Denmark women played a 2-2 draw with Scotland in an international friendly game between both sides.

Denmark scored the first goal with the Scots barely settling in. Gemma Fay cleared the ball only for Sanne Troelsgaard to pick up the ball, then skipper Pernille Harder netted the first goal of the game after receiving the ball from Johanna Rasmussen.

The Danes – a higher ranked side – continued their strong press in the first half but they were caught off guard as Kim Little fed Manchester City forward Jane Ross the ball, which she converted from 22 yards. The scoreline was 1-1.

Fay tried collecting a high ball but injured herself. This forced a delay as she was pulled out for Shannon Lynn. The player has been taken to the hospital for tests on her left foot. The replacement could not stop the attack from the Danish women as Rasmussen, who got an assist for the first goal, scored the second. (more…)

Dieter Hecking kept Kevin De Bruyne in starting lineup

Despite continuous rumours about the future of star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, Wolfsburg manager Dieter Hecking kept him in the starting line-up for the recent game against Cologne.

It could have been one of the reasons for the mediocre performance of the team. They were only saved by the goal from Nicklas Bendtner. The Danish international scored this vital equaliser that keeps Wolfsburg in touch with the top of the table. After the game,Hecking admitted that the performance of the team was not helped by the situation surrounding De Bruyne, who is linked with a massive £ 50 million move to Manchester City.

However, the club have been doing everything within their powers to persuade the Belgian International to stay at Wolfsburg. It will be extremely difficult since City are believed to have offered a massive £ 220,000 per week contract for the player. This will represent a threefold increased on his current wages and it will be extremely hard to turn down by the former Chelsea midfielder. Wolfsburg stand to make a healthy profit on the player, who they purchased from Chelsea for just around £ 18 million. Last season, Kevin De Bruyne was one of the standout performers in the Bundesliga with more than 15 assists to his teammates. (more…)