European Championship Qualifying - Group D
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Georgia 0-0 Denmark: Republic of Ireland stay top of Group D

Christian Eriksen
Tottenham's Christian Eriksen was unable to inspire Denmark to victory

Denmark were held to a surprise goalless Euro 2020 qualifying draw in Georgia, boosting Republic of Ireland's hopes of progressing from Group D.

Mick McCarthy's side are unbeaten and remain top with 11 points from five games, while the Danes are two points adrift in second place.

Christian Gytkjaer could have won it late on for Denmark, but smashed his shot against the crossbar.

Switzerland beat Gibraltar 4-0 to stay third and are now on eight points.

Denis Zakaria, Admir Mehmedi, Ricardo Rodriguez and Mario Gavranovic were all on the scoresheet for the Swiss as they aim to finish in the top two spots for automatic qualification for next summer's tournament.

The Republic face a trip to Georgia in their next qualifier on 12 October, with Denmark hosting Switzerland on the same day.

Republic boss McCarthy insisted that he wasn't surprised to see the Danes slipping up in Tbilisi.

"I knew they were a good side from watching them prior to us playing and then playing against them," said McCarthy.

"The draw will only be good for us if we continue to do our stuff.

"But yes, we were all sat watching it - most of us were sat watching it over dinner and we were all delighted that it didn't turn out in Denmark's way.

"I think it just re-emphasises what a good side Georgia are, as well and what a tough game we've got ahead of us."

Group D

Line-ups

Georgia

  • 1Loria
  • 2KakabadzeBooked at 89mins
  • 4Kashia
  • 5GrigalavaBooked at 42mins
  • 3Tabidze
  • 9Kiteishvili
  • 15AburjaniaSubstituted forGviliaat 86'minutes
  • 10Okriashvili
  • 7Ananidze
  • 8Qazaishvili
  • 11KvilitaiaSubstituted forDaushviliat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Daushvili
  • 12Makaridze
  • 14Lobzhanidze
  • 16Kharabadze
  • 17Kupatadze
  • 18Tchanturishvili
  • 19Papunashvili
  • 20Jigauri
  • 21Gvilia
  • 22Kvaratskhelia
  • 23Shengelia

Denmark

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 14Dalsgaard
  • 4Kjaer
  • 6Christensen
  • 17Stryger Larsen
  • 23HøjbjergSubstituted forSchöneat 73'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 8Delaney
  • 20Poulsen
  • 10Eriksen
  • 11Braithwaite
  • 12DolbergSubstituted forGytkjærat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Christiansen
  • 3Andersen
  • 5Knudsen
  • 7Skov
  • 9Gytkjær
  • 13M Jorgensen
  • 15Lerager
  • 16Hansen
  • 18Wass
  • 19Schöne
  • 21Billing
  • 22Iversen
Referee:
François Letexier
Attendance:
21,456

Match Stats

Home TeamGeorgiaAway TeamDenmark
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home23
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Georgia 0, Denmark 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Georgia 0, Denmark 0.

Attempt saved. Tornike Okriashvili (Georgia) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark).

Jano Ananidze (Georgia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Lasse Schöne (Denmark) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Otar Kiteishvili (Georgia).

Corner, Denmark. Conceded by Otar Kiteishvili.

Substitution

Substitution, Georgia. Murtaz Daushvili replaces Giorgi Kvilitaia.

Booking

Otar Kakabadze (Georgia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Martin Braithwaite (Denmark) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Otar Kakabadze (Georgia).

Offside, Georgia. Jimmy Tabidze tries a through ball, but Giorgi Kvilitaia is caught offside.

Booking

Lasse Schöne (Denmark) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lasse Schöne (Denmark).

Otar Kiteishvili (Georgia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Georgia. Valeriane Gvilia replaces Giorgi Aburjania.

Hand ball by Giorgi Kvilitaia (Georgia).

Attempt missed. Lasse Schöne (Denmark) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Thomas Delaney (Denmark) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Giorgi Kvilitaia (Georgia).

Christian Gytkjær (Denmark) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

Offside, Georgia. Jano Ananidze tries a through ball, but Giorgi Kvilitaia is caught offside.

Foul by Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark).

Jimmy Tabidze (Georgia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Jano Ananidze (Georgia) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Valeri Qazaishvili.

Attempt saved. Martin Braithwaite (Denmark) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Henrik Dalsgaard with a cross.

Attempt missed. Valeri Qazaishvili (Georgia) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Lasse Schöne (Denmark).

Otar Kiteishvili (Georgia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Denmark. Lasse Schöne replaces Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Denmark) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Otar Kakabadze (Georgia).

Simon Kjaer (Denmark) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Giorgi Kvilitaia (Georgia).

Christian Gytkjær (Denmark) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Guram Kashia (Georgia).

Substitution

Substitution, Denmark. Christian Gytkjær replaces Kasper Dolberg.

Corner, Denmark. Conceded by Guram Kashia.

Andreas Christensen (Denmark) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England3300141139
2Kosovo42207528
3Czech Rep420268-26
4Montenegro4022310-72
5Bulgaria5023511-62

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ukraine54101111013
2Portugal31205325
3Luxembourg411245-14
4Serbia4112711-44
5Lithuania4013310-71

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northern Ireland440072512
2Germany430115699
3Netherlands320110556
4Belarus5104310-73
5Estonia4004214-120

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1R. of Ireland532062411
2Denmark5230155109
3Switzerland422010468
4Georgia511348-44
5Gibraltar5005016-160

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hungary43016429
2Croatia43019459
3Wales42024406
4Slovakia42027616
5Azerbaijan4004412-80

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain66001731418
2Sweden6321138511
3Romania6312137610
4Norway623111839
5Malta6105213-113
6Faroe Islands6006320-170

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland540182612
2Austria530213679
3Slovenia52219368
4Israel52219818
5North Macedonia512268-25
6Latvia5005119-180

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France54011641212
2Turkey5401102812
3Iceland540185312
4Albania520367-16
5Moldova5104213-113
6Andorra5005011-110

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium55001511415
2Russia54011741312
3Kazakhstan52128807
4Scotland520359-46
5Cyprus51137614
6San Marino5005024-240

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy66001831518
2Finland640284412
3Armenia6303121119
4Bos-Herze6213121117
5Greece6123710-35
6Liechtenstein6015119-181
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