The Netherlands’ Euro 2024 qualifying campaign is firmly back on track after a 3-0 victory over Greece lifted them into second place in Group B.
France, who comprehensively beat the Dutch in the opening game, top the group with a 100 per cent record after a fifth successive victory following their 2-0 win over the Republic of Ireland, with Aurelien Tchouameni and Marcus Thuram scoring.
But the Netherlands have now moved in behind them after a second successive victory with goals from Marten de Roon, Liverpool’s Cody Gakpo and on-loan Burnley striker Wout Weghorst.
Albania maintained their challenge in Group E as a 1-1 draw with leaders Czech Republic kept them ahead of Poland.
Nedim Bajrami’s 66th-minute goal cancelled out Vaclav Cerny’s opener to earn them a point in Prague, while Robert Lewandowski scored twice – one a penalty – as the Poles beat Faroe Islands 2-0.
Hungary came from behind to beat Serbia 2-1 and open up a three-point cushion at the top of Group G, as Barnabas Varga and Willi Orban scored within three first-half minutes of each other as they recovered from Atila Szalai’s early own goal.
Lithuania‘s Fedor Cernych scored a stoppage-time equaliser in a 2-2 draw to damage Montenegro‘s chances after Nikola Krstovic and Stefan Savic had struck late in the game to take the lead.