The past week saw plenty of wonderful goals being scored in the 2020 Euro qualifiers as the international break is currently in progress. Portugal, Germany, Netherlands secured crucial wins in their bid to qualify for next year’s championship. Spain was held to a draw against Norway while England lost to the Czech Republic which was their first defeat in a qualifier for a decade. The two nations will get another shot at securing their berth at Euro 2020 in the current week. For Belgium, it was business as usual as they secured easy wins over San Marino and Kazakhstan. A look at the top 5 goals of the week.
Ilkay Gundogan vs Estonia
Germany were in trouble against minnows Estonia away with three points vital to stay in the top two of Group C after the sending off of Emre Can. Up stepped Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan with a powerful long-range pile driver that took a deflection to beat Estonia’s keeper. The lead was crucial as Germany completely upped the ante post this goal.
Watch Video of Ilkay Gundogan's Goal Vs Estonia
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Michy Batshuayi vs Kazakhstan
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi finished a wonderful team goal for Belgium against Kazakhstan to give his side the lead in the 21st minute. A wonderful pass from Dennis Praet found Batshuayi at the far post who did well to meet a well-fizzed ball and slot it past the keeper.
Watch Video of Michy Batshuayi's Goal vs Kazakhstan
Memphis Depay vs Northern Ireland
The Netherlands were trailing by a goal to nil against Northern Ireland at home, but they turned things quickly in the last 15 minutes to secure a 3-1 win. Memphis Depay’s third goal was a special one as it showed the brilliance of the Dutch on the counter. Having been played in by Frenkie De Jong, Depay slotted a cool side-foot finish past goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell from a tight angle to confirm the result in his team’s favour.
Watch Video of Memphis Depay's Goal vs Northern Ireland
Miralem Pjanic vs Finland
Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic super show against Finland kept Bosnia in the hunt for next year’s Euro Cup. His second goal of the night was truly special as he volleyed the ball home after a pinball in the area. The technique and precision shown by Pjanic made him standout from the rest on the pitch.
Watch Video of Miralem Pjanic's Goal vs Finland
Cristiano Ronaldo vs Luxembourg
A wonderful chip by Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal’s 3-0 win over Luxembourg is our best goal of the week. The former Real Madrid man brought in his 700th career goal in some style by lifting the ball over a rushing Luxembourg keeper from an acute angle.
Watch Video of Cristiano Ronaldo's Goal vs Luxembourg
So that was all for this week in football. With the international friendlies and UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers taking place in full swing, expect the coming week to be more exciting and eventful in terms of goals.