Group A: Portugal struggled again
Portugal also showed a lot of trouble in the third game of the World Cup qualifying. The 2016 European champions even fell behind in Luxembourg, which had surprisingly beaten Ireland. In stoppage time in the first half, Diogo Jota was able to equalize for the big favorite. Cristiano Ronaldo put the Portuguese on the winning road in the 50th minute – it was his first goal after 4 international matches without any personal sense of achievement. Joao Palhinha made the final score 10 minutes before the end.
- Azerbaijan 1-2 Serbia
After the narrow defeat against Portugal (0: 1), Azerbaijan sniffed the sensation against Serbia. It was thanks to Aleksandar Mitrovic (once again) that the Serbs traveled home with 3 points in their luggage. The Fulham player scored both goals – the decisive 2-1 in the 81st minute. Mitrovic has now scored 5 of Serbia’s 7 goals in World Cup qualifiers.
Group G: Netherlands with 4 goals in 10 minutes
- Gibraltar – Netherlands 0-7
The Netherlands needed almost half time against the “football dwarf” to open the skore. It was only 4 minutes before the break that the superior guests scored the opening goal through Steven Berghuis. Previously, Gibraltar’s keeper Daley Coleing was able to excel a few times. With 4 goals between the 55th and 65th minute, the Dutch, who are now in second place, made everything clear.
The Turks, Swiss group opponents in the summer (June 20), gave up points in their third game for the first time. Turkey lost a 2-0 and 3-1 lead against Latvia. Latvia 2: 3 after an hour was a co-production of two Swiss Super League legionaries: Lugano’s defender Marcis Oss hung up, while Roberts Uldrikis from Sion took off. Substitute Davis Ikaunieks made it 3: 3 in the 79th minute. The Turks had to do without a handful of players because of positive corona tests.
Group E: Belgium celebrates victory
Belgium performed the compulsory task against the outsider confidently and celebrated their second victory in the third game of the World Cup qualification. At the break, the “Red Devils” were 4-0 ahead. Hans Vanaken and Leandro Trossard met twice.
Wales, who will be Switzerland’s 1st opponent at the European Championship on June 12, came to their 1st victory in their 2nd game. Daniel James scored the golden goal 8 minutes from time. The Czechs, who lost first place in the table to Belgium, had to make do with one man less from the 49th minute after the controversial red card against Patrik Schick.
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