Euro 2020 Roundup: Xhaka scores as Switzerland qualify

Euro 2020 Roundup: Xhaka scores as Switzerland qualify

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka forgot about his club woes as he grabbed a goal in Switzerland’s 6-1 win over Gibraltar to help his country qualify for Euro 2020.

Xhaka slotted home his side's sixth of the evening after Cedric Itten brace coupled with goals from Ruben Vargas, Christian Fassnacht, and Loris Benito had scored early; the midfielder has not played for Arsenal since an angry altercation with fans led to him being stripped of the captaincy last month.

Italy produced the biggest win against European opposition in their history when they crushed Armenia 9-1 in Palermo. The Azzurri, who had already qualified for Euro 2020 as winners of Group J, had seven goal scorers in Federico Chiesa, a brace each from Ciro Immobile and Nicolò Zaniolo, Barella, Romagnoli, Jorginho, and Orsolini. 

Spain ensured there were one of the seeded teams in the 2020 Euros with a 5-0 win over Romania in Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano. Gerard Moreno scored twice in 10 minutes in the first half adding to Fabián Ruiz’s opener after only eight minutes; Romania’s Adrian Rus scoring an own goal in the final minute of the first half.

Monday Results

  • Gibraltar 1-6 Switzerland
  • Greece 2-1 Finland
  • Ireland 1-1 Denmark
  • Italy 9-1 Armenia
  • Liechtenstein 0-3 Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Malta 1-2 Norway
  • Spain 5-0 Romania
  • Sweden 3-0 Faroe Island