Cristiano Ronaldo and Olivier Giroud score in Portugal and France wins – European Qualifiers round-up
Iceland vs France
European Qualifiers Group H
7:45pm Friday October
Cristiano Ronaldo and olivier Giroud were on target because Portugal and France won their European Qualifiers on Friday.
Olivier Giroud felt the sole goal from the penalty spot a 1-0 victory was maintained by France .
The Chelsea striker tucked house in the minute of this Group H conflict in Reykjavik after Antoine Griezmann had been kicked by Ari Skulason.
France had the odds of a tame first half but Griezmann was off target with a free-kick. Giroud felt France ought to have had a penalty for handball by Kari Arnason but nothing had been given along with the striker was booked for his protests.
When Jon Bodvarsson needed a shot deflected at Birkir Bjarnason headed wide along with Steve Mandanda, iceland jeopardized.
The important moment didnt come until Skulason billed into the area and kicked in the uterus Griezmann, after the summertime when. Giroud confidently dispatched the spot-kick, sending Hannes Halldorsson the incorrect manner.
France had opportunities to make victory more comfy in the latter stages. Blaise Matuidi hit the pole after a great run with a shot at the 78th minute . Wissam Ben Yedder also got a sight of goal after playing a one-two with Griezmann but Halldorsson and restraining nicely.
Injury-hit France remain second in Group H supporting Turkey, with the two teams level on 18 points, after Senol Gunes side beat Albania 1-0, in the 90th minute together with Cenk Tosun scoring. Turkey remain leading together using the pair assembly at the European Qualifiers on Monday, by virtue of their 2-0 win against France in June.
Nations League winners Portugal eased to a 3-0 win against Luxembourg in Lisbon, and overlooked a string of chances to win by a bigger margin.
Top scorer Ronaldo was hoping to get 2 strikes to reach the milestone of 700 targets in club and worldwide level, however his one goal – the next for Portugal at the night – revealed his class when a defensive blunder allowed the Juventus ahead to race clear and beat goalkeeper Anthony Moris having a beautiful lob from the edge of their playground.
Moris produced a barrage of fine saves to keep the score respectable following Bernardo Silva pounced on a loose ball and steered it to fire at the home side ahead in the 16th minute.
Poor finishing coupled with the heroics of Moris kept Portugal before Ronaldo netted his international objective to achieve the 699 markers at senior level and also the win was sealed by Goncalo Guedes with an work.
Ukraine also slipped into a victory against Lithuania in Group B, with Ruslan Malinovskiy. It keeps them high in this group, five points ahead of Portugal that have a game in hand, and Ukraine will be eligible for Euro 2020 if they avoid defeat.
Andorra ensured as they beat Moldova 1-0 in Group 18, their first win in 56 qualifying matches
Going to the match, the minnows had to register or score a point in the current European qualifying campaign but were given an edge as Radu Ginsari has been shown a second yellow card and sent away in the 55th minute.
Ten minutes afterwards, also Andorra made the breakthrough. As he led a corner to hand the hosts his first win in 18 25, it was a header from Marc Valez.
Since Czech Republic came from behind to win 2-1 at Prague at European Qualifying Group A. A limp England suffered their first defeat
Degree at 1-1 after a sloppy operation, England were penalized by 30-year-old Czech debutant and replacement Zdenek Ondrasek, that switched low and unmarked from 10 yards to stun Gareth Southgates side (85).
England had taken an early lead during Harry Kanes punishment after Raheem Sterling was tripped (5), however the Czechs reacted instantly through Jakub Brabec, turning upward at the back post after suspect England defending from a corner (9).
Founded in Group A, Bulgaria and Montenegro played a goalless draw out.
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