It wasn’t just the France team this Thursday night in the Nations League. In League A, Belgium also came back and faced Wales Gareth Bale, on the bench at kick-off. The Red Devils could count on their Eden Hazard-Kevin De Bruyne duo with Batshuayi leading the attack. And it was no surprise that the Manchester City playmaker came to the fore in this match. Scorer at the start of the game, he offered the second goal to Batshuayi just before the break. Despite Moore’s narrowing of the gap, Belgium take all three points.
In the other game, the Netherlands calmly managed against an uninspired Polish team. After Cody Gakpo’s early goal, Louis Van Gaal’s men continued to dominate the game. After a slightly more hollow period where the Poland of Lewandowski and Milik failed to be dangerous, the Netherlands took the break. Aligned up front with Memphis, Steven Bergwijn played with the opposing defense and calmly went to adjust Szczesny (2-0). The Netherlands regains first place in the group ahead of the Belgians. Finally in the last game of League A, Croatia (in France’s group) calmed down against Denmark. Difficult victory thanks to Borna Sosa and Lovro Majer (while Eriksen had tied) that allowed them to take the lead in this group.
turkey stuck at home
The Nations League also returned to League C on Thursday. And first surprise, Turkey got hooked at home against a great team from Luxembourg. While Marseillais Cengiz Under had drawn in this match, the Turkish side sank afterwards. But Chanot’s own goal from Luxembourg revived the match and Yuksek equalized in the closing moments. Turkey concedes a draw (3-3) but remains the leader of this group and above all it rises in League B of the League of Nations. Lithuania met the Faroe Islands (1-1) and was relegated to League D.
In the other group, Slovakia were surprised at home by Azerbaijan and suffered a narrow loss (0-1). The fifth of this group. Azerbaijan beat their opponent of the night and took second place in the group. Finally in League D, Andorra did the job against Liechstenstein (1-0) and continues to surprise. Liechstenstein has yet to take even the slightest point in this group.
- croatia 2-1 Denmark (Sosa, Majer/Eriksen)
- Belgium 2-1 Wales (De Bruyne, Batshuayi/Moore)
- Poland 0-2 Netherlands (Gakpo, Bergwijn)
- Turkey 3-3 Luxembourg (Under, Chanot CSC, Yuksek/ Martins, Sinani, Rodrigues)
- Lithuania 1-1 Faroe Islands (Slivka/Andreasen)
- Slovakia 0-1 Azerbaijan (Dadasov)
- Liechtenstein 0-2 Andorra (Albert Rosas, Cervos)