After the disappointing 1-1 draw against Greece in the qualifying opener, Spain were on the verge of embarrassment against Georgia. However, a Leipzig star provided the redemption.
Great relief for Spain. Coach Luis Enrique’s team barely escaped disgrace in the second World Cup qualifier against Georgia and won 2-1 (0-1) thanks to a goal in stoppage time.
The team of ex-Bayern player Willy Sagnol had taken a sensational lead shortly before the break through Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (43rd minute), Ferran Torres (56th minute) was able to equalize for Spain in the second round, before Leipzig’s Dani Olmo (90th minute). +2) scored the winning goal in stoppage time.
England lackluster, Armenia with a second victory
After the 1-1 draw against Greece at the start, coach Luis Enrique’s team now has four points on their account. Only the winners of the ten groups will qualify directly for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. World champions France had already made amends in the afternoon with a 2-0 (2-0) in Kazakhstan for the botched start in the 1-1 draw against Ukraine.
The English national team took their second win in their second game with a 2-0 (1-0) win in Albania. In the German group J Armenia also celebrated the second success. With the 2-0 (0-0) against Iceland, which had lost to the German national team in Duisburg on Thursday, the team of Spanish coach Joaquín Caparrós took over the championship lead, at least temporarily. Denmark had no problems in Group F in the 8-0 (5-0) against Moldova.