Two goals from Serhiy Nazarenko and another from Andriy Shevchenko brought Ukraine a 3-1 away win against Kazakhstan. They join England in having six points from their first two Group Six matches.

Ukraine, who beat Belarus 1-0 last Saturday, asserted themselves from the start but did not score until shortly before half-time when midfielder Nazarenko headed in the rebound after Yevgen Seleznov hit a post.

Andriy Shevchenko doubled the lead eight minutes after the break before Kazakhstan pulled one back through Sergey Ostapenko in the 70th minute. But Nazarenko put the result beyond doubt 10 minutes later.

Andorra briefly threatened a surprise when a penalty from Marc Pujol put them level at 1-1 against Belarus midway through the second half in Andorra La Vella. However, goals from Vitali Rodionov, converting from Alexander Hleb`s pass, and substitute Vyacheslav Hleb wrapped up a 3-1 win for the visitors.

In Group Four, Germany needed a hat-trick from Miroslav Klose to scrape a draw against Finland in Helsinki. The visitors were behind three times but on each occasion the Bayern Munich striker pulled them level.

Jonatan Johansson opened the scoring, exploiting the Germany defence`s failure to clear to beat goalkeeper Robert Enke. Five minutes later Klose replied after Sami Hyypia failed to control a pass. Finland regained the lead two minutes before half-time when Mika Vayrynen converted Daniel Sjolund`s pass but two minutes later Klose seized on a mistake by goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen to make it 2-2. Sjolund`s header gave Finland the lead for the third time but Klose earned Germany a point, bundling the ball in after a goalmouth scramble.

In the same group Lichtenstein, Wales` next opponents, earned a rare point, drawing 0-0 away to Azerbaijan

In Group Nine Holland won 2-1 in Macedonia, a header from John Heitinga and venomous drive from Rafael van der Vaart in the second half setting up victory.

Goals from Thierry Henry and Nicolas Anelka guided France to a 2-1 win over Serbia in Paris, easing some of the pressure on coach Raymond Domenech after last Saturday`s defeat by Austria. Branislav Ivanovic pulled one back for Serbia with 14 minutes left.

The biggest surprise came in Zurich, where Luxembourg beat Switzerland 2-1, Alphonse Leweck`s goal securing a stunning victory for the visitors four minutes from time.

The Guardian