Denmark misplaced 1-Zero to Finland of their Euro 2020 opener, however the consequence felt completely irrelevant after Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch.
The match resumed after Eriksen was confirmed to be OK, following a critically distressing stoppage throughout which the midfielder required CPR and a defibrillator.
Scenes of anguish and despair shortly become pure reduction because the 29-year-old was revealed to be out of hazard, however soccer remained the furthest factor from everybody’s thoughts with Eriksen recovering in hospital.
Nonetheless, Denmark agreed to renew the match at 7.30pm, with 49 minutes left to play and the scores degree at 0-0.
What adopted was indicative of a workforce distracted by the welfare of their good friend, as captain Kasper Schmeichel made an uncharacteristic mistake to let Joel Pohjanpalo’s header squeeze previous him.
Finland refused to over-celebrate out of respect for the scenario.
Denmark got the prospect to salvage some extent when Anthony Taylor awarded them a penalty, however Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s tame effort was saved.
The defeat will damage Denmark and symbolize a historic second for Finland, however the match won’t be remembered for both of these issues.