Denmark 2 – 0 Wales | UEFA Nations League

Denmark 2 - 0 Wales | UEFA Nations League

Denmark grab their first 3 points in the UEFA Nations League B after a 2-0 victory over Wales.

Wales suffered a poor defeat against Denmark yesterday. Christian Eriksen’s brace guaranteed a comfortable win against Wales in Denmark’s UEFA Nations League opener.

Denmark were back to their full squad after their senior players boycotted Wednesday’s 3-0 friendly disappointment against Slovakia over a commercial rights argument.

The Danes started the match sluggishly with the Welsh proving to be the better team in the initial periods. Ryan Giggs‘ men seemed to bring their previous game’s momentum with them as they started on the front foot. Gareth Bale unleashed a shot just wide of the post in the 29th minute. However, their fresh start was undone as they went behind in the 32nd minute. Lasse Schone found Henrik Dalsgaard with a long pass and he then assisted Christian Eriksen, whose low driven strike went in off the post.

Matters got worse for Wales when the referee pointed to spot after he concluded Viktor Fischer‘s shot to have hit Ethan Ampadu on the arm. Eriksen then scored his second from the spot with a confidently struck penalty past Hennessey in the 63rd minute.

Wales still put up a fight for the rest of the match, but Denmark’s dynamic display was eventually enough to give them a triumphant start to their UEFA Nations League campaign.

For a budding Wales side, this was a match that snapped the Welsh back to reality after their 4-1 victory over the Republic of Ireland just 3 days prior, in what was Ryan Giggs’ first competitive match in charge. While the Irish side gave a little fight, Denmark was a considerably more challenging test for Wales. It was a harsh lesson for them but one which was essential for the further development of the side.

The result leaves both the teams level on 3 points while the Republic of Ireland stay at the bottom with 0 points.

Ireland face Denmark first on 14th October and then Wales on 17th October in their next UEFA Nations League B fixtures.

Wales 4 – 1 Republic of Ireland | UEFA Nations League

Wales 4 - 1 Republic of Ireland | UEFA Nations League

Wales Managed to secure 3 points in UEFA Nations League match after a 4-1 victory against Ireland.

Wales manager Ryan Giggs experienced an extraordinary victory in his first home match in charge as they secured a 4-1 win over Ireland in their opening UEFA Nations League match at Cardiff City Stadium on Thursday.

Wales had not beaten Ireland for 26 years, never in a competitive match and had scored only 2 times in their last seven meetings but ended that jinx during a spectacular opening 45 minutes in which Tom Lawrence scored at the 6th minute, Gareth Bale at the 18th minute taking a Ben Davies pass on his chest and curling a left-footed beauty beyond Randolph, and Aaron Ramsey at the 37th minute to finish inside the near post. Connor Roberts made it 4-0 soon after the break at the 55th minute.

Ireland managed to score a goal in the 66th minute by Shaun Williams. He was drowned out by a chorus of Welsh anthems echoing around the stadium. Wales are said to go there in high spirits as Giggs has thoughtfully and quickly put his powerful stamp on his team blending experience with exciting young talents such as Chelsea center-back Ethan Ampadu.

In Giggs’s first two matches as coach, resurgent Wales have scored 10 times after he began his work with a 6-0 victory. Playing with the kind of pace and energy Giggs was perceived for his illustrious Manchester United playing career.