UEFA Nations League: Italy bests Hungary, Germany ties England
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).
Here are the top plays.
Italy 2, Hungary 1 (League A)
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.
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.
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.
Germany 1, England 1 (League A)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Turkey 6, Lithuania 0 (League C)
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.
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.
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 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)
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.