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L. Hrádecký
Penalty Save
P. Højbjerg
Penalty Miss
J. Pohjanpalo
J. Uronen
0 - 1
T. Sparv
Yellow Card
R. Lod
Yellow Card

Match Stats

69% 30%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 1
Total Passes 633 283
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Belgium BEL Belgium 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 W W W
2 Denmark DEN Denmark 3 1 0 2 5 4 +1 3 W L L
3 Finland FIN Finland 3 1 0 2 1 3 -2 3 L L W
4 Russia RUS Russia 3 1 0 2 2 7 -5 3 L W L


8th Finals
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Denmark host Belgium in their next Group B outing on Thursday, while Finland take on Russia in Saint Petersburg on Wednesday.
The Danish FA announced a little earlier that Eriksen is "awake" and undergoing tests in hospital after collapsing on the pitch. UEFA added that the 29-year-old's condition is "stabilised", with further updates expected later on Saturday.
Finland earn an historic victory against Denmark in their first ever appearance at a major tournament. Pohjanpalo scored the only goal with just under an hour played, with Hojbjerg missing a penalty for the home team 15 minutes later. However, the scoreline is secondary following the incident involving Eriksen in the first half, which led to the game being halted for a couple of hours.
90' + 4' Around one minute remains in Copenhagen. Denmark have been forced to go long towards Cornelius, but the ball is just not dropping for the tall striker.
90' + 2' Denmark are starting to turn the screw, but another decision goes against them for a Cornelius handball.
90' + 1' Vestergaard, operating down the left flank since being brought on, tries to pick out Cornelius in the centre. Once again, though, Hradecky has an easy catch to make.
90' Four minutes have been added on at the end of the match in Copenhagen.
L. Väisänen
J. Raitala
90' Raitala is unable to shake off the injury he sustained a couple of minutes ago and is replaced by Vaisanen late on.
88' Raitala helped put off Poulsen in that half-chance for Denmark a minute or so ago. However, he injured himself in the process and play has been stopped.
87' The home team are occasionally getting in behind, but Kanerva will be happy enough with Finland's defending. Hradecky fails to gather an aerial ball, though Poulsen is unable to adjust his body in front of goal - had he done so, it would have been 1-1.
86' Finland's Lukas Hradecky is only the third goalkeeper to save a penalty on their debut appearance in the European Championships after Przemyslaw Tyton in 2012 (Portugal v Greece) and Trols Rasmussen in 1988 (Denmark v Spain).
M. Forss
J. Pohjanpalo
84' Pohjanpalo, whose goal separates the sides with around six minutes of normal time to go, makes way for Forss.
83' This is very nice build-up play from Denmark. Vestergaard is played in behind down the left and attempts to cut the ball back for Jensen, but Lod gets a vital touch to the ball first.
81' Finland are happy to continue sitting back and soak up the pressure. This will be the ultimate smash-and-grab - one shot and one goal!
80' Braithwaite shows a good turn of pace to get away from his man down the right. He has a fresh Cornelius in the centre, but the cross is far too close to Hradecky.
78' Denmark did not lose a single game in their last major tournament (W1 D3 at World Cup 2018) but were knocked out in the round of 16 by Croatia on penalties.
R. Schüller
T. Sparv
76' Sparv, who is on a booking, makes way for Schuller. These substitutions have not helped Denmark in terms of finding some momentum.
A. Cornelius
T. Delaney
76' Denmark bring on targetman Cornelius to lead their line. Midfielder Delaney is the player to make way.
J. Kauko
T. Pukki
76' Pukki is not fully fit and is taken off with around 15 minutes to go. Kauko is brought on in the prolific striker's place.
J. Stryger Larsen
D. Wass
75' Wass is replaced by Jens Larsen in the first of a handful of substitutions.
L. Hrádecký
Penalty Save
74' The penalty from Hojbjerg may have been poor, but credit to Hradecky for guessing the right way and getting two hands to the ball.
P. Højbjerg
Penalty Miss
74' PENALTY SAVED!! Hojbjerg tries to pick out the bottom-right corner but is some way off and Hradecky guesses the right way. It is a terrible penalty from the Tottenham midfielder.
