Agger 1 Mkhitaryan 0 - Liverpool ace earns international victory

Daniel Agger

Liverpool's Daniel Agger ensured Denmark won a crucial World Cup qualifier in Armenia.

Italy sealed World Cup qualification from their group last night, leaving the rest of the teams battling away for second place.

One of the crucial match-ups saw Denmark go up against Armenia, who had beaten the Czech Republic 2-1 just days earlier.

And it was a fascinating one for Liverpool supporters, with star defender Daniel Agger going up against a man who could have been his teammate.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan was pursued by the Reds early on in the summer, and seemed to be heading in their direction until Borussia Dortmund's interest scuppered their efforts.

It was Daniel Agger who came out on top, keeping Mkhitaryan quiet - and even scored the penalty in a 1-0 win for the Danes on away soil.

The Danes now sit one point behind second place Bulgaria with two games remaining to secure a play-off spot. Both Armenia and the Czech Republic have an outside chance three points behind Denmark, but need results to go their way.

For Agger and co, last night's result was huge. You can see the Liverpool man's match-winning penalty below:

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