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2002 FIFA World Cup (tm)
Match Date
6 Jun 2002

Denmark Denmark 1 - 1 Senegal Senegal
(HT: 1 - 0)

Game Details
Daegu World Cup Stadium
Carlos Batres (GUA)

Assistant Referees
Ferenc Szekely (HUN)
Visva Krishnan (SIN)

Game Events
# Date Player Event Period Mins H/A
1 6 Jun 2002 Ebbe Sand Yellow Card First Half 7 H
2 6 Jun 2002 Khalilou Fadiga Yellow Card First Half 10 A
3 6 Jun 2002 Jon Dahl Tomasson Goal (penalty) First Half 16 H
4 6 Jun 2002 Jon Dahl Tomasson Yellow Card First Half 20 H
5 6 Jun 2002 Pape Sarr Player Out Second Half 1 A
6 6 Jun 2002 Henri Camara Substitute In Second Half 1 A
7 6 Jun 2002 Moussa N'diaye Player Out Second Half 1 A
8 6 Jun 2002 Souleymane Camara Substitute In Second Half 1 A
9 6 Jun 2002 Jesper Gronkjaer Player Out Second Half 5 H
10 6 Jun 2002 Martin Jorgensen Substitute In Second Half 5 H
11 6 Jun 2002 Salif Alassane Diao Goal Second Half 7 A
12 6 Jun 2002 Salif Alassane Diao Yellow Card Second Half 17 A
13 6 Jun 2002 Thomas Gravesen Player Out Second Half 17 H
14 6 Jun 2002 Christian Poulsen Substitute In Second Half 17 H
15 6 Jun 2002 Salif Alassane Diao Red Card Second Half 35 A
16 6 Jun 2002 Thomas Helveg Yellow Card Second Half 37 H
17 6 Jun 2002 Souleymane Camara Player Out Second Half 38 A
18 6 Jun 2002 Habib Beye Substitute In Second Half 38 A
19 6 Jun 2002 Christian Poulsen Yellow Card Second Half 39 H
20 6 Jun 2002 Dennis Rommedahl Player Out Second Half 44 H
21 6 Jun 2002 Peter Lovenkrands Substitute In Second Half 44 H

Match report
Liverpool-bound Senegal midfielder Salif Diao was hero and villain as the World Cup giant-killers battled to a 1-1 draw against Denmark in Group A. Diao, who is expected to complete a move to Anfield after the World Cup along with team-mate El-Hadji Diouf, gave away a penalty, scored a brilliant equaliser and then got sent off for a shocking tackle late in the game. The Senegalese, who defeated world champions France 1-0 in the opening game last Friday, fought back from a goal down to snatch a deserved share of the points. Diao's 52 minute equaliser came after sharp-shooting Jon Dahl Tomasson had put Denmark 1-0 up from the penalty spot after 15 minutes. The match left Denmark and Senegal level on four points at the top of the group. France and Uruguay play later Thursday and this result means a defeat for either side will see them eliminated from the tournament.
Senegal coach Bruno Metsu said the result had given his team a great chance of progressing to the last 16 with a match against Uruguay to come.
"Our players have been given a great lift today," Metsu said. "They know they can qualify now.
"It was a great achievement to come back from 1-0 down. If we take a point against Uruguay next week, we'll almost be through," he added.
Danish coach Morten Olsen said it was a physical match.
"We had to give everything to get a point. But in the second half they used three or four players in attack and they are very physical," he said.
"It thought it was two teams who like to play football but I don't think we played our normal game in the second half.
"Senegal are dangerous from free-kicks and corners and we gave them too much from those situations. But we have four points."
A tough-tackling clash at the Daegu Stadium saw four Danish players booked while Senegalese goalscorer Diao was sent off 10 minutes from time by Guatemalan referee Carlos Batres for a dreadful tackle on Rene Henriksen. Earlier Diao, who is expected to agree a deal to move from French side Sedan to Liverpool after the World Cup, had scored a contender for goal of the tournament. Henri Camara dispossessed Martin Jorgensen with a superb tackle near the Senegal penalty area and the ball was swept up-field through several players with lightning precision to Souleymane Camara. Monaco-player Camara threaded a wonderful pass to Diao, who finished deftly with the outside of his right foot past the advancing keeper Thomas Sorensen. The goal was just reward for Senegal coach Bruno Metsu, who opted for a more attacking line-up in the second half by bringing on the two Camaras in place of Pape Sarr and Moussa Ndiaye. As the second half wore on in warm late afternoon sun, Senegal took control, with their speedy forwards led by African footballer of the year El-Hadji Diouf keeping the Danes on their toes. The Senegalese should have gone 2-1 up after another swift breakout saw Diouf put Souleymane Camara through on goal in the 70th minute. But with only Sorensen to beat, Camara blasted his shot into the side netting. Earlier Tomasson gave the Danes the lead in a low-key opening half. A quick Danish thrown-in fell to the AC Milan-bound striker, who got goal-side of the Senegal defence inside the penalty area only to be brought crashing down by midfielder Diao. Referee Batres had no hesitation in pointing to the spot, and Tomasson picked himself up to bag his third goal of the tournament and 18th at international level. Senegal came close to equalising moments later, when Diao saw his header cleared off the line by Danish skipper Jan Heintze, before a shot on the rebound was ruled offside.

(courtesy of dailysoccer)

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