Wales Net Win Over Czechs, Belgium, Dutch Go Goal Crazy, Turks Held By Latvia
The third matchday kicked off on Tuesday evening during the European qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, let’s see how these matches went …
Tuesday March 30
Azerbaijan 1 (Makhmudov 59pen) Serbia 2 (A. Mitrovic 16.81)
Luxembourg 1 (Rodrigues 30) Portugal 3 (Diogo Jota 45 + 2, Ronaldo 51, Joao Palhinha 80)
Fulham Mitrovic forward now has five goals in three qualifiers after his brace helped Serbia score all three points in Baku against Azerbaijan, the Serbian striker cut inside to shoot in the corner most away to give the Serbs the lead, but the hosts equalized room after Makhmudov was fouled and then picked to convert, but Serbia scored the winner with nine minutes to go after a nice finish from Mitrovic’s left foot.
Portugal put the controversial draw against Serbia behind them to ultimately defeat a brave Luxembourg, the hosts had beaten Ireland in Dublin in their previous game and when Rodrigues put the minnows in the lead in this one at the half – hour, they dared to dream.
But Liverpool’s Diogo Jota equalized in the first half stoppage time before Ronaldo converted at close range to give the visitors the lead six minutes after the break and then Joao Palhinha scored with ten minutes for seal the dots in it.
Portugal lead the way in the goal difference, Serbia and you expect the group winners to come without a doubt, Luxembourg, Ireland and Azerbaijan will most likely fight for the remaining places in the group.
Belgium 8 (Batshuayi 14, Vanaken 17.89, Trossard 38.76, Doku 42, Praet 49, Benteke 70) Belarus 0
Wales 1 (James 82) Czech Republic 0 Schick kicked out 49, Roberts kicked out 77
Belgium wiped out Belarus in Leuven after hitting eight, Palace’s Batshuayi gave them a 14e minutes ahead before Vanaken caught a second three minutes later, Brighton’s Trossard then added a third seven minutes before the break and he was four before the break after Doku scored for the hosts.
Leicester’s Praet then made five at the start of the second half before another Palace striker Benteke got on the scoresheet with twenty minutes remaining, then more goals from Trossard and Vanaken, which all meant both that they had braces, ended the rout for number one ranked. side in the world.
James signaled home a brilliant cross from Bale with eight minutes left in Cardiff as Wales claimed a huge win over the Czechs.
Bale had the best chances in the first half, but Wales had an advantage early in the second period when Czech striker Schick was sent off for an elbow on Roberts after a scuffle inside the surface, but the Czechs seemed more likely to join the net after going there. at ten, then things got worse for Wales when Roberts received a second yellow with thirteen left to reach ten to ten, but in the 82nd minute, Bale crossed for James to send a nice header to the far corner and give Wales a big three points.
Belgium is unsurprisingly leading the way and you feel it’s their squad to lose, as realistically Czech Republic and Wales play for the squad finalists so Wales win tonight was vital. and bring them back to the group, that’s for sure.
Turkey 3 (Kenan Karaman 2, Hakan Calhanoglu 33, Burak Yilmaz 52pen) Latvia 3 (Savalnieks 35, Uldrikis 58, D. Ikaunieks 79)
Gibraltar 0 Netherlands 7 (Berghuis 42, L. de Jong 55, Depay 61,88, Wijnaldum 62, Malen 64, Van de Beek 85)
Montenegro 0 Norway 1 (Sorloth 35)
Turkey were denied three of three wins and a perfect start to this campaign after Latvia came back from 3-1 to grab an unlikely point in Istanbul, Kenan Karaman gave the hosts a lead in the second minute and then saw that lead doubled after Hakan Calhanoglu scored. just past the half-hour mark, and although Savalnieks pulled it off shortly after for Latvia, a Burak Yilmaz kick seven minutes after the break restored the Turks’ two-goal cushion.
Latvia, however, reduced it to 3-2 just before the hour when Uldrikis scored, then with eleven minutes to go D. Ikaunieks equalized for the visitors and saw them score a point.
The Netherlands hit seven against Gibraltar to claim back-to-back wins after losing on Matchday 1, it took them 42 minutes to break through when Berghuis scored and then ten minutes into the break L. de Jong doubled down on the advantage of the Dutch. Holland then fled with him afterwards and saw a brace from Depay, as well as goals from Wijnaldum, Malen and Van de Beek complete the rout.
Sorloth’s goal ten minutes before halftime was enough for Norway to secure the victory over Montenegro in Podgorica, meaning the Norwegians are two out of two away wins without conceding so far, so that the perfect start to the hosts’ campaign comes to an end.
Turkey are leading the way which was probably not what we expected after three games, although the Netherlands, Montenegro and Norway are all six points behind them, expecting it to be or between Turkey, the Netherlands and Norway for the first two places.
Cyprus 1 (Pittas 42) Slovenia 0
Slovakia 2 (Skriniar 38, Mak 74) Russia 1 (Mario Fernandes 71)
Croatia 3 (Perisic 62, Modric 76pen, Brekalo 90) Malta 0
After beating Croatia on matchday one, Slovenia have now lost back-to-back matches and lost in Nicosia to Cyprus in their final game thanks to Pittas, the hosts in the 44th minute have started their campaign of decent way.
Russia’s perfect start was over after their loss in Trnava to Slovakia, Skriniar gave the hosts the lead seven minutes before the break, but Mario Fernandes then equalized for Russia just under twenty minutes from time. , but the Slovaks then caught the winner three minutes later thanks. Mak will win an important victory.
Croatia took back-to-back wins after seeing stubborn Malta in Rijeka, the visitors managed to hold on for 62 minutes, but the hosts finally broke through and sighed in relief as Perisic scored, then Modric doubled the lead from the place with just under fifteen minutes to go, then they sealed the points thanks to Brekalo’s time-out strike.
So after Croatia’s defeat on Matchday 1, it’s an honor for them to lead the table after three games with Russia’s goal difference, Slovakia got back into the squad with their victory against Russia while Cyprus has four out of three points. games which for them is a decent comeback. Hard group to call this one and probably seems one of the closest I think.
The remaining matches of Matchday 3 are tomorrow, where England, Scotland and Northern Ireland are all in action, and tomorrow’s matches are the final qualifiers until September, so all local nations will be looking for to follow in Wales’ footsteps and try to end their campaign for now. in the right direction.