Paris (AFP) – World Cup holders France stuttered once more of their bid to qualify for the 2022 finals in Qatar after a 1-1 attract Ukraine, whereas Memphis Depay impressed the Netherlands to a rout of Montenegro on Saturday.
France drew their fifth successive match as Anthony Martial scored his first worldwide purpose in 5 years to earn Didier Deschamps’ aspect a degree in Kiev.
The Manchester United ahead, who missed Euro 2020 with a knee harm, grabbed simply his second purpose in 29 caps to cancel out a effective first-half strike by Ukraine midfielder Mykola Shaparenko.
Les Bleus stay 4 factors clear on the high of Group D however have performed two video games greater than Finland, who they host in Lyon on Tuesday. Joel Pohjanpalo’s second-half effort clinched Finland a 1-0 victory over Kazakhstan.
Ukraine have now drawn all 5 of their qualifiers thus far, together with each matches in opposition to France.
Depay led the Netherlands to a 4-0 defeat of Montenegro in Eindhoven that stored Louis van Gaal’s workforce proper behind Group G leaders Turkey, who received 3-0 in Gibraltar.
Barcelona star Depay opened the scoring for the Dutch with a penalty and netted a second on the hour. Captain Georginio Wijnaldum added a slick third and Cody Gakpo bagged his first purpose for the nationwide workforce with a terrific curling shot.
Erling Haaland transformed a spot-kick as he scored for the second recreation working in Norway’s 2-0 win in opposition to Latvia, with Mohamed Elyounoussi additionally heading in the right direction in Oslo.
Norway and the Netherlands are each a degree again of Turkey, who go to Amsterdam subsequent week.
Marcelo Brozovic’s late purpose gave Croatia a 1-0 victory away to Slovakia, guaranteeing the 2018 World Cup runners-up stayed stage with Russia in Group H.
Russia beat Cyprus 2-0 away whereas Slovenia received 1-0 at dwelling to Malta.
Denmark wanted an Eighty fifth-minute effort from Jonas Wind to see off the Faroe Islands 1-0 and report a fifth win in as many outings in Group F.
Eran Zahavi adopted up his hat-trick in opposition to the Faroes in midweek with two extra targets to energy Israel previous Austria 5-2.
Scotland moved above Austria into third place as Lyndon Dykes’ early strike sealed a 1-0 dwelling win over Moldova.
Aleksandar Mitrovic struck twice as Serbia defeated Luxembourg 4-1 to edge above Portugal on purpose distinction on the high of Group A.
A late Shane Duffy equaliser salvaged the Republic of Eire a disappointing 1-1 draw at dwelling to Azerbaijan.