73' PENALTY TO DENMARK!! Hojbjerg slides a pass through for Poulsen and the Denmark forward is caught by a sliding Arajuuri. Finland's players argue that Poulsen instigated the contact, but the decision stands...
71' Denmark forward Poulsen is making some bad decisions. He sent a cross out of play a few minutes ago and has curled another into the hands of Hradecky.
70' Poulsen tees up Wass for a curler around 18 yards out. There is far too much bend on the ball and it ends in the stands. Incidentally, the other Group B match between Belgium and Russia is now up and running. 
68' Jensen goes through Uronen and is given a warning by the referee. Is that perhaps the first sign of frustration creeping in?
67' Denmark's play is very patient, though yet again the attack fizzles out without Hradecky being tested. Hjulmand's side still have around 25 minutes to find an equaliser and perhaps a winner.
65' Skov Olsen goes long in search of Poulsen, but Hradecky plucks the ball out of the air. Denmark have lost their way a little since falling behind.
J. Vestergaard
S. Kjær
63' Vestergaard takes over from captain Kjaer in the other Denmark change. It looks as though the home team will stick with their same 4-3-3 formation.
A. Olsen
J. Wind
63' After seeing his side fall behind, Hjulmand has made a couple of substitutions. Skov Olsen is on for Wind in the first of the changes.
61' Joel Pohjanpalo scored Finland's first ever goal at the European Championships with what was their first shot in the competition.
J. Uronen
60' Uronen sent a rare cross into the Denmark box from the left and Pohjanpalo was left pretty much free to head in. The goalkeeping from Schmeichel was as bad as the defending, it must be said.
J. Pohjanpalo
60' GOOOOOAAAALLL!!! DENMARK 0-1 FINLAND!! Totally against the run of play, Finland open the scoring in Copenhagen! Pohjanpalo gets between two Denmark defenders and guides Uronen's cross past Schmeichel, who will perhaps wonder if he could have done more to keep it out.
59' Braithwaite wins back possession for his side high up the pitch. He is unable to pick out a team-mate but the ball does eventually drop to Delaney, who gets under his shot and fails to find the target.
58' Jensen is caught by Sparv and stays down for 30 seconds or so before getting back to his feet. The Denmark substitute seems as though he will be able to run that one off.
57' Denmark get in behind down the right. A cross is clipped towards the centre of the six-yard box and Toivio shows good awareness to head it away from his own goal.
56' Finland goalkeeper Hradecky is first to an overhit pass. Pukki gives away a free-kick for a high boot as the away team continue to struggle to get the ball up the field.
54' OVER! Jensen, the player brought on for Eriksen, sends a shot high into the stands from 20 yards. He went for power over precision.
53' The flow of the game is pretty much identical to what it was before the Eriksen incident. Denmark are dominating possession but they are struggling to find a way through Finland's solid defence.
T. Sparv
Yellow Card
51' Sparv joins Lod in being shown a yellow card by referee Anthony Taylor for tripping Poulsen.
49' Braithwaite is lurking at the back post, but the ball is headed behind before the Barcelona striker can get to it. Jensen sends in the corner and Arajuuri heads clear.
47' Denmark win the first corner of the second half. It is whipped in towards captain Kjaer, but he cannot quite get his head to the ball.
46' RESTART! The second half is up and running. Delaney gets a shot away within seconds of kick-off, but the pace is taken out of the shot and Hradecky gathers.
Denmark had 12 shots to Finland's zero in the first half, with four of those on target. Hjulmand's side will be looking to push on in the second period and pick up three Group B points, but you have to wonder about the mental state of the Danish players.
Referee Anthony Taylor brings the first half to an end. There will be a short five-minute break before the contest resumes.
45' + 16' Hradecky comfortably gathers an aerial ball into the area. There is around a minute of the first half to go.
45' + 15' Two minutes have been added on at the end of the first half. Lod is penalised for a foul in midfield, breaking up Denmark's momentum.
45' + 13' There is a slow tempo to the match, which is not at all surprising given the circumstances. Denmark are seeing more of the ball but are not really managing to get it into the opposition box.
