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JanzaErik Janza 
EriksenChristian Eriksen
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Full-time: Slovenia 1-1 Denmark

As good as Denmark were in the first half Slovenia were perhaps even better in the second and made this group very interesting indeed. Janza's deflected strike was enough for a point and they could have had more if Sesko wasn't unlucky with a pair of long-range belters.
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End-to-end stuff now

Both teams are looking for a winner and piling men in the box. Both see dangerous crosses without a finishing touch...

Penalty dismissed

Christian Norgaard appears to elbow Benjamin Verbic while fighting for a cross in the box, but the VAR didn't see anything in it.

Demark in control here...

Slovenia might be happy to settle for a point in the closing stages as they're letting Demark dominate. Hjulmand takes a shot after a decent spell of possession but it's straight at Oblak.

Yellow card


Here's Poulsen!

Leipzig great Yussuf Poulsen comes on as Demark make a triple change to try and recover their lead. Jonas Wind is one of the players who makes way.

That's better from Sporar!

The forward shouldn't have got on the end of a ball forward, but he outmuscles Vestergaard, tricks him to recover the ball and gets a shot away.

Maehle on

Here comes Wolfsburg's Joakim Maehle. Can the swashbuckling fullback make the kind of difference he did at Euro 2020?

1-1! Slovenia back in it!

Slovenia are back in the match and it's no less than they deserve. A corner from Sesko's shot goes past everyone in the box and Janza is there to meet it first time. It's deflected in and past Schmeichel but Denmark can't complain at all.

Erik Janza


Erik Janza

Sesko with a classic!

The Leipzig star blasts an effort from distance and it almost snaps the post in half. What an effort and what a goal that would have been!



How have they not scored?!?!

A glorious free kick comes into the box and Sporar gets on the end of it, somehow he doesn't put the ball away from just a few yards out.

Wind dominant in the air

Wind wins another aerial battle from a corner but his header is over the net.
Duels won
Jaka Bijol Jonas Wind

Drkusic having an almighty game

Vanja Drkusic is having to deal with Wind and Hojlund but is doing just fine. The latter was just found with a ball forward, but the Sochi defender tracked him into the box and timed his tackle to perfection. Impressive stuff.

Eriksen's magic

Every time the ball comes to Eriksen Denmark look dangerous. He was just found in the box from a throw-in and still got a shot away under plenty of pressure.

Huge chance for Slovenia!

Slovenia are having luck down the left hand side and this time a cross is sent in to Adam Gnezda Čerin. He connects but sends it high and wide. They may not get a better chance than that.

Should be two!

Kristiansen plays a ball across the six yard box to Hojlund but Oblak is there to stop a glorious chance from point blank range.

Lacking in quality

There's plenty of time and space for either team to create a chance in this second half but neither the first ball nor the final ball are of good enough quality so far.

Sesko man marked

Leipzig's danger man has bodies all around him when the ball is sent forward. This is a big test for the 21-year-old.

Christensen! Just wide!

Eriksen sends the ball onto the head of Christensen and a stranded Jan Oblak is thankful to watch it bounce just wide of his near post.

Stojanovic in the book

The Sampdoria wide man takes down Hojbjerg and gets Slovenia's first yellow, while presenting Eriksen with another dead ball chance.

Yellow card



Andraz Sporar goes down in the Denmark box and it goes to VAR, who see nothing in it.

Slovenia looking dangerous

Denmark are struggling big time with long throw-ins and Slovenia could easily be back level with a bit more luck.

Sesko causing trouble

Hjulmand picks up the game's first yellow card, and it's Leipig's Sesko who draws it. The striker is played into space in the Danish half but the Sporting CP defender realises who he's up against and pulls him back

Yellow card


Back underway!

Denmark get us back going in Stuttgart and they'll be looking to stage a similarly impressive 45 minutes.

Half-time: Slovenia 0-1 Denmark

Eriksen's goal is the only one that Denmark have to show for their dominance. Wind has been busy in facilitating opportunities for his team-mates but hasn't had much joy in front of goal. The same can be said for Slovenia's Šeško.

Wind the busy bee

Jonas Wind's pressure nearly creates another goal for Eriksen after the Wolfsburg man helps win the ball back and find Eriksen in space, but the veteran midfield fires well wide of goal.

