Failing to go to Qatar for a few weeks, the Squadra Azzurra will be satisfied with this. This Monday, Hungary and Italy cross swords to determine which of these two countries will get the penultimate ticket for the Final Four of the League of Nations in this group 3. In this little game, so the Nazionale de Donnarumma has the last word (2-0). After the first excitement of the night for the Hungarians when Szalai saved his goalkeeper Gulasci after a handball on his line (5th), Raspadori, in the fox of the surfaces, took advantage of a terrible mistake to recover from the Hungarian defense to cool down Puskàs. Arena (27th).
Facing the courageous Hungarians, the reigning European champions ended up resting. If Di Lorenzo was very close to it (31st), Dimarco, served by Cristane at the end of a beautiful collective movement, was not asked to put his men in safety (52nd). The PSG goalkeeper, for his part, did the job against Styles at close range to not give an ounce of hope to Marco Rossi’s men (55th). Not much to report between now and the end of the game, apart from Hungary captain Adam Szalai saying goodbye to his public.
The amazing return of the Three Lions!
The other issue of the night, in a prestigious poster opposing England to Germany, is not sporting, but symbolic as a dress rehearsal before setting foot in Qatar for the Cup of the world 2022. Three Lions offered their public a sacred burst of pride (3-3) when they were heavily ridden. What allowed Gareth Southgate, criticized across the Channel, to breathe a little? Nothing is less certain.
Especially since Maguire, where he maintained his confidence in a 3-man defense, again experienced a very complicated night in front of his men. The defender of Manchester United sinned again by allowing a penalty against the Nationalmannschaft (52nd). Before losing the ball that led to a wonderful goal on the break signed by Havertz (67th). He is lucky because his colleagues have an iron mind. For the first God Save The King at Wembley and this after a royal silence observed in honor of the late Queen Elizabeth II, the 22 actors even took the time to pack the meeting.
Festivals at Wembley
The first period was in favor of the English, under the leadership of a Sterling on the legs and only one member of the starting trio (along with Kane and Foden) who was very dangerous. Without the amazing save from Ter Stegen against the Chelsea player (25th), the Three Lions would have taken the lead against Kehrer’s Germany, fishing in his transmissions and in the dangerous zone, like Kimmich ( 45th + 3). After drinking water for a short time, the public at Wembley, the land of magical football, was able to rejoice. Shaw first sounded the lift (72nd) before the entrants (Climb for the Mount) made the difference to equalize (75th).
Taking advantage of a foul from Bellingham’s Schlotterbeck at the entrance to the area, Kane beat Wembley happily by converting a penalty after VAR intervention (84th). A short-lived happiness. Pope, surprised by the rebound of a strike from Gnabry, allowed Havertz to pay a double (87th), while Ter Stegen saved his men again in front of Saka (90th). Parity score in this crazy match between two countries that still have a lot of work to do for the 2022 World Cup. So England ended this Nations League campaign without a win.
Kvaratskhelia still makes the powder to speak
Note that, in League B, Finland validated its continuation in favor of a victory over Montenegro (2-0), thus condemning Romania to League C despite its great success against Bosnia (4- 1). Willy Sagnol’s Georgia, guaranteed to go up to League B, finished unbeaten in particular thanks to a new goal in Gibraltar (2-1) from the country’s new star, the Neapolitan Kvaratskhelia.
Match result at 8:45 pm.
League A – Group 3
England 3-3 Germany: Shaw (72nd), Mount (75th), Kane (84th) / Gündoğan (52nd, sp), Havertz (67th, 87th)
Hungary 0-2 Italy : Raspadori (27th), Dimarco (52nd)
League B – Group 3
Montenegro 0-2 Finland : Antman (47th), Källman (53rd)
Romania 4-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina: Man (38th), Puscas (73rd, 86th), Ratiu (79th) / Dzeko (77th)
League C – Group 4
Gibraltar 1-2 Georgia : Annesley (75th) / Kvaratskhelia (19th, sp), Tsitaishvili (48th)
North Macedonia 0-1 Bulgaria : Despodov (50th)
League D – Group 2
San Marino 0-4 Estonia : Anier (38th, 78th), Tenist (56th), Sappinen (66th)