Christensen explains reason behind goal celebration

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Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen was awarded the Star of the Match following his performance as Denmark defeated Russia 4-1 and secured a place in the Round of 16 of Euro 2020.

With the scores at 2-1, the Chelsea centre-back scored a crucial third goal that killed the Russians’ hopes for a comeback.

After a scramble in the Russian box, the ball fell kindly to Christensen, and he struck a stunner from over 30 yards out that flew through the air and crashed into the back of the net.

The goal sent the stadium into rapturous celebrations, in what was Christensen’s second ever goal for his country.

While Christensen was in an emotional state celebrating the goal, some of his teammates held their two ears as they ran behind him to celebrate the goal.

Explaining the celebration that followed, which involved team-mates pulling their ears, the Chelsea centre-back revealed that it was an inside joke done to mimic the Champions League trophy.

Christensen said: “It’s an inside joke that runs a bit with me because I won the trophy with the big ears.”

Christian Eriksen’s collapse had rocked the Danes as they lost both their opening matches at the tournament which left them on the brink of an early exit. Christensen revealed after the game that the team needed to step up and they did.

“This team needed a successful experience,” he said shortly after the final whistle.

“With the support we have received all week, even though it has looked difficult, we have believed in it all the way.”

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