Football World Cup: Running Commentary Nigeria 1 Denmark 4

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Nigeria 1 Denmark 4


Goal: 1 (Babangida 77)

Yellow card: 1 (Okocha)

Red cards: 0

Corners: 5

Offside: 2

Free-kicks (against): 17

Coach: Bora Milutinovic

Goals: 4 (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: Okacha's volley has Schmeichel scrambling.

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

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

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

54 min: Dipping shot from Okacha 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: Okacha's dipping shot goes over.