After a card against the Faroe Islands (4-0), Turkey largely beat Lithuania (6-0) on Tuesday during the second day of the Nations League.
Ten goals in two matches is Turkey’s performance in Group 1 of League C. Three days after beating the Faroe Islands in this Nations League, Stefan Kuntz’s players won 6-0 on the lawn of Lithuania. Dogukan Sinik (2nd and 14th) and Serdar Dursun (56th and 80th) offered themselves a double before Yunus Akgün (89th) and Halil Dervisoglu (90th) concluded the festival.
The Turks retain top spot in their group level on points with Luxembourg, who won 1-0 at the Faroe Islands. The first two will face each other on Saturday on the ground of the Luxembourgers.
Earlier in the evening, Finland, on their lawn, overcame Montenegro 2-0. Coach Markku Kanerva was able to count on Bayer Leverkusen player Joel Pohjanpalo. The striker scored twice in seven minutes (31st and 38th). This victory allows the Finns to take the lead in the standings.
In the other match of the group, Bosnia and Herzegovina won 1-0 against Romania and returned to equal points with the leader, whom they had faced three days earlier (1-1).
Thus, this Nations League 2022 already has some surprises in store for us. Especially in Group 3 of League A. Beaten by Hungary a few days ago, England went to Germany with the aim of not losing. It succeeded. A goal from Hofmann on the way back from the locker room (51st) had nevertheless allowed the Nationalmannschaft to take the lead. But a penalty transformed by Harry Kane spoiled the German plans (1-1). For its part, Italy did not tremble against Hungary (2-1). Roberto Mancini’s men took advantage of the points split between German and English to achieve the good shot of the evening.
In the rankings, it’s a surprise. The Azzurri are leaders (4 points) ahead of Hungary (3 points) and Germany (2 points). The Three Lions are last with a zero point. Finally, in Group 1 of League C, Turkey had fun in Lithuania. Marseille’s teammates Cengiz Ünder largely won 6 goals to 0 thanks in particular to a double from Sinik and Dursun. Akgun, Dervisoglu are the other two scorers. In the other match, the Faroe Islands were beaten at home by Luxembourg. In the standings, Turks and Luxembourgers are first (6 points).