Berlin (dpa) – Germany’s Nations League opponents, Switzerland and Spain, have not won any football test matches. The Swiss got a 1: 2 (1: 1) home defeat against Croatia in St. Gallen, and ex-world champion Spain did not get past a 0-0 draw at European champions Portugal in Lisbon.
Mario Gavranovic gave Switzerland the lead (31st), but Wolfsburg Josip Brekalo equalized for the vice world champion (42nd) before half time, Mario Pasalic made the victory perfect (66th). Germany welcomes the Swiss to the group match in the Nations League next Tuesday in Cologne.
With nine Bundesliga professionals in the base, the Austrians and their selection coach Franco Foda beat former European champions Greece 2: 1 (0: 0) after trailing 0-1. Adrian Grbic (77th) and substitute Christoph Baumgartner (80th) from Hoffenheim met in Klagenfurt. Konstantinos Fortounis had put the guests ahead (63rd).
Italy gave the overwhelmed outsider Moldova no chance of 6-0 (5-0) in Florence. The premiere of the new Dutch national coach Frank de Boer, on the other hand, went wrong: The Oranjes lost in Amsterdam with 0: 1 (0: 0) against Mexico (Raul Jimenez / 60.).
With a hat trick (9th, 18th and 38th minute) Kamil Grosicki made everything clear in Poland’s 5-1 (3-0) against Finland. Even without Europe’s Footballer of the Year, Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski, the hosts in Gdansk made an impression.