Germany, Italy stay perfect

The Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — European heavyweights Germany, Italy and Belgium maintained their perfect records in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship on Tuesday, while world champion France bounced back from a surprising loss.

Germany flexed its muscle with an 8-0 rout of Estonia, Italy scored a late winner to beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1 and Belgium eased to a 3-0 win over Scotland.

France, which lost 2-0 in Turkey on Saturday, recorded a 4-0 win over tiny Andorra.

Russia, which thrashed San Marino 9-0 on Saturday for its biggest win since the Soviet era, had to settle for a 1-0 win at home over Cyprus.

Germany’s rout of Estonia capped a good week for interim coach Markus Sorg, who took charge of the side for two games while Joachim Loew recovers from an injury he sustained in the gym.

Marco Reus and Serge Gnabry both scored twice, while Leon Goretzka, Ilkay Guindogan, Timo Werner and Leroy Sane added the other goals.

Germany next plays the Netherlands in September.Speech

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