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EC 2020 Qualification Report: Netherlands 3-1 Northern Ireland - De Jong and Depay spare Oranje's blushes


Northern Ireland led in Rotterdam through Josh Magennis' goal, but Memphis Depay scored a brace either side of Luuk de Jong's goal



Luuk de Jong and Memphis Depay scored in stoppage time to move Netherlands top of Group C as Ronald Koeman's side came from behind to beat Northern Ireland 3-1 in Rotterdam.

The Oranje knew a win would lift them above both Germany and their opponents, yet they fell behind in the 75th minute when substitute Josh Magennis headed in Stuart Dallas' cross completely against the run of play.

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EC 2020 Qualification Report: Russia 4-0 Scotland - Dzyuba at the double in Moscow mauling


Russia were dominant in a 4-0 win over Scotland as Stanislav Cherchesov's side moved to the brink of qualification for Euro 2020



Artem Dzyuba struck twice and Magomed Ozdoev scored a stunner as Russia wrapped up a deserved 4-0 win over Scotland in Group I of Euro 2020 qualifying.

All four goals came in the second half as the hosts threw off the shackles of a frustrating opening 45 minutes, Dzyuba opening the scoring with a volley just before the hour.

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EC 2020 Qualification Report: Belgium 9-0 San Marino - Lukaku landmark helps book Euro 2020 final berth


Romelu Lukaku brought up a half-century of international goals as San Marino collapsed to a 9-0 defeat away to Belgium on Thursday




Belgium became the first team to secure qualification for Euro 2020 with a huge 9-0 win at home to minnows San Marino.

Romelu Lukaku's 50th international goal broke the deadlock in Brussels on Thursday, and the striker set up Nacer Chadli for the second before Cristian Brolli's own goal made it 3-0.

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International Friendlies 2019: Argentina come back from two down to draw with Germany in friendly

Both of Argentina's goals were scored by second-half substitutes



Argentina came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Germany in a friendly in Dortmund.

In a repeat of the 2014 World Cup final, the hosts raced into an early lead when Serge Gnabry poked home in the 15th minute before Kai Havertz side-footed in seven minutes later.

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Gareth Bale not distracted at Real Madrid despite playing 'with a lot of emotion and anger'


Gareth Bale has said anger over his treatment and media speculation about his future at Real Madrid had not distracted him from giving his best. Denis Doyle/Getty Images



Real Madrid's Gareth Bale said anger over his treatment and media speculation about his future at the Spanish club had not distracted him from giving his best on the pitch.

The 30-year-old forward was involved in a tense stand-off with coach Zinedine Zidane in the offseason, with the Frenchman stating he was keen for Bale to leave, although a reported move to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning in July was scrapped.

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