Direct Slovenia

Slovenia looking like a threat with their direct style, with corners and crosses generating most of the opportunities for Šeško and co. Yet to create something tangibly dangerous though.

Denmark looking back on track

And just as we've said that, Denmark gaining better territory in the Slovenian half and finding men between the lines, Eriksen has been crucial as expected.

Danish threat fizzling

Denmark looking comfortable in keeping safe possession around the back and to their credit, Slovenia have done a much better job at denying them space in the last few minutes.

Slovenian threat growing as the game goes on

Šeško and co. are doing better at finding space in behind the Denmark lines as the half clocks on, but Denmark have largely been in control and had the better chances.

He'll have enjoyed that

After the way the last Euros ended for Eriksen, this was the perfect way to kick things off in this one.

Slovenia looking to hit back

Slovenia looking to respond immediately after conceding, with a perfectly timed run in behind the Denmark backline leading to a shot and two corner opportunities ultimately wasted.

Eriksen makes it 1-0!

What a story this is, of course it had to be Eriksen who fires the Danes into the lead. A clever flick-on from Wind who finds the onrushing midfielder in the box, and he does the rest with class. 1-0 Denmark.

Šeško fires warning shot

Finally Šeško gets a sight at goal and fires a tremendous shot at goal, drifting just past Schmeichel's goal.

Stubborn Slovenia

Matjaž Kek's side have so far defended well in their 4-4-2 shape, despite not offering too much threat going forward just yet. Striker Benjamin Šeško needs only one chance.

The Wind beneath Danish wings

Playing in a front-two alongside Manchester United's Rasmus Højlund, Wind has been dropping off closer to the midfield to see more of the ball with his back to goal.

Denmark getting closer

A well-constructed Denmark move involved most of the outfielders culminates in a Bah cutback which is blocked well for a corner.

Wind looking for goal

Wolfsburg forward Wind thought he timed his touch perfectly and controlled well to get a shot away but was flagged offside from the initial through ball to him.

Slovenia patient in waiting for the ball

After a period of sustained pressure and possession from Denmark, Slovenia finally get a feel for the ball, springing a counter down the flank, which is an early indicator of how this game might go.

Denmark on the front foot

Denmark making good inroads on Slovenian left flank as they look to take control of the tie early on.


The game gets going and Slovenia get us underway!

The perfect atmosphere

Moments to go for kick-off and both sets of fans have created an incredible atmosphere here at the MHPArena

More on those teams

A Bundesliga striking showdown is on the cards here with Leipzig's Benjamin Šeško facing off against Jonas Wind of Wolfsburg, both making their respective sides' starting XIs. Leipzig's Yussuf Poulsen and Frederik Rønnow of Union Berlin are on the bench for the Danes, as is Wolfsburg's Joakim Mæhle.

Slovenia starting XI

Oblak - Karnicnik, Drkusic, Bijol, Janza - Gnezda Čerin, Elsnik, Stojanovic - Sporar, Šeško, Mlakar

Denmark starting XI

Schmeichel - Andersen, Christensen, Vestergaard - Bah, Hjulmand, Höjbjerg, Kristiansen, Eriksen - Höjlund, Wind

Wind power

With 18 goals involvements (11 goals, seven assists) for Wolfsburg in 2023/24, Denmark's Jonas Wind is taking some solid club form into Euro 2024.

Some Šeško specials

As we count down to kick-off, what better time to sit back and enjoy Slovenias's Benjamin Šeško in action. The striker weighed in with 14 goals and two assists in his maiden season in the Bundesliga last term.

Bundesliga represent

European super talent Benjamin Šeško of RB Leipzig fame will look to be Slovenia's star turn at Euro 2024. Denmark, meanwhile, have their own Bundesliga contingent with Šeško's club mate Yussuf Poulsen as well as Frederik Rønnow (Union Berlin), Joakim Mæhle and Jonas Wind (both Wolfsburg) also on board.

Hello Stuttgart 👋

The MHP Arena will be rocking today, as will downtown Stuttgart with both sets of fans already enjoying the summer sunshine in the city in the build-up to today's game.

Tale of the tape

These teams have faced off six times in the past and Denmark have been dominant, winning five of the encounters with one draw. Will Slovenia finally have their day against the Danes today? We're soon to find out.


Follow all of the build-up and live action as Slovenia play Denmark in Stuttgart!