Finland 3-0 Lichtenstein: Teemu Pukki brace send Finland to their first major finals
Finland 3-0 Lichtenstein: Teemu Pukki brace send Finland to their first major finals
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Finland 3-0 Lichtenstein: Teemu Pukki brace send Finland to their first major finals

Norwich striker Teemu Pukki bagged a brace as Finland beat Lichtenstein 3-0 to qualify for Euro 2020; the country's first-ever major finals in their history.

Despite having been hit by a goal drought in the league after a blistering start, Pukki has been on form for his country bagging nine goals in his nine games to end 81 years of hurt for the Fins.

In the game played Helsinki, Finland took the lead through BATE Borisov forward Jasse Tuominen before Pukki took matters into his own hands with the final whistle prompting wild scenes at the Sonera Stadium.

With the win, Finland sits second in Group J on 18 points, six behind Italy and seven ahead of Greece in third; Pukki and co-taking on Greece on Monday evening.

Qualification Misses

The Fins have been close to qualification on several occasions but missed out on 2016's tournament in France after finishing fourth in their qualifying group - which was topped by Northern Ireland.

They have won six games this campaign however, ending a run of 32 failed qualifying campaigns for either the World Cup or European Championship and with one game to spare.

Pukki has been the main man for Finland and started the league with a bang. Despite not scoring in the past seven games for Norwich, he still has the same amount as Marcus Rashford and Mo Salah after bagging six goals to his name.

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