Russia enjoys first win at 2020 UEFA Euro Cup edging Finland 1-0
The Russian national football team defeated on Wednesday the national squad of Finland 1-0 in the group stage match of the 2020 UEFA Euro Cup.
The only goal in the match was scored by Russia’s attacking midfielder Alexei Miranchuk, who netted the ball into the upper left corner of the opponents’ goal during the 6-minute added time in the first half of the game.
The Russian national squad suffered a blow to its national roster after team’s defender Mario Fernandes sustained an injury on the 26th minute of the match. The midfielder was carried away from the pitch on stretchers, and was then rushed to a nearby hospital in an ambulance car. Prior to today’s game against Finland, Mario Fernandes, 30, booked five goals in his 31 match appearances for the Russian national football team.
The 2020 UEFA Euro Cup match between Russia and Finland was played today in Russia’s second-largest city of St. Petersburg and was attended by 24,540 spectators.
The Russian football team is now second in its Group B with three points after two matches played. Belgium tops the group with three points after one match, Finland is now third with three points after two matches, and Denmark is at the bottom of the group with no points after one match played. The Danish team is scheduled to play against Belgium on Thursday in Copenhagen.
In the closing round of Group B matches on June 21, the Russian team will meet Denmark in Copenhagen, and Belgium will take on Finland in St. Petersburg. Both matches are scheduled to kick off at 9:00 p.m. local time.