Nicklas Bendtner and Michael Krohn-Dehli scored to give Denmark a 2-0 win over Sweden on Friday in a friendly that served as the start of both teams' preparations for next year's European Championship.
Denmark pressed the visitors from the start but didn't break the deadlock until the 35th minute when Bendtner received a cross from Lars Jacobsen, calmly downed the ball in the area and side-footed past Sweden goalie Johan Wiland. Krohn-Dehli added the second goal in the 79th after a Danish counterattack.
''We had the game, we controlled it,'' Denmark coach Morten Olsen said, adding that ''we have some great opportunities'' for succcess at Euro 2012.
Emir Bajrami was inches from an equalizer in the 42nd minute when his shot bounced off goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen's knee and hit the post.
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic had several attempts for Sweden, and forced Sorensen to tip his effort over the net with his fingertips in the 57th.
''I don't think we were as aggressive as we...