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Eriksen’s special goal not enough for Denmark vs Slovenia
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Both teams got a point in their first Euro 2024game

Christian Eriksen scored for Denmark in a 1-1 draw with Slovenia at Euro 2024 on Sunday, almost three years after his life-threatening incident at the last tournament.

The Manchester United midfielder put Denmark ahead on 17 minutes in Stuttgart, a stadium packed with Danish supporters. Erik Janza’s late deflected goal equalized for Slovenia, marking their first appearance at the Euros since 2000.

Denmark’s next Group C game is against England in Frankfurt on Thursday, while Slovenia will face Serbia in Munich.

Slovenia’s highly-rated striker Benjamin Sesko nearly scored with a powerful long-range shot, but Denmark capitalized moments later. Jonas Wind flicked a quick throw-in to Eriksen, who fired a low shot into the far corner.

Sesko later hit the post with a powerful drive, but Slovenia equalized soon after. Denmark failed to clear a corner, allowing Janza’s half-volley from just outside the box to deflect off Morten Hjulmand, leaving Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel stranded.