Defending Champion France Failed To Win In 1st Leg Of UEFA Nations League

France 0-1 Croatia:

France could not successfully defend their Nations League title after losing 1-0 at home to Croatia on Monday.

Didier Deschamps’s side have lost just once in their first three games this month, drawing two more in the leg of their Nations League tie against the group giants.

Luca Modric proved to be their worst enemy with an unnecessary early penalty, who took full advantage in five minutes.

The home side’s performance is shocking, but for the undefeated and dominant world champions, there is a decisive opportunity for another disappointing day.

Ibrahima Konate awarded a penalty after Liverpool defender Ante Budimir slipped and fell, and after a VAR review, Modric squeezed Mike Maignan.

Les Bleus was desperately looking for a ready-made player, but Ivica Ivusic did not make a meaningful save until early in the second half when substitute goalkeeper Aurelien Tchouameni fired straight.

But it was also a sign of a revised purpose and Kylian Mbappe was seen hitting hard from 30 yards out.

Still The visitors received some revenge for the 2018 World Cup final defeat, with Croatia forcing Croatia to save Lovro Majer and Nikola Vlasic from Maignan to create better chances in the closing stages.

Switzerland 1-0 Portugal:

Haris Seferovic suffered Portugal first loss in the nation league after a Ronaldo side 1-0 win over Switzerland in Geneva.

Switzerland lost all three of their Group A2 matches, including a 4-0 draw in Group A2, but Seferovic took the lead in the first minute.

Fernando Santos’ side have repeatedly denied Swiss goalkeeper Jonas Omlin’s counter attack, and the injured Cristiano Ronaldo is particularly notable.

Switzerland lost to Portugal in the top of the group, just one point behind third-placed Czech Republic, but Switzerland lost one point behind Spain in the group stage.

55 seconds later, Silvan Widmer’s right-footed cross from Seferovic overtook the Swiss barrier to become the fastest goal in the history of Nation League.

Thirteen minutes later, the home side thought a Nuno Mendes handball penalty was awarded, but the VAR’s earlier dismissed Andre Silva for a foul on Nico Elvedi.

Omlin denied Danilo Pereira a header from close range and returned home from Rafael Leao shortly afterwards to avoid relegation.

Omlin also stopped Andre Silva’s low drive after the interval, and the Remo Freuler dug wide on the other side.

Seferovic almost overtook the Swiss lead, but Omlin narrowly missed the counter-attack with a quick counter-attack and missed a long shot from Bernardo Silva.

Montpellier performed an amazing performance by pushing Goncalo Guedes off and pushing the Diogo Jota header to victory in Switzerland.

 

Spain 2-0 Czech Republic:

On Sunday, with a 2-0 win over the Czech Republic and a 2-0 win over the Czech Republic, Spain reached the top of Group A2.

Luis Enrique overtook Switzerland on Thursday after another two-game draw to win again at La Rosaleda in Malaga.

Valencia midfielder Soler scored a hat-trick in the first half and could soon open the scoring – his third international goal.

Portugal lost 1-0 to Switzerland in the 75th minute, with La Roja losing 1-0 to top-seeded Switzerland, replacing Sarabia to secure all three points.

Unai Simon denied Jan Kuchta and Vaclav Cerny in the opening 20 minutes and the guests shone.

The Spaniard scored the first goal in the 24th minute when Marco Asensio ran back into the back of the net to cross back eight yards past Ales Mandous.

Before the interim, Spain could not double their advantage, so the soler was wide.

Simon pushed the second half halfway through with great speed as both sides struggled to build a long-range car from Alex Kral.

Three minutes after Sarabia introduced the winning goal to Switzerland for Asensio, midfielder FerranTorres’ low decision jumped home with the most points.

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