Finland vs Russia LIVE: Second round of Euro 2020 group fixtures gets underway as Scandinavian side play their first match since Denmark clash was overshadowed by Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest
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- Russia though are hoping to bounce back from 3-0 defeat by Belgium
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Finland and Russia will help get the second round of group matches underway at Euro 2020 when they meet in St Petersburg after contrasting starts.
Finland edged out Denmark 1-0 in their first ever major tournament match following an encounter marred by the terrifying collapse of Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, while Russia fell to a 3-0 home defeat by Belgium in Group B.
Follow Sportsmail’s DAN RIPLEY for live Euro 2020 coverage of Finland vs Russia, including scoreline, lineups and build-up from the 2pm BST kick-off.
Safonov, Diveyev, Dzikhiya, Fernandes, Barinov, Kuzyayev, Ozdoev, Zobnin, Golovin, Miranchuk, Dzyuba.
As you well know, animals predicting football results at major tournaments is a fool-proof way of working out who’s going to win.
In Russia, they tried it with a tiger cub today… meet this little guy, from the Bryansk State Circus. And now imagine how spectacularly the trick backfired when all the onlooking Russians watched him go and eat from Finland’s bowl.
So that’s decided then, it’s three points for the Finns, who take their tally to six points in the group and leave Russia staring at an all-too-early exit.
The sun is shining, it’s 20 degrees… a wonderful day for a game of tournament football!
So, as you’re well aware, we’re heading into the second round of fixtures in the group stages of the Euros… and there were a fair few shocks in the opening matches.
None more so than Finland, who recorded a 1-0 win over Denmark in a game that will be remembered for all the wrong reasons with Christian Eriksen’s collapse.
There will, of course, always be an asterisk next to Finland’s win given the circumstances and the state of Denmark’s players in the aftermath, but it won’t matter to the winning team, who have those three points in the bag.
Russia, meanwhile, were well-beaten by an impressive Belgium… and more specifically, an impressive Romelu Lukaku. The final score was 3-0, and the Russians will be desperate to get back on track with a victory today.
Hello and welcome to Sportsmail’s live blog for Finland’s clash against Russia in Euro 2020 Group B. There’s under two hours to go until kick-off, so let’s begin the build-up to the game…
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