The Nations League action continued across Europe on Saturday with a lot of mouthwatering clashes on show.
In Hungary, England’s longest ever unbeaten run come to an end as they were beaten by a second-half penalty by the hosts.
Despite a solid display from the Gareth Southgate men, Hungary took lead from the penalty spot after Reece James was penalized for a foul in the area, allowing Szoboszlai to net from the spot with a low penalty to Jordan Pickford’s right for the winner.
The loss brought England’s national record 22-game undefeated streak, which stretched back to November 2020 to an end.
Days after losing the Finalissima title to Argentina, Italy began their Nations League journey with a draw against Germany.
18-year-old Wilfried Gnonto got an assist five minutes after being subbed on to make his senior Italy debut ✨ pic.twitter.com/HrJDa082yx— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 4, 2022
The Azzurri's handed 18-year-old Zürich striker Wilfried Gnonto a first cap for his country and it didn’t take him long to have an immediate impact, quickly setting up Lorenzo Pellegrini to beat Manuel Neuer for the opener with a low cross from the right.
The visitors however leveled through Joshua Kimmich, who volleyed home coolly after Italy failed to clear their lines in the center of the area. He came close to a winner too, only for Gianluigi Donnarumma to deny him with a fine stop as both sides settled for a point to start their campaign.
NL Saturday Results
- Finland 1-1 Bosnia-Herzegovina
- Turkey 4-0 Faroe Islands
- Montenegro 2-0 Romania
- Lithuania 0-2 Luxembourg
- Hungary 1-0 England
- Italy 1-1 Germany
- Armenia 1-0 Ireland