Ukraine starts happily
Belgium turns against Poland in the Nations League
06/08/2022, 11:45 PM
The Netherlands continues to set the pace, but Belgium also faces the unmistakable Robert Lewandowski: the two neighbors won the Nations League at the same pace. Meanwhile, Ukraine got off to a good start after failing to qualify for the World Cup.
The Netherlands got off to a perfect start to the Nations League with their second win in the second game – neighboring Belgium were also at the top of their game after just five days of shame in a head-to-head duel: Bond coach Louis van Gaal’s Elftal won 2-1. Wednesday (0:0) in Wales. Belgium beat Poland 6-1 (1-1) and Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski was ready to change.
In a largely balanced match in Dublin, Teun Koopmeiners scored the lead with Holland’s first shot on goal (50). Rhys Norrington Davies equalized in overtime (90’+2′) before former Wolfsburg player Wout Weghorst scored the winning goal for Orange almost immediately (90’+4′). Wales qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 64 years, defeating Ukraine 1-0 in the final three days ago. The Netherlands now top Group A4 with six points thanks to the win.
Belgium won against Poland after a significant improvement in the performance in the second half with goals from Dortmund’s Axel Witsel (40), Kevin De Bruyne (59), Leandro Trossard (73 minutes / 80), Leander Dendoncker (84). ) and Lois Openda (90 + 3). Lewandowski of record champion Bayern Munich had given the Poles the lead (28). The 33-year-old is currently causing a lot of trouble with his frequent request for change. The star striker is courting a move to FC Barcelona, and those responsible for Bayern want to keep Lewandowski.
In League B of the Nations League, Ukraine was the better team after the bitter defeat against Wales and missed the World Cup against Ireland and narrowly won 1-0 (0-0) through a goal by Luiktor Zyganko (48). In the parallel match in the first group, Scotland beat Armenia 2-0 (2-0), Anthony Ralston (28) and Scott McKenna (40) scored.