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Denmark Held to 1-1 Draw by Slovenia Despite Dominant Display in Euro 2024 Opener

In a tightly contested Euro 2024 opener at the Stuttgart Arena, Slovenia and Denmark shared the points with a 1-1 draw. The Danes, under Kasper Hjulmand, dominated proceedings with 1.77 expected goals compared to Slovenia’s 1.04 but were unable to secure a victory.

Denmark took an early lead when Christian Eriksen capitalized on a clever flick from Wind in the penalty area to fire home. Despite continuing to control possession after the break, Denmark struggled to convert their dominance into clear-cut chances. Hojlund came closest to doubling their lead, but Jan Oblak's superb save kept Slovenia in contention.

However, Slovenia found a breakthrough in the 77th minute when Janza's powerful strike deflected off Morten Hjulmand and into the net, leaving Kasper Schmeichel helpless. Despite Denmark's efforts to reclaim the lead, Slovenia held firm to secure a valuable point.

Up next, Slovenia will face Serbia in their next encounter, aiming to build on their solid start. Meanwhile, Denmark prepares for a highly anticipated clash against England on Thursday, knowing they'll need to convert dominance into goals to secure their first win of the tournament.

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