Football World Cup: Nigeria 1 Denmark 4

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SECOND ROUND: STADE DE FRANCE, ST DENIS. ATTENDANCE: 79,500

Goal: Babangida 77

Yellow card: 1 (Okocha)

Red cards: 0

Corners: 5

Offside: 2

Free-kicks (against): 17

Coach: Bora Milutinovic

Goals: Moller 3, B Laudrup 12, Sand 59 Helveg 76)

Yellow card: 1 (Reiper). Red cards: 0

Corners: 4

Offside: 3

Free-kicks (against): 14

Coach: Bo Johannson

Running commentary

2 min: Denmark away to perfect start as Michael Laudrup plays inviting pass to Moller who scores confidently.

8 min: Danes defend solidly against first serious Nigerian attack.

11 min: Moller shoots firmly. Rufai parries but Brian Laudrup follows up to give Denmark second goal.

16 min: Schmeichel dives at feet of Kanu.

27 min: Yellow card Rieper (rough tackle).

33 min: Okocha's volley has Schmeichel scrambling.

44 min: Denmark break dangerously through B Laudrup. Moller unable to take advantage.

48 min: Yellow card Okocha (ill-timed tackle on Jorgensen).

51 min: B Laudrup almost beats Rufai with cross that clips crossbar.

54 min: Dipping shot from Okocha drops behind bar.

59 min: M Laudrup's flick allows Sand to score 24 seconds after coming on.

76 min: Helveg adds fourth after Rufai loses shot from Jorgensen.

78 min: Finidi centres. Babangida shoots in consolation goal.

79 min: Schmeichel forced to punch away Finidi's rasping shot.

85 min: Okocha's dipping shot goes over.

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