Big excitement in the World Cup qualification! Did the referee steal the victory in Serbia from Portugal? The TV pictures show a clear picture!
In stoppage time then the scandal: Cristiano Ronaldo would actually have scored for a 3-2 win, but the referee did not consider the action of CR7 as a hit – it stayed at 2-2.
Ronaldo even saw yellow for complaining – with the VAR it would have been a last-minute win for Portugal.
For Ireland there was a violent wagging in Portugal group A, in the home game it was 0: 1 against Luxembourg – after two games, the island kickers hold at zero points.
There was also a big surprise in Group H at the end of the second match day: Malta beat Slovakia 2-2. The Maltese were already 2-0 up in Trnava, the home side were just able to prevent an absolute disgrace.
In Group E, the top favorites Czech Republic and Belgium shared the points with a 1: 1, both are at the top with four points ex-aequo.