(Denmark 1–0 Austria) The Danes stabbed and stabbed Austrian Daniel Bachmann, until wingback and duracell rabbit Joakim Mæhle (24) made the journey into the Austrians’ area.
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The Atalanta defender, who impressed tremendously during this summer’s Euro Cup, placed the ball behind the Watford goalkeeper and a full Parken came off the hinges, knowing that that goal would send the Danes to the World Cup in Qatar, regardless of other results. .
The jubilation was suspended due to a VAR control, but the score remained, Kasper Hjulmand’s men won the match and thus follow Germany to the World Cup. Apart from the host country Qatar, Germany and Denmark are the only nations already ready for the next world championship.
“We are red, we are white,” he echoed over the Park in overtime as the flags waved. When the final whistle sounded, great cheers broke out from the players. Kasper Hjulmand raised his arms in the air and clenched his fists.
The Danish set a scoring record in the previous qualifier against Moldova, and the record rating just continues. After the victory over Austria, they remain with 27 goals in 8 games, giving an average of goals of 3.3 goals (!) Per game. In addition, they kept a clean sheet for the eighth time in Group F. The rojiblancos have yet to concede a goal in the World Cup qualifiers.
Denmark is the only nation without goals against in the playoffs. Now only two stages of charm remain for Denmark in this classification.
Group leaders Scotland struggled for a long time to score against the Faroe Islands, but after 86 minutes of play, Lyndon Dykes hit the ball into goal. However, the Scots ‘victory has no impact on the Danes’ side: with two games remaining from the World Cup qualifiers, the Danes are seven points ahead of Scotland, who can at best secure a playoff spot.
Sweden to the top
Like Denmark, Sweden had a jubilant night on Tuesday: Greece was beaten 2-0 at the Friends Arena, and so Sweden overtakes Spain and takes 1st place in group B. The Swedes are now two points ahead of the Spanish with two remaining qualifiers.
Sweden has Georgia on the road in their next game, while Spain plays on the road against Greece. If both teams do the work there, a great group final awaits between the two on Spanish turf on November 14.
In the victory that sent Sweden to the top of the group, it was Emil Forsberg and Alexander Isak who scored the goals.
Ronaldo hat trick
Cristiano Ronaldo, the top scorer of all time in international football, gave Portugal 1 and 2-0 before the quarterfinals were played in the Portuguese home game against Luxembourg. Both goals came from the penalty spot.
Bruno Fernandes fixed it 3-0 before the break, before the same man served Palhinha for 4-0. Just before full time, Cristiano Ronaldo capped off another good night for Portugal by completing the hat trick, this time with a header.
The Manchester United star now has an incredible 115 goals for the national team.
Unfortunately for Portugal, Serbia took all three points against Azerbaijan. Therefore, Portugal remains number two in group A. There may also be a grand group final when Serbia and Portugal meet on November 14.
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