After a 1-0 victory over Peru in their opener Denmark started on the front foot with the knowledge that three points will guarantee their spot in the round of 16, while Australia aimed to bounce back from a narrow defeat to France.
Reactions as Denmark and Australia play out 1-1 draw
Here are the reactions as Denmark and Australia play out 1-1 draw at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Denmark lead Australia though Christian Eriksen
Denmark took the lead as early as the 7th minute when Christian Eriksen volleyed in a ball to him by Nicolai Joergensen.
Mile Jedinak equalises for Australia against Denmark
Australia clawed their way back into the game and were rewarded for consistent pressure as Yussuf Poulsen handled the ball in the box and Mile Jedinak stepped up to convert the resulting penalty in the 38th minute.
Eriksen Volley against Australia hailed on Twitter
Twitter users were full of praise for Christian Eriksen after his sumptuous volley against Australia.
The 27-year-old is known to score long range strikes and volleys similar to this and Twitter was full of praise for his latest effort.
A fan said, "What a goal by Christian Eriksen on the half volley. And that assist by Jorgensen"
"That technique was sublime. Christian Eriksen showing the world what Spurs fans already knew."
Some supporters rated the Tottenham star alongside some of the best midfielders in world football.
"Eriksen definitely the most underrated play maker in football. Currently better than Ozil and on par with Coutinho."
"If Eriksen was Belgian and playing for City, we’d be talking about him as a top 5 midfield player as well."
The result puts Denmark in a favourable position to advance from the group to the round of 16.
Denmark take on France, while Australia face off with Peru in their next fixture on Tuesday, June 26.