Denmark are through to the finals of Euro 2012 as winners of Group H, while Portugal will have to enter the playoff draw. Morten Olsen has proved his worth as a tactician once again while Denmark has kept their 100 percent home qualifying record intact, defeating Portugal 2-1 in the final round of Euro 2012 qualification. Only a Cristiano Ronaldo goal deep into stoppage time stopped Denmark from shutting out all opponents at home during qualifying.
Michael Krohn-Delhi scored the opener on a deflected shot in the 13th minute, scoring the only goal in the first half as Denmark went into the locker room up 1-0. Portugal pressed for an equalizer late in the half, but came up empty despite numerous chances.
Nicklas Bendtner solidified his team's lead with a goal in the 63rd minute, assisted by veteran Dennis Rommendahl. At this point, Olsen begin to solidify his team and shut up shop, bringing holding midfielder Christian Poulsen off the bench in the 70th minute. His strategy worked as Portugal was contained for the remainder of the match, failing to score until stoppage time, when Cristiano Ronaldo scored a fantastic, but ultimately meaningless goal.