It was not just the France team this Thursday evening in the League of Nations. In League A, Belgium was also 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 at the forefront of the attack. And it was no surprise that Manchester City’s playmaker stood out in this match. Scorer at the start of the match, 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 match, the Netherlands managed quietly against an uninspired Polish team. After an early opener from in-form Cody Gakpo, Louis Van Gaal’s men continued to dominate the proceedings. After a period a little more hollow where the Poland of Lewandowski and Milik failed to be dangerous, the Netherlands took the break. Aligned at the forefront with Memphis, Steven Bergwijn played with the opposing defense and quietly went to adjust Szczesny (2-0). The Netherlands are in first place in the group ahead of the Belgians. Finally in the last match of League A, Croatia (in the group of France) was reassured against Denmark. A difficult victory thanks to Borna Sosa and Lovro Majer (while Eriksen had equalized) which allowed them to take the lead in this group.
Turkey tied to home
The Nations League was also back in League C on Thursday. And first surprise, Turkey was tied at home against a great team from Luxembourg. While the Marseillais Cengiz Under had equalized in this match, the Turkish formation sank afterwards. But Luxembourg’s Chanot’s own goal revived the game and Yuksek equalized in the final moments. Turkey concedes a draw (3-3) but still remains the leader of this group and above all it goes up to League B of the League of Nations. Lithuania stumbled on the Faroe Islands (1-1) and was relegated to League D.
In the other group, Slovakia was surprised at home by Azerbaijan and conceded a narrow defeat (0-1). The fifth in this group. Azerbaijan beat their evening opponent and took second place in the group. Finally in League D, Andorra did the job against Liechtenstein (1-0) and continues to surprise. Liechstenstein has still not taken 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 (Dadachov)
- Liechtenstein 0-2 Andorra (Albert Rosas, Cervos)