2022 World Cup Qualifying - UEFA, Group Stage
  • Martin Braithwaite (13')
  • Jonas Wind (67')

Denmark beats Israel with goals from Braithwaite, Wind

Striker Jonas Wind created a goal for Martin Braithwaite and scored another himself to get Denmark off to a good start in their World Cup qualifying campaign as they cruised to a 2-0 win away to Israel in Group F on Thursday.

Braithwaite fluffed his lines in a one-on-one with keeper Ofir Marciano in the 10th minute but he made no mistake three minutes later, collecting a pass from Wind and lobbing Marciano to put the Danes ahead.

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Anchored by Andreas Christensen and Simon Kjaer, the Danish defence kept the Israelis under control, conceding little in the way of goal-scoring chances to the home side.

Wind got his name on the scoresheet in the second half, reacting quickest to a poor clearance from Hatem Abd Elhamed to fire home and double the lead.

Substitute Andreas Skov Olsen could have made it 3-0, but his stinging shot was turned away for a corner and Braithwaite also went close when his 83rd-minute shot cannoned off the crossbar.

"I'm obviously a happy man, we scored two goals and stood up well in defence so we got the three points and that's the most important thing," Wind told Danish TV.