Internationals: Luka Jovic at the double for Serbia youngsters
Luka Jovic and Carlos Salcedo are the final two Frankfurt players to return from international duty, the former catching the eye by scoring a brace on Tuesday.
Serbia maintained their perfect record in qualification for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, with in-form Luka Jovic leading them to a 3-2 win against Russia on Tuesday. With the score level at 1-1 after 26 minutes, the Eintracht striker stepped up and fired the White Eagles to victory, netting in the 33rd and 60th minutes to secure his side three points and top spot in qualification Group 7.
Mexico and Carlos Salcedo played their final 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier overnight on Tuesday. The Mexicans, who had already qualified, suffered a 3-2 defeat in Honduras despite twice taking the lead. Oribe Peralta (17’) and Carlos Vela (39’) scored the goals for El Tri, but Alberth Elis (34’), an own-goal from goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa (54’) and Romell Quioto (60’) earned Honduras victory and a place in the World Cup play-offs. Having played 90 minutes in the 3-1 win against Trinidad & Tobago last week, Salcedo was an unused substitute.
Elsewhere, Sahverdi Cetin and the Germany U-17 side suffered a shock 4-0 defeat to Iran at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup India 2017 on Tuesday. Eintracht midfielder Cetin played the full 90 minutes.