Germany and Spain slumped to a defeat in Nations League fixtures in the midweek whereas Bosnia and Israel clinch their spot to league A for the next edition.
Die Mannschaft suffered a dismal defeat at home while playing host to Hungary. They were stunned by Adam Szallai’s goal early at the first half as he tucked away the ball into the far post. Hans Flick’s men then intensified their attack. They had a number of attempts from Timo Werner, Joshua Kimmich, and Leroy Sane but all was either denied by Peter Gulacsi or blocked by the visitor’s defence line. Such loss prevented them from going to the final four. Hungary is the frontrunner of the group instead. Marco Rossi’s side will be taking on Italy in the last fixture to secure their position on the top of the table. A draw would be enough for them to advance to the final round. Should they do, Hungary could encounter Portugal, Netherlands and either Croatia or Denmark in the final four.
Germany vs Hungary 0-1
Goals: Adam Szalai (17)
Germany: Marc Ter-Stegen – Niklas Sule, Jonas Hoffmann, David Raum, Antonio Rudiger – Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gundogan (Jamal Musiala 69), Leroy Sane, Thomas Muller (Lukas Nemcha 85),Serge Gnabry (Thilo Kehrer 46) – Timo Werner (Kai Havertz 70(
Hungary: Peter Gulacsi – Willi Orban, Szalai, Lang – Fiola, Schafer, Kerkez, Adam Nagy (Callum Styles 78) – Daniel Gazdag (Laszlo Kleinheisler 67), Dominik Szoboszlai (Loic Nego 85), Adam Szalai (Martin Adam 67)
Meanwhile, La Furia Roja’s position to progress to the final four is in danger after suffering a 2-1 loss against Switzerland. Manuel Akanji and Breel Embolo found the back of the net while Spain could only reply once through Jordi Alba. They are now sitting second and would have to snatch three points at home while hosting Portugal in the final fixture. Beside those two teams, Three Lions are now under more pressure and criticism as they were defeated again by Italy. A single goal from Giacomo Raspadori was enough to down them to league B. Despite dominating the game and having more shots on target, Harry Kane and Co were barely clinical in their finish. It is England’s third loss in the competition resulting to their first relegation. They are likely to be entailed by Austria, Wales or Poland and Switzerland or Czech Republic.
In League B, Bosnia Herzegovina and Israel sealed their spot to League A after thumping their oppositions respectively. The former defeated Montenegro 1-0 through a single goal of Edin Dzeko while the latter crushed Albania 2-1. In the meantime, Serbia bounced back to climb to the top of the table by routing Sweden 4-1. Alexander Mitrovic bagged a hattrick followed by Sasha Lukic’s goal after conceding from Viktor Claesson on 15th minute. They are now collecting 11 points, the same as Norway who was surprisingly dismantled by Slovenia on the road this weekend. Serbia and Norway will be facing off to fight for the top position as well as the promotion to top level.