With Croatia and Canada
Mon, 19/06/23, 12:45
Stanišić and Davies defeated in Nations League finals
The Nations League took centre stage for those FC Bayern players on international duty on Sunday. In the European final, defender Josip Stanišić and Spain lost to Croatia by the narrowest of margins, while Daley Blind's Netherlands went down 3-2 to Italy in the game for third place. In the CONCACAF Nations League, Alphonso Davies and Canada were defeated 2-0 by the USMNT in the final. fcbayern.com has a round-up of the individual games for you.
Spain defeat Croatia on penalties
The UEFA Nations League final in Rotterdam was won by the narrowest of margins, with Spain lifting the trophy for the first time after beating Josip Stanišić's Croatia 5-4 on penalties. Neither team had managed to find the net in 120 minutes of open play, meaning it all came down to spot kicks. Daniel Carvajal's Panenka - a chip into the centre of the goal - clinched the 5-4 win and gave Spain their first title in 11 years. The Croatian side, including Josip Stanišić, who came off the bench after 111 minutes, went away empty-handed.
Netherlands miss out on third place
The Netherlands and Italy played out a lively encounter in Enschede on Sunday afternoon. Federico Dimarco (6') and Davide Frattesi (20') lost no time in giving the reigning European champions the lead, with Steven Bergwijn (68') pulling one back for the Dutch after the break. Federico Chiesa (74') extended the lead for Roberto Mancini's side, while Georginio Wijnaldum (89') only managed to make the final result look a bit more respectable. Bayern defender Daley Blind watched the game from the bench.
USA beat Canada in CONCACAF final
Chin up, Phonzie! Alphonso Davies' Canada went down 2-0 to the USMNT in the CONCACAF Nations League final in Las Vegas. Former Bayern defender Chris Richards (12') and Folarin Balogun (34') scored for the US, giving them a second win after their victory in the first edition of this competition. Davies played the full 90 minutes on the left wing for coach John Herdman's team. Both nations will co-host the upcoming 2026 World Cup alongside Mexico.
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