Daniel Iversen

Iversen's Penalty Stop Inspires Denmark's Under-21s To Victory

Leicester City goalkeeper Daniel Iverson saved a penalty as Denmark defeated Austria 3-1 in the UEFA U21 European Championship group stage.
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- Daniel Iversen stopped a penalty in Denmark's U21 European Championship 3-1 victory over Austria
- The Leicester City goalkeeper denied Dominik Baumgartner from 12 yards with the score at 1-1
- This success means the Danes remain in with a chance of reaching the knockout phase
- Denmark next face Serbia in Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste, Italy on Sunday (8pm BST kick-off)

Following Monday's frustrating maiden 3-1 defeat by Germany in Udine, Italy, the Danes needed all three points from their second Group B fixture at Stadio Friuli on Thursday.

With Foxes 'keeper Iversen in the net, following his successful loan spell at Oldham Athletic last season, the Red-Whites reignited their bid to reach the competition's knockout phase.

Joakim Mæhle, who plays for Jupiler Pro League outfit Genk registered a brace for Iversen's side, either side of a consolation effort from SC Freiburg's Philipp Lienhart.

Before Mæhle's second, though, Iversen's services were called upon as the 21-year-old got down superbly to deny VfL Bochum defender Dominik Baumgartner from 12 yards.

In the latter moments, as Austria went in search of a late equaliser, it was in fact Denmark who found the net as FC Nordsjælland's Andreas Olsen completed a flowing counter-attack.

Ahead of Thursday's evening's encounter between Germany and Serbia, the Danes rose to second in Group ahead of their final outing on Sunday evening (8pm BST kick-off).

They are set to tackle Serbia at Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste, but may need results to go their way elsewhere to ensure guaranteed safe passage as group winners.

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