Originally written June 09, 2012 on Fox Soccer:
Denmark secured the first huge surprise of the European Championshi p with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands on Saturday in Group B. And it was Michael Krohn-Dehli that provided the lethal finishing that the Dutch inexplicably lacked. Krohn-Dehli scored against the run of play when he picked up a loose ball close to the penalty area in the 24th minute, left two defenders standing and shot through the legs of Maarten Stekelenburg from a tight angle. It was something Premier League top scorer Robin van Persie never got close to as he came to symbolize Dutch futility with a couple of bad mistakes. Denmark goalkeeper Stephan Andersen made several clutch saves to secure the most important Danish victory over the Netherlands since the Euro 1992 semifinals. The Dutch had their best chance of the first half when Andersen gave away the ball to Arjen Robben just outside the area in the 36th minute, but the Bayern Munich winger curled his left-footer onto the far post and out of danger. ...
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