Sabitzer vs. Stanisic; Upamecano and Pavard start

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It was a mixed bag of results for the Bayern players in action with their countries on Sunday. Josip Stanisic and Croatia assured their place in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals thanks to a 3-1 win over Marcel Sabitzer’s Austria, while Dayot Upamecano and Benjamin Pavard were beaten 2-0 with France in Denmark. Matthijs de Ligt and Ryan Gravenberch, however, also booked their place in the semi-finals as the Netherlands edged Belgium 1-0. Paul Wanner’s Germany U18s lost their final game of their youth tournament in the Czech Republic 1-0 to Mexico, with the Bayern youngster not featuring.

Nations League Group A1: Stanisic wins against Sabitzer

There was an all-Bayern encounter in Croatia’s Group A1 meeting with Austria as Stanisic and Sabitzer battled it out down the flank. Both played the full 90 minutes as Luka Modric, Marko Livaja and Dejan Lovren earned Zlatko Dalic’s side the victory. Christoph Baumgartner got the visitors‘ goal in Zagreb. It means Croatia top the group, while Austria are relegated to League B.

Dayot Upamecano and Benjamin Pavard’s France lost in Denmark.

Upamecano and Pavard were also beaten in the same group. The Bayern defenders played the full game as France lost 2-0 in Denmark. Kasper Dolberg and Andreas Skov Olsen got the Danish goals as Les Bleus just avoided relegation.

Ryan Gravenberch was substituted on by Dutch coach Louis van Gaal.

Nations League A4: Netherlands through to semis

The Netherlands are also into the final four of the Nations League as they beat neighbours Belgium 1-0. Bayern midfielder Gravenberch – who had been called up as a replacement – came on late in the game. Club teammate de Ligt didn’t feature. Virgil van Dijk headed in the golden goal in Amsterdam.

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