European Qualifiers: Group D Round-Up

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Updated: October 9, 2015

Well, after another eventful round of games yesterday, which saw a few surprise score lines and not to mention, some nail-biting tension, here are all of the results that you need to know, along with my opinions on the game’s key moments.

 

UEFA European Championship Qualifying- Group D:

 

Georgia 4-0 Gibraltar

 

This game was always going to be very difficult for a team like Gibraltar, especially as they hadn’t won a single game leading up to this fixture so far in the group stages. Georgia themselves have struggled, losing 6 out of 9 games so far in Group D. However, this game was comfortable in the end for Georgia, who ran out easy winners in the end.

 

Republic of Ireland 1-0 Germany

 

Wow, this wasn’t in the script at all was it? R.O.I somehow overturned the odds and beat the world champions, through a very well taken Shane Long goal in the 70th minute.

 

 

Germany up until this game had only failed to score in one of their last 41 games, which if you’re a betting man, means Germany are bound to get a goal sooner or later during the 90 minutes. This wasn’t the case, and a lacklustre Germany, even with all the possession, couldn’t find a way past the Republic of Ireland defence, and paid the ultimate price for not doing so.

 

Scotland 2-2 Poland 

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This game was a hotly anticipated one for more than one reason.

 

First of all, Scotland needed to win to keep their qualifying hopes alive. Second of all, in-form striker Robert Lewandowski had been in red-hot form for Bayern Munich recently and Scotland needed to be wary. Now, Scotland played very well in this game, with Matt Ritchie scoring another one of his famous left-footed strikes and Steven Fletcher scoring.

 

Unfortunately for Scotland, Lewandowski continued where he left off for his club, and scored two- 3rd minute and the 94th minute, meaning Scotland can’t progress to the Euros.

 


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