Faeroe Islands beat Greece again in Euro qualifying
The Faeroe Islands proved the first time wasn’t a fluke when it beat Greece again 2-1 in European Championship qualifying on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Poland and Germany moved closer to clinching spots in next year’s tournament in France.
Brandur Olsen secured the Faeroes’ victory in the second half, with Hallur Hansson scoring before the break. Sokratis Papastathopoulos scored too late for Greece.
The Faeroes also won 1-0 in Greece in November for its first competitive away win since 2001, and it cost the job of Greece coach Claudio Ranieri.
Elsewhere, Poland beat Georgia 4-0 behind a hat trick by striker Robert Lewandowski in the last four minutes, and Andre Schuerrle scored three as Germany routed Gibraltar 7-0.
Cristiano Ronaldo also had a hat trick as 10-man Portugal rallied for a 3-2 win in Armenia.
Georgia kept it close and hit the post before Lewandowski made up for missing three big chances in the first half by scoring his quick hat trick. He scored in the 89th and added two more in injury time. Arkadiusz Milik scored Poland’s first and set up two of Lewandowski’s goals. “It’s crazy,” Lewandowski said. Schuerrle also had a hat trick as World Cup champion Germany stayed second in the group by routing Gibraltar 7-0 in Faro, Portugal.
In Dublin, Scotland draw with Ireland 1-1.
Jon Walters scored for Ireland just before halftime, then Shaun Maloney’s strike was deflected in by John O’Shea just after the break.