Denmark gets its ticket to the round of 16 after a draw with Serbia

MUNICH.- Denmark advanced to the round of 16 of the Eurocup after drawing 0-0 with Serbia on Tuesday.

The Danes finished Group C with three points, the same as Slovenia, but finished second due to a better qualifying round. Slovenia, who drew 0-0 with group leaders England, also advanced to the knockout round.

Denmark had the majority of the chances despite Serbia needing a win to progress, most of them through Christian Eriksen, who was making a record 133 appearances for his country.

Denmark and Slovenia finished tied on points, goal difference, goals scored and disciplinary points.

The result between the Slovenians and the English also eliminated Croatia, which finished third in Group B.

Also on Tuesday, Kylian Mbappé scored his first goal at a European Championship as France drew 1-1 with Poland. Les Bleus finished second in Group D behind Austria, which beat the Netherlands 3-2.

Novak Djokovic went to the Munich stadium to cheer on Serbia. The fabulous tennis player entered the court before the match, to chants of “Nole” by his country’s fans.

Tuesday’s match provided the longest wait for the first scoring opportunity in this edition of the Euro. Danish defender Alexander Bah headed wide in the 16th minute.

Denmark came closer five minutes later when Eriksen’s shot was deflected wide of the post by goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic.

Disallowed goals:

Moments later, the Danes put the ball in the net, but the goal was disallowed because Jonas Wind had brought down Rajkovic after a struggle. The two players and the ball fell over the goal line after a corner kick taken by Eriksen.

Serbia’s goal was also disallowed at the dawn of the second half. Luka Jovic, one of three players who came on as a half-time substitute for the Balkans, was left in an advanced position before Joachim Andersen sent the ball into his own goal.