Plus: France made it easy for Croatia and Belgium to beat Iceland
Last updated: 08/09/20 10:46 pm
Cristiano Ronaldo became the first European player to reach 100 international goals after scoring twice in Portugal’s 2-0 win over 10-man Sweden.
Experienced second-placed Swedish midfielder Gustav Svensson was sent off just before half-time to collect his second yellow card, and as a result, Ronaldo threw the ball into the top corner from a free-kick to highlight his lucky century.
Minutes 2 minutes later the Juventus forward went for the second goal from the edge of the penalty area.
Portugal have won two of their opening Nations League fixtures and are top of the table. France, Who killed Croatia 4-2 in Paris.
Defender Dejan Lovren put the 2018 World Cup runners-up ahead 17 minutes after a corner, but Antoine Griezmann pulled the French level just before the break.
During the stoppage, Manchester United forward Anthony Marshall saw his sliding attempt to leave goalkeeper Dominic Livakovic for his own goal.
Croatia equalized in the 55th minute through Josip Brekalo, the first international goal for the Wolfsburg forward.
Although the world champions came to the fore again when defender Diot Upamekano took the lead from close to one corner after 655 minutes.
With 13 minutes left, Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud made it 4-2 from the penalty spot after Lovren’s handball in the final to give France a 100 per cent start in the League of Nations.
Belgium defeated Iceland in a double in Basua
Belgium beat Iceland 5-1 in their Nations League clash in Brussels to get a clear place at the top of Group 2.
The Red Devils, who beat Denmark in the opening league fix, fell behind 11 minutes later with an isolated goal from Holbert Aaron Friedjonson.
However, Roberto Martinez’s men leveled Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsell and Chelsea striker Mishi Batshui won 2-1 after 17 minutes.
Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne – who was previously named Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year in England – finished third for Dries Martens within five minutes of the second half.
Bashshui added a fourth, with 18-year-old Anderlecht forward Jeremy Doku finishing with 10 minutes left.
In another group game, Denmark And England Played a goalless draw in Copenhagen.
In Ligue 1, Luxembourg beat Montenegro 1-0 to finish with 10 men, who won two straight matches. Cyprus Against this they lost 1-0 and lost again Azerbaijan In Nicosia
Before, Armenia Beaten Estonia Their group 2 match was 2-0, it ended in a 1-1 Georgia And Northern MacedoniaThose are at the top of the table at four points.
Saw the League D fixing on Tuesday Liechtenstein Open their Group 2 campaign with a 2-0 win San Marino.
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