Leading with Lewandowski, the Poles collapse in Brussels. Orange ahead with Koopmeiners, reached in the 92 ‘, find the winning goal with Weghorst in the 94’. The bianconero comes out with a leg problem. Ukraine passes to Ireland, Scotland folds Armenia
Belgium’s goal to Poland, Holland flies to the top of group 4 thanks to a goal from Teun Koopmeiners: the Nations League continues to give emotions. De Bruyne and his teammates overwhelm (6-1) the team of coach Michniewicz, initially in the lead thanks to a goal by Lewandowski. The Orange moved to Wales (2-1) after a heart-pounding final, while Scotland and Ukraine beat Armenia (2-0) and Ireland (1-0) respectively.
Belgium 6-1 Poland
In the match in Brussels, Belgium – without the injured Lukaku – overturns Poland and conquers the first three points in the competition. Mertens and Theate start from the bench, among the guests there is space for Zielinski, Zurkowski, Glik and Dragowski, owner after beating the competition of Szczesny and Skorupski. After 5 ‘the Red Devils close to the lead with Batshuayi, who hits the post with an assist from De Bruyne. At 28 ‘the usual Lewandowski scores: a filter from Szymanski ends up on Robert’s feet, who controls and stabs Mignolet. Belgium’s equalizer came just before half-time: in the 43rd minute Witsel reached a ball on the edge of the area and scored 1-1 with his right foot. At 58 ‘Dragowski is the protagonist with a double save on Dendoncker and Hazard. Two minutes later, however, Poland hurt themselves: from a lost ball in the setting phase, the hosts restarted, which De Bruyne concluded perfectly by putting the signature on 2-1. In the final, Leandro Trossard also celebrates, taking over from the bench and author of a brace: with a left-handed corner and a cross-shot that ends in seven, the Brighton playmaker brings the result to 4-1. Closing the dances Dendoncker and Openda, respectively, with a shot from distance and with a face-to-face excavation with Dragowski.
Wales 1-2 Netherlands
In the other match of group 4 of league A, the Netherlands presents themselves in Cardiff aiming at the Serie A block: Van Gaal deploys De Vrij and De Ligt in defense, with the line of midfielders composed of Hateboer, Koopemeiners, Schouten and Malacia of Feyenoord. Among the opponents, Gareth Bale starts from the bench. Emotions do not abound in the first half. The match is unlocked at 50 ‘with a pearl signed by Koopmeiners. The Atalanta midfielder receives the ball at the edge of the area and immediately crosses with the right, sending the ball where Davies cannot reach. The advantage of the Orange lasts up to 90 ‘. In the recovery, however, everything happens: in the 92nd minute Wales equalized with Norrington-Davies, who coordinated perfectly and with the header found the momentary 1-1 turn. An instant later, the Netherlands got back ahead thanks to another shot – that of Wout Weghorst – on a cross from Malacia. Wales leaves the field with a bitter taste, Van Gaal smiles: he is first in the standings with full points. Juventus, on the other hand, were anxious about De Ligt: the defender collapsed with a problem in his right leg and had to leave the field in the 84th minute, being replaced by Martins Indi. The extent of the injury to be assessed in the next few hours.
After the defeat in the World Cup play-off, Ukraine tries to rise again in group 1 of league B. In the Dublin match, the teams are equal in the first 45 ‘, but in the beginning of the second half Ireland messes up and gives the guests the advantage. At 47 ‘Tsygankov, just entered, takes charge of a free-kick from the back: the ball takes a mocking trajectory and crosses the entire penalty area, only to fall behind Kelleher. In the final minutes Ireland pushed for a draw. In the 79th minute he hits a crossbar with Duffy, then touches the 1-1 with a shot from Obafemi. Nothing to do, because Ukraine resisted until the triple whistle.
Scotland 2-0 Armenia
Two goals in the first half, to secure three points and the top in the group. Steve Clarke’s Scotland immediately took first place in group 1 of league B, level on points with Ukraine and Armenia but ahead in terms of goal difference. In Glasgow the goals from Tony Ralston and Scott McKenna were decisive, both with heads, respectively on an assist from Armstrong and McGinn.
June 8 – 11:15 pm
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