Kicks of the Week 10/7-10/13


Eurocup Qualifiers 

Netherlands 3-1 Northern Ireland (Group C): Depay pulls Holland out of trouble

Group C leaders Netherlands hosted Northern Ireland in what was expected to be though game for the Dutch. Northern Ireland came in third of the group just behind the Netherlands and Germany. Holland controlled the match, kept close to 80 percent possession and created divers scoring opportunities. The game remained scoreless until the 75th minute when the Irish took advantage of a Dutch defensive mistake. With 10 minutes remaining, Memphis Depay equalized the game and then scored his second in the 94th minute after Luuk de Jong gave Netherlands the lead. The Dutch remain top of the group after six games with 15 points.

Goals: NED (Depay 80’, 94’, de Jong 91’) NIR (Magennis 75’)

Czech Republic 2-1 England (Group A)

Goals: CZE (Brabec 9’, Ondrasek 85’) ENG (Kane 5’)

France 1-0 Iceland (Group H)

Goals: FRA (Giroud 66’)

Denmark 1-0 Switzerland (Group D)

Goals: DEN (Poulsen 84’)

Italy 2-0 Greece (Group J)

Goals: ITA (Jorghingo 63’, Bernardeschi 78’)

Wales 1-1 Croatia (Group E)

Goals: WAL (Bale 45+3’) CRO (Vlasic 9’)

Norway 1-1 Spain (Group F)

Goals: NOR (King 94’) ESP (Niguez 47’)

CONCACAF Nations League

United States 7-0 Cuba (Group A): Perfect start

The U.S opened its Nations League campaign in Washington D.C against Cuba. The U.S only took 31 seconds to get on the scoreboard as Weston Mkennie scored his first goal of the night. Mkennie put on a show as he scored three goals and one assist in the opening 13 minutes. The goals kept coming for The Stars and Stripes. After the first 45 minutes, the score was 6-0 in their favor. In the second half, Christian Pulisic added another goal to wrap up the game. Canada is currently top of Group A with one more game played than the U.S.

Goals: USA (Mkennie 1’, 5’, 13’, Morris 9’, Morales 37’, Sargent 40’, Pulisic 62’)

Honduras 2-0 Trinidad & Tobago (Group C)

Goals: HON (Moya 52, Martinez 90’)

Haiti 1-1 Costa Rica (Group D)

Goals: HAI (Pierrot 82’, Ortiz 53’)

Mexico 5-1 Bermuda (Group B)

Goals: MEX (Antuna 25’, Macias 45+2’, 53’, Lozano 60’, Herrera 71’) BER (Wells 57’)


Germany 2-2 Argentina: Argentina rescues a draw against Germany 

Young star Serge Gnarby, who is going through a spectacular moment in his career, gave the Germans an early lead 15 minutes into the match. Germany extended its lead seven minutes later with a goalfrom Kai Havertz. Although Die Mannschaft had chances to extend their lead, the score remained 2-0. Argentina fought back and Lionel Scaloni’s substitutions in the second half had a tremendous impact on the game. A goal in the 66th minute from Lucas Alario and Lucas Ocampos in the 85th tied up the contest.

Goals: GER (Gnabry 15’, Havertz 22’) ARG (Alario 66’, Ocampos 85’)

Brazil 1-1 Senegal

Goals: BRA (Firmino 9)’ SEN (Diedhiou 45’)

Uruguay 1-0 Peru

Goals: URU (Rodriguez 17’)

Colombia 0-0 Chile

Upcoming Games:

France vs Turkey (Eurocup Qualifier) (Monday at 13:45)

Ukraine vs Portugal (Eurocup Qualifier) (Monday at 13:45)

Sweden vs Spain (Eurocup Qualifier) (Tuesday at 13:45)

Canada vs United States (CONCACAF Nations League) (Tuesday at 18:30)

Mexico vs Panama (CONCACAF Nations League) (Tuesday at 20:30)