Jon-Dahl Tomasson scored two first-half goals and Daniel Jensen added a header to give Denmark a 3-1 victory over Australia.
Tomasson's second goal put Denmark 3-0 ahead before Australia finally responded when Brett Emerton curled a free-kick past Thomas Sorensen from 25 yards with six minutes remaining. Morten Olsen, the Denmark manager, said: "I didn't think that was easy, Australia are a very physical team."
It took only four minutes for the Danes to take the lead with Tomasson capitalising on an Emerton error to curl a 20-yard effort past Australian keeper Michael Petkovic.
The Danes doubled their lead in the 27th minute with Martin Jorgensen feeding Charlton Athletic's Dennis Rommedahl, whose cross found the head of Jensen.
Jorgensen's throughball then found Tomasson, who made no mistake.
"Two out of the three were world-class goals," Australia coach Graham Arnold said. "We couldn't do anything about them."Reuse content