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In pictures: Helsinki reacts to Finland's historic game, Danish player Eriksen rushed to hospital

Finland scored the only goal in Saturday's match overshadowed by the collapse of Danish player Christian Eriksen.

Joel Pohjanpalo
Joel Pohjanpalo, draped in the Finnish flag, scored the only goal of the game. "The only thing on my mind is how Christian is doing," he said after the match. Finnish fans celebrated Finland's historic win against Denmark on Saturday night. Beyond Finland this game is, however, unlikely to be remembered for the Eagle-Owls' victory. Image: Tomi Hänninen

Finland on Saturday won its first game at a major finals as it beat Denmark in a Euro 2020 match. The game was, however, overshadowed by Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsing on the pitch and being rushed to hospital.

The game was temporarily suspended awaiting confirmation that Eriksen was alright but after reports that the player was in a stable condition and awake, the game was resumed later in the evening, ending in a 1-0 win for underdogs Finland.

The Danish Football Union on Sunday said Eriksen's condition was stable.


Kaverit fanittamassa Huuhkajien ensimmäistä EM peliä.
Image: Benjamin Suomela / Yle

Downtown Helsinki had an air of anticipation late Saturday afternoon as fans waited for kickoff.
Yleisöä seuraamassa Huuhkajien peliä Rautatientorilla.
Image: Benjamin Suomela / Yle

A pre-game get together at Helsinki's Central Railway Station.
Kuusi vuotias Baran Suhaib fanittaa huuhkajia.
Image: Benjamin Suomela / Yle

Fans of all ages came out to see Finland's men's football team make a historic first appearance at a major finals tournament. Finland has been waiting over 80 years to qualify for either a World Cup or a European Championships.
Faneja Huuhkajien kisakatsomossa Rautatientorilla.
Image: Benjamin Suomela / Yle

The game saw no shortage of action before the first-half collapse and resuscitation of Denmark's Eriksen.
Tanskan Kööpenhaminan Parkenin hoitohenkilökunta viemässä Christian Erikseniä pois.
Image: Tomi Hänninen


Huuhkajat.
Image: Tomi Hänninen / Yle

The Eagle-Owls preparing to continue the match after learning that Eriksen's condition was stable.
Juhlijoita Helsingissä Suomen voitettua Tanskan.
Image: Benjamin Suomela / Yle

Denmark 0-1 Finland. Fans celebrate Joel Pohjanpalo's goal—the only one of the game.
Naiset juhlimassa Huuhkajien ensimmäistä voittoa.
Image: Benjamin Suomela / Yle

A celebratory atmosphere took over in Helsinki's Market Square.
Huuhkajat fani soihtu kädessä Havis Amandalla.
Image: Benjamin Suomela / Yle

Fans cruised Helsinki's harbour area.

Autoja jonossa Helsingin Esplanadilla.
Image: Benjamin Suomela / Yle

Naiset poseeraa Suomi-lasit päässä.
Image: Benjamin Suomela / Yle

Ihmiset juhlivat soihtu kädessä Huuhkajien voittoa Havis Amandalla.
Image: Benjamin Suomela / Yle

Huuhkaja fani istuu autossa ja suomen lippu liehuu.
Image: Benjamin Suomela / Yle

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