Sometimes football still writes fairy tales…
In the game against the Netherlands, Christian Eriksen (30) makes his international comeback in Amsterdam. Nine months after his cardiac arrest at the European Championship, he comes on as a second-half substitute.
First goose bumps moment: Most of the Johan Cruijff Stadium stands up and applauds the former Ajax kicker.
But it gets even better: Less than two minutes later, Eriksen silences the stadium again!
A cross from winger Andreas Skov Olsen (22), who was also substituted on, the Dane hammers humorlessly into the top left corner – as if he had never been away!
Eriksen has already been able to prepare for his return to the national team at his new club. He has been playing for Brentford FC since January.
The Premier League club was able to sign Eriksen on a free transfer after Eriksen was no longer allowed to play at ex-club Inter Milan because of his defibrillator (he was put in after the shock at the European Championship).
The only setback for Eriksen and his Danes is the result. The comeback goal reduced Denmark to 2:3, but only a short time later Holland star Steven Bergwijn (24) scored again to make it 2:4.
With the Eriksen hit, the test bankruptcy should probably be a little easier to get over…