06 Oct European Qualifiers: Belgium stay perfect, Gini Wijnaldum inspires Netherlands
Michy Batshuayi was on target while the Gini Wijnaldum of Liverpool struck twice during Sundays European qualifying actions in a nervy Netherlands win as already-qualified Belgium remained perfect.
The Georginio Wijnaldum of liverpool scored as the Netherlands consolidated top spot.
The scoring opened in the 32nd minute with a header and then scored a stunner from outside the penalty box nine minutes after.
The Dutch were made to sweat because the home team struck back through Stanislav Dragun in the 53rd minute but though goalkeeper Gutor saved to stop Donyell Malen – set up by Wijnaldum – from restoring their cushion, they held on.
Ronald Koemans side move three points clear at the summit – for now – however the Dutch will stay on top because of a much better record, when Germany conquer Estonia from the.
Belgium kept their 100 per cent record from Euro 2020 qualifiers with a 2-0 triumph over Kazakhstan.
Since Roberto Martinezs side registered an eighth win Thomas and batshuayi Meunier discovered the web in the Astana Arena
The Belgians became the first team to book a place in next seasons 24-team final championship if they delivered a professional performance to stay perfect and trounced San Marino 9-0 at home.
Batshuayi opened the scoring at the 21st minute with a complete following Dennis Praets nice curled pass around the rear of the home defence.
The next goal came after a sumptuous crossfield pass by captain Eden Hazard, hit from just inside the Kazakhstan half, has been commanded and transformed by Meunier seven minutes of the
Russia joined Belgium – and Italy out of Group J – in sealing eligibility to spare following a comprehensive 5-0 triumph over 10-man Cyprus in Nicosia.
An early attack from Denis Cheryshev set them into a their seventh victory although the Russians only needed a draw to guarantee qualification and a top-two complete – and provider turned .
Any hopes Cyprus of compelling a comeback had disappeared when Konstantinos Laifis has been shown a straight red card at the 28th minute after a terror speech and Russia forced the benefit count.
Artem Dzyuba made it to perform and helped before Cheryshev ended a showing off with the last attempt of the match set up Aleksandr Golovin for the fourth in the 89th minute.
If they are supposed to achieve the Euro 2020 finals scotland might have to require the but after a defeat in Russia, began the process of rebuilding sin.
Aston Villas John McGinn became the very first Scotland player to score a since Lawrie Reilly at 1952, before Stuart Armstrongs free-kick added gloss to the scoreline, while Lawrence Shankland and Stuart Findlay both scored their first Scotland aims.
Hungary closed in on qualification.
Mihaly Korhut felt the only aim of the match in the 10th minute as the hosts proceeded second in the group supporting Croatia, who play Wales at a fixture key to Ryan Giggs sides chances.
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