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Sep 7, 2014 at 7.45pm UK
Faroe Islands
1-3
Finland
Holst (41')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Riski (53', 78'), Eremenko (82')

Result: Finland come from behind to beat Faroe Islands

Riku Riski scores twice to help Finland come from behind to beat the Faroe Islands 3-1 in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier.

Finland overturned a first-half deficit to secure a 3-1 win over the Faroe Islands in their Euro 2016 qualifier this evening.

The hosts created the first chance of the match when Sonni Nattestad had a header punched clear from close range by Niki Maenpaa, before Gunnar Nielsen denied Roman Eremenko moments later.

Finland started to dominate the possession, resulting in a string of chances for Teemu Pukki, while Nielsen kept out a shot from Riku Riski.

The Faroe Islands were able to break the deadlock shortly before the interval when Christian Holst smashed the ball in from the edge of the box against the run of play.

Finland were back on level terms early in the second half when Riski hit the ball low on a rebound from a Joan Edmundsson effort moments earlier.

The visitors continued to create the majority of the chances, but Nielsen pulled off a series of saves to keep the Faroe Islands level for much of the second half.

However, Riski was on hand to pounce again with just over 10 minutes to play when Nielsen parried from a Pukki shot, only to direct the ball into the path of the goalscorer.

Finland put the win beyond doubt four minutes later as Roman Eremenko burst forward from midfield before creating some space around 25 yards out to unleash a thunderous strike.

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