Leicester were during the summer linked with a move for Stefan de Vrij who was Virgil van Dijk’s partner in tne Dutch central defense this evening v. Norway. Norway took the lead with their super forward Erling Braut Haaland. Haaland tested de Vrij during all 90 minutes and could have scored more, hitting the post on one occasion with the Inter central defender totally out of reach.
After the game Haaland said he tried to stay away from van Dijk and just push towards de Vrij to be able to win against the weaker link in that defense with Norway close to a sensational win v. Holland. The qualification group is still very open with Caglar Soyuncu’s Turkey top of the lot drawing 2-2 with Soyuncu sitting the game out due to Covid 19 restriction rules, can be playing games during the international break in non-red countries. Cengiz Under played 82 minutes, scored one of the goals and recently joined Marseille on loan and has started well in French Ligue 1.Embed from Getty Images
Cristiano Ronaldo will soon return to Premier League but had his show on v. Ireland, netting two, taking his goal tally for Portugal to 111 and setting a new record among full internationals. To the record, Ronaldo also missed one panalty. Portugal winners in the end, 2-1, sadly Ricardo Pereira had to withdraw after his injury v. Norwich, being back in the full international picture for the first time since returning to full fitness.
A great win for Kasper Schmeichel and his Denmark as they defeated Scotland 2-0 at Hampden Park. Leicester linked Mikkel Damsgård was on the field with the 21 year old still remaining at Sampdoria. Danny Ward kept a clean sheet in the 0-0 draw between Finland and Wales, a friendly taking place in Helsinki.
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