World Cup qualifier compact: Van Gaal debut annoys Holland, Ronaldo saves Portugal with a goal record

Während Norwegen um Superstar Erling Haaland (links) den Einstand von Holland-Trainer Luis van Gaal (kleines Foto) verdarb, rettete Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal mit einem Last-Minute-Doppelpack und stellte gleichzeitig einen Torrekord auf.

BVB top scorer Erling Holland was annoyed when Louis van Gaal returned as coach of the Dutch national team. Norway challenged Elftal in Oslo 1: 1 (1: 1) on Wednesday. Holland scored the first goal in the 20th minute. Former Werder professional Davy Klaassen has saved Van Gaal, who has taken over the national team as Bond coach for the third time, with at least one point leading to the World Cup. In the World Cup qualifying Group G table, Holland are tied with Norway and Montenegro, just one point behind top-ranked Turkey.


Thanks to CR7, last minute madness in Portugal! The team around superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who recently moved to Manchester United from Juventus Turin, celebrated a 2-1 (0-1) victory over Underdog Ireland in Algarve. Thanks to a header from John Eagen (45th) the Irish have been victorious for a long time. Also, before all men, Captain Ronaldo missed a penalty (15). Just before the end (89th) CR7 scored not only the equalizer but also the winning goal in the eighth minute of stoppage time in the second half. Thanks to the victory, BBB star Rafael Guerrero remains top of the Portuguese Group A qualifiers with 62 minutes to play, ahead of Serbia. Ireland, on the other hand, lost the first point of the qualifying round.

Ronaldo, who broke another record in his 179th international match, is now the most dangerous national player in history. World champion Ali Ali Dei (109 goals / 149 games) with 111 international goals.

The French, who were disappointed in the round of 16 at the European Championships, did not go 1-1 against Bosnia-Herzegovina in their home game. Superstars Kylian Mbabane and Antoine Griezmann were lucky not to be completely embarrassed by France surrounded by the hurricane: they played the entire second half after being sent off against current world champion Jules County (51st). Bosnia veteran Edin D’Souco surprised the guests (36) with a lead against a weakened Equip tricolor in the first half (36), but Griezmann responded immediately with a curious goal after a corner (39). Despite the draw, Didier Deschamps’ side remain top of Group D with eight points (4) ahead of Ukraine. Finland, who are competing in the European Championship (2, two games less played) can draw with two wins.

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EM semi-finalist Denmark celebrated an atmosphere and a successful comeback at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen after a successful European Championship. In the EM Arena, which was packed with over 35,000 spectators, the Dane surrounded national coach Caspar Hjulmond with a confident X: X (2: 0) victory over EM partners Scotland. The double strike from Valencia’s professional Daniel Vaz (14th) and Bergamo defender Joachim Mehl (15th) quickly made it clear that “Danish Dynamite” was a game that their fans enthusiastically whipped through almost the entire game. In World Cup qualifying Group F, Denmark are five points ahead of Israel, who are trailing by 12 points from four games.

A look at the results of Wednesday’s other games:

Kazakhstan – Ukraine 2: 2 (0: 1)

Luxembourg – Azerbaijan 2: 1 (2: 0)

Faroe Islands – Israel 0: 4 (0: 2)

Turkey – Montenegro 2: 2 (2: 1)

Latvia – Gibraltar 3: 1 (0: 0)

Russia 0-0 Croatia

Slovenia – Slovakia 1: 1 (1: 1)

Malta – Cyprus 3: 0 (1: 0)


Moldova – Austria – 0-2

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