In this regular segment I’ll be taking a look at how Denmark’s European contingent managed for their respected clubs.
It comes as no shock that Kasper Schmeichel’s English table toppers Leicester City dominated the headlines yet again as they pulled of another jaw dropping victory, The Foxes went to the Etihad stadium for the Saturday lunch time kick off and managed to take all 3 points in a 3-1 win that keeps their incredible title charge still going with 14 league games to go. Schmeichel faced 4 shots on target and will be disappointed not to have kept a clean sheet with Sergio Aguero’s consolation goal only coming in the 87th minute. Not far behind Leicester are Tottenham Hotspur, Christian Eriksen’s men had to wait till the 64th minute to beat Watford at home 1-0. Eriksen managed the most touches in the match with 89, Spurs are now 2nd in the Premier League 5 points behind Leicester. At the other end of the table Aston Villa managed their 3rd victory of the season with a 2-0 home win over Norwich City, Jores Okore’s centre back partner Joleon Lescott took plaudits for the opening goal but the young Dane managed 14 clearances,3 tackles and a clearance of the line to keep a rare clean sheet for the Villans.
Down in the Championship Brentford fell to a 3-0 away defeat at promotion chasing Brighton & Hove Albion in the Friday night fixture at the AMEX Stadium, Lasse Vibe played 62 minutes for the Bees as Andreas Bjellend still recovers from injury. New loan signing Kenneth Zohore came on as a late sub to make his Cardiff debut in a 0-0 home draw with MK Dons and Anders Lindegaard gave a man of the match performance in PNE’s 2-1 home win over Huddersfield Town. Up in Scotland Erik Sviachenko’s first taste of the Scottish Cup saw Celtic victorious in a 2-0 away win at Lowland league side East Kilbride.
The big story to come out of Germany’s Bundesliga was Borussia Monchengladbach’s emphatic 5-1 home victory over Werder Bremen. Relegation threatened Bremen couldn’t contain Die Fohlen and the man to take the plaudits for his 2 goals was Chelsea loanee Andreas Christensen. The 19 year old defender scored the first goals of his career, it was unfortunate that the recipient side featured fellow Dane Yannik Vestergaard in the heart of the Bremen defence. It wasn’t a great day for Wolfsburg as Nicklas Bendtner’s side crashed to a 3-0 away defeat to Schalke, the big centre forward managed just 1 shot in the whole match which sees him still with only 2 league goals in this disappointing campaign. Youssuf Poulsen’s RB Leipzig remain top of the Bundesliga 2 after a 2-0 home win over Braunschweig on Sunday afternoon.
Over in Spain Celta Vigo’s 1-1 home draw with Sevilla on Sunday evening saw compatriots Daniel Wass come up against fellow La Liga Dane Michael Krohn-Dehli. Daniel Wass created the assist for Celta’s leveller at the Estadio Balaidos which now leaves both sides still in with a chance of cementing a Europa League spot come the end of the season.
The big Dutch fixture on Sunday saw Lasse Schone and Viktor Ficsher victorious for Ajax who beat arch rivals Feyenoord 2-1 at home in De Klassieker. Schone made his mark on the game as early as the 3rd minute picking up a yellow card, the Amsterdam men had to come from 1 goal down to retake top place in the Eredivisie.
Finally, as Le Classique was taking centre stage in the French football fixtures Lars Jacobsen’s Guingamp took their league unbeaten run to 7 matches with a 0-0 away draw at GFC Ajaccio.