Euro 2012: Denmark 2-3 Portugal – Bendtner Bags A Brace But Portugal Still Nick A Win (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

13th, June 2012

By Alan Duffy

While one of the greatest players in the world was fluffing chances left right and centre, a player who thinks he ‘s one of the greatest in the world was doing the business for Denmark.

Nicklas Bendtner showed his good side against Portugal on Wednesday night, netting twice, but still ending up on the losing side as Portugal, despite seeing their captain Cristiano Ronaldo fluff some fine chances, dug deep to secure a last-gasp win to keep Group B wide open ahead of the mast match-day.

Real Madrid hardman Pepe opened the scoring with a header on 24 minutes before veteran journeyman Helder Postiga doubled Portugal’s lead on 36 minutes.

However, Bendtner’s brace, courtesy of a goal each half, looked to have sealed a vital draw for the Danes. But as the game entered its last few minutes, Porto wideman Silvestre Varela, on as a sub, fired home to secure all three points for Paulo Bento’s side.

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Photos: PA