Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Denmark VS Ireland – Tactical Analysis

Up till now again, Ireland faced off against Denmark in a Euro 2020 Qualifiers match of extreme importance, the winner would automatically qualify for the 2020 UEFA European Championship. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can watch Denmark VS Belgium Tickets online to the witness live performance of Euro 2020.

Two years ago, these two sides met in a serious 2018 World Cup playoff matchup. In the second leg, Christian Eriksen scored a hat-trick as Denmark terribly defeated the Irish by 1-5 in Dublin. Since then, the two nations have faced off 3 times, drawing all three. While the result was again a draw this time around, Denmark would however again go through as they stood 2 points ahead of the Boys in Green coming into the match.

Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Denmark VS Ireland – Tactical Analysis
Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Denmark VS Ireland – Tactical Analysis

This tactical analysis will inspect the strategies of both sides and offer an analysis of how Denmark survived against Ireland’s overall solid performance.

However with Denmark having been paired with Belgium, Russia, and Finland, they are in the same group – group B, you can buy tickets from Group B Euro 2020 Tickets.


Denmark set up in a similar formation but struggled different movements in and out of the structure. Henrik Dalsgaard and Jens Stryger Larsen started as the full-backs, next to Zanka and Simon Kjaer, who was making a wonderful start over Chelsea center-back Andreas Christensen.

Thomas Delaney and Lasse Schöne defended the central midfield areas, with a four-man attack of Martin Braithwaite, Christian Eriksen, Yussuf Poulsen, and Andreas Cornelius ahead of them.

Front pressure and the defensive block

Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Denmark VS Ireland – Tactical Analysis
Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Denmark VS Ireland – Tactical Analysis

The two strategic setups of both these sides had defensive differences but similarities in the attack. Denmark organized slight front pressures out of the ownership, which at times moved into the opposition’s half.

Part of Denmark’s 2-2-2 persistent shape is seen here. The ball-side deep midfielder pressed Ireland’s advanced midfield exit. The wide attacker, in this case Poulsen, striking and pressed the wide full-back. Eriksen joined the striker in pressing the two center-backs.

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