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Last Updated: Monday, 14 June, 2004, 15:23 GMT 16:23 UK
Clockwatch: Denmark 0-0 Italy

All the action from the Group C match in Guimar„es.

Goalflashes and major incidents:

FULL-TIME: Buffon has the final touch from a free-kick as the whistle blows for the end of the match. But for his and Sorensen's efforts in goal, the match might have had a different outcome.

90 mins +3: Totti is booked for a fierce challenge on Henriksen.

90 mins: An in-swinging Perez cross floats dangerously across the Italian six-yard box but Tomasson fails to make contact.

87 mins: Totti goes on a solo run towards the box and is sent tumbling by Helveg but his free-kick - possibly the last chance of the game - is not his best and sails over the bar.

83 mins: A period of slower play and loss of possession by both sides ends with Denmark attacking and Daniel Jensen firing in from long-range straight at Buffon, who punches away.

77 mins: Another long-range free-kick from Totti curls over the wall and Sorensen produces another clean save down to his right.

76 mins: Denmark's final change sees Priske replace Poulsen.

74 mins: Claus Jensen bursts into the box from the left and lays it back for Tomasson, whose fierce effort is parried away by Buffon to Rommedahl, but his angled drive ricochets off Buffon's legs and clear of danger.

72 mins: Perez replaces Jorgensen for Denmark.

71 mins: A neat Italian attack ends with Vieri laying the ball up for Gattuso outside the box, but his effort is blocked by a wall of red shirts.

69 mins: Denmark's first substitution sees Claus Jensen come on for Sand as players begin to feel the heat.

67 mins: Fiore replaces Camoranesi as Italy coach Trapattoni makes his last change.

63 mins: Italy make their second change. Cassano replaces Del Piero, who has failed to make a major impact.

60 mins: Rommedahl races through the middle and is crudely blocked by Italy captain Cannavaro, who is given a yellow card.

57 mins: Italy make the first substitution, bringing on Gattuso for Zanetti.

56 mins: A Zambrotta cross from the left is headed fiercely by Vieri but superbly tipped over by Sorensen. From the resulting corner Panucci heads Totti's cross over the bar.

52 mins: Totti threads a delightful through ball for Zambrotta to run onto on the left side of the box but the full-back sends his effort wide of the far post with the outside of his boot.

48 mins: A neatly worked free-kick sees Denmark make the first threat on goal of the second period but Niclas Jensen's effort is blocked.

46 mins: Teams are unchanged after the break and the second half starts slightly slower in the searing heat.

HALF-TIME: The referee blows the whistle after an entertaining, but goalless first period.

44 mins: Much in the pattern of the first-half, Denmark are soon threatening at the other end but Buffon gets down low to deny Jorgensen.

43 mins: A bobbling ball in the box is volleyed hard towards goal by Del Piero but Sorensen shows superb reactions and, when the ball drops to Totti, produces another stunning one-handed save to keep his side level.

39 mins: Tomasson lays the ball back for Helveg to the right of the box but his volleyed effort swerves away from the right-hand post.

32 mins: Niclas Jensen's left-foot free-kick from the right curls into the box just out of reach of Tomasson and just past Buffon's right-hand post.

28 mins: Denmark work the ball well through the middle to Niclas Jensen on the left but his low cross fails to find a team-mate.

Soon after, Tomasson is booked for an apparent dive in the box, which looks harsh.

23 mins: A long ball from Camoranesi looking for Vieri is crucially cut out by Laursen.

22 mins: Helveg gives away a corner with a shockingly loose back pass but Italy fail to take advantage from the set piece.

21 mins: Del Piero's free-kick from the right is punched away by Sorensen and his fall after a high challenge on the edge of the box soon after fails to win anything from the referee.

18 mins: Vieri controls a long ball from Panucci on the right side of the box but his ball into Del Piero finds the latter offside.

15 mins: Helveg cuts in from the right flank and Buffon parries his left-foot effort up into the air.

13 mins: Niclas Jensen gets to the byline on the left side of the box but his pull back is mopped up by the Italian defence.

12 mins: Totti fires a blistering 35-yard free-kick which Sorensen tips around the post.

6 mins: Tomasson goes over in the box under a challenge from Cannavaro but the referee waves appeals for a penalty away.

4 mins: Daniel Jensen has the first effort on goal from 25 yards out but his effort is easily saved by Buffon.

1 min: Aston Villa fans see the first action of their new signing Laursen, who is fouled by Del Piero.

1700: Denmark kick-off at the Afonso Henriques stadium.

Team news:

1614: The line-ups are announced and Italy include all three of their top name forwards - Christian Vieri, Alessandro Del Piero and Francesco Totti - in their team.

Denmark have chosen a similar 4-2-3-1 formation but will not start with any of the players who have been struggling with minor injuries during the week.

Denmark: Sorensen, Helveg, Laursen, Henriksen, N Jensen, Poulsen, D Jensen, Rommedahl, Tomasson, Joergensen, Sand.

Italy: Buffon, Panucci, Cannavaro, Nesta, Zambrotta, Zanetti, Perrotta, Camoranesi, Totti, Del Piero, Vieri.

Pre-match build-up:

1627: The pitchside temperature is a sweltering 32 degrees as kick-off approaches.

The teams have arrived and will soon be going through their pre-match warm-up routines.

Fans from both sides have been enjoying the sunshine around the ground in this quaint town in the north of Portugal.

Virtually all the Danish fans are wearing replica red shirts and more than a few are sporting Viking-style headwear.

Both sets of supporters have travelled a long way to watch their teams and many are taking photographs to mark the occasion.

Some are sinking beers at a rate that suggests they won't remember anything.

The Italian fans - aniticipating a successful tournament - are in fine voice and the atmosphere is friendly with the odd impromptu game of football outside the ground.

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