Group E Tshwane/Pretoria Saturday June 19 20.30 SA Time
Team captain Samuel Eto’o scored for Cameroon on 10’ after a mix-up in the Danish defence. Simon Kjaer played a very bad pass to Achille Webo who centered to Samuel Eto'o, in an excellent position to score. 1-0. Three minutes later Achille Emana send a thundering shoot just wide.
Denmark, however, came back into the game. After twenty minutes of end-to-end football, but with the Danes threatening more, Bendtner scored the equaliser on 32’ after an excellent pass from Kjaer to Rommedahl. The excitement continued until the end of the half, with Eto’o hitting the post on 43’ after another defensive mix-up by Denmark.
On 46’ Mbia tested Sorensen, who saved his shot. 60’ Webo fired at Sorensen in front of goal. 61’, Rommedahl scored for Denmark after receiving the ball on the right, dribbling into the box and firing past Souleymanou.
Cameroon reacted but on 70’, Suleymanou saved from Tomasson in a good position in front of goal. On 72’, Paul de Guen took off defender Bassong and sent on forward Idrissou, trying to galvanise the attack. Sorensen saved Emana’s shot on 77’ as the African team swept forward looking for the equaliser.
Le Guen sent on the fourth forward player, Aboubakar, substituting Webo. Despite playing a mesmerising game of football, Cameroon could not put the ball in the net and bow out of the competition, but with their heads held high.
Denmark: Sorensen, C. Poulsen, Kjaer, Agger, L. Jacobsen, Gronkjaer (Kahlenberg), Tomasson (J. Poulsen), Jorgensen (Jensen), Bendtner, S. B. Poulsen, Rommedahl
Cameroon: Souleymanou, Assou Ekotto, Nkoulou, Bassong (Idrissou), A. Song, Njitap, Eto’o, Emana, Webo (Aboubakar), Eyong (Makoun), Mbia