In what came to a blunder for Denmark, mid-fielder Christian Eriksen collapsed in the 42nd minute of the match. He was taken to hospital following a medical emergency and the match was suspended and resumed at 12:00 am IST. Eriksen is now stable and undergoing medical treatment at a private hospital in Parken.
#Sports: Finland beats Denmark at Euro 2020. Joel Pohjanpalo scored and Lukas Hradecky saved a penalty to give Finland a 1-0 victory over Denmark on Saturday in a European Championship game overshadowed by Christian Eriksen’s collapse on the field.#Fin #Den #EuroCup pic.twitter.com/MFQPJzPbHF
— Northeast Today (@NortheastToday) June 13, 2021
Before Denmark could absorb the shock of the collapse, Finland scored a goal in the second half after the resumption of the game. Denmark was low on confidence and couldn’t retaliate as Finland won by 1-0. J. Pohjanpalo scored the lone goal of the match for Finland in the 59th minute of the match.
The Football World offered support to Eriksen and Denmark after the news of the collapse came out and Finland raised flags after the match depicting a sign of sportsmanship for the recovery of Eriksen.
— Express Sports (@IExpressSports) June 13, 2021
Belgium defeated Russia in the last scheduled game for 12th June. Russia suffered a humiliating loss as Belgium scored 3 goals and Russia wasn’t able to open their account. For Russia to qualify, they need massive victories over Finland and Denmark. Belgium has almost cleared its path for qualification.
For Belgium, R. Lukaku scored 2 goals in the 10th and 88th minute of the match. T. Meunier was successful in scoring a brilliant goal in the 34th minute of the match.
In Group A, Italy defeated Turkey by a score of 3-0 to lead the table. Demiral, Immobile, and Insigne were the goal scorers for Italy. Meanwhile, the match between Wales and Switzerland ended in a draw as both the teams scored a goal apiece. For Wales, Moore scored a goal in the 74th minute of the match and Embolo scored for Switzerland in the 49th minute.
— AIR Calicut (@AllCalicut) June 13, 2021
Here are the standings of Group A and B after the completion of their first games at the End of Day 2:
- Italy- +3
- Wales- +1
- Switzerland- +1
- Turkey- -3
- Belgium- +3
- Finland- +1
- Denmark- 0
- Russia- -3