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Bendtner hat trick gives Denmark 3-2 exhibition win as US allows late goals yet again

  • Michael Bradley from the US, left, and Nicklas Bendtner from Denmark in action during a friendly soccer match at NRGI Stadium in Aarhus, Denmark, Wednesday March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Jens Dresling)  DENMARK OUT

    Michael Bradley from the US, left, and Nicklas Bendtner from Denmark in action during a friendly soccer match at NRGI Stadium in Aarhus, Denmark, Wednesday March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Jens Dresling) DENMARK OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • US players, Alejandro Bedoya, Jozy Altidore and Timothy Chandler celebrate their goal against Denmark during a friendly soccer match at NRGI Stadium in Aarhus, Denmark, Wednesday March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Jens Dresling)  DENMARK OUT

    US players, Alejandro Bedoya, Jozy Altidore and Timothy Chandler celebrate their goal against Denmark during a friendly soccer match at NRGI Stadium in Aarhus, Denmark, Wednesday March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Jens Dresling) DENMARK OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Jozy Altidore of the US, center facing, celebrates scoring against Denmark with teammates Fabian Johnson, left, John Brooks, Michael Bradley and Aron Johannsson during a friendly soccer match at NRGI Stadium in Aarhus, Denmark, Wednesday March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Jens Dresling)  DENMARK OUT

    Jozy Altidore of the US, center facing, celebrates scoring against Denmark with teammates Fabian Johnson, left, John Brooks, Michael Bradley and Aron Johannsson during a friendly soccer match at NRGI Stadium in Aarhus, Denmark, Wednesday March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Jens Dresling) DENMARK OUT  (The Associated Press)

Nicklas Bendtner scored his first international hat trick, taking advantage of an American defense that gave up two more late goals, and Denmark rallied to beat the United States 3-2 in an exhibition game at Aarhus on Wednesday night.

Jozy Altidore scored in the first half and set up former club teammate Aron Johannsson's goal in the second. But Bendtner tied the score in the 83rd minute and got the winner in the first minute of stoppage time.

The U.S. has just two wins in 11 games (2-6-3) since beating Ghana in its opener at the World Cup, where it was knocked out by Belgium in the second round. In a worrisome trend for the Americans, they have given up 12 goals from the 80th minute on in their last 12 games.