Russia get up and running after Miranchuk Aleksey downs Finland

Russia have put themselves right back into contention in Group B at Euro 2020.

Miranchuk Aleksey scored a potentially vital goal for Russia as they beat Finland to get their Euro 2020 hopes back on track.

Aleksey pounced in first half injury time, producing a fine finish to edge his side ahead in the contest.

That lead held out for the rest of the match and handed Russia a vital win after their opening match defeat to Belgium.

Finland threatened sporodically, and thought they had the lead in the third minute only for VAR to rule out Joel Pohjanpalo's header due to offside.

You can read the full report on our sister site Football365 here.

Stat of the day

As per OptaIvan: Following his assist, Artem Dzyuba has had a hand in 22 goals in his last 21 appearances for Russia in all competitions (14 goals, 8 assists).

What comes next for Russia and Finland?

Russia will come out of this match with renewed momentum and they take that to Copenhagen to face the beleaguered Danes on Monday.

Denmark are, of course, reeling from the events in their opening match, and it remains to be seen what kind of frame of mind they will be in when the sides kick-off at 8pm BST.

With it being the final games in the group, Finland will also kick off at 8pm on Monday 21 June, although they have an unenviable task.

They will run into Belgium, who look by far and away the strong side in the group.

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