Russia revived its hopes of reaching the round of 16 of Euro 2020, after its victory over Finland (1-0).
In the match, which was held today, Wednesday, in the second round of the second group of the championship.
Russia striker Alexei Miranchuk scored the game’s only goal, at the end of the first half.
The Russian team scored its first victory in the Euro Championship, since its last victory over the Czech Republic (4-1).
In the 9-year edition in 2012 that was held in Poland and Ukraine.
The Russian bear lost (0-3) against the Belgian team in the first round.
While the Finnish team won its first match against the Danish team (1-0).
The meeting started with pressure from the Finnish team, but without seriousness.
On the other hand, Russia entered the match with the aim of compensation, after losing 3-0 in the first round against Belgium.
Finland scored the first goal through Joel in the fourth minute, but the referee canceled the goal for offside.
The Finnish team continued to put pressure on its opponent.
While the Russian team seemed helpless at home and in front of its fans.
The Russian team, in contrast, scored the first goal in the third minute of the calculated time instead of lost for the first half.
When his striker Artem Dzyuba passed the ball to Miranchuk, he hit a unique ball in the far right corner of goalkeeper Hardiki, scoring the first goal of the match.
The referee blew the whistle at the end of the first half, with Russia leading (1-0).
With the start of the second half, Finland tried to modify the result of the match, but it hit a strong Russian wall.
On the other hand, Golovin and veteran Dziuba posed a serious threat to Finland’s defense and its goalkeeper, Haradiki.
In the 73rd minute, striker Kozyev hit a powerful shot, but Finland goalkeeper Haradiki saved the ball with perfection.
The rest of the second half of the match passed without anything new.
The referee blew the whistle at the end of the match, with the Russian team winning (1-0) over its Finnish counterpart.
Tomorrow, he will face in the same group, leaders Belgium, with the bottom team, Denmark.
Denmark is seeking to remedy the situation and return, while Belgium is at the fore.