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Italy, Sunday evening, Switzerland 1-1, again with Spain, Germany, Belgium and England, provided beautiful attacking festivities against more opponents.
A record, but some smiles on Italian faces at the end of the draw were acknowledged in Switzerland: if Italy had been chained to a slight defeat for the 36th time in a row, it would have been unprecedented for a national team to stumble against the Swiss team in Euro-2020.
However, the European champions had a chance to win in Basel, but they fell on a superior Yann Somer, who stopped Giorgino’s (53rd) penalty. Italy is lurking four points ahead of its Swiss dolphin.
England, the last Euro finalist, have done their homework against the mediocre Andorans. Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard, the dual (18th and 78th) teacher, was replaced by “Three Lions” as Harry Kane, who scored his 40th goal of the season from the penalty spot, was able to convince their center forward. (72nd). Young Pugayo Saga scored a title (85th) to make it 4-0.
Gareth Southgates’ men continue the good dynamics they started during the Euros because they have five wins in several of these qualifiers, conceding just one goal for 17 points.
Thanks to a 7-1 card on the lawn of San Marino, Adam Buxa’s hat-trick and Lewandowski’s brace put Poland in second place in the group with just ten points.
In the battle between the first two of Group E, Belgium did not tremble against the Czech Republic, rising to first place with six points more than its evening opponent. Lukaku, Eden Hazard and the Salemakers put the powder talk for a 3-0 win for the Red Devils.
Behind them, Wales have established themselves, which owes a lot to their striker Gareth Bale: Real Madrid winger scored all three goals for the Welsh victory in Belarus (3-2) at the end of extra time, with his team two points short of second place.
After a surprise defeat against Sweden (2-1) on Thursday, Spain regained the top spot in the group with a 4-0 win over Georgia. La Roja is one step ahead of the Scandinavians, however he has played two games less than him.
Germany was dictatorial against Armenia, the first surprise in their group after four meetings. The Hans-Dieter flick selection took the chair with an offensive display and a 6-0 win at Stuttgart.
21 2021 AFP
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