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Christian Eriksen scores with first touch back for Denmark

Saturday's action for our international Bees

27 March 2022

It was a fairytale moment for Christian Eriksen as he scored with his first touch back in a Denmark shirt last night. 

The 30-year-old was turning out for his nation for the first time since suffering a cardiac arrest at the European Championships last June. His re-introduction to international football came at half-time and less than two minutes later he did this.

The goal was Christian's 37th in 110 appearances for his nation. Unfortunately, it couldn't prevent The Danes falling to a 4-2 defeat to Netherlands in Amsterdam. Also introduced at half-time was Christian Nørgaard for his 16th cap, all of which have come while with Brentford. Mathias Jensen was an unused substitute at the Amsterdam Arena. 

Tuesday sees Denmark host Serbia at Parken in Copenhagen. 

It was also a dream night for David Raya as he played the full game, on debut, as Spain beat Albania 2-1. There was even more significance for David as the game was played at the Estadi Cornellà-El Prat which overlooks the home of UE Cornellà, the club where David began playing football as a junior. 

All the goals came in the final 15 minutes. Barcelona's Ferran Torres gave Spain the lead before a Pau Torres mistake allowed Albania to equalise five minutes from time through Myrto Uzuni. However, there was to be more late drama as Dani Olmo fired home the winner in injury-time. 

Spain now move on to A Coruña for a game against Iceland on Tuesday. 

Iceland head into that game fresh from a 1-1 draw with Marcus Forss' Finland. Marcus was an unused substitute in Murcia as Teemu Pukki and Birkir Bjarnason shared the first-half goals at the Estadio Nueva Condomina.

Finland's next game is also on Tuesday against Slovakia in the South East of Spain. 

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