Belgium will seal progression to the knockout stages.

Elke van Gorp
Elke van Gorp scored her sixth international goal for Belgium

Line-ups

Netherlands Women

  • 1van Veenendaal
  • 2van Lunteren
  • 6Dekker
  • 4van den BergSubstituted forvan der Gragtat 54'minutes
  • 5van Es
  • 14Groenen
  • 8Spitse
  • 7van de SandenSubstituted forBeerensteynat 88'minutes
  • 10van de Donk
  • 11MartensSubstituted forJansenat 78'minutes
  • 9Miedema

Substitutes

  • 3van der Gragt
  • 12Roord
  • 13Jansen
  • 15Folkertsma
  • 16Christ
  • 17Zeeman
  • 18Lewerissa
  • 19van den Bulk
  • 20Janssen
  • 21Beerensteyn
  • 22van der Most
  • 23Geurts

Denmark Women

  • 1Petersen
  • 8Nielsen
  • 5SørensenBooked at 82mins
  • 18Jans
  • 19Sandvej
  • 7Troelsgaard NielsenBooked at 49mins
  • 17Sigvardsen Jensen
  • 6ChristiansenSubstituted forKildemoesat 64'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 11VejeSubstituted forLarsenat 69'minutes
  • 9Nadim
  • 10Harder

Substitutes

  • 2Roddik Hansen
  • 4Kildemoes
  • 12Larsen
  • 13Pedersen
  • 14Sørensen
  • 15Thogersen
  • 16Christensen
  • 20Pedersen
  • 21Hansen
  • 22Johansen
  • 23Gewitz
Referee:
Dr. Riem Hussein
Attendance:
10,599

Match Stats

Home TeamNetherlands WomenAway TeamDenmark Women
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home20
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Netherlands Women 1, Denmark Women 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Netherlands Women 1, Denmark Women 0.

Stine Larsen (Denmark Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Desiree van Lunteren (Netherlands Women).

Attempt blocked. Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands Women) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Renate Jansen.

Attempt saved. Nadia Nadim (Denmark Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pernille Harder with a cross.

Stine Larsen (Denmark Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stefanie van der Gragt (Netherlands Women).

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands Women. Lineth Beerensteyn replaces Shanice van de Sanden.

Foul by Mie Jans (Denmark Women).

Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Simone Sørensen (Denmark Women).

Daniëlle van de Donk (Netherlands Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Renate Jansen (Netherlands Women) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Daniëlle van de Donk with a headed pass.

Sherida Spitse (Netherlands Women) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Foul by Stine Larsen (Denmark Women).

Daniëlle van de Donk (Netherlands Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Netherlands Women. Conceded by Line Jensen.

Attempt blocked. Sherida Spitse (Netherlands Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Simone Sørensen (Denmark Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Simone Sørensen (Denmark Women).

Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands Women. Renate Jansen replaces Lieke Martens.

Booking

Maja Kildemoes (Denmark Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Maja Kildemoes (Denmark Women).

Daniëlle van de Donk (Netherlands Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Sanne Troelsgaard (Denmark Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pernille Harder with a through ball.

Corner, Denmark Women. Conceded by Lieke Martens.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Sari van Veenendaal (Netherlands Women) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Pernille Harder (Denmark Women) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nadia Nadim with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Denmark Women. Stine Larsen replaces Katrine Veje.

Offside, Denmark Women. Theresa Nielsen tries a through ball, but Sanne Troelsgaard is caught offside.

Foul by Daniëlle van de Donk (Netherlands Women).

Cecilie Sandvej (Denmark Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Denmark Women. Maja Kildemoes replaces Nanna Christiansen.

Attempt missed. Sanne Troelsgaard (Denmark Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Sanne Troelsgaard (Denmark Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nanna Christiansen.

Attempt blocked. Pernille Harder (Denmark Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Stefanie van der Gragt (Netherlands Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sherida Spitse with a cross following a corner.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 20th July 2017

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As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands Women22002026
2Denmark Women21011103
3Belgium Women21012113
4Norway Women200203-30

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Russia Women11002113
2Germany Women10100001
3Sweden Women10100001
4Italy Women100112-10

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Austria Women11001013
2France Women11001013
3Iceland Women100101-10
4Switzerland Women100101-10

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England Women11006063
2Spain Women11002023
3Portugal Women100102-20
4Scotland Women100106-60
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