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European Championship qualification: England wins a curious game against Kosovo


A blitz, a five-goal catch-up and some dropouts: England and Kosovo have delivered a tumultuous exchange blow. Portugal also scored five goals in Portugal - Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals.

The Kosovar national football team had not lost in 15 qualifying matches - then came the match in England, which also missed three goals to hold this longest series in European football to date. England won a turbulent European Championship qualifier against Kosovo 5: 3 (5: 1).

The game started with a blitz: after only 35 seconds, Valon Berisha used an error by English defender Michael Keane to lead. It was the fastest goal for the Three Lions since 1993 when San Marino England got caught cold after eight seconds.

⏰ - Valon Berisha's goal after 34 seconds is the fastest goal conceded by England since 17 November 1993, when San Marino's Davide Gualtieri scored after 8 seconds in a World Cup qualifier. #ENGKOS # EURO2020

- Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) September 10, 2019

As a result, Raheem Sterling (9th), Harry Kane (19th) and Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund made a one-sided duel just before the break (44./45.+1) and Mergim Vojvoda ( 38.) an own goal.

When everything seemed to have come, the guests came back: The second half was less than ten minutes old when Berisha (49.) had brought a bad penalty by Declan Rice and Vedat Muriqi by penalty (55.) Kosovo again. After Kane still missed a penalty (65.) It would be almost exciting just before the final whistle, but Bersant Celina missed the goal and thus the connection scarce (88).

Christiano Ronaldo meets Lithuania four times

Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has shot European champions and Nations League winners Portugal to victory over Lithuania. The Juventus striker scored almost all of their goals in a 5-1 win (7th / penalty /61 / 65 / 76th minute). Vytautas Andriuskevicius had met in the meantime (28.). William Carvalho (90. + 2) scored the fifth goal in injury time.

France struggles against Andorra

World Champion France struggled against Andorra 3-0 (1-0). Bayern pro Kingsley Coman (18th), Clement Lenglet (52) and Wissam Ben Yedder (90. + 1) shot out the win. In the 28th minute Antoine Griezmann missed a penalty. The Barça professional had recently shot a penalty against Albania on the crossbar.

All games, results and tables in the SPIEGEL Livecenter

Source: spiegel

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