Denmark 1 – 2 Germany

Man of the Match: Daniel Agger Had Denmark nicked a victory, they would have had Agger to thank. He repeatedly thwarted the Germans and made numerous vital interceptions, playing a leading role in the defensive effort.

Denmark verdict: Having held on for a 1-0 win over Netherlands in the opener, Denmark were undone by late goals against both Portugal and Germany, and suffer a cruel exit. Perhaps a more positive approach would have seen them through, but it is doubtful, and in finishing third in the Group of Death they outstripped pre-tournament expectations and can be proud of the way they performed throughout.

Germany verdict: With Denmark defending in numbers, Germany were unable to perform at their eye-catching best. They controlled the game for the vast majority and always looked the better side, but they could have fallen to a shock exit had Holger Badstuber been penalised for a tug on Nicklas Bendtner’s shirt late on. Nonetheless, they were deserving group winners and should have little trouble dispatching Greece in the next round.

Could do better: Mario Gomez The Bayern Munich striker looked to have put his Champions League final nightmare behind him in the first two games of the tournament, but he was wasteful against Denmark. Joachim Low has repeatedly talked up Miroslav Klose and, as the veteran improves his fitness, Gomez will need to show he is deserving of his place against Greece.

Stat attack: Germany claimed a 100% record in the group stage of a European Championship finals for the first time.

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