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Horror on the front page of the European press
It was 6:43 pm yesterday when “the horror”, as summarized by Daily Mail, hit the Euro. At the time of a throw-in, Christian Eriksen, attacking midfielder from Denmark, collapsed on the lawn of Parken Stadium, victim of cardiac arrest. After 15 minutes of cardiac massage, the rescuers managed to resuscitate him. Eriksen is now in stable condition, according to the latest information. But the images marked Europe. “What a fright”, exclaims for example Ace this Saturday. We attended “a miracle”, abstract Bild this morning. For The team, the symbol of this “Match for life” was that the meeting resume. With a victory for Finland, 1-0.
Europe relieved that Eriksen is alive
“Eriksen saved!” This is the headline posted on one of several European media this morning. The Times for example or Mundo Deportivo chose this title. The two media, and many others, especially highlight the heroes of this early Saturday evening: doctors and rescuers. “We already have the winners of the Euro”, writes Marca this morning. “These are the doctors”. They managed, in fact, to revive the Inter midfielder for 15 minutes. Shortly before, he had been taken care of quickly by his teammates, and in particular Simon Kjaer, who prevented him from swallowing his tongue. Real “Angels” keepers for He Romanista.
Thoughts of Lukaku and Pohjanpalo
After the drama and the reassuring news on Eriksen, Denmark-Finland resumed and the Finns, for the first game in their history in the competition, won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Joël Pohjanpalo. The latter did not really celebrate his achievement and after the match indicated, as reported by the Mirror Football on her one this morning, that the most important was “Eriksen’s state of health, not this victory for Finland.” Later in the evening, in the other group B match, Belgium, thanks to Romelu Lukaku, disposed of Russia (3-0). The Belgian striker, during his first goal, shouted a “I love you, Chris”, to the camera. A way to greet his Inter teammate with whom he was crowned Italian champion a few weeks ago.