Christian Eriksen bags memorable goal during emotional Denmark return

The Brentford midfielder was making his first international appearance since his cardiac arrest during the 2020 European Championships.

Christian Eriksen marked his return to the Danish national side with a goal, but unfortunately for the visitors, that didn't stop them from falling to a 4-2 defeat against the Netherlands. 

Few expected the 30-year-old to ever return to the pitch following his collapse against Finland last June. Eriksen needed lifesaving treatment before slowly making his return to competitive football.

The current Brentford player came off the bench and scored just two minutes after entering the field, as he swept in Andreas Olsen's cross.

Eriksen's goal gave Denmark a lifeline as the visitors found themselves 3-2 down with most of the second-half still to play.

But instead of a sensational comeback, Steven Bergwijn bagged his second of the game to ensure a comprehensive win for the hosts.

Nathan Ake and Memphis Depay were also on the scoresheet for Louis van Gaal's side, while Jannik Vestergaard scored Denmark's early effort.

Netherlands player Steven Bergwijn

Elsewhere, Spain needed an injury time winner to beat Albania 2-1. Ferran Torres put the Spaniards ahead before Myrto Uzuni levelled with five minutes to go.

Despite this, there was still enough time for Dani Olmo to bag the winner.

Germany enjoyed a 2-0 win over Israel, as goals from Chelsea's Kai Havertz and Timo Werner completed a positive night for Hansi Flick's side.

Croatia were held to a 1-1 draw with Slovenia, while Finland's clash with Iceland finished in the same scoreline.

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