Morten Olsen: "[We will play] against Portugal exactly the same way that we did against Netherlands. These are two countries that really know each other, as we met in qualification for the World Cup and the Euros. We have been the lucky ones. It took luck to get where we are today. It's not just form, it's also a little luck. We come with a good feeling from the first game, that's not a lie. Victory begets confidence."Denmark know another win should take them into the last eight, and are likely to deploy Michael Silberbauer as a man-marker on Cristiano Ronaldo - they employed the tactic successfully in qualifying for Euro 2012. Simon Poulsen should drop out. No other changes are expected from the team that beat Netherlands 1-0 on Saturday. Denmark's key player: Michael Krohn-Dehli. The Brondby midfielder was the star of the show against the Netherlands as he showed the much-vaunted Oranje attack how it should be done with a well-taken goal on the counter. The 29-year-old's tireless work-rate and backtracking was instrumental in keeping Arjen Robben quiet and he will have to repeat that against an equally dangerous opponent in Nani.
Portugal have striker issues following Helder Postiga's nightmare against Germany. Paulo Bento's alternatives are limited, though. Hugo Almeida is in mediocre form himself and has just recovered from flu, while 20-year-old Nelson Oliveira has never started for his country. Meanwhile, reports in Portugal claim Bento was involved in a bust-up with Ronaldo amid claims the star man missed training on Tuesday,
Paulo Bento: âNot everyone reacts the same way to disappointment and stressful situations. And from a certain point of view I can even understand Cristianoâs reaction. But if anyone had a right to be dissatisfied on Saturday, it was the Portuguese people. I apologise for that. I can assure you that there were 23 players on the training pitch today and in all our time here Ronaldo has not missed one session. He played a very good game on Saturday and will play against Denmark.â
Portugal's key player: Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portugal skipper endured a frustrating evening against Germany as he was pinned back by Jerome Boateng and struggled to exert any real influence on proceedings. The Real Madrid star, in theory at least, should see more of the ball against the counter-attacking Danes, and will be desperate to deliver a performance befitting his reputation as one of the best players in the world.
Denmark vs PortugalÂ Probable Line Up:
Denmark: Andersen Jacobsen, Kjaer, Agger, S Poulsen Zimling, Kvist Rommedahl, Eriksen, Krohn-Dehli Bendtner
Portugal: Rui Patricio Pereira, Pepe, Alves, Coentrao Meireles, Veloso, Moutinho Nani, Almeida, Ronaldo
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