UEFA Nations League/Euro 2020 Qualification


#321

That’s pretty damning.


#322

Dolberg is starting tonight for Denmark it looks like.


#323

Shane Long is robbing a living as a striker


#324

HT :macedonia: Macedonia 3 :liechtenstein: Liechtenstein 1

What a first half in Skopje! Macedonia on the front foot right from the word go. The opening goal a result of lovely one touch play from Ferhan Hasani, Enis Bardhi, and captain Goran Pandev eventually in behind to Aleksandar Trajkovski who finished well. Trajkovski a long range effort a few minutes later just wide. Pandev neatly playing one wide then to Egzijan Alioski who put the ball into the middle for Hasani but he was unable to hit the target. Chances kept on coming for the home side though and Macedonia got their 2nd before the half-hour mark when Pandev onces again slipped in Trajkovski who finished with authority into the far corner of the net. Goal number 3 arrived after Pandev was hacked down just outside the box. Free-kick maestro Enis Bardhi’s effort was pushed away by Liechtenstein goalie Benjamin Buchel but the ball came back to Pandev and the top of the box and he fired in the rebound. A goal and 2 assists for Macedonia’s captain at this point. Liechtenstein pulled one back moments after Pandev’s goal though. A terrible mistake from center half Visar Musliu picked up by Robin Gubser who squared for Seyhan Yildiz to finish into the net. Macedonia nearly got a 4th straight back the other way by Ilika Nesterovski’s header off the bar and in was disallowed as he was called for a foul in the box. Nestorovski had another effort late in the half curl just wide as well.

FT :macedonia: Macedonia 4 :liechtenstein: Liechtenstein 1

More subdued 2nd half still very much dominated by the home side. Alioski with a cross neatly brought down by Trajkovski who played over to Pandev who played over to Nestorovski. His shot well saved by Benjamin Buchel. The 4th goal came just a few minutes later from the Leeds United man Egzijan Alioski. Off a short corner Alioski got around Martin Rechsteiner and Nicolas Hasler eventually putting the ball past Buchel. Brilliant individual effort.Buchel made another save late on to deny Boban Nikolov to keep the Macdonia tally to 4. Substitute Stefan Ristovski finding Trajkovski in space but he rolled the ball wide. Bardhi a chance at the top of the box that he curled just over. A long range effort from Elif Elmas saved as well. A win for Macedonia in Yerevan on Tuesday and they clinch the group with 2 games still to go.


#325

Pandev has been around for light years.


#326

Austria has borders with 8 countries.


#327

O’Neill’s tactics are a disgrace. Treating Denmark like Brazil.


#328

Apologies for posting about an obscure and utterly dull international game. Ireland did the usual for 65 mins, Danes played with cigars in their mouths, then O’Neill brought on Robinson, we kept two up but still offered little and the Danes dominated the last few minutes, once Long had gone off.


#329

17 yrs in Serie A now the commentator said. 35 playing with Genoa at the moment.


#330

Wow - playing with Genoa for 35 years!


#331

Maybe poor Genoa is frigid.


#332

Beat Germany 3-0 , Ajax have a few good young players attracting attention from the usual big clubs. Strootman who is with Marseille is good and De Vrij who was with lazio but is playing for Inter Milan is good. No one in the class of Van basten , Guilit or Bergkamp for sure but new generation coming through though.


#333

HT :romania: Romania 0 :serbia: Serbia 0

Dramatic first half in Bucharest. Serbia with a golden opportunity just shy of 20 minutes in when Aleksandar Mitrovic got in behind off a mistake in the back by Gabriel Tamas but Mitrovic put his effort wide. Nicolae Stanciu with a chance drifting to the top of the box comfortably saved. Razvan Marin from Standard Liege with a fizzing free kick just tipped away by Serbia goalie Predrag Rajkovic even if the ball was going just wide. Another good chance down the left with Nemanja Radonjic combing with left-back Milan Rodic who clipped the ball into the middle for Mitrovic but his header was well saved by Ciprian Tătărușanu. Another chance came when Radonjic played a pass into the middle for Mijat Gacinovic but he poked the ball wide. Then a red card was given almost immediately inside the box when Gacinovic was caught late by a high swinging boot of Gabriel Tamas. Captain Dusan Tadic stepped up and put the penalty badly high and wide. Serbia the better side but have not capitalized from play or from the spot.

FT :romania: Romania 0 :serbia: Serbia 0

Serbia unable to break Romania down in the end. Controversy at the start of the 2nd half as head coach Cosmin Contra wanted a red card against Predrag Rajkoic for handling the ball outside his box but the ref felt it was off his chest after a mix up in defense between him and center back Nikola Milenkovic. Sasa Lukic played a ball to Mitrovic who cleverly rolled the ball away from his defender but Tătărușanu made the stop. Tadic with another cross but Mitrovic’s header just tipped over the Romanian goalie. Serbia still in control of this group 2 points ahead of Romania but have not won the group just yet


#334

I’d say more like incredible.


#335

An astonishing 0-0 draw in Bucharest.

:macedonia: Romaniac 0-0
:mayotte: Serbians 0-0


#336

This is a :mayotte: flag not Mayo flag


#337

Shhhh they won’t notice


#338

There is no green in it.


#339

Who’s Mo Green?


#340

Was nt he in The Godfather!