Nations League: France play goalless draw in opposition to Portugal; England beat Belgium 2-1


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Rashford’s penalty canceled out Romelu Lukaku’s spot kick within the first half earlier than Mason Mount’s looping, deflected shot clinched England’s first victory over a top-ranked staff in 9 years.

Portugal and France misplaced their good data on this season’s UEFA Nations League after enjoying out a Zero-Zero draw in opposition to one another on Sunday, and Belgium noticed its 13-match unbeaten run ended by a 2-1 defeat in opposition to England.

Two of the game’s finest forwards had been saved quiet at a cold Stade de France.

Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo had an excellent likelihood within the second minute of damage time, however goalkeeper Hugo Lloris palmed away his angled shot from the left. France’s Kylian Mbappe was substituted close to the top after having did not make an impression in opposition to the Nations League champion’s resolute protection.

Portugal stays prime in Group Three of League A, forward of France on objective distinction, with each groups on seven factors.

Third-place Croatia has three factors after beating Sweden 2-1. Substitute Andrej Kramarić scored the winner in that match, 9 minutes after coming off the bench.

ENGLAND COMEBACK

England got here from behind to beat Belgium and transfer prime in Group 2 of League A.

Marcus Rashford’s penalty canceled out Romelu Lukaku’s spot kick within the first half earlier than Mason Mount’s looping, deflected shot clinched England’s first victory over a top-ranked staff in 9 years.

England moved some extent forward of second-place Belgium and three above Denmark which beat Iceland Three-Zero.

STALEMATES

Italy was held to a Zero-Zero draw in opposition to Poland however remained prime of its group after the Netherlands drew by the identical rating in opposition to Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The match was alleged to pit two of Europe’s prime goalscorers in opposition to one another in Robert Lewandowski and Ciro Motionless. Nonetheless, Italy coach Roberto Mancini surprisingly left Motionless on the bench.

Italy is some extent above the Netherlands and Poland in Group 1 of League A. It performs the Netherlands on Wednesday.

HAALAND HAT TRICK

Erling Haaland netted a hat trick to assist Norway thrash Romania Four-Zero and assuage its European Championship playoff disappointment.

Alexander Sørloth scored Norway’s different objective. Haaland already has six targets within the competitors.

Norway misplaced a Euro 2020 playoff to Serbia on Thursday.

Norway is stage on six factors with chief Austria in Group 1 of League B.

Austria beat host Northern Eire 1-Zero.

OTHER MATCHES

Finland beat Bulgaria 2-Zero in Group Four of League B and Eire drew Zero-Zero in opposition to Wales.

Additionally in League B, it was: Israel 1, Czech Republic 2; Scotland 1, Slovakia Zero; Russia 1, Turkey 1; and Serbia Zero, Hungary 1.

There have been 4 attracts in League C: Armenia 2, Georgia 2; Estonia Three, North Macedonia Three; Kazakhstan Zero, Albania Zero; and Lithuania 2, Belarus 2.

Additionally, Greece beat Moldova 2-Zero and Slovenia received 1-Zero in Kosovo.

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