Spain crashed in six in Euro 2024 qualifying on Tuesday whereas Belgium had been additionally massive winners as Italy revived their marketing campaign and Austria and Switzerland stayed heading in the right direction for qualification.
Substitute Ferran Torres struck twice for Spain, whereas Gavi, Mikel Merino, Joselu and debutant Alex Baena had been additionally on the right track as they beat Cyprus 6-0 in Granada.
Spain closed to 6 factors behind runaway Group A leaders Scotland with a sport in hand. The 2 groups meet within the subsequent spherical in Seville on October 12
“Our objective is clear — win the rest of the games,” coach Luis De la Fuente informed Spanish broadcasters TVE.
“We want to finish top of the group.”
Norway stored alive their faint likelihood of catching both Scotland or Spain whereas ending Georgia’s hopes of qualifying with a 2-1 victory in Oslo.
Erling Haaland gave Norway the lead together with his seventh purpose in 5 aggressive matches this season and his twenty fifth in 26 internationals. Martin Odegaard added a second earlier than Budu Zivzivadze responded deep in added time.
Davide Frattesi ensured that Italy obtained their Euro 2024 qualifying marketing campaign again on observe with a brace in an entertaining 2-1 win over Ukraine which moved the Azzurri second in Group C.
Inter Milan midfielder Frattesi rifled in two low finishes within the first half-an-hour on the San Siro to offer Luciano Spalletti his first success on his residence debut as coach of the European champions.
Italy moved stage on seven factors with Ukraine, who scored via captain Andriy Yarmolenko 4 minutes earlier than half-time, and North Macedonia.
Italy occupy the second of two computerized qualifying locations on head-to-head document between these three groups, six factors behind England who’ve performed a sport extra.
“We need to be happy,” stated Spalletti to broadcaster Rai. “The team played good football and was well-organised on the pitch,”
Ukraine drew with England on Saturday.
“It was hard for us to play so soon after playing against England,” stated Ukraine coach Serhiy Rebrov.
Subsequent month Italy face Malta in Bari earlier than travelling to Wembley, the positioning of their triumph on the final Euro, to tackle England.
Belgium leapfrogged Austria on the high of Group F on purpose distinction regardless that either side received.
Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium crushed Estonia 5-0 in Brussels whereas Austria, dealing with a a lot trickier journey to Solna, beat Sweden 3-1.
“A perfect night: 5-0, clean sheet. A goal, my 150th game,” stated veteran Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen who opened the scoring
“We have many players who are no longer part of the national team,” the 36-year-old added. “I didn’t feel ready for that yet.”
🇧🇪 Romelu Lukaku vs Estonia:
⚽️ Targets – 2
🅰️ Assists – 1
🏹 Shot accuracy – 100%
🌡️ WS Ranking – 9.53
🔝 He goes 2 targets clear as the highest scorer in Euro 2024 qualifying with 8 pic.twitter.com/KtTyORKoyu
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) September 12, 2023
In Sweden, Austria scored thrice in 16 second-half minutes.
Michael Gregoritsch hit the primary and Marko Arnautovic the subsequent two earlier than Emil Holm replied within the ninetieth minute.
The highest two have a seven-point cushion over Sweden.
“Now we can breath a bit,” stated Austria coach Ralf Rangnick.
Switzerland stayed high of Group I after making arduous work of a 3-0 victory of last-place Andorra.
Cedric Itten gave the hosts a forty ninth minute lead in Sion. Granit Xhaka, within the 84th minute, and Xherdan Shaqiri with a penalty deep in added time, gave slightly polish to the ultimate rating.
Romania stayed two factors behind in second after they beat Kosovo 2-0 in Bucharest in a sport delayed after residence followers unfurled an anti-Kosovo banner within the first half.
Despite the fact that the guests performed with 10 males from the forty second minute when striker Verdat Muriqi was despatched off, the hosts didn’t take the lead till captain Nicolai Stanciu, who had earlier missed a penalty, scored with seven minutes left. Valentin Mihaila added a sceond deep into added time.
Israel left it later, Gabi Kanichowsky scoring the one purpose as they beat Belarus 1-0 in Tel Aviv within the third minute of added time to maintain Israel a degree behind Romania