Debutant Amanda Rantanen became Finland's hero in a joyous Scottish victory
In the fifth minute of the extra time, the debutant Amanda Rantanen came on the field just a moment earlier. she Finland's hero in a joyous Scottish victory
Debutant Amanda Rantanen became Finland's hero in a joyous Scottish victory.
Rantanen (number 13) came on the field on Tuesday in the fourth extra time minute. The solution was created ale minutes later.
Late on Tuesday night, the FINNISH WOMEN'S NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM defeated Scotland 1–0 and at the same time secured their place in the European Championship qualifiers. In the fifth minute of the extra time, the debutant Amanda Rantanen came on the field just a moment earlier.
Rantanen's goal was completely absurd. A Finn who escaped halfway through the field failed in his finishing attempt, but the ball bounced from Scottish goalkeeper Lee Alexander's fight to Rantanen and irresistibly to the net's wig.
Rantanen burst into tears immediately after the goal, but it was already a turn of laughter in the post-match interview.
The 22-year-old PM 35 Helsinki player had a pinch when the interviewer asked him to recount how the historic goal came about.
- I just started running, and the ball came in well. I took a couple of Tats, and I was alone, I saw the miller getting closer. I thought okay, have to take one more tat for this, but it got a little too hard, he laughs and keeps going.
- Then I just tried to invest. There is no smell of what happened. I guess it just hit my head and went to the finish line.
In the national league, Rantanen, who scored ten goals for PK last season, was selected for the Helmare qualifiers in the previous match. He replaced Kaisa Collin, a striker representing the Swedish Eskilstuna, who had left due to the corona situation.