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Result: Denmark 2-1 Portugal

Result: Denmark 2-1 Portugal
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Denmark beat Portugal to snatch first place in Group H and secure a spot at next year's Euro 2012 finals.

Denmark have defeated Portugal in the crucial Group H match to decide top spot and automatic qualification for next year's finals.

The Portuguese are now likely to face a play-off match if they are to progress to Poland and Ukraine unless they finish as the highest-ranked second-placed team.

Before the game both sides were on 16 points but Paulo Bento's Portugal held top spot because of a superior goal difference.

The Danes took the lead through Michael Krohn-Dehli before Sunderland striker Nicklas Bendtner doubled their advantage in the 63rd minute.

Former Charlton winger Dennis Rommedahl stole away down the right before his low cross found Bendtner for a tap-in.

Cristiano Ronaldo did pull a goal-back with a trademark long-range free kick in the 92nd minute but it was not enough for the 2004 hosts.

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