Before we delve into Denmark’s recent international triumph over San Marino, let’s remember, that it’s San Marino – a tiny football nation in the grand scheme of things.
However, Denmark’s narrow 2-1 win was far from a walk in the park, as they faced a resilient San Marino side that managed to equalize in the second half.
Rasmus Hojlund, a young talent from Manchester United, stole the spotlight with his sensational goal. In the first half, he unleashed a left-footed rocket from an acute angle, burying it in the top corner of the net.
Hojlund’s strike was a true masterpiece, contributing significantly to Denmark’s victory and preventing a major upset.
Bold.dk praised the goal, highlighting Denmark’s teamwork, stating, “Denmark showed class, with Christian Eriksen and Mohamed Daramy working together beautifully.
The latter then played Rasmus Hojlund free in the box, who smashed the ball safely into the roof of the net.” Hojlund received a solid 5/10 rating, while Eriksen earned a modest 3/10.
Tipsbladet, however, was more critical of Hojlund, suggesting he needs to manage his energy better and avoid getting easily frustrated, particularly on a tense night for the national team. They awarded him a three out of six on their performance scale.
Denmark’s victory brings them closer to securing a place in Euro 2024. Barring an unforeseen disaster, they are well on their way to the tournament. Rasmus Hojlund’s impressive performances hint at a bright future for the young striker on the international stage.
With the upcoming Euros, he’ll have the opportunity to shine on a larger platform and showcase his natural talent. Meanwhile, Scandinavian rivals Norway, and Erling Haaland, are left watching from the sidelines after failing to qualify.