UEFA Nations League

UEFA Nations League: Italy bests Hungary, Germany ties England

June 7

The third edition of the UEFA Nations League continues Tuesday in cities all over Europe, with featured matches broadcast across the FOX Sports family of networks (and streamed on the FOX Sports app).

Kicking things off on FS2, Italy slid past Hungary at Dino Manuzzi in Cesena, Italy. Elsewhere, Germany and England played to a 1-1 tie after a PK evened things up at Allianz Arena in Munich.

Here are the top plays.

Italy 2, Hungary 1 (League A)

Power display

That's what Nicolo Barella put on as he propelled Italy into the lead, taking a pass and stepping to his right before rattling off a dynamic strike. The goal was Barella's 38th in international play.

Nicolò Barella scorches one into the back of the net to give Italy the 1-0 lead

Nicolò Barella scorches one into the back of the net in the 30th minute to give Italy the 1-0 lead over Hungary in UEFA Nations League.

Italy went up 2-0 thanks to the teamwork of Matteo Politano and Lorenzo Pellegrini. The former's blitzing run up the right side of the field got him into scoring position, and he found a streaking Pellegrini across the pitch for the finish.

Lorenzo Pellegrini scores a beautiful goal on a pass from Matteo Politano to give Italy a 2-0 lead

Lorenzo Pellegrini scores a beautiful goal after a pass from Matteo Politano to give Italy the 2-0 lead in UEFA Nations League.

Not how we drew it up 

Hungary's first goal wasn't a traditional conversion, but the squad got on the scoreboard after an Italian defender's attempt to knock a cross out of bounds redirected the ball into his own goal.

Own goal from Italy's Gianluca Mancini cuts into Italy's 2-1 lead over Hungary

Off a Hungary cross, Italy's Gianluca Mancini scores on his own net and cuts Italy's lead down to 2-1 in the 61st minute.

Germany 1, England 1 (League A)

Chances abound

Both teams had solid chances to score early, but Germany's best early shot was parried away by Jordan Pickford in goal …

… while Harry Kane sent an open attempt flying over the goalpost in minute 25.

German goal!

A team finally broke through in the second half and it was the home one. Jonas Hofmman's hit found the upper right corner of the net and sent the German faithful into a frenzy to push Germany up 1-0.

Jonas Hofmann's strike from close range puts Germany ahead of England, 1-0

Jonas Hofmann puts a little extra heat on his shot and gets it past Jordan Pickford to give Germany a 1-0 lead over England in UEFA Nations League.

You're a wizard, Harry 

Just when it looked like things couldn't get bleaker for England, it found light with a penalty call in the box at minute 85 …

… which Harry Kane made magic out of by slicing a curveball into the bottom left corner of the net.

Here's a look at the rest of Tuesday's games across the UEFA Nations League:

Finland 2, Montenegro 0 (League B)

Put it away 

Finland put together a pretty display of crisp passing to free up forward Joel Pohjanpalo, who punched in an easy conversion after receiving the assist to give his squad the lead.

Joel Pohjanpalo scores a beautiful goal in the 31st minute for Finland

Finland use some phenomenal passing and end up with a gorgeous Joel Pohjanpalo goal in the 31st minute in UEFA Nations League.

Spectacular finish!

Pohjanpalo's first goal ignited him for another just minutes later. This finish was much more difficult, but boy is it easy to watch on repeat.

Joel Pohjanpalo scores in the 38th minute for his second goal of the match

Joel Pohjanpalo finds the back of the net off a free kick for his second goal of the match, giving Finland a 2-0 lead in UEFA Nations League.

Turkey 6, Lithuania 0 (League C)

Quickie

It didn't even take two minutes for Turkey to find the net in this one. Dogukan Sinik made about four defenders miss before he decked the goalkeeper to put one away 1:47 into the game.

Turkey takes a 1-0 league over Lithuania in first two minutes I UEFA Nations League

Dogukan Sinik marked a goal for Turkey only 1:50 into the game, giving his team a 1-0 lead over Lithuania

Quickie x2

Same player, different side of the field. Sinik had himself a ball early on.

Can I join the party?

Serdar Dursun was a VIP at Turkey's scoring jamboree, putting away a penalty kick in the 55th minute to put the team up 3-0.

Serdar Dursun scores on penalty kick to give Turkey 3-0 lead over Lithuania I UEFA Nations League

Turkey advanced to 3-0 vs. Lituania on game day two of the UEFA Nation’s League games with a penalty kick from Serdar Dursun.

2-for-2 

Dursun scored his second goal of the matchup in the 80th minute, this time putting away an insurance strike following a clean lead pass from his teammate.

Serdar Durson scores his second goal of the game, gives Turkey 4-0 lead over Lithuania I UEFA Nations League

Turkey extended the lead to 4-0 over Lithuania with a goal from Serdar Durson, marking his second of the game.

Turkey wasn't done yet, putting away two more goals in the 89th and 90th minutes to exit with a 6-0 win.

Bosnia and Herzegovina 1, Romania 0 (League B)

Bosnian breakthrough!

Bosnia found pay dirt in the 68th minute, converting a rebounded deflection into points with a smooth sweep of the leg.

Luxembourg 1, Faroe Islands 0 (League C)

Make 'em miss

Gerson Rodrigues capitalized on a penalty attempt by depositing a rocket into the upper left corner of the goal, fooling the goalkeeper with a nifty hesitation before dialing up the shot. It marked Rodrigues' 11th international goal, and was the only score of the matchup.


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