In a day full of action-packed European qualifying matches, there was certainly no shortage on goals. With such world powerhouses as England, Portugal, Germany, and the Dutch all playing on the same match day, you are bound to get some overwhelming results
The most convincing and absolutely mind-blowing result of the day was the Netherlands route of San Marino. Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie netted four goals, while Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Wesley Sneijder both grabbed braces. The World Cup 2010 finalists kicked off their EURO 2014 qualifying campaign with a seriously powerful performance.
Wayne Rooney continued his run of excellent form both for the Three Lions and the Red Devils by leading the way and scoring two goals. In a drastically different Fabio Capello side where we saw Frank Lampard excluded in favor of Scott Parker and Gareth Barry, and United’s fledgling defensive starlet Chris Smalling started at right back. Gary Cahill had England’s third goal as they also won quite convincingly in their opening fixture.
My predicted winner of the 2014 World Cup, Germany, put on a magical performance led by surreal Real Madrid middy Mesut Ozil. The German #8 put on a dazzling show and came out of the match with a hat trick. Youngsters Mario Götze and Andre Schurrle also found the back of the net, further proving that the German youth system is far more superior than any other, aside from maybe the Spanish.
Speaking of Spain, they were brought to the wire by former rivals Chile, who went out to a commanding two to nil lead. The World Champions fought back valiantly late in the second half to wi nthe match. Super sup Andres Iniesta marked his second half entrance with a goal, as did Barcelona new-boy Cesc Fabregas, who in the 90th minute missed a game-winning penalty. Then proceeded to score a goal seconds later to win the game, thus leading to a scuffle that really put an ugly scar on an exhilarating match.