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Sanches and Coman rested

Green scores in historic match in Cuba

On Friday evening three Bayern stars were on international duty. However, Renato Sanches did not make an appearance for European champions Portugal in the 6-0 victory over Andorra, just as Kingsley Coman failed to get off the bench in France's 4-1 victory over Bulgaria. Both teams posted their first victory in their second World Cup qualifier.

Julian Green played the full 90 minutes in the USA's first friendly in Cuba since 1947, a historic occasion that ended in a 2-0 victory for the visitors. The Bayern youngster doubled the lead midway through the second half after Chris Wondolowski had opened the scoring on the hour. The match was another step on the way to reconciliation between the two states. Cuba and the United States re-established ties about a year ago. US head coach Jürgen Klinsmann handed playing time to a clutch of young talents in the friendly.