Denmark vs. Slovenia (Friendly)
Ray Hudsen (RH): Welcome to the Parken, here in Denmark, where new Danish manager Giuseppe Bergomi will be in charge of his first international game in a friendly against Slovenia. Many people are very excited to have the talented Inter boss also taking charge of the Danes, and today will be their first taste of his international ability. Let's look at the starting lineups.
Phil Schoen (PS): Bergomi has chosen to use his favored narrow tactics with Denmark, but he has decided to play with two playmakers and one central striker. Eriksen and Anderson will be key to today, and as will William Kvist, the new captain. The ex-captain, defender Daniel Agger, starts the match on the bench. Looks like we are set for the kick, and here we go, Denmark attacking to the right.
19' PS: Here's Lucas Anderson, the talented young midfielder. Nice ball out wide for Juelsgard, who has some space for a cross.
RH: Good ball, Helenius...WHAT A GOAL! MAJESTERIAL VOLLEY FROM NICKLAS HELENIUS!
PS: First real chance of the game, and its been taken by the FC Twente striker! 1-0 to Denmark!
32' RH: Here comes the Real Madrid superstar, Christian Eriksen, surging down the center. He's drawn defenders to him, and he's slipped in Juelsgard out wide.
PS: Juelsgard...WHAT A SAVE! It's Bergomi's Inter keeper,Samir Handanovic, who makes a brilliant reaction save to keep the game close!
PS: It's been a good half of football from Denmark who have dominated every facet of the game thus far.
RH: You have to give Bergomi credit, his 3 central midfielders and 2 attacking midfielders have utterly dominated the game. Slovenia have hardly had a sniff of the ball, and Lucas Anderson and Christian Eriksen have beasted the front line. We'll be back for the second half in a few.
50' PS: Eriksen on the ball yet again for Denmark, he pings it into Helenius in the box. One touch layoff to Poulson...
RH: Another brilliant save from Samir Handanovic! Jakob Poulsen with a wonderful strike first time, and the Slovenian goalkeeper was scrambling to keep it out!
PS: The gloves of Samir Handanovic are all that is keeping this game as close as it is!
86' RH: It's bobbled around in the box here a bit, Cornelius gets a head to it and nods it down to Jorgenson.
PS: He's seen Handanovic off his line, goes for the chip...WHAT A GOAL! Jorgenson scores from nearly 40 yards out!
RH: Great vision and technique to catch out a keeper of Handanovic's caliber, and now surely it is safe for Denmark! 2-0!
RH: And it's all over here at the Parken, and Giuseppe Bergomi takes home his first ever win as Denmark manager in his first game in charge. It was a convincing performance from the Danes who dominated the match and allowed not a single chance to Slovenia.
PS: Thanks for joining us, see you next international break for action with the Danish national team!
Danish star Christian Eriksen celebrating the team's win.
I am very pleased with how we played today. We dominated the midfield with the same tactical setup as Inter, and Eriksen and Anderson truly controlled proceedings. Helenius looks a top class striker as well, and could keep Bendtner out of the side. If we continue like this, especially our defensive prowess we showed today, we will be a very competitive side in the Euros in 2016 and possibly even the World Cup in 2018!