Rashica scores in last-gasp Kosovo victory

Milot Rashica opened the scoring in Kosovo's win in Bulgaria (Photo: nordphoto).
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Monday, 10.06.2019 // 23:10 Uhr

Milot Rashica and Ludwig Augustinsson were both in action on Monday evening in Euro 2020 qualifiers. While Rashica was on the scoresheet as Kosovo secured a vital, stoppage time win in Bulgaria, Augustinsson and his Sweden teammates endured a much tougher evening in Madrid against Spain. Both Werder players started and featured for the full 90 minutes while Milos Vejlkovic didn't feature in Serbia's qualifying win.

Milot Rashica is one in-form man right now. After scoring against Montenegro, the Werder attacker didn’t have to wait long to score against Bulgaria: It took the 22-year-old just 14 minutes to break the deadlock on Monday evening. The goal came from a cross from the right-hand side, which the Bulgarian defenders couldn’t deal with. The ball fell to the winger, who volleyed it home inside the near post. Despite that, it looked like Bernard Challandes’ men wouldn’t take the three points after Iwelin Popow (43’) and Kristian Dimitrov (55’) gave Bulgaria the lead. However Vedat Muriqi (64’) and Elbashan Rashani (92’) turned it around for the visitors to secure the win for Kosovo, who now sit third in the group behind the Czech Republic and England.

Ludwig Augustinsson and his Sweden teammates endured a disappointing evening in the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid as Spain ran out 3-0 winners in their Euro 2020 qualifier. Referee William Collum twice pointed to the spot in the hosts' favour as captain Sergio Ramos and Alvaro Morata both converted to put Spain on course for victory. Augustinsson didn't enjoy much success down the left flank in Madrid but the Werder full-back was also unable to prevent his side from conceding a third goal as Mikel Oyarzabal added his name to the scoresheet late on. Sweden were also unable to breakup the Spanish combination play in the first half. The visitors' only chance of the match also fell to Augustinsson which he was sadly unable to convert. Sweden now sit second in their qualfiying group behind group leaders Spain, but now level on points with Romania following their 4-0 win in Malta.