The reigning European champions composted their ticket for the semi-finals on Monday evening while the English and the Germans fought an XXL duel.
After Croatia and the Netherlands on Sunday, it’s Italy’s turn. Gianluigi Donnarumma and his little comrades got the better of Hungary (0-2) this Tuesday in Budapest, with goals from Giacomo Raspadori and Federico Dimarco, during the sixth day of the League of Nations. A success that allows the European champions to win Group 3 of League A (the ranking here) and therefore to reach the last four of the competition. A qualification all the tastier as they will watch the next World Cup (November 20-December 18) on TV, as in 2018, after a sad exit from the track against North Macedonia in the play-offs… A meager consolation for the Italian people, but still. Note that the Hungarians only needed a draw to pass.
At the same time, Germany snatched a draw in the last moments against England (3-3), already relegated before the meeting. It was a goal from Kai Havertz that finally air-conditioned Wembley, when Harry Kane had given the reins to the Three Lions a few minutes before. The Germans had scored the first two goals of the game through Ilkay Gundogan and already Havertz, ahead of goals from Luke Shaw and Mason Mount. All the goals were scored after the break in this absolutely crazy encounter.
Portugal or Spain?
On Tuesday, place for the last meetings of this group stage of the League of Nations with the epilogue of group 2. Leader with 10 points, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal faces their Spanish dolphins (8 pts) in Lisbon. Switzerland (3rd, 6 pts) will try for its part to ensure its maintenance against the Czech Republic (4th, 4 pts). Remember that the France team finished third in its group after a defeat in Denmark on Sunday (2-0), narrowly avoiding relegation to Ligue B. If Austria had dominated Croatia, Didier Deschamps’ players tipped over to the second level…