The start of Denmark’s first match since Christian Eriksen’s terrifying collapse, which ended in a 2-1 Belgium victory, saw a number of special moments.
The game opened with Denmark’s Yussuf Poulsen scoring a goal in the second minute. The team’s celebration was emotional, to say the least:
A massive Eriksen jersey was also unfurled ahead of the match, dedicated to the still-hospitalized midfielder.
Fans from both sides also joined to show support for Eriksen:
Even Belgium joined in the 10th minute, when they agreed to stop play so the home crowd at Parken Stadium could deliver a loud ovation in honor of Eriksen, who wears No. 10 for Denmark.
Both teams stopped playing to join in the tribute:
That tribute was planned ahead of the match, with Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku telling reporters about it the previous day. Lukaku is teammates with Eriksen at Inter Milan and