Euro 2020 roundup: Russia and Poland qualify as 10-man Germany win

Germany went level on points at the top of Group C despite having Emre Can sent off early in the first half in Estonia, for bringing down Frank Liivak when he was the last man.

However, Ilkay Gündogan steadied Germany’s nerves when he gave them the lead in the 51st minute and six minutes later his shot deflected off Karol Mets for an own goal. Timo Werner added a third with 19 minutes remaining as Germany consolidated second place.

The Netherlands stayed top of the group – on head-to-head – with a 2-1 win against Belarus in Minsk, thanks to two first-half goals from Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum.

Russia defeated Cyprus 5-0 to join the group winners Belgium in qualifying for Euro 2020. The Valencia forward Denis Cheryshev scored twice and set up two more for the Russians – who only needed a draw to be sure of qualification – to take their tally to 21 points after seven wins from eight games in Group I.

Belgium had already qualified but Roberto Martínez’s side defeated Kazakhstan 2-0 in Astana. Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi scored in the first half and Thomas Meunier wrapped up the win in the second.

In Group G, Poland qualified thanks to a 2-0 win over North Macedonia. Austria won 1-0 in Slovenia to move to within two points of qualification. Mihaly Korhut’s early strike was enough for Hungary to move second in Group E with a 1-0 win overAzerbaijan in Budapest. Guardian sport