Turkey’s stumbling appearance |
Kuntz embarrassment against Luxembourg
Nobody expected that!
German coach Stefan Kuntz (59) and his Turks struggle only to an embarrassing 3:3 against the blatant outsider Luxembourg!
It starts bitterly: after a blatant defensive buck, the Turkish goalkeeper Cakir is overtaken by his own defender Eren Elmali, striker Martins only has to bet for the football dwarf.
Violent: The ex-Freiburger Söyüncü (now Leicester) enters the family planning post when he tries to save. Ünder equalizes with a penalty after a foul by Chanot (16th).
But the underdog comes back and takes advantage of a defensive error by the Turks to make it 2-1 via Sinani (37′) before the hapless Chanot scores an own goal (39′).
Then the near sensation: Luxembourger Gerson Rodrigues caused Turkey’s shock with the 2:3 and the almost bitter mega-embarrassing bankruptcy!
But Yüksek equalizes shortly before time, making it 3:3 for the Kuntz team (87th) and save the Turks. But the shame remains…
France escapes relegation
World champion France and superstar Kylian Mbappé (23) beat Austria 2-0 and escape direct relegation from League A in the Nations League!
The star striker from Paris St. Germain scores after an error by Bayern’s Sabitzer (58th). Giroud put the lid on with the 2-0 (65th)
Mbappé thus saves the 2018 world champion, who was immediately relegated if the Ösis went bankrupt.
France’s relegation final against Denmark is on Sunday (8:45 p.m.), Austria must beat leader Croatia not to slip to League B.
Lewandowski misses and loses
Polish star striker Robert Lewandowski (34) misses and loses 2-0 to World Cup participants the Netherlands.
Shock moment right at the start: The Dutch Koopmeiners needs a long-term treatment in the second minute after kick-off after a collision with the Polish Linetty, but can continue.
Then the Dutchman Gakpo converted a fine combination via Barça star Depay to 1-0 (13th). Bergwijn snaps and makes it 2-0 (60′).
All results of the Nations League on Thursday
League A, Group 1
Croatia 2-1 Denmark
League A, Group 4
Belgium 2-1 Wales
League C, Group 1
Lithuania 1-1 Faroe Islands
League C, Group 3
Kazakhstan 2-1 Belarus
Slovakia 1-2 Azerbaijan
Division D, Group 1
Latvia 1-2 Moldova
Liechtenstein – Andorra 0:2