Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Here are the key results
Spain edged closer to Euro 2020 qualification after being held to a 1-1 draw by Norway in the ongoing qualifiers. The 2010 FIFA World Cup champions have 19 points from seven games and are five ahead of Sweden, who beat Malta 4-0 in Group F. Italy beat Greece 2-0 and Denmark overcame Switzerland. Here are the key results.
Ramos scripts record in Spain's 1-1 draw against Norway
Veteran Spanish defender Sergio Ramos became Europe's most capped male outfield player. Ramos' 168th cap also made him Spain's record appearance maker, surpassing former goal-keeper Iker Casillas. Saul Niguez gave Spain the lead with a dipping second-half effort. However, it was was cancelled out by Josh King's injury-time penalty. This happened after goalie Kepa Arrizabalaga brought down Omar Elabdellaoui.
Ramos scripts this record
🇪🇸 Sergio Ramos becomes Spain's most-capped player ever 👏👏👏— UEFA EURO 2020 (@UEFAEURO) October 12, 2019
🔴 168 games
🏆 EURO 2008
🏆 World Cup 2010
🏆 EURO 2012 pic.twitter.com/o0f0APw2Bs
'This record is a great reward after so many years'
"All that is personal is a little secondary," said Ramos."I would have happily traded this 168th cap for a victory. It was not the case. But this record is a great reward after so many years and it's a great source of huge pride."
Italy shine at home to beat Greece
Italy overcame Greece 2-0 at home to seal a berth in the Euro 2020 competition. Chelsea mid-fielder Jorginho opened the scoring for the hosts from the penalty spot after Andreas Bouchalakis' handball. Substitute Federico Bernardeschi added a late second. The win saw Italy top Group J with 21 points. Meanwhile, Bosnia-Herzegovina thrashed second-placed Finland 4-1. They are fourth in Group J.
Other crucial results in Euro 2020 Qualifiers
Denmark beat Switzerland 1-0 to earn three crucial points in Group D. They now have 12 points from six games and are level with Republic of Ireland, who were held to a goalless draw by Georgia. Romania thrashed Faroe Islands 3-0 to get to 13 points in Group J. Armenia were held 1-1 by Liechtenstein to remain on third place in Group J.