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UEFA Nations League: Denmark, Netherlands, Austria win

Third edition of UEFA Nations League continues Friday in cities across Europe, with Featured matches broadcast across the FOX Sports family network (and streaming on the FOX Sports app).

The action involved a thrilling match at the iconic Stade de France, where Denmark beat France, 2-1. Elsewhere, in FS1, the Netherlands dominated Belgium in Brussels, while Austria eliminated Croatia in Osijek.

Here are the top dramas.

Denmark 2, France 1 (League A)

France go

Karim Benzema had a shot for France early but was blocked. He followed it up with another quick effort — a header that missed to the left — but he showed some good footwork in the process.

Target!

Benzema was finally able to equalize in the 51st minute, giving France a 1-0 lead.

Karim Benzema humiliates Denmark to help France lead 1-0

Karim Benzema humiliates Denmark to help France lead 1-0

Karim Benzema fooled the Danish back line on his way to a goal in the 51st minute of the UEFA Nations League.

Denmark replied

Andreas Cornelius, assisted by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg with a through ball, proved to be the equalizer for Denmark, as he equalized with a second-half goal.

Andreas Cornelius brings Denmark level with France, 1-1

Andreas Cornelius brings Denmark level with France, 1-1

Denmark got their opener against France, thanks to Andreas Cornelius’ goal in the 68th minute of the UEFA Nations League.

Other!

Cornelius gave Denmark the lead, 2-1, with his second goal of the game in the 88th minute.

Andreas Cornelius converts from a difficult angle to push Denmark ahead

Andreas Cornelius converts from a difficult angle to push Denmark ahead

Denmark took a 2-1 lead over France after Cornelius’ rocket scored in the 88th minute of this UEFA Nations League match.

Netherlands 4, Belgium 1 (League A)

Target!

Steven Bergwijn scored in this one, as Holland took a 1-0 lead in the 40th minute.

Steven Bergwijn strikes a brilliant moment, gives Holland a 1-0 lead vs Belgium

Steven Bergwijn strikes a brilliant moment, gives Holland a 1-0 lead vs Belgium

Steven Bergwijn helped the Netherlands lead 1-0 vs Belgium, thanks to a beautiful goal outside the box in the 40th minute.

Holland takes off

The Netherlands raced through in the second half, scoring three goals in 14 minutes. First, Memphis Depay, assisted by Steven Berghuis with a through ball after a quick break, put his side 2-0 up.

Memphis Depay clinical finish helps Netherlands take a 2-0 lead

Memphis Depay clinical finish helps Netherlands take a 2-0 lead

Memphis Depay scored in the 51st minute to help the Netherlands take a 2-0 lead over Belgium.

Then, Denzel Dumfries struck with this goal from very close range to make it 3-0.

Denzel Dumfries extends the Dutch lead to 3-0 vs. Belgium

Denzel Dumfries extends the Dutch lead to 3-0 vs. Belgium

Denzel Dumfries gave the Netherlands a 3-0 lead over Belgium.

The Netherlands were leading 4-0 when Depay followed it up with his second goal of the game.

Memphis Depay scores again to make it 4-0 vs Belgium

Memphis Depay scores again to make it 4-0 vs Belgium

Memphis Depay made it 4-0, as the Netherlands continued to beat Belgium.

Too little, too late

Belgium’s Michy Batshuayi added a last-minute goal to avoid closing in, but the rally ended there.

Austria 3, Croatia 0 (League A)

Austria attack first

Marko Arnautovic was in great form for Austria, providing the game’s first goal in the 41st minute.

Marko Arnautovic passes defenders to give Austria a 1-0 lead

Marko Arnautovic passes defenders to give Austria a 1-0 lead

Marko Arnautovic scored a beautiful goal in the 41st minute to give Austria a 1-0 lead over Croatia in the UEFA Nations League.

Second half jump

Austria came out hot in the second half, scoring twice in three minutes, thanks to Marcel Sabitzer and Michael Gregoritsch, en route to a 3-0 close.

Austria scores back-to-back goals to gain 3-0 lead over Croatia

Austria scores back-to-back goals to gain 3-0 lead over Croatia

Michael Gregoritsch scored in the 54th minute, followed by Marcel Sabitzer’s impressive goal three minutes later.

Here are Friday’s fixtures in the UEFA Nations League:

Moldova 2, Liechtenstein 0 (League D)

Target!

A penalty was awarded for Moldova just four minutes into this match against Liechtenstein, and the visitors took a 1-0 lead thanks to Ion Nicolaescu, who scored from a penalty kick.

Ion Nicolaescu gives Moldova a 1-0 lead vs. Liechtenstein

Ion Nicolaescu gives Moldova a 1-0 lead vs. Liechtenstein

Ion Nicolaescu showed his composure and helped Moldova to an early 1-0 lead against Liechtenstein thanks to a clinical penalty finish in the fifth minute.

Close

Vadim Bolohan sealed the win with a header in extra time, as Moldova struck.

Vadim Bolohan’s first international goal seals Moldova’s win

Vadim Bolohan's first international goal seals Moldova's win

Vadim Bolohan’s header in extra time sealed Moldova’s 2-0 win against Liechtenstein in the UEFA Nations League competition.

Slovakia 1, Belarus 0 (League C)

Sealing the deal

Tomas Suslov’s cross sparked Slovakia’s 1-0 win over Belarus, who failed to get into the board.

Tomas Suslov gives Slovakia a 1-0 lead vs. Belarus

Tomas Suslov gives Slovakia a 1-0 lead vs. Belarus

Tomas Suslov helped Slovakia score their first goal against Belarus, thanks to his goal in the 61st minute.

Kazakstan 2, Azerbaijan 0 (League C)

Double problem

Kazakhstan closed out Azerbaijan in this one, thanks to two big goals from Abat Aimbetov.

Abat Aimbetov hits hard from outside the box to give Kazakhstan a 1-0 lead

Abat Aimbetov hits hard from outside the box to give Kazakhstan a 1-0 lead

Kazakhstan broke into a goalless game against Azerbaijan thanks to a shot from outside the box by Abat Aimbetov in the 50th minute of the UEFA Nations League match.

Abat Aimbetov gets second goal vs Azerbaijan after VAR . controversy

Abat Aimbetov gets second goal vs Azerbaijan after VAR . controversy

Abat Aimbetov scored a well-timed goal for Kazakhstan in the second half of the opening UEFA Nations League vs Azerbaijan campaign to make it 2-0.

Latvia 3, Andorra 0 (League D)

The third time is the charm

It was another close-up on Friday, as Latvia beat Andorra, 3-0, with goals courtesy of Roberts Uldriķis and Jānis Ikaunieks.

A beautiful Latvian set piece sparked Roberts Uldriķis vs. Andorra

A beautiful Latvian set piece sparked Roberts Uldriķis' first goal vs. Andorra

Latvia leads 1-0 early vs. Andorra, thanks to Roberts Uldriķis’ header in the ninth minute of the UEFA Nations League.

Andorra’s offside trap backfired after Roberts Uldriķ scored perfectly, 2-0

Andorra's offside trap backfired after Roberts Uldriķ scored perfectly, 2-0

Latvia lead 2-0 over Andorra in the UEFA Nations League after Roberts Uldriķis converted a set piece goal. VAR must ensure that Uldrikis is onside.

Jānis Ikaunieks penalty adds to Latvia’s lead over Andorra, 3-0

Jānis Ikaunieks penalty adds to Latvia's lead over Andorra, 3-0

A Jānis Ikaunieks penalty in the 85th minute helped Latvia secure a 3-0 win over Andorra in the UEFA Nations League.


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