Russia beats Finland to earn first Euros win in 9 years

Aleksey celebrates his goal with the team. Photo: Getty images

Russia beat Finland 1-0 in tonight’s Group B match.

With this win, three of the four teams have earned 3 points each in group B. Finland beat Denmark 1-0 after the Danes had to play within hours of their teammate, Christian Eriksen’s collapse on pitch.

The only goal of the match came in the added minute of the first half, scored by Aleksey Miranchuk.

Finland took an early lead in the opening five minutes of the game, a strong header by Joel Pohjanpalo which was shortly ruled offside after a VAR review.

Russia dominated the game, created chances but Finland were cunning on the counter. But that wasn’t enough for them to get any points from the match.

Next up: Turkey vs Wales. 2100 hours; local time.