Friday 26 March 2021
Spain stumbles on the way to the World Cup
Lewandowski should save Poland’s start of qualification
Austria is only partially successful with the Bundesliga delegation at the start of World Cup qualification. Robert Lewandowski only manages to equalize, while Spain win. The English national football team won the most.
Football giants England and Italy began qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with victories. On the other hand, world footballer Robert Lewandowski had a disappointment for Poland, against German EM opponents Hungary – and Spain and Austria were also unsuccessful.
Star striker Lewandowski saved his team 3: 3 (0: 1) in Budapest. The Bayern Munich superstar equalized in the 83rd minute. Earlier, the Hungarians, who will meet Germany on defending champions Portugal and world champions France on EM in the summer, thanks to the leadership of Roland Salai from Freiburg (6th), Adam Szalai from Mainz (53rd and Willie Orban from Leipzig) Were. (78th) Gaya. With Harthus Krzysztof Piatek (60th) and Kamil Jozvak (61st) starting the race to catch up, Lewandowski had the last word – as many times.
Former world champions Spain only got a score of 1: 1 (1: 0) against Greece, Italy, however, showed no nudity against Northern Ireland in 2: 0 (2: 0) – and the Three Lions beat San Marino 5: 0 (shot) 3: 0). Dominic Calvert-Levine (21st, 53rd) scored two goals.
Romania turns the DFB game into a duel between the opening winners
Superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic proved his qualification for the Swedish national team upon his return. Nearly five years after his last appearance for Svedes, the 39-year-old scored the winning goal by Victor Claasen (35th) in a 1–0 (1–0) against Georgia.
Austria had to settle for 2–2 (0–0) in Scotland – although Sasa Kalajdzic (55th, 80th), who was also very accurate for VfB Stuttgart, was twice successful. Curious: Austrian starting coach Franco Foda has nine players active in the German Bundesliga.
Romania, Germany’s next qualifying opponent, mastered their work against Northern Macedonia with a lot of effort with 3: 2 (1: 0). On Sunday (8.45 pm / RTL and in live ticker on ntv.de) the Romanian will receive the DFB selection in Bucharest. Meanwhile, Armenia won in another duel of the German group J1–0 (0–0) at Liechtenstein.
Earlier, Switzerland and Denmark had started successfully qualifying. The Swiss won 3: 1 (3: 0) in Bulgaria after the power start, while the 1992 European champion won 2: 0 (1: 0) in Israel.
In Sofia, Brade Ambelo from Gladbach (7th), Haris Seferovic (10th) and Steven Zuber (13th) from Frankfurt made it all clear for Switzerland with six Bundesliga pros in the opening eleven. For Denmark, there were meetings between Austrian opponents in Group F, Martin Braithwaite (13th) and Jonas Wind (67th).
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