EURO 2020: Finland beat Denmark 1-0 in match eclipsed by Eriksen’s cardiac arrest

  • Finland got their first win ever in European competition over Denmark
  • Match had been halted when Denmark’s Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac attack and collapsed in the field
  • Denmark got a penalty but Pierre-Emile Hojberg’s effort was saved

Finland registered a historic win over Denmark but there was little to celebrate in the match that had seen Christian Eriksen collapse in first half.

Joel Pohjanpalo powered in a header past Schmeichel to score Finland’s first-ever goal at a major tournament. A muted celebration followed as the team paid respect to Denmark’s Christian Eriksen.

The former Tottenham player had collapsed in the first half in what was later ruled to be a cardiac arrest. Medics rushed into the field and began resuscitating the Dane forward as the entire football world watched with bated breaths.

UEFA decided to suspend the match but late decided to have the match continue with the Inter Milan star reported to have regained consciousness and stable.

Denmark got a penalty later on but Emile Pierre-Emile Hojberg’s effort was saved by Lukas Hradecky.