#WEURO2021 Qualifiers: A new centurion and an all-time top scorer

Danielle Van de Donk won her 100th Netherlands cap
Netherlands Danielle Van de Donk made her 100th appearance. (Photo: Kieran McManus for FA)

In the UEFA Women’s Championship qualifiers, Danielle van de Donk made it 100 caps for the Dutch and Isabell Herlovsen became Norway’s top scorer.

Group A – Van de Donk gets 100th Dutch cap

Netherlands continued their perfect start at the expense of Russia’s, as new centurion Danielle van de Donk and her Arsenal team-mate Vivianne Miedema found the net but Sandra Spitse saw her penalty saved by Tatyana Schcherbak. Slovenia’s 6-1 victory in Turkey featured a first-half hat-trick for Lara Prašnikar. Kosovo came from behind to win 2-1 in Estonia with a Modesta Uka brace.

Group B – Danes stay top

Denmark defeated hosts Georgia 2-0 with Mille Gegl and Nicoline Sorensen on target to stay top on goal-difference ahead of Italy. Le Azzurre beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-0 with goals from Cristiana Girelli and Manuela Giugliano, the visitors having Amela Krso sent off late on.

Group C – Herlovsen becomes Norway’s all-time top scorer

Isabell Herlvsen became Norway's all-time top sciorer
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Rachel Rowe popped up with an 82nd-minute winner for second-placed Wales in Belarus. Leaders Norway ran in 13 goals away to the Faroe Islands with Reading’s Lisa-Marie Utland getting the first and hat-tricks from both Carolne Graham Hansen and Isabell Herlovsen, the latter overtaking Marianne Pettersen as all-time top scorer.

Group D – Back-to-back wins for Spain

Spain were 5-1 winners away to Czech Republic with the head start of a seventh-minute own-goal in the meeting of the top two.

Group E – Sallstrom to the fore for FInns

Finland were four up in only 19 minutes against Albania and then Linda Sallstrom scored four or her own in an 8-1 scoreline, as the Finns made it two wins from two.

Group F – Sweden and Iceland maintain 100% records

Sweden’s Stina Blackstenius struck twice in their 7-0 win over Slovakia, Iceland also have maximum points from three matches after scoring six in Latvia with a couple from Fanndís Fridriksdóttir.

Group G – Les Bleues overcome stubborn Kazakhs

France took nearly an hour to breakdown hosts Kazakhstan through Valerie Gauvin, with Eugenie Le Sommer and Marie-Antoinette Katoto also on target in a 3-0 result. Austria took the points in Serbia with a Nicole Billa goal on 12 minutes making it back-to-back wins. Serbia hit hosts North Macedonia for six on Saturday, Marija Vukovic scoring one of her two goals moments after coming off the bench.

Group H – Third straight win for Swiss

Switzerland sealed the points with first-half goals against Croatia by Ana-Maria Crnogorčević and Géraldine Reuteler for a third straight win. Laura Deneve’s ninth-minute goals was enough to give Belgium victory in Romania.

Group I – Four in a row for Germany

Germany put eight past Ukraine on Saturday, Klara Buhl and Lina Magull both hitting hat-tricks. They scored five more when visiting Greece where Manchester City’s Pauline Bremer was among the scorers. Republic of Ireland were two up through Roanna Jarrett and Katie McCabe but let slip their lead before Ukraine’s Lyubov Shmatko conceded an own-goal to give the Irish victory.

#WEURO2021 Qualifiers: Netherlands and Norway overcome early deficits

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