Euro 2020 stunned after Eriksen collapse

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-06-13 07:44
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Denmark's Christian Eriksen receives medical attention after collapsing during the match. [Photo/Agencies]

The game restarted with the remaining minutes of the first half played ahead of a five-minute break before the second half kicked off.

Denmark completely controlled the ball but failed to test Hradecky again, although they had chalked up 19 shots by the time Joel Pohjanpalo managed Finland's first. Such is football that the Pohjanpalo's header, following Jere Urenon's cross from the left, ended up in the back of the net as Schmeichel was unable to get down on time and the Finns took the lead.

Denmark controlled the game but without threatening to score until the 72nd minute when they were given a penalty following Paulus Arajuuri's clumsy challenge on Yussef Poulsen. Hojbjerg stepped up to take it, but his timid spot kick was easily saved by Hradecky.

It probably escaped nobody's attention that under normal circumstances Eriksen would have taken the penalty, but what happened earlier in the game shows there are many things worse than a missed penalty.

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