France He is preparing to play their Nations League matches with a friendly defeat at home, 2-0 Finland Their 12-game unbeaten streak came to an abrupt end on Wednesday.
Marcus Fors and Uni Valacari scored in the first half to give the Finns their first victory against them Glaucoma, After losing all eight previous matches in the match at the Stade de France.
France dominated the ball and had the first chance when Marcus Thuram’s header hit the crossbar, but Didier Deschamps’ side, without injured Kylian Mbappe, lacked inspiration the whole time.
France, whose last defeat was in June 2019, will face Portugal away on Saturday and Sweden at home on Tuesday in the Nations League.
Force put the visiting team ahead of the game, beating goalkeeper Steve Mandanda from close range in Finland’s first match attempt in the 28th minute. Valacari doubled the score three minutes later with a superb shot of balls from a height of 20 meters.
Deschamps replaced Olivier Giroud for Anthony Martial in the 57th minute and Paul Pogba was disappointed with N’Golo Kante, but the changes had little effect.
Michy Batshuayi scored twice in the second half as Belgium He came from behind to win Switzerland 2-1, a confidence-boosting win ahead of the Nations League match against England on Sunday.
Batshuayi scored 13 goals in his last 13 international matches to keep Belgium’s record unbeaten at home over four years.
Admir Mohammadi put Switzerland ahead early before Batshuayi realized a draw from a potential offside position early in the second half as both teams submitted tentative formations with a focus on Nations League matches.
After 12 minutes, Belgian defender Sebastian Bornau attempted a header that allowed Mohamed to score against Simone Mignolet.
Four minutes into the second half, Belgium equalized after a Swiss pass from Yuri Tillmans, who quickly played it to Batshuayi and finished with confidence. He looked offside when the pass was triggered for him but the goal didn’t stop.
Lula Mignolet and the Bornau bloc could have regained their lead in time.
However, Belgium claimed victory when Dodi Lukpakio put up an opportunity from the left flank by Thomas Phuket for the first time in central Batshuayi, who had room to drop it into the net.
The first match for Belgium was at Den Drive Stadium in Ohio Leuven, where England and Denmark will host next Wednesday. The match has been moved from Brussels due to the curfew imposed as part of the Covid-19 lockdown in Belgium.
The Netherlands Draw 1-1 at home to Spain After Donnie Van de Beek canceled an earlier goal by Sergio Canales.
Dutch defender Nathan Aky, a Manchester City player, was forced to exit early from the match due to a muscle injury.
Canales scored his first goal in his favor Spain In the 19th minute, he grabbed a pass from Alvaro Morata and shot it low. Van de Beek equalized early in the second half, beating Spain’s first goalkeeper Unai Simon on the near post.
Luis Enrique’s team dominated the first half, but the Netherlands dominated the second and wasted two clear chances to win. Simon frustrated Captain Memphis Depay at close range with a low dive but the striker had to let the opportunity far, Luke de Jong refused a late foray into the area, losing control of the ball and allowing Spain’s defenders to return.
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