Finland beat Denmark in EURO game marred by player's collapse

Finland beat Denmark in EURO game marred by player
# 13 June 2021 01:26 (UTC +04:00)

Finland won over Denmark 1-0 on Saturday in a EURO 2020 game interrupted in shock when one of the players collapsed, APA reports quoting ANadolu Agency.

The Group B match in Copenhagen's Parken Stadium was halted after Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen's collapse near the end of the first half. After leaving the pitch on a stretcher, Eriksen, 29, was later reported to be "stabilized" and conscious in the hospital.

After UEFA resumed the game at the request of both sides, Joel Pohjanpalo, 26, scored the winning goal for Finland with a header in the 60th minute.

Denmark were awarded a penalty kick over a foul against Yussuf Poulsen but Finnish goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky saved the penalty taken by midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the 74th minute.

In Finland’s first-ever EURO match, it was also their first win.