Finland VS Russia UEFA Euro LIVE Football Score 16 June 2021
The second round of Group B fixtures will begin with Euros debutants Finland taking on Russia. Finland’s first game was like no other as the world received a massive scare involving Denmark’s Christian Eriksen. However, they battled hard and emerged victorious 1-0. On the other hand, Russia were swept aside 3-0 by World No.1 Belgium. Can they make a winning comeback?
Finland take on Russia in St Petersburg for their Group B match at Euro 2020. Both sides endured contrasting starts to the tournament, with Finland experiencing something of a dream start while Russia were easily dispatched by Belgium. After their match with Denmark restarted, striker Joel Pohjanpalo pouced to score for Finalnd from close-range. Meanwhile, Romelu Lukaku scored twice in the 3-0 win over Russia, with Thomas Meunier scoring the second.
As historic as Finland’s opening-day Euros victory over Denmark was, the scoreline in the top left-hand corner paled into insignificance while the footballing world anxiously awaited updates on Christian Eriksen’s condition following the playmaker’s cardiac arrest in the first half.
The controversially broadcast images of Eriksen’s partner being consoled by Simon Kjaer and Kasper Schmeichel told the story better than any journalist or report could, but upon hearing the reassuring news that the Inter Milan star was awake and stable in hospital, both sets of players elected to continue on Saturday evening.
No goals had been scored before the day’s horrific events unfolded, but Finland – appearing at their first-ever game at a major tournament – came up trumps thanks to Joel Pohjanpalo’s header, while goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky played his part after keeping out Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s tame penalty.
The decision to continue the game was met with widespread criticism – despite UEFA’s insistence that Denmark and Finland’s players asked to resume action – but having ultimately come up trumps on the day, Kanerva’s men have quickly risen to second spot in Group B.