Sergio Ramos saved two penalties in his 177th match with Spain – the record for most international matches played by a European player – before a late Gerrard Moreno goal scored a 1-1 draw with Switzerland in the Nations League on Saturday.
Ramos had scored all of his previous 25 penalties, but was frustrated when Yan Somer guessed the right way and blocked the penalty in the 58th minute to keep his team ahead.
Spain’s captain, who beat Italy’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon’s record in the most international matches with a European player (176), scored the first penalty when Ricardo Rodriguez’s header hit the back of his arm, but he failed to take advantage of this advantage.
Switzerland advanced in the 23rd minute through Remo Frolier and could double their lead in the second half, but Ramos saved his team with a shot from the goal line.
Spain then got a second penalty kick in the 79th minute which resulted in Swiss defender Niko Elvedi being sent off. However, Ramos was once again outdone by Sumer, who was not fooled by Panenka’s poor defender penalty and had easily controlled the ball.
Substitute Moreno saved Ramos’ red face in the 89th minute and finally beat Sumer with a cross from Sergio Reguilon.
Germany top Group A4 with nine points, while Spain are second with eight, and they must win the match on Tuesday at home against Joachim Loew’s side in order to advance to the fourth round. Switzerland remains in last place and can avoid relegation to the United Nations League by beating Ukraine on Tuesday.
France Handing over United Nations League champions Portugal A rare defeat, a 1-0 win in Lisbon thanks to the Ngolo Kante goal in the second half, enough to reach the final round of the competition at the expense of the hosts.
Kante scored his second goal only for France in the 54th minute to remain at the top of Group C in the first division with 13 points from five matches, three points ahead of Portugal and a better record in direct confrontations to give themselves an unforgettable progress.
France should have taken the lead in the first half but Anthony Martial missed three chances, two Roy Patricio saved her and one shot into the crossbar. Jose Fonte hit the post as Portugal pressed for a tie in the second half.
Timo Werner scored every side of the first half to assist Germany Return by winning 3-1 Ukraine They topped the A4 group with a game to play.
The Germans made a strong start but were forced to retreat after Roman Jaremchuk scored a goal in the run-up to give Ukraine a surprising lead in the 12th minute.
Leon Goretzka set up the next two goals, first setting off a quick break and sending Leroy Sane to equalize in the 23rd minute, then controlling Robin Koch’s cross and lifting the ball to Werner to lead the home side in the lead after 10 minutes.
Ukraine nearly leveled in the 53rd minute when Oleksandr Zinchenko hit the skewed ball to beat goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, but it rebounded off the post.
Werner scored his second goal in the 64th minute, before Ukraine scored twice again in a strong finish.
Goals by Dejan Kolosewski and Marcus Danielson hit Sweden The series defeats in four consecutive matches in the Nations League where they win Croatia 2-1 in Stockholm.
Needing to win to avoid relegation from Group A3, the win keeps Sweden’s hopes alive as they head to their final group match against France in Paris on Wednesday, although they are still at the bottom of the group.
Sweden coach Jan Anderson had to watch the match from home after testing positive for COVID-19 and 20-year-old Kolosewski striker was chosen to start the attack with Marcus Berg.
The decision paid off quickly as the Juventus player fired a stinging shot and created another opportunity for winger Emile Forsberg. His team gave the lead when Matteo Kovacic blocked his first goal for his country in the 36th minute.
Danielson scored the second goal in stoppage time in the first half, swiping on the nearby post to send Sebastian Larson a corner kick into the net with a header to finish Sweden’s best 45 minutes in the competition so far.
They continued to dominate in the second half, but Croatia returned strongly to the match and scored the goal when Ivan Perisic hit the header from Danielson and found the net.
In the C1 Nations League, Cyprus He scored his first win of the season after coming from behind to score a surprise 2-1 win Luxembourg, Which ended up with ten men in Nicosia. the black Mountain Negative tie Azerbaijan, As a player was sent off as well, that was enough to put them on the table.
D1 Nations League leaders Pharos Islands They extended their unbeaten run with a 1-1 draw Latvia In Riga. Malta He came from behind to win Andorra 3-1 and are second with eight points, and the next leading game will be on November 17th.
Saturday’s only D2 match saw the leaders Tarek mountain Held a negative tie San Marino, Who played most of the second half with ten men.
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