Denmark Vs. Portugal Live, Euro 2012 Qualifying: Halftime, Danes Hold Massive Lead

Only 45 minutes have passed, but things are not going Portugal's way in the early going. The favorites to win Group H have just another 45 minutes to get a goal and do just that. At the moment, they trail Denmark 1-0 at halftime, and they're currently on the outside looking into Euro 2012. If the result holds, Denmark will win Group H and capture an automatic qualification spot, while Portugal will have to qualify for the tournament through the playoffs.

Denmark had a goal on a set piece disallowed curiously in the sixth minute, but they were able to find a go-ahead goal just seven minutes later. Michael Krohn-Delhi, a wide player who is very adept at finishing scored the goal in the 13th minute, getting a little bit of help from a deflection. Portugal's defense looked poor in the beginning of the match, and Denmark continued to look like the better side shortly after their goal.

However, Portugal came into the match late in the half and were certainly the better side in the final 10 minutes of the period. Cristiano Ronaldo had a couple of attempts on goal, while Nani had a miss just before the end of the period. It appears that an equalizer is coming, but Morten Olsen is terrific at making halftime tactical adjustments.

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