October 28, 2020

Croatia is eliminated in the League of Nations and England gives up the leadership of its group


Disappointment at elimination in Croatia.

Disappointment at elimination in Croatia.
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A goal from Kylian Mbappé with ten minutes to go gave victory to the French team in their visit to Croatia (1-2) and left the current world runner-up in the Nations League without options, while in the same group Portugal defeated Sweden (3-0) with a lot of authority without Cristiano Ronaldo, which has been positive for coronavirus.

In Maksimir State, Didier Deschamps’ team did a 2×1: he took all three points when he accepted the draw and eliminated the always feared Croatia. The triumph began with a great goal from Antoine Griezmann, who shot the checkered goalkeeper inside the area and his shot kissed the nets after hitting the crossbar.

Those of Zlatko Dalic, with Modric the 90 minutes, They matched the match with a spectacular shot from Nikola Vlasic, who beat Hugo Lloris with the outside of the boot. The draw, however, was not the final result because France threw the best play of the match in the second and final goal. A long send that Digne connected ended in Mbappé’s boots, who scored first.

Thus, France has ten points in group 3, the same as Portugal, who had no problems to finish Sweden (2-0) despite the absence due to COVID-19 of their leader, Cristiano Ronaldo. The ‘tugas’ won with goals from Bernardo Silva and Diego Jota, who scored a double, to sign off their great performance. The Swedes said goodbye to all their options.

In addition, in other matches of the fourth day, Poland’s triumph over Bosnia Herzegovina (3-0) with a Robert Lewandowski double that raises his international scoring count to 63. A spectacular figure for the incombustible Bayern forward, the best of the match without discussion.

The other for the Poles was the work of Karol Linetty on the verge of halftime, when the Bosnians were already playing with one less for the expulsion of Ahmedhodzic. The bad news for Bosnia and for him Barça It was the injury of Miralem Pjanic, who retired injured after 33 minutes of play. Poland leads the group with seven points after the draw of Italy and the Netherlands (1-1).

Lorenzo Pellegrini advanced to the ‘azzurra’, but Donny van de Beek put the final tie in the equator of the first round. The Netherlands ‘post Koeman’ maintains the options thanks to this goal and remains two points behind Poland and one of his rival this Wednesday. Roberto Mancini’s men have accumulated 23 home matches without knowing defeat. England punctures, Belgium leads

In Group 2, the Belgian team rose to the top after overcoming Iceland’s momentum thanks to a double from Romelu Lukaku, the second from a penalty.. The team led by Roberto Martínez, without Madridistas Hazard and Courtois, won a key victory for their interests, especially after England’s puncture at Wembley.

Gareth Southgate’s men deserved better luck, but ended up losing to Martin Braithwaite’s Denmark. The culé striker played 73 minutes in the victory of the ‘Vikings’ with a goal from Christian Eriksen. Harry Maguire’s double yellow card helped half an hour into the game. The Danes are second tied on points with their victim on Wednesday.

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