Both Andreas Christensen’s thunderous strike and his wild, emotional celebration came from the heart on Monday, as the Chelsea star’s screamer helped send Denmark into the last-16.
Into minute 79, with the score at 2-1 and the Danes on the brink of confirming second place in Group B at Euro 2020, the ball was frantically cleared by Russia after a double save by Matvei Safonov. Christensen wasn’t even in the camera shot.
With Finland losing against Belgium, a two-goal lead would all-but complete an emotional mission. Up stepped Denmark’s No.6, striding up to rocket the ball into the net from 25 yards.
Denmark have had a turmoil time these last couple of weeks after what happened to Christian Eriksen, so it was an emotional time and an emotional moment for the whole squad, and you could see that in the reaction from Christensen after he scored.
What a cracking goal this was, and we all want you to do this much more please, Andreas!