Here's what happened in the Euro 2020 Qualifiers?
England continued their resurgence in the Euro 2020 Qualifiers after thrashing Bulgaria 4-0 at Wembley. They stay on top of Group A with nine points. Besides England, the likes of Portugal and France got back to winning ways to kick start their campaign. Portugal overcame Serbia, whereas, France got past Albania. Here are the key updates.
England made it three wins from three with 14 goals scored so far. Against Bulgaria, it was Harry Kane's supreme hat-trick that helped Gareth Southgate's side with all three points. It was a comfortable obstacle for England at home. Besides Kane, Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling scored another. Three of England's goals came in the second half. England lead the show in Group A.
"To be able to study him (Harry Kane) and the way he works at his game, for the youngsters he's an incredible example. In those moments he has supreme temperament and technique," Southgate said of Kane.
2018 FIFA World Cup champions France are back atop Group H with a 4-1 thumping of Albania. Kingsley Coman shined for France with his first international goals in more than three years. Substitutes Olivier Giroud and substitute Jonathan Ikone scored the rest in a goal-feast. "The balance sheet is very positive. We could have won by more," said France coach Didier Deschamps.
UEFA Nations League winners Portugal won their first match of Euro 2020 Qualifiers. After two draws, Portugal secured a solid win over Serbia. They are second in Group B on five points from three games. William Carvalho, Goncalo Guedes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva gave Fernando Santos' side a 4-2 victory. The European champions are eight points behind leaders Ukraine.