Kasper Schmeichel Put In A Match Winning Performance Against Switzerland
Kasper Schmeichel had a Man of the Match winning performance in Denmark's Euro 2020 qualifier against Switzerland, making a save right at the death for the win.
The Leicester City goalkeeper made a couple of excellent saves as Denmark won 1-0 against Switzerland, taking them level on points with Ireland at the top of the group.
It was his save in injury time that really won the plaudits for Schmeichel as all his teammates went to celebrate with the keeper at the final whistle.
Another superb save from Kasper Schmeichel, right at the death! The entire Danish team crowd around the Leicester man at full-time to congratulate him on a match-winning performance.- Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) October 12, 2019
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Even before Youssef Poulsen had put the Danes ahead, which would turn out to be the winning goal, Schmeichel made a brilliant finger tip save from Ricardo Rodriguez.
Kasper Schmeichel! What a save! :no_entry:- Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) October 12, 2019
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Fans took to Twitter to praise the 32-year-old's incredible performance:
If a striker scores 3 goals and deserves the match ball, Schmeichel should go away with the match ball for that match winning performance.- Mel (@MUFCSG94) October 12, 2019
!!!!!! Huge, huge, huge 3 points for Denmark !!!!!!- DanishFooty (@DanishFooty) October 12, 2019
Kasper Schmeichel is the new Danish King. pic.twitter.com/g6WVyUO4rw
Kasper Schmeichel - Switzerland, 1-0- Nora Holstad (@noraholstad) October 12, 2019
Kasper schmeichel thats one off the best GK performances you'll ever see :clap: not always about quantity just 3 or 4 pure quality saves , unreal :raised_hands:- Andy coleman (@andycoleman8) October 12, 2019
Kasper Schmeichel have my children. Have anything- Mark Kristensen (@MarkKristensen7) October 12, 2019
Very nice to see the Denmark squad flock around their keeper Kasper Schmeichel.- Anders has opinions (@BenBuford11) October 12, 2019
The stand out hero today, securing a clean sheet and a 1-0 win with 4 crucial saves against Switzerland, including a miracle save in the last second.
Easiest MotM I've seen in a while.
And of course Schmeichel saves Denmark again in the 95th minute. That was one of the best goalkeeper performances I've seen in a long time.- Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) October 12, 2019
4 wonderful saves by Kasper Schmeichel tonight in Denmark's 1-0 win over Switzerland.- John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) October 12, 2019
Yussuf Poulsen scored the winner but Schmeichel was the Danish hero.
Schmeichel was immense. Every player going to him at the end summed up his performance. Absolute quality.- Conan Byrne (@conanbyrnecb7) October 12, 2019
Kasper Schmeichel has just pulled off one of the most amazing performances I have ever seen by a goalkeeper. Yussuf Poulsen got the goal, but Schmeichel was out of this world as they beat the Swiss 1-0.- Philip O'Connor (@philipoconnor) October 12, 2019
One of the best goalkeeping performances I've ever seen. Bravo Kasper Schmeichel! Unbeliebable:clap: #DENSUI- Max Pollard (@MaxPollard92) October 12, 2019
The win means that both Denmark and Ireland, who earlier drew 0-0 with Georgia, are on 12 points with just two games left for each to play in the qualifiers.
The two sides play each other in the final game of the group in Dublin on November 18th whilst Switzerland, who are four points behind the pair, play Ireland on Tuesday.