M. Jensen
C. Eriksen
45' + 11' Confirmation that Jensen has been brought on in place of Eriksen, who we can only hope will make a full recovery.
45' + 11' PLAY BACK UNDER WAY! After the hugely distressing scenes a little earlier, we are now back up and running in Copenhagen. We will play the final four minutes of the first half before a short stoppage.
45' + 10' Denmark and Finland have made their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the resumption of play in around five minutes' time.
45' + 9' Everyone connected to football will be relieved that the updates on Eriksen are positive after those distressing scenes. The Denmark v Finland game will continue with the score at 0-0 and UEFA has also confirmed the other Euros game scheduled for Saturday - between Belgium and Russia - will go ahead at 21.00 CET as planned.
45' + 8' UEFA has issued a statement to provide an update on the situation. It reads: "Following the request made by players of both teams, UEFA has agreed to restart the match between Denmark and Finland tonight at 20:30 CET (TBC). The last four minutes of the first half will be played, there will then be a 5-minute half-time break followed by the second half. The match has been suspended due to a medical emergency which involved Denmark’s Christian Eriksen. The player in now in hospital and in a stable condition. UEFA wishes Christian Eriksen a full and speedy recovery and wishes to thank both teams for their exemplary attitude."
45' + 5' The match officials and the Finland players are now making their way down the tunnel in the right-hand corner.
45' + 4' The Danish players are circled around Eriksen in the corner to support their team-mate and cover him for some privacy while the treatment goes on. Both sets of players appear distressed and Hjulmand is now making his way over to the other side of the pitch to check on his midfielder and speak with his players.
45' + 2' Referee Taylor is over on the touchline speaking to the two managers, presumably about what is going on, while treatment remains ongoing with Eriksen in the corner. Whatever has happened, all inside the stadium and the Danes on the pitch look incredibly worried.
45' + 1' UEFA has announced the match in Copenhagen is suspended due to a medical emergency and both sets of players have now made their way off the pitch.
45' Denmark's medical staff rush on to the pitch to tend to Eriksen in the left-hand corner. The Danish midfielder seemed to have collapsed near the touchline and all of his team-mates immediately looked concerned. There will be a lengthy stoppage while the midfielder receives medical attention.
43' Hojbjerg makes an interception in midfield and chooses to make a run forward before sliding in Eriksen to the left of goal. Arajuuri reads the midfielder's intentions, however, and smartly intervenes before playing towards his right.
42' Hojbjerg arrows a long pass to Wass at the far post and the right-back climbs above Uronen. Despite Wass winning the initial header, Hradecky can easily clear up as the loose ball trickles into his six-yard area and the goalkeeper picks it up before looking long.
40' WIDE! Braithwaite squares Toivio up in a one-on-one situation after Wind offloaded to him. The Danish forward, from the left of goal, sets his sights on the far corner but his right-footed attempt doesn't curl enough and ends up going wide of goal to the right.
39' Pukki tries to dance around Braithwaite but the forward doesn't fall for it as he intercepts near the halfway line. Braithwaite then attempts to release Wind, however, he overhits his throughball and the pass races through to Hradecky.
37' Wind works some space to the right of goal but can't find enough room to angle a right-footed strike towards goal. Arajuuri and Toivio again combine to block and Kanerva's men can't be faulted for their defensive efforts in this first half.
36' O'Shaughnessy makes his way back on from the touchline after his head injury. Hradecky then claims a cross from the left-hand side by Eriksen and looks to play long towards Pukki.
34' Eriksen whips a right-footed corner towards the near post, where Kjaer fails to make a good connection with a headed effort towards Hradecky's goal. O'Shaughnessy gets caught by Kjaer's jump and ends up on the ground meaning, for the third time in the last six minutes, the Finland physios are required.
33' Finland became the first European team to qualify for a major tournament for the first time (World Cup and European Championships) since Albania and Iceland at Euro 2016 (later joined by North Macedonia). The former were knocked out in the group stages whilst the latter reached the quarter-final.
31' Despite a rather strong clash between Hradecky and Uronen, the pair are both fit to carry on and play resumes with referee Taylor dropping the ball at the feet of the goalkeeper.
