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International round-up: Pukki among the goals again in crucial Finland victory

15 October 2019

Teemu Pukki bagged a crucial brace on Tuesday evening as Finland took a step closer to qualifying for their first ever major tournament.

After Fredrik Jensen had given Finland the lead in the first half, Pukki took matters into his own hands to seal an important three points against Armenia.

The goals were similar with Pukki twice latching onto through balls and coolly lobbing the Armenia stopper, taking his tally to seven in this European Championship qualifying campaign.

Finland are now on the brink of qualifying for EURO 2020. A victory against Liechtenstein in Helsinki in November will be enough for Huuhkajat to make history and qualify for a first major tournament in their history.

It was also an impressive night for Max Aarons who produced an assist in England Under-21s comfortable 5-1 victory over Austria at Stadium:MK.

Aarons crossed for Chelsea Callum Hudson-Odoi to rifle home his first of two goals on the night to get the ball rolling early on.

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Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United bagged a hat-trick in a superb night for England's youngsters.

In Under-19s European Championship qualifying, Scotland's youngsters finished top of their group with a 1-0 win over Germany.

Archie Mair completed a trio of 90 minutes against the Germans and kept his second successive clean sheet after Saturday's shutout against Andorra.

Scotland have now qualified for the Elite Round which takes place in March next year to determine which nations qualify for the U19 EUROs in Northern Ireland next summer.

Elsewhere, Adam Idah played 90 minutes of Republic of Ireland Under-21s' defeat to Iceland. 

Josip Drmic was an unusued substitute in Switzerland's 2-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland senior side.

And Rocky Bushiri was also an unused substitute in Belgium Under-21s' 4-1 victory over Moldova.


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