How Eriksen’s Collapse At The Pitch Cost Denmark

Denmark was dealt with a big blow in the 41st minute of half time after star player Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch in a match against Finland.

The player was attended to and took close to 15 minutes of receiving Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

The news of his collapse greatly impacted on Denmark after the players first hesitated resuming play before knowing the state of their fellow.

On learning that their fellow had gotten some relief, they returned to resume play and we’re applauded by the opposite side but eventually, Denmark could not escape the fear and hence lost 1:0 to Finland.

First foremost, Finland got a 1:0 win, their first at a major tournament finals, Euro 2020 with a goal from Joel Pohjanpalo assisted by Jere Uronen in the 59th minute. This loss is mostly attributed to the fear left with the Denmark players when the fellow had left the pitch unconsciously.

Before Eriksen collapsed at the pitch, Denmark were the better side throughout and had forced Lukáš Hrádecký into two saves, against Jonas Wind’s effort and a header from Pierre-Emile Kordt Højbjerg. But all this changed in the second half, Denmark conceded a goal that awarded Finland who were playing their debut match at the tournament.

Denmark got a chance to level matters when referee judged that Finland’s Paulus Arajuuri had fouled Yussef Poulsen but Pierre-Emile Kordt Højbjerg poorly taken penalty was saved by goalkeeper Lukáš Hrádecký in the 74th minute. Højbjerg looked to have not healed from the fear of Eriksen’Collapse.

Earlier on in the day, Gareth Bale’s Wales drew 1:1 with Switzerland and the day’s last match saw Belgium beat Russia 3:0. Lukaku hit a brace with the other goal coming from Thomas Meunier who was also the provider for Lukaku’s second.

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