30' Maehle moves inwards from the left-hand channel and curls a right-footed cross towards the far post. Poulsen is ready to pounce, however, Uronen gets in the way to allow Hradecky to collect. The left wing-back and the goalkeeper do collide though and it looks like Uronen is going need some treatment from the physios.
29' Pukki is back on his feet and Finland return the ball to Schmeichel. Hjulmand's team go back to their usual business, patiently working possession from side to side as they look to carve out an opening.
28' Pukki, who has just returned from an ankle injury, is down near the halfway line and Denmark put the ball out of play. It looks like the Finnish forward was caught by an accidental, stray Christensen arm and he requires some brief medical attention.
27' Delaney is incredibly late on Toivio near the right-hand touchline and the centre-back rightfully gets a free-kick. Delaney then stands over the defender, exchanging a few words that don't appear to be the most friendly.
26' WIDE! Braithwaite takes matters into his own hands as he drives at Toivio before switching onto his left foot to the left of goal. The Danish forward doesn't check for passing options in the middle, instead attempting to power a left-footed strike towards the near post. Unfortunately for Hjulmand's men, Braithwaite's shot goes just wide of Hradecky's goal to the left.
25' Arajuuri and Pohjanpalo both launch their heads at O'Shaughnessy's long throw-in but neither can challenge Schmeichel's goal. At the moment, set-pieces look like Finland's best chance of testing the Danes so far.
24' Pukki looks to latch onto a pass over the top but loses the race against Kjaer, who recovers to hook a clearance away to his left. The Finnish forward suggests he was being dragged back by the centre-back, however, referee Taylor disagrees and allows play to go on.
23' Since the start of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Eriksen has been directly involved in 39 per cent of Denmark’s goals in competitive matches (Finals, Qualifiers and Nations League), scoring 23 and setting up a further seven (30 out of 77).
22' OVER! Eriksen gets a corner on the right-hand side and produces an outswinging cross towards the far post. Delaney drifts away from his man, finding himself unmarked before powering over a left-footed volley from the left of goal. The Danish midfielder just seemed to rush his strike at the crucial moment there.
20' Hjulmand will be happy with his men's first-half start, however, he may feel they need to capitalise on their dominance. At the minute, every Finnish touch is being greeted by a chorus of boos from the home fans, which is perhaps helping the Danes cause somewhat.
19' SAVE! Braithwaite has tons of time on the right-hand side and opts to play backwards to Eriksen, who takes a few strides forward before striking towards the bottom left corner. The right-footed effort dips and swerves through a crowd of bodies inside the Finland area but Hradecky still manages to parry away a save to his right.
17' Wass looks to make things happen in the right-hand channel again as he knocks a pass down the flank for Poulsen. On this occasion, however, O'Shaughnessy, aided by Uronen, wins the duel and regains possession for his team.
15' CHANCE! A prolonged spell of possession results in Maehle finding some space on the left-hand side. The left-back whips a left-footed cross towards the penalty spot, where Hojbjerg wins the aerial duel against Arajuuri. The Danish midfielder heads towards goal, which forces Hradecky into tipping a smart save over the crossbar.
14' Uronen slips a pass towards Kamara on the left-hand touchline and the Rangers midfielder knocks around Christensen before being hacked down by a sliding tackle. Finland protest that Christensen should be cautioned, however, referee Taylor just awards the wide free-kick.
13' Another corner comes for the Danes on the left-hand side and this time it is Delaney who wins it. Eriksen once again arrows a right-footed delivery towards the far post, however, Hradecky claims confidently.
12' Eriksen wanders inside the right-hand channel and Wass chips an inch-perfect pass over the top for his run. Eriksen then looks to unleash a right-footed shot inside the area but Arajuuri blocks well.
11' Maehle twists and turns as he breaks towards the left of goal. The left-back decides to come inside onto his right foot, however, Kanerva's defence regroup in numbers to crowd Maehle out from Hradecky's goal.
10' While Finland are taking part in their first ever major tournament (World Cup and European Championships), this is Denmark’s ninth European Championships appearance and their first appearance since 2012. They won the tournament in 1992, which they only qualified for after Yugoslavia were expelled as a result of war in the Balkans.
