Denmark 1-0 Finland: Player ratings as Pernille Harder header edges Danes to win

Denmark pulled themselves back into contention to qualify for the Euro 2022 quarter-finals with a narrow 1-0 victory over Finland on Tuesday evening.

A Pernille Harder header 18 minutes from time proved decisive, leaving Finland on the cusp of elimination.

The evening’s first sight of goal fell to Denmark, as Sara Thrige’s cross was flicked goalwards by Nadia Nadim. Tinja-Riikka Korpela got down quickly to tip away the effort.

It would be a common theme of the half. Denmark enjoyed the lion’s share of possession and territory, but were consistently thwarted by Korpela in the Finland goal. Nadim and Katrine Veje both saw efforts held by the Finland goalkeeper before the half was out.

The Danes continued to push for the opening goal in the second half, Sine Pedersen blazing over from close range following neat build-up play from substitute Sofie Svava.

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