The ultimate video games of Matchday Three and the qualifiers, for now, befell on Wednesday night, let’s see what went on…
Wednesday, March 31
Greece 1 (Kakabadze 76og) Georgia 1 (Kvaratskhelia 78)
Spain 3 (Olmo 34, Ferran Torres 36, Gerard Moreno 75) Kosovo 1 (Halimi 70)
Greece and Georgia drew in Salonika, Kakabadze’s personal objective put the Greeks forward however Kvaratskhelia levelled two minutes later to seize a degree for the guests, while Spain netted victory over Kosovo in Seville, Olmo gave the Spaniards a thirty fourth minute lead earlier than Ferran Torres doubled their lead, Halimi pulled one again for Kosovo with twenty to go however Gerard Moreno sealed the factors by restoring the hosts two objective cushion fifteen minutes from time.
Spain leads the way in which with seven factors, while Sweden is shut behind, count on it to be these two battling it out for high spot, though Greece might need one thing to say about that and will problem for second maybe.
Northern Eire 0 Bulgaria 0
Lithuania 0 Italy 2 (Sensi 48, Motionless 90+4pen)
There have been no targets in Belfast as Northern Eire and Bulgaria drew a clean, while in Vilnius Italy grabbed victory after targets from Sensi and Motionless from the spot handed the Azzuri most factors after three video games.
Italy is in control of the group then, with Switzerland the closest to them, you are feeling will probably be these two occupying the highest two spots come to the tip of qualification too.
Ukraine 1 (Yaremchuk 20) Kazakhstan 1 (Muzhikov 59)
Bosnia & Herzegovina 0 France 1 (Griezmann 60)
It’s three straight attracts for Ukraine now after they have been held at house by Kazakhstan, Yaremchuk had given the hosts a twentieth minute lead however Muzhikov levelled simply earlier than the hour mark to seize the guests first level of the marketing campaign, while World Champs France noticed a Griezmann objective on the hour mark sufficient to see of Bosnia & Herzegovina in Sarajevo.
France leads the way in which with seven factors, while second place may actually be anybody’s between Ukraine, Finland and Bosnia & Herzegovina when the Group finishes, doesn’t appear loads between these three.
Moldova 1 (Carp 29) Israel 4 (Zahavi 45+2, Solomon 57, Dabbur 64, Natcho 66) Nicolaescu despatched off 50
Scotland 4 (McGinn 7,53, Adams 60, Fraser 70) Faroe Islands 0
Austria 0 Denmark 4 (Olsen 58,74, Maehle 63, Hojbjerg 67)
Israel bashed 4 previous ten-man Moldova to get their first win on the board, the hosts did take the lead by Carp’s Twenty ninth-minute objective, however Zahavi levelled earlier than Nicolaescu was red-carded for the house aspect early within the second half, and this allowed Israel to take benefit and internet by Solomon, Dabbur and Natcho to internet a 4-1 win.
Scotland additionally hit 4 as they thrashed the Faroe Islands at Hampden Park, McGinn gave the hosts an early lead earlier than he netted once more early on within the second half, after which Adams and Fraser netted thereafter to finish a satisfying night for the Scots.
And guess what? The Danes additionally hit 4 however this was a formidable win in Vienna in opposition to Austria, all of the targets got here in a second-half interval that noticed all 4 are available in a sixteen-minute spell, with the scorers Olsen a brace, Maehle and Hojbjerg because the Danes took cost of Group F.
Denmark is nicely and actually in control of Group F then, three wins and fourteen scored with no conceded thus far, with Scotland occupying second spot after their win over the Faroes, anticipating a tussle between them, Austria and presumably Israel for second spot, though it’s prone to be Austria or Scotland who takes that spot.