8' Eriksen sends in consecutive set-pieces but on both occasions Finland manage to head clear. Wass then tries to get creative with a cross for Poulsen, however, the ball races out for a goal-kick.
7' SAVE! A loose ball breaks for Wind on the edge of the area after Eriksen had roamed inwards. The Danish forward strikes a low right-footed effort towards the bottom right corner, where Hradecky gets down well to tip around the post for a corner.
6' Braithwaite wins the first corner of the game on the left-hand side. Eriksen makes his way across before whipping an inswinging delivery towards the far post. Delaney makes a decent connection with his head before Poulsen is adjudged to have fouled Hradecky inside the six-yard area.
R. Lod
Yellow Card
4' Referee Taylor shows an early booking to Lod. The midfielder was late on a sliding tackle with Braithwaite but is perhaps a tad unlucky to go into the book so early on.
4' O'Shaughnessy wanders across to the left-hand side to launch in a long throw-in. The centre-back arrows the ball towards the penalty spot, where Christensen and then Delaney combine to clear.
3' Sparv flies into a crunching tackle to set the tone early and Uronen profits from his captain's hard work as he regains possession on the left flank. The wing-back looks to clip over the top, however, Eriksen gets in the way of the pass.
2' Poulsen immediately drives down the right-hand channel but O'Shaughnessy stops the forward in his tracks and manages to win a throw-in for his team. Wass then goes down on the right-hand touchline rather dramatically and wins a free-kick.
1' After the national anthems have been belted out, referee Anthony Taylor gets this game underway!
This is the first meeting between Denmark and Finland at a major tournament (World Cup and European Championships). Their last encounter dates back to a 2-1 friendly win for the Danes in November 2011.
Kanerva makes four changes to his last side that played Estonia. O’Shaughnessy starts at centre-back instead of Vaisanen and Uronen comes in at right wing-back. Captain Sparv returns in midfield for Schuller, while up top Pukki, who had been struggling with an ankle injury, partners Pohjanpalo and Forss moves to the bench.
Kasper Hjulmand opts for five alterations to his last starting line-up. Wind gets the nod ahead of Dolberg to lead the line, with Skov also missing out for Poulsen. Jensen is replaced by Delaney in midfield and Hojbjerg also comes in, meaning Wass will move back to right-back as he is preferred over Larsen. The final change sees Maehle start at left-back as Boilesen drops to the bench.
SUBS: Jesse Joronen, Fredrik Jensen, Niko Hamalainen, Joni Kauko, Leo Vaisanen, Anssi Jaakkola, Robert Taylor, Rasmus Schuller, Marcus Forss, Robert Ivanov, Pyry Soiri.
FINLAND (3-5-2): Lukas Hradecky; Daniel O’Shaughnessy, Paulus Arajuuri, Joona Toivio; Jukka Raitala, Robin Lod, Glen Kamara, Tim Sparv, Jere Uronen; Joel Pojhanpalo, Teemu Pukki.
SUBS: Frederik Ronnow, Andreas Skov Olsen, Christian Norgaard, Nicolai Boilesen, Jens Stryger Larsen, Joachim Andersen, Kasper Dolberg, Jannik Vestergaard, Andreas Cornelius, Jonas, Mikkel Damsgaard, Mathias Jensen.
DENMARK (4-3-3): Kasper Schmeichel; Daniel Wass, Simon Kjaer, Andreas Christensen, Joakim Maehle; Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Christian Eriksen, Thomas Delaney; Yussuf Poulsen, Jonas Wind, Martin Braithwaite.
This is Finland’s first-ever European Championship appearance, which is an achievement in itself for Markku Kanerva’s side. A four-game victorious run came at the end of 2020, however, the visitors are winless in their last six games, including two losses against Sweden and Estonia in their two pre-tournament friendlies.
Denmark have history in this competition, famously winning it in 1992 and reaching the quarter-final stages in 2004. However, since then a group-stage exit in 2012 and failure to qualify in 2016 has soured the relationship. A second-place finish in Group D was enough to secure qualification for this tournament and the hosts’ recent preparations have been strong as they drew 1-1 with Germany and overcame Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Euro 2020 Group B fixture between Denmark and Finland.