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EURO 2020 qualifying: France and England’s Sterling shine

GROUP A

Bulgaria 1-1 Montenegro
Todor Nedelev’s late chastisement ensured a share of a booty in Sofia. A excellent Stefan MugoÅ¡a idea 5 mins after a interlude looked to be a difference, before Vladimir Jovović was adjudged to have fouled Stanislav Kostov with 8 mins remaining.

England 5-0 Czech Republic
Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as England eased past Czech Republic during Wembley Stadium. The Manchester City brazen non-stop a scoring in a initial half, his close-range finish followed by Harry Kane’s penalty. Sterling finished his three-way in a second period, before Tomáš Kalas’ late own-goal compounded a formidable night for a visitors.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal were undone by Ukraine

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal were undone by Ukraine©AFP/Getty Images

GROUP B

Portugal 0-0 Ukraine
Portugal unsuccessful to measure for a initial time in 19 home matches as Andriy Shevchenko’s unaffected Ukraine contained Cristiano Ronaldo on his general lapse in Lisbon. Heroic visiting goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov’s fibre of considerable saves also denied Pepe and André Silva.

Luxembourg 2-1 Lithuania
Gerson Rodrigues scored a overwhelming leader as Luxembourg came from behind to kick Lithuania. Fiodor ÄŒernych swept a visitors in front though Leandro Barreiro Martins leveled from Vincent Thill’s by round on a cadence of half-time and Rodrigues finished a turnaround with an superb curling bid early in a second half.

France eased past Moldova

France eased past Moldova©AFP/Getty Images

GROUP H

Moldova 1-4 France
Antoine Griezmann starred as France done a ideal start in Moldova. The UEFA EURO 2016 tip scorer volleyed in Paul Pogba’s cross, before his dilemma was converted by Raphaël Varane. Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappé done it four, before Vladimir Ambros grabbed a late consolation.

Andorra 0-2 Iceland
The visitors were done to work tough for Erik Hamrén’s initial win as coach, Birkir Bjarnason streamer a opener from a dilemma mid by a initial half and a intelligent finish from surrogate Vidar Kjartansson jacket adult a points with 10 mins left.

Albania 0-2 Turkey
Turkey cumulative a gentle feat in Shkoder opposite an Albania side who frequency threatened a visitors’ goal. Burak Yılmaz non-stop a scoring with a neat finish in a 21st minute, with Hakan ÇalhanoÄŸlu doubling a advantage only after a interval.

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