Unbeaten Belgium Edge Bosnia In Seven-Goal Thriller
2018 World Cup Qualifying Wrap 07 October 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-4 Belgium
This exciting match up got underway with the visitors taking the lead through Thomas Muenier who side-footed his shot into the top left corner. Bosnia responded with a goal of their own through Haris Medunjanin who placed his shot beautifully in the bottom left corner.
Edin Visca put the hosts ahead until Michy Batshuayi equalised for the hosts. It was edge of the seat stuff as both teams were going for it and Jan Vertonghen found a third for Belgium only for Dario Dumic to score an equaliser for Bosnia in the 83rd minute.
Belgium responded immediately with a goal from Yannick Carrasco who had the final say and sealed the victory for Belgium.
Sweden 8-0 Luxembourg
It took Sweden ten minutes to get the goal fest started when Andreas Granqvist converted a penalty to gives his side the lead.
Marcus Berg scored a sensational four goals in the 18th, 37th and 54th and 71st minute as his contribution to his side’s comfortable victory.
Goals from Makael Lustig, Andreas Granqvist (two) and Ola Toivonen completed the rout as Sweden look to secure second spot in Group A.
Faroe Islands 0-0 Latvia
Latvia had an opportunity to surpass Faroe Islands when the two teams locked horns on Saturday evening. With only a point separating them, both teams had an opportunity to take strides and finish fourth of group B.
However, neither team managed to gain an edge over the other and the game ended in a goalless draw leaving both teams positioned where they started before the game.
Switzerland 5-2 Hungary
Two quick goals from Granit Xhaka and Fabian Frei saw Switzerland take control of the game after the first twenty minutes. Steven Zuber extended the hosts’ lead with a well-placed shot to make it 3-0 before halftime.
Zuber scored again to make it 4-0 before Richard Guzmics pulled one back for Hungary. Stephan Litchsteiner scored the Swiss’ fifth goal in the 83rd minute. Roland Ugrai headed in Hungary’s second goal to make it 5-2 but there would be no comeback as Switzerland held on to seal all three points to stay on top of group B.
Gibraltar 0-6 Estonia
Cyprus 1-2 Greece