Finland beat Denmark 1-0 of their opening match of Euro 2020 which was overshadowed by Christian Eriksen collapsing and having to be revived on the sphere by medics. Joel Pohjanpalo scored the one aim on the hour mark of a Group B match which was stopped for almost two hours after Danish playmaker Eriksen slumped to the turf in direction of the top of the primary half. There had been fears for his life as he was given CPR by medics on the pitch as his teammates, some distraught, shaped a circle round him. The stadium had fallen right into a shocked silence because the medics labored however Eriksen was finally carried off the sphere on the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen and a photograph confirmed him apparently holding his head as he laid on the stretcher.
The Danish Football Union (DBU) stated the Inter Milan participant was awake and had been in a position to communicate to teammates.
“We’ve been in contact with him, and the players have spoken to Christian,” DBU director Peter Moeller advised Danmarks Radio (DR).
“That’s the great news. He’s doing fine, and they are playing the game for him,”
The match, which had kicked off at 1800 native time (1600 GMT), resumed two-and-a-half hours later in entrance of a passionate crowd on the Parken Stadium.
Chants of “Christian” and “Eriksen” from each units of supporters rang across the stadium as news of his standing started to filter by way of to supporters.
The two groups performed out an uneventful ultimate couple of minutes of the primary half after each units of gamers returned to the pitch with a number of Danish gamers in tears.
After a brief break of 5 minutes the second half of the match continued with an analogous sample as earlier than Eriksen’s collapse, with Denmark urgent Finland again however failing to discover a well past the opposition defence and Finnish ‘keeper Lukas Hradecky.
Pohjanpalo surprised the group into silence with when he headed house Jere Uronen’s cross, capitalising on Finland’s one true likelihood of the sport.
Shorn of the creativity of their shining mild Eriksen, the Danes struggled much more to interrupt down the tightly-organised Finns and regarded as if they would want some success to get one thing from the match.
They thought they’d acquired it when Yussuf Poulsen was introduced down within the space by Paulus Arajuuri within the 73rd minute, however Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s weak spot-kick was simply saved by Hradecky.
The Danes piled on the strain however aside from just a few skirmishes within the field didn’t trigger their opponents a lot bother and needed to take care of defeat which is able to seemingly appear unimportant given what occurred earlier within the night.
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