The matches in the Euro 2024 qualifiers continued on Sunday, and the favorites England, Italy and Portugal prevailed without problems in the duels in which they started as favorites. The score of the first leg belonged to Iceland, who won 7-0 in Lichtenstein.
Cristiano RonaldoPhoto: Jose Breton/NurPhoto/Shutterstock Editorial/Profimedia
Denmark, surprisingly defeated after leading 2-0
Denmark suffered a surprise defeat after leading 2-0 at half-time in Kazakhstan. The hosts turned the result in just 16 minutes, remaining in the end and outnumbered.
England settled the duel with Ukraine in the first half. Gareth Southgate’s men scored in the 37th and 40th minutes through Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka.
And Portugal offered a show of strength in Luxembourg, in a game refereed by the Romanian Radu Petrescu, managing to score four times in only 22 minutes. Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the 9th and 31st minutes, in addition to the goals of Joao Felix in the 15th minute and Bernardo Silva in the 18th minute. Finally, Otavio in the 77th minute and Rafael Leao in the 89th minute, after he had also missed a penalty, completed the recital .
The Italians did not tire too much in the trip from Malta. Mateo Retegui in the 15th minute and Matteo Pessina in the 27th minute signed the successes of the team coached by Roberto Mancini.
Today’s results from the Euro 2024 preliminaries
Kazakhstan – Denmark 3-2
Anglia – Ukraine 2-0
Lichtenstein – Iceland 0-7
Slovenia – San Marino 2-0
Northern Ireland – Finland 0-1
Luxemburg – Portugal 0-6
Malta – Italia 0-2
Slovakia – Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-0