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Two wins, a draw and two defeats for FCB internationals

Six members of the FC Bayern squad were still on international duty on Tuesday evening. Not all players featured in the five games which produced two wins, two defeats and a draw for the FCB players. fcbayern.com rounds up the action.

France 0-2 Spain (0-0)

Spain gained some pride and prestige with a 2-0 friendly win in France. In the contest between two former world and European champions, substitute David Silva and Gerard Deulofeu scored the goals for Spain, who twice benefitted from video replays. First a goal from France’s Antoine Griezmann was disallowed shortly after half-time, and then an offside decision against Deulofeu for the second goal was reversed after the referee consulted the video technology. Thiago came on for Spain in the 53rd minute but Javi Martínez again stayed on the bench.

Netherlands 1-2 Italy (1-2)

Two days after parting company with coach Danny Blind, the Netherlands lost 2-1 to the Azzurri in Amsterdam. A 10th-minute own goal from Italy’s Alessio Romagnoli gave the hosts, for whom captain Arjen Robben didn’t feature, the lead. Eder equalised just a minute later before Leonardo Bonucci made it 2-1 in the 32nd minute.

Austria 1-1 Finland (0-0)

David Alaba returns to Munich on the back of a draw for his national team. 1-1 was the final score between Austria and Finland after a goalless first half. Marko Arnautovic gave the hosts the lead in the 62nd minute but Fredrik Jensen levelled for the Scandinavians in the