Nations League: Jonas Hofmann strikes again but Hungary hold Germany | Nations League


Germany are now unbeaten in 12 games under Hansi Flick having followed up their Group A3 draws against Italy and England with another at home to Hungary.

Marco Rossi’s visitors, who beat England 1-0 at the start of the month and face them again on Tuesday, took a sixth-minute lead through Zsolt Nagy, only for Jonas Hofmann to equalise three minutes later.

In Group A4, the Netherlands, who host Wales this week, came from two down to draw at home with Poland – but missed a golden late chance to win. Aston Villa’s Matty Cash gave Poland an early lead before Piotr Zielinski made it 2-0 on 49 minutes, but five minutes later the hosts were level after two in three minutes from Davy Klaassen and Denzel Dumfries. Netherlands were then awarded a penalty in added time – but Memphis Depay fired his effort off the outside of a post.

Ukraine earned a second straight Group B1 win, beating Armenia 3-0 thanks to three second-half goals in a game played in Lodz, Poland. Ukraine, recovering from their World Cup playoff defeat, scored through Ruslan Malinovskyi, Oleksandr Karavaev and Vitaliy Mykolenko.

Bulgaria’s team were involved in a bus crash in Georgia on Friday, leaving the midfielder Todor Nedelev needing an operation for a head injury. Uefa said the 29-year-old Botev Plovdiv player was “in a stable condition”, and confirmed the Group C4 game would be going ahead as planned on Sunday evening.



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