In the EM-qualification, England has the rebellious outsider Kosovo in a turbulent game in the barriers. After a lightning-goal of the world Cup on turns-Fourth. Cristiano Ronaldo hits four times for Portugal.
Short time it smelled even after a Sensation, but only briefly: After just a few seconds after the kick-off was an outsider Kosovo in the EM-qualification game in Southampton against England with a 1:0 lead. Valon Berisha took advantage of a glaring error by the English defence player Michael Keane. The Englishman shook short, they needed a few minutes to absorb the shock, but then it almost went in one direction only. Raheem Sterling (9.), Harry Kane (19.) and Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund (44./45.+1) turned the now one-sided duel, also Mergim Vojvoda (37 delivery.) an own-goal. After the break, the Kosovars on the pusher: Berisha (49 were then.) and Vedat Muriqi (55./Foul penalty) introduced the guests. Not enough for a point but, although England’s Top scorer, Kane is still a foul penalty missed (65.).
For “football dwarf” Kosovo plan with the 3:5 (1:5)-defeat in England, an impressive series: Previously, the South-Eastern Europeans had lost almost two years of no game more. 15 games in the series, they were unbeaten. In the EM-qualification group A, the English are now twelve points ahead of the Czech Republic (9) and Kosovo (8) in the lead.
Portugal experienced a Ronaldo Show
Only seven! Cristiano Ronaldo in the 160. Countries game the gates of number 90, 91, 92 and 93.
The defending champion, Portugal is an extremely dangerous weapon: Cristiano Ronaldo. The five-time world footballer of the year scored at the 5:1 (1:1) in Lithuania four goals (7., Hand penalty/61./65./76.), the second, however, Lithuania goalkeeper Ernestas Setkus to half strong. Eight points from four Games in group B for Portugal in second place. The leader of the Ukraine (13 points), third-party of Serbia (7/3:1 in Luxembourg).
Also champion of France and the tracker Turkey March on in group H in the direction of the European championship. Kingsley Coman (18.) the French in Paris led with his third international goal within four days, however, tedious 3:0 (1:0) against Andorra. In addition, Clement Lenglet (52 sentences.) and Wissam Ben Yedder (90.+1), Antoine Griezmann missed a foul penalty (28.).
The Turks won 4:0 (1:0) in Moldova and have after six Games, also 15 points. It is with great pleasure the leading Duo should have seen the blunder of Iceland (12), the in Albania with 2:4 lost and currently only third in the table.
asz (sid, dpa, kicker.de)