Euro Qualifiers Round up: Festival of Goals as Italy scores 9, Switzerland scores 6 and Spain Scores 5

The final fixtures of the Euro 2020 qualifiers was graced with multiple goals as Italy, Switzerland and Spain wins their opponent with a very huge goal margin.

Italy recorded one of the biggest wins in their history as they completed their successful Euro 2020 qualifying campaign by thrashing Armenia 9-1.

Ciro Immobile and Nicolo Zaniolo both scored twice while Chelsea’s Jorginho converted a penalty in the second half.

Nicolo Barella, Alessio Romagnoli, Riccardo Orsolini and Federico Chiesa also scored for the dominant Italians.

Edgar Babayan did manage to grab a consolation for Armenia with a stunning long-range strike.

Babayan’s finish stopped Italy equalling their biggest win – a 9-0 defeat of the United States in Brentford in 1948.

However, the emphatic victory continues an impressive turnaround in fortunes under former Manchester City boss Robert Mancini.

Spain also wrapped up their successful Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 5-0 win against Romania.

Fabian Ruiz gave the three-times European champions an early lead with a close-range finish before Gerard Moreno flicked home Santi Cazorla’s cross.

Moreno side-footed in his second of the game before Adrian Rus turned the ball into his own net to make it 4-0 before half-time.

Mikel Oyarzabal swept in a fifth deep in stoppage time to complete the win.

Spain topped Group F with 26 points after winning eight and drawing two of their 10 games.

Sweden, who like Spain had already secured their place at Euro 2020 before the final round of fixtures, finished as runners-up on 21 points.

In the other game with multiple goals, Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka was among the scorers as Switzerland beat Gibraltar 6-1 to qualify for Euro 2020.

He slotted home his side’s sixth as the Swiss topped Group D, ahead of Denmark, who ended up second after a 1-1 draw with the Republic of Ireland.

Cedric Itten (two), Ruben Vargas, Christian Fassnacht and Loris Benito also scored for Switzerland.

The victory left the Swiss, ranked 13th in the world, on 17 points from their eight qualifying matches, one ahead of Denmark, while the Irish will now have to take part in a play-off in March as they look to qualify.

Result of other Euro qualifiers played  on Monday are as follows:  Ireland1 – 1Denmark, Malta 1 – 2Norway, Sweden3 – 0Faroe Islands,  Greece2 – 1 Finland, Liechtenstein 0 – 3Bosnia and Herzegovina


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