Top flight European National team have emerged victorious at the ongoing euro 2020 qualifiers played on Thursday night with England, France and Czech republic booking a spot at the Euro 2020 tournaments as Portugal inches closer.
The three lions who played their 1,000th game battered Montenegro 7-0 while Portugal won Lithuania 6-0, a goal lesser than England. However, France struggled to secure a win after goals form Varane and Giroud helped secure a 2-1 victory over Moldova.
England celebrated their 1,000th game in style as they secured qualification for Euro 2020 and won Group A with an emphatic demolition of Montenegro at Wembley.
the Southgate led side did not disappoint as Kane registered his name on the score sheet thrice, with Oxlade-Chamberlin and Rashford scoring a goal each in the first half,second half home goal from Sofranac and 84th minute goal from the British African player Tammy Abraham gave the English side a 7-0 victory.
In another game played last night, Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally to 98 international goals as his hat-trick against Lithuania moved Portugal to within one win of a place at Euro 2020.
34-year-old Juventus forward could become only the second man to reach 100 international goals if he scores twice against Luxembourg on Sunday.
The Portugal captain scored an early penalty before curling in a second.
Pizzi, Goncalo Paciencia and Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva scored before the latter set up Ronaldo for his third.
Ronaldo’s ninth Portugal hat-trick – with seven of those coming since his 30th birthday – takes him to within 11 goals of Iran legend Ali Daei’s world-record 109.
Qualifying before the Kick off France had picked their Euro 2020 ticket following a goalless draw from the other group game between Turkey and Iceland.
France who came from behind to toppled Moldova 2-1 did not need a victory as they had picked the Euro 2020 ticket before their game kicked off.
However, the Didier Deschamps led side decided to maintain a 100 percent Euro 2020 qualifiers record with goals from 35th minute goal from Varane and 79th minute penalty kick from Giroud erasing Rata’s 9th minute goal.
Other wins recorded at the Euro 2020 qualifers played yesterday includes Czech Republic’s 2-1 victory over Kosovo and Serbia’s 3-2 victory over Luxembourg. Turkey was forced to a goalless draw by Iceland, while Albania hosted Andorra to a 2-2 draw.
The Euro qualifiers fixtures continues today.