Euro 2020 Journal- Entry 2: Strikers, Strikers, Strikers

Sad day. Christian Eriksen collapsing shocked the world. Thankfully reports are coming out that he’s stabilized and even speaking with team mates. Our prayers continue for a full a recovery.

Wales v Switzerland from Baku. The lineups are in.

In the past I’d have skipped this match. But I no longer take international tournaments for granted. I no longer take supporters in the stadium for granted. I don’t even take hearing Seven Nation Army over and over again for granted. I’m determined to cherish every minute of this Euros.

So what’s to cherish here?

Strikers scoring goals.

Wales’ Keiffer Moore and Switzerland’s Breel Embolo bagged one each.

My theory is proving correct, this is a strikers tournament. Besides Moore and Embolo, Ciro Immobile scored. Union Berlin’s #9, Joel Pohjanpalo snagged one. Lukaku plundered a pair.

Nearly all were poachers takes too. Opportunistic finishes around the penalty spot.

Only Lukaku’s late goal running onto a Meunier thread could be considered a build-up goal.

Let’s hope this trend continues.

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