The Swedish national team has snatched the leadership of Group B from Spain after beat Greece (2-0) this Tuesday, in an eighth day of the qualifying phase in which Denmark, with their victory against Austria (1-0), became the second European team to get the ticket for Qatar, while Cristiano Ronaldo led the victory of Portugal against Luxembourg (5-0) with a hat-trick.
At Friends Arena de Solna, the Swedish team had to wait until the second half to open the can with a goal from Leipzig striker Emil Forsberg, and Real Sociedad footballer Alexander Isak was in charge of tying the result by putting the final 2-0 in the 69th minute The Hellenic team, which finished with ten due to the expulsion for a double yellow of Pantelis Chatzidiakos, thus fit their first defeat.
With this triumph, those of Janne Andersson They join the first position of Group B with 15 points, two more than Spain (13) with which they will face each other in November in the last match of the phase in La Cartuja. Before, the ‘Red’ will travel to Greece and Sweden will travel to Georgia. Precisely, the Georgians released their triumph record on Tuesday against the bottom Kosovo (1-2).
Meanwhile, in Group F, Denmark certified its presence in the Qatar 2022 World Cup, where it is already Germany, with their victory by the minimum against Austria (1-0). A lone goal by Atalanta defender Joakim Maehle allows the semifinalist of the last European Championship to add 24 points, seven more than Scotland with two days left. The British beat the Faroe Islands (0-1), and Israel defeated Moldova (2-1).
For its part, Serbia (17), who defeated Azerbaijan (3-1), remains leader of Group A with a single point of income over Portugal, with one game less and that this Tuesday thrashed Luxembourg (5-0) from the hand of Cristiano Ronaldo. Two penalties in the first 13 minutes allowed the Manchester United forward to put the Portuguese ahead. Bruno Fernandes and Joao Palhinha increased the difference, and the five-time Ballon d’Or closed out his 58th hat-trick at 87.
In Group I, England remain in front despite their draw with Hungary at Wembley, where Manchester City defender John Stones neutralized Roland Sallai’s opening goal before the break. Thus, those of Gareth SouthgateContinental runners-up, they retain a three-point lead over Poland, which beat Albania (0-1). In addition, Andorra achieved its second victory against San Marino (0-3).
Meanwhile, in Group C, Switzerland equaled Italy in the lead (14) after their away win against Lithuania (0-4), with Bulgaria beating Northern Ireland (2-1), and Ukraine remains second in a Group D led by France despite their draw against Bosnia and Herzegovina (1 -1). In the same group, Finland did not find problems against bottom Kazakhstan (0-2).