Christian Eriksen is doing better. He woke up, he is able to express himself and was even able to ask his teammates to resume the game. He is alive. It is the great victory of a rather special match. For the player, his family, his partners and the rest of the competition, this is the main thing here. The rest, the score, the scenario of the match, the consequences for the rest of this Euro, all that is only secondary as this meeting turned into a nightmare for a good hour.
This Denmark-Finland simply had to open this group B and should have been satisfied in our columns with a sports summary. The health of the Danish midfielder decided otherwise. Everything changed in the 44th minute when he collapsed, seized with a discomfort that immediately became very disturbing. Simon Kjkaer, the captain of this selection, also donned his evening hero costume. It was he who rushed to his teammate, participating in his rescue.
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Eriksen’s accident in everyone’s mind
He placed him in a side-safe position, preventing him from swallowing his tongue while waiting for the doctors to arrive. They took care of the rest. Cardiac massage, defibrillator were necessary to revive the player’s heart. Meanwhile, the Danish players, despite the shock, tried to hide the scene by positioning themselves in a circle around the caregivers, most of them in tears, just like a lot of spectators. Kjaer and Schmeichel also tried to reassure Eriksen’s companion, Sabrina Kvist Jensen, present in the stands.
Evacuated on a stretcher under the applause of the public, the middle of Inter began to come back to life, but that we did not know yet. After long minutes of anguish, the first good news finally reached us. Gradually, we learned that he had woken up, then that he could speak, before asking his partners to end this meeting. They complied, more to honor his request than by will, one might imagine.
Surprised, Denmark has other priorities
Around 8:10 p.m., the players reappeared on the lawn to warm up. The Finns even greeted their opponents by cheering them on. Then the match resumed, first three minutes, time to complete the first period, before tackling the second part. The Danes tried to play, encountered a solid defense, Höjbjerg even seeing his penalty stopped by Hradecky (74th), and were even surprised by a goal from Pohjanpalo (0-1, 60th). Outsider before the start of this competition, Denmark starts badly, will probably not be European champions but must surely be thinking that there are things much more essential than football tonight.
The live of the meeting here
The classification of this group B