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International round-up: Teemu Pukki scores once again for Finland

12 June 2019

Teemu Pukki continued his rich vain of goalscoring form for club and country on Tuesday night in Finland's 2-0 UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying win over Liechtenstein.

Pukki scored both goals in Huuhkajat's triumph over Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday and he once again had a significant contribution, netting the first goal in Vaduz.

The goal came via a Liechtenstein mistake - Finland's Robin Lod pickpocketed the opposing defender in the box and crossed for Pukki to steer the ball into the empty net for his 18th international goal.

Ben Kallman doubled Finland's lead in the second-half as they recorded their second successive win in qualifying to consolidate second spot in Group J.

Meanwhile, it was another impressive night for Northern Ireland as Jamal Lewis once again played the full match in their 1-0 win in Belarus.

Michael O'Neill's side were looking for their fourth win from four in EURO qualifying for the first time in their history and a tight game in Barysaw was decided with just minutes on left on the clock.

Middlesbrough's Paddy McNair cut in from the left-hand side and coolly dispatched low past the Belarus goalkeeper to extend Northern Ireland's winning run.

They currently sit top of Group C with 12 points from 12, but face much sterner tests against Germany and Netherlands in September.

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However, there was disappointment for Kenny McLean (pictured) and Scotland who couldn't back up their win over Cyprus at the weekend against Belgium.

The Red Devils showed their class in Brussels and notched a 3-0 victory with goals from Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku (2) and Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne.

Elsewhere, Mario Vrancic was once again an unused substitute in Bosnia's 2-1 defeat away to Italy.

Edin Dzeko had given the away side the lead in the first-half but the Azzurri came back after the break and took all three points thanks to goals from Lorenzo Insigne and Marco Verratti.


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