Defeat in Bucharest – and dangerous scenes in the first half. The match between Romania and Finland had to be suspended for a while due to Bengali fires. Richard Jensen was close to getting one in the skull.
Finland’s football masters have never defeated Romania and there was no break in the trend on Saturday night either. A Romanian counterattack goal in the first half decided and the Nations League group is now a wasp nest.
The opening half offered both the only goal, a Romanian penalty miss and Bengals on the field.
The match was suspended for several minutes due to the thrown-in Bengals. According to Yle Urheilu’s expert Antti Pohja, Finland’s defender Richard Jensen was close to being hit by a Bengal.
– There was probably a lack of all kinds of sense, said the expert about the incident.
Porvoo son Jensen had to make his second international appearance when he was replaced instead of the injured Daniel O’Shaughnessy after a quarter. The 26-year-old took it all in stride.
– I only noticed afterwards that it was quite close. It could have hit, but luckily it did not, Jensen comments for Yle.
Mittbacken plays everyday with Roda JC at the second highest league level in Holland, where similar things occur.
– It happens now as then, but of course it is a bit special that the match must be stopped for a while. Unfortunately, it does happen sometimes. It’s just a matter of focusing on your own game.
Finland’s Nations League adventure continues against Bosnia-Herzegovina in Zenica on Tuesday.