Euro 2020 Results: Without Eriksen, Denmark Lost to Finland

Finland won 1-0 over Denmark in the first match of Group B Euro 2020 (Euro 2021) at Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Saturday (12/6).

This match became the debut of the Finnish national team in the European Cup tournament.

Notes quoted by from the UEFA website show that the Danish national team dominates. Denmark controlled the ball as much as 61 percent compared to 39 percent owned by Finland. Thomas Delaney et al also had more shots on goal. Denmark has 12 shots with four on target. As for Finland did not release a single shot.

Finland’s attack which did not take advantage in the early minutes of the match was immediately responded by Denmark. Christian Eriksen, Martin Braithwaite, Yussuf Poulsen, and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg consistently put opponents under pressure.

Finland goalkeeper, Lukas Hradecky, became one of the Finnish players who was the busiest and at the same time had a big role. The Vikings’ chances were raw in the hands of Hradecky.

In addition, the performance of the Finnish players in defense also made the Dynamite squad unable to appear freely in search of the opening goal.

The incident occurred three minutes before the first half of normal time was over. Eriksen suddenly fell. The medical team immediately went to the field to provide assistance.

The first half match with only a few minutes left had to be postponed due to health emergencies.

After Eriksen was found to be conscious and in hospital, the match resumed. There were no goals until the first half was completely over.

After a short halftime, Denmark again tried to outperform the guest. Onslaught by Poulsen and company. However, as in the first half, Finland’s obstacles and obstacles were able to stop Denmark’s efforts.

A Finnish attack in the 60th minute led to a goal. Joel Pojhanpalo changes the numbers on the scoreboard. Pojhanpalo’s header using Juhani Uronen’s pass could not be blocked by Kasper Schmeichel.

Denmark, who flinched more and more eager to score. Referee Anthony Taylor then pointed to the spot in the 73rd minute after Poulsen was judged to have been brought down by Arajuuri.

Hojbjerg who became the executor failed to hit the ball into the net. Hradecky returns to be Finland’s savior as well as an antagonist for Denmark.

The attack continued to be built by Denmark but could not produce a goal. The match ended for Finland’s victory with a narrow score.

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