Christian Eriksen opened the scoring for Denmark, who had beaten Peru in their opening game, inside seven minutes, the Tottenham player lashing a powerful half-volley beyond Mat Ryan in the Australia goal after a clever lay-off from Nicolai Jørgensen.
Australia benefitted from a controversial VAR decision to earn a crucial 1-1 draw against Denmark in Samara and keep alive their hopes of progression from Group C.
Australia drew level before half-time. Mathew Leckie rose to meet a corner but his header was blocked almost immediately by the arm of Yussuf Poulsen. After a VAR check, the referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz pointed to the spot. Mile Jedinak slotted home the penalty, meaning he has scored Australia’s last five goals in competitive matches, with a run of four penalties preceded by a free-kick. He was also spot-on against France in the opening game.
The second half was a frenetic affair though neither side was able to force a winner, with Kasper Schmeichel making a fine block to deny Leckie with two minutes to go.
Source: The Guardian