UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE | Night of terror for Barça in the Nations League


Act. on 09/23/2022 at 00:18

Koundé and Memphis have had to be replaced due to muscle injuries

The Netherlands, closer to the final phase, while France and Poland will play for permanence on the last day

The ‘FIFA Virus’ has already claimed its first victims, two of them being Barça fans and another Real Madrid player. Unimaginable what Xavi Hernández will be thinkingwho has seen how in the ‘killers’ duel that was played in Warsaw, with Lewandowski and Memphis as protagonists, the Dutchman had to be replaced in the 50th minute due to muscular discomfort after a collision.

But if that wasn’t enough, one of the players he has used the most to date, Koundé, has lasted only 23 minutes on the pitch. Starter in the France – Austria, the ex-Sevillista has thrown himself to the ground around the 20th minute to ask for the change. In the same match, the Real Madrid footballer, David Alaba, also retired due to injury in the 70th minute.

Everyone has been able to leave the field on their own feet and from Barça, They will be very attentive to medical communications and to the extent of the injuries of a very important Koundé and a Memphis that little by little was earning its minutes with good performances. The same will happen in the white square with one of its most fundamental pieces.

Furthermore, both Ousmane Dembele with a puncture in a calf, like Frankie DeJong, Substituted at halftime due to discomfort, they also arouse concern in the Barça club. However, everything seems to indicate that both cases are not as serious as the case of Koundé, who will not play against Denmark, or Memphis, which according to Van Gaal will not be against Belgium.

The Netherlands will depend on itself

The good news for the ‘oranje’ team, where Frankie de Jong has also played 45 minutes, is the victory achieved against Poland, which allows them to continue at the top of Group 4 and depend on themselves to reach the final phase. To do this, they will first have to win or draw against Belgium, who have also beaten Wales in their duel this Thursday.

With 13 points, the Dutch are worth a draw or even a defeat, since in the first match in which they faced the Belgians, who have 10 points, they prevailed by a resounding 1-4.

Francia saves the first ‘Match Ball’

A defeat condemned them to go down to League B, but thanks to goals from Mbappé and Giroud, the French managed to dodge the first bullet. The Austrians had it in their power to maintain the category, but they could not withstand the superior pace of the ‘bleus’ and everything will be decided on the next day.

France will face Denmark, who will play to access the final phaseand Austria will do the same with Croatia, who will also fight for first place.

Deschamps has given minutes to Dembélé on his return to the selection The Barça winger came on in the 78th minute to replace Griezmann, who had started as a starter.

Poland will play it in Wales

Lewandowski’s Poland will be played in Wales after being defeated by the Netherlands 0-2. The Polish striker, who has been the only Barça player to have played the full 90 minutesit seems that he will have to repeat himself against the national team led by Bale, since his team will play relegation to League B.

The Poles, 4 points, will depend on themselves. The British have only added 1 point to date and they lost their direct duel 3-1but a victory by more than two goals would save them.

Christensen can’t avoid Denmark’s defeat

Calmer, in terms of health, has been the game for a Andreas Christensen that he has not been able to avoid the defeat of his Denmark ante Croatia by 2-1. The Barça center-back has played the 90 minutes of the game, but after the stumbling block, the Danes lose first place in group 1.