Portugal 2-0 Czech Republic
Switzerland 0-1 Spain
Norway 0-0 Slovenia
Sweden 0-1 Serbia
Kosovo 3-2 Northern Ireland
Greece 3-0 Cyprus
Gibraltar 1-1 Bulgaria
North Macedonia 0-3 Georgia
Malta 1-2 Estonia
Portugal top the group with seven from three; Czech Republic now sit third with four.
For years, Norn Iron have been difficult to beat; not sop much more, and only goal difference keeps them off the bottom of their group – they and Cyprus have a point apiece, while Greece have nine and Kosovo six.
It got a little edgy at the end, but Spain were largely untroubled and are right back in the group, their five points putting them second behind Portugal, who have seven. Switzerland sit bottom with nil pwa.
Kosovo have seen this out pretty well, but all of a sudden Northern Ireland find a livener, and these last seven minutes should be frantic.
Greece will maintain their three-point lead over Kosovo at the top of League C Group 2.
Northern Ireland are having an absolute mare here. They were lucky not to concede at least three in the first half, and Kosovo have set things straight quickly after the restart.
Serbia needs to win here, and they’re in prime position to get it.
Kosovo 2-1 Northern Ireland
Norway 0-0 Slovenia
Greece 2-0 Cyprus
Gibraltar 0-1 Bulgaria
North Macedonia 0-0 Georgia
Malta 0-1 Estonia
Spain are by far the better side, but Switzerland are still in it.
Spencer stands up a cross and Lavery nods home from two yards out. His team might’ve been further behind, but now they’re bang back in the game!
Portugal have played pretty well, especially in the last 20 minutes, and if they maintain their intensity I’d expect them to add to their goal-tally.
Portugal are going clear at the top of the group! Neves plays a clever ball between the lines for Bernardo, who turns and slides a pass of his own for Guedes, running into space down the right of the box. But it goes outside not inside the defender, forcing Guedes to screw the shot to direct it across the keeper, and though he doesn’t get much pace on it, he directs it well enough and that should be enough for his team.
Cancelo finds Bernardo down the right and there looks to be no danger. But he knows that his club mate will turn and slip the ball into the box, so he races into the space, it duly arrives, then he absolutely mashes a low finish into the far side-netting! I daresay Pep Guardiola should be credited with the assist for that one.
Greece look well set to make it three wins out of three – they’re top of the Northern Ireland group.
Goodness me, it’s not going at all well for either Irish side, and though the North responded well to going behind, they conceded again when Spencer couldn’t clear a cross, and are in all sorts.