England 2 (Kane 19pen, Maguire 85) Poland 1 (Moder 58)
Andorra 1 (Pujol 90+3pen) Hungary 4 (Fiola 45+2, Gazdag 51, Kleinheisler 58, Nego 90)
San Marino 0 Albania 2 (Manaj 63, Uzuni 85)
Maguire smashed house with 5 minutes remaining to provide England an enormous win over Poland at Wembley, the hosts dominated the primary half however solely had Kane’s Nineteenth-minute spot-kick to indicate for it, however The Three Lions misplaced their method within the second half and noticed an error from Stones pounced upon and noticed Moder smash previous Pope to stage, however England was to not be denied the win and Stones made up for his error by heading again for Maguire to fireplace house into the roof of the online and hand England the win.
Hungary put 4 previous minnows Andorra in Andorra la Vella, it took them until first-half stoppage time to interrupt by although as Fiola netted, after which Gazdag, Kleinheisler after which Nego added additional targets to make it a extra snug second interval for the guests, the hosts did at the least have one thing to cheer on the finish when netting by Pujol’s 93rd-minute spot-kick, however Hungary ran out straightforward winners ultimately.
Albania bought their second win in three video games after seeing off minnows San Marino in Serravalle, the hosts held out for 63 minutes however noticed Manaj break the impasse, after which the guests added a second with 5 minutes to undergo Uzuni to seal the deal.
England is in control of the group after that late win over Poland, Hungary sit in second spot with Albania shut behind, however you’ll count on Hungary and Poland to battle it out for the runners up spot, until they’ll upset the apple cart and topple England, however you are feeling England ought to win the group with the expertise at their disposal.
Armenia 3 (Spertsyan 56, Haroyan 87, Barseghyan 89pen) Romania 2 (Cicaldau 62,72)
Liechtenstein 1 (Frick 79) Iceland 4 (B. Saevarsson 12, B. Bjarnasson 45+1, Palsson 77, Sigurjonsson 90+4)
Germany 1 (Gundogan 63pen) North Macedonia 2 (Pandev 45+2, Elmas 85)
A unprecedented second half noticed Armenia internet two targets within the ultimate jiffy to make it three wins from three within the group after downing Romania in Yerevan.
A goalless first half gave method to a second-half which noticed Spertsyan see an effort from exterior the field deflect first of a defender after which off the keeper’s hand after which in off the publish to provide Armenia the lead, however the Romanian’s fought again and levelled simply previous the hour mark when Cicaldau diverted a cross previous the keeper, after which he headed house by way of a deflection ten minutes later to seemingly have the guests heading for the win.
Puscas although was then despatched off for Romania for a excessive foot, and with three minutes left skipper Harayan bought on the tip of a cross to fireplace Armenia stage, after which two minutes later Barseghyan transformed a spot kick to ship a passionate house crowd wild and hand the hosts a fifth straight win.
Iceland bought their marketing campaign up and working after two disappointing defeats by hitting for in opposition to minnows Liechtenstein in Vaduz, first-half targets from B. Saevarsson and Bjarnasson had the guests two up, after which Palsson netted a 3rd with 13 minutes to go.
Frick did pull one again for the hosts however a 94th-minute objective from Sigurjonsson capped a high-quality night for the guests.
The large shock of the evening although got here in Duisburg although as Germany have been humbled at house by North Macedonia. 37-year-old Pandev gave the guests a shock lead in first-half stoppage time, however Gundogan levelled from the spot simply previous the hour mark and also you felt the Germans would go on and take the win, however with 5 minutes to go Elmas struck for the guests to trigger an enormous shock in Group J and go away the group broad open.
So, who had Albania high with most factors after three video games with North Macedonia second and above the third-placed Germans? No neither did I!!! It had definitely thrown the cat amongst the pigeons you can say, though you continue to count on Germany to seek out one thing and win the group, however tonight’s outcomes have definitely made it an fascinating one certainly!!!
That’s it for the European World Cup Qualifying now until September, consideration now turns to the Euros in the summertime, let’s hope that may go forward and it’s a match that may be successful and attended by followers too!!!