International Watch

Eddie Nketiah made history for England U21 as they were held to a shock 3-3 draw with Andorra U21 in their Euro 2021 qualifier.

Nketiah fired in from close range in the 82nd minute to edge England ahead and see him move level with Alan Shearer and former Arsenal striker Francis Jeffers as the top goalscorer for England at U21 level on 13. 

The Young Lions conceded a late equaliser but can secure qualification with a win over Turkey U21 on Tuesday where Nketiah will be hoping to pull clear at the top of the scoring charts.

Nketiah. England U21 – Caps: 11. Goals: 13.

Bernd Leno played back-to-back games for Germany for the first-time in his career in an entertaining 3-3 draw with Turkey.

The Arsenal ‘keeper was a lot busier than he would have expected as he faced 10 shots and will be disappointed to have conceded a last-minute equaliser in the dying seconds, although there wasn’t much he could have done for any of the goals.

After securing his status as the Gunners’ number one could Leno be about to fight off Manuel Neuer to stay between the sticks for the Germans?

Leno. Germany – Caps: 7. Clean Sheets: 2.

Dani Ceballos returned to the fold for Spain as they played out a goalless draw with neighbours Portugal. 

Ceballos will be hoping to force his way into the squad for Euro 2020 at the end of the season and was given 45 minutes to show what he can offer before he was replaced at half time by José Campaña.

He is now into double figures in appearances for the Spanish national side.

Ceballos. Spain – Caps: 10. Goals: 1.

Elsewhere, Switzerland captain Granit Xhaka couldn’t prevent his side going down 2-1 to World Cup finalists Croatia. 

The Swiss took the lead through Mario Gavranovic but Croatia equalised shortly before half time and then snatched the win in the second half. 

Xhaka. Switzerland – Caps: 84. Goals: 12.

Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson (Iceland), Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Bukayo Saka (England), Sead Kolasinac (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Lucas Torreira (Uruguay), Nicolas Pépé (Ivory Coast) and Mattéo Guendouzi (France U21) are all in action tonight.

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