20 November 2023
It was a successful weekend for several Bianconeri, with goals scored and qualification secured while on national team duty.
Taking it back to Saturday evening, starlet Kenan Yilidiz, on his first start for the Turkey, fired home a beauty for his first senior international goal, helping his side register a memorable 3-2 friendly victory over Germany.
On the same night, Adrien Rabiot registered his on the scoresheet as France trounced Gibraltar 14-0 to continue their perfect record in the European Champions qualifiers, while Samuel Iling-Junior was an unused substitute as England U-21 earned an important three points in their 1-0 win over Serbia in their U-21 EURO qualification campaign.
Sunday, 19 November was a historic day for Serbia, who earned qualification for next year’s European Championships for the first time since becoming an independent nation. A 2-2 draw with Bulgaria was enough to finish second in the group, booking their spot at next year’s tournament, resulting in widespread celebrations across Serbia. Filip Kostic started the encounter, coming off with five minutes to go, while Dusan Vlahovic featured for the last 30 minutes of the game.
It’s a big night for our Italian quartet in Andrea Cambiasso, Federico Chiesa, Federico Gatti and Moise Kean, with a straight shootout against Ukraine for a spot at next year’s EURO 2024. Both teams sit on 13 points in the group ahead of their last fixture, with a draw in Leverkusen enough for the Azzurri to progress.