Euro 2020 qualifying roundup: Spain, Italy and Swiss start with wins


• Sergio Ramos scores Panenka in Spain’s 2-1 win over Norway
• Italy beat Finland 2-0; Sweden defeat Romania 2-1

The Spain captain Sergio Ramos scored another Panenka penalty to give his side a 2-1 home win over Norway in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier but it was a far from convincing display from Luis Enrique’s side. Spain made a slick start and took the lead at Valencia’s Mestalla stadium when Rodrigo Moreno volleyed in Jordi Alba’s cross from close range in the 16th minute and continued to dominate proceedings without carving out many clear chances.

Norway, who had done little in attack, levelled in the 65th minute with a perfectly taken penalty from striker Josh King after Iñigo Martínez had hauled Bjørn Johnsen to the floor. Spain earned a spot-kick of their own six minutes later when Álvaro Morata was tripped by Norway goalkeeper Rune Jarstein. Ramos took it and chipped the ball down the middle to score his fifth Panenka of the season and the eighth of his career.

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Source: Football News
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