Ronaldo scores in 200th game, Lewandowski suffers embarrassing defeat

news 21-Jun-2023 Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo marked his 200th game for Portugal with a late goal (89th minute) to secure a 1-0 (0-0) victory over Iceland. Erling Haaland scored a quick double (56th minute, handball penalty/60th minute) to help Norway earn their first win of the qualifying campaign, beating Cyprus 3-1 (1-0). Belgium, without Thibaut Courtois, won 3-0 (2-0) against Estonia, with Romelu Lukaku scoring twice (37th/40th minute). Meanwhile, Poland was surprisingly beaten 2-3 (2-0) by Moldova, with star striker Robert Lewandowski unable to save his team from defeat.

Ronaldo celebrates milestone as Portugal tops Group J

In his 200th game for Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late winner (89th minute) against Iceland to maintain Portugal's perfect record in the qualifying campaign, securing their fourth win in a row and keeping them at the top of Group J with 12 points.

Belgium beat Estonia 3-0 without Courtois

Belgium secured a comfortable 3-0 (2-0) victory over Estonia despite the absence of Thibaut Courtois, who was involved in a dispute with coach Domenico Tedesco and was replaced by Romelu Lukaku as captain. Lukaku scored twice (37th/40th minute) to help Belgium climb up to second place in Group F and stay in contention for a top spot.

Lewandowski's Poland suffers embarrassing loss to Moldova

Poland's star striker Robert Lewandowski was unable to prevent an embarrassing 2-3 (2-0) defeat to Moldova, which leaves them in second-last place in Group E after three games. The result comes just four days after a successful friendly match against Germany.

Haaland scores double to give Norway first win

Erling Haaland scored twice (56th minute, handball penalty/60th minute) to help Norway secure their first win in the qualifying campaign, beating Cyprus 3-1 (1-0) and earning four points in Group A. However, with Spain (3) having played two games fewer, Norway still faces a tough challenge to make it to the EURO 2024.

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