Christian Eriksen played all 90 minutes in an international victory for Denmark over Euro 2024 qualifying rivals Finland.

Denmark v Finland was the fixture at Euro 2020 in which Manchester United star Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch as he suffered a cardiac arrest.

Last night, a full two-years on, and then some, from the scary experience, Eriksen led the Danes to an important win over their Scandivanian competitors.

Eriksen created four goalscoring chances in Denmark’s 1-0 win, in which Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg scored the winner.

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Reaction to Eriksen performance

Christian Eriksen was praised for his display, although there was a sense he still could have been a lot better.

Tipsbladet editor in chief Allan Olsen wrote: “Most dangerous man throughout the match, and the feeling was all the time that if Denmark presented something offensive, it would have to come through him, but the Danish ace did not find the necessary level either, despite his free kick attempt in the second half.” wrote: “Against a low-ranking Finnish team, Christian Eriksen’s creativity was paramount for Denmark. 

“It was momentarily expressed in Helsinki, but it was not enough compared to what is expected from the offensive profile.”

Reaction to Rasmus Hojlund performance

Rasmus Hojlund was a half-time substitute, with manager Kasper Hjulmand not quite deeming him ready to play 90 minutes.

He did not manage to get on the scoresheet, and failed to register a shot at goal, with Finland’s five-man defence succeeding in keeping him quiet. wrote: “The Danish attack comet’s stardust did not appear in Finland. The ambition was clear, but the Finns found it too easy to shut down the Manchester United striker.”

Tipsbladet‘s Olsen wrote: “For the next round of international matches in October, Rasmus Hojlund and Thomas Delaney will hopefully have reached much higher revs, and this will give the Danish national team some more dynamism and more strings to play.”

Both players’ international commitments are now complete, and Eriksen and Hojlund can return to Manchester United, to gear up for an important Premier League game at home to Brighton next weekend.

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