International Friendlies: Netherlands hold Spain; Belgium, Germany and Portugal win; France stunned at home
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International Friendlies: Netherlands hold Spain; Belgium, Germany and Portugal win; France stunned at home

Netherlands and Spain shared the spoils in a high-profile friendly match played on Wednesday night in Amsterdam.  

Both teams went into the match with a host of injuries to some of their key players and named changed teams for the match. 

Sergio Canales gave Spain the opener in the 19th minute after he was set free in the area by Alvaro Morata and made no mistake with a lovely finish into the bottom right corner. 

The hosts however pulled level two minutes after the break, after Man United midfielder Donny van de Beek met a perfect cross from Owen Wijndal deep inside the box, before controlling it with a nice first touch and produced an accurate strike inside the left post.  

Portugal 7-0 Andorra

Elsewhere, Portugal registered a 7-0 win over minnow Andorra in  Lisbon. 

Neto and Paulinho gave the UEFA Nations League champions a 2-0 lead at half time, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Joao Felix stepping off the bench to score one each. 

Paulinho completed his brace, with Renato Sanches and an own goal completing the rout. 

France 0-2 Finland

In another match, France were stunned 2-0 at home by Finland. Brentford forward Marcus Forss scored on his debut, giving the Fins the opener in the 28th minute before Onni Valakari doubled the scored three minutes later.  

The World Champions, who handed Marcus Thuram his debut, could not find a way back despite naming a relatively strong side that included the likes of Paul Pogba, Kurt Zouma, and Lucas Digne. 

International Friendlies results

  • Luxembourg 0-3 Austria
  • Belgium 2-1 Switzerland
  • Germany 1-0 Czech Republic
  • Italy  4-0 Estonia
  • Netherlands 1-1 Spain
  • Poland 2-0 Ukraine
  • Portugal 7-0 Andorra
  • Slovenia 0-0 Azerbaijan
  • France 0-2 Finland
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