MUNICH: Serbia failed to put up a fight as they were knocked out of UEFA Euro 2024 following a goalless draw in Munich which saw Denmark progress as Group C runners-up behind England.

Neither side produced a performance that reflected their potential but Denmark were the better team in a forgettable encounter and finished second in the group by virtue of a better disciplinary record than Slovenia.

The teams ended on an identical record, meaning they had to be separated by the amount of yellow cards they received. Both sides picked up six yellow cards on the pitch but Slovenian coach Novakovic Milivoje was also booked in the first game , and that ultimately gave Denmark the slimmest of edges.

Jonas Wind had a goal disallowed for Denmark in the first half because the ball had gone out of play before he bundled it over the line from a corner.

The Wolfsburg forward also slipped as he tried to connect with a smart flick-on from Rasmus Hojlund, slicing over the bar from a good position, and was substituted at the break.

Denmark continued to create chances despite a poor display by their standards. Alexander Bah headed wide and Christian Eriksen’s shot had to be parried behind for a corner.

Serbia, who knew they would be eliminated if they did not win because of Slovenia’s stalemate with England in the other Group C match, had just one shot on target that came in second-half stoppage time.

They did have a goal ruled out when Luka Jovic’s shot bounced in off Denmark defender Joachim Anderson in the second half – but the striker was offside in the build-up.

Knowing their place in the last 16 was secure with a draw, Denmark lacked ruthlessness. Although Jannik Vestergaard headed a corner delivery at Serbia goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic, they rarely tested him throughout the second half.

** Man of the match Christian Eriksen set a caps record in his 133rd international, one one than defender Simon Kjaer who was on the bench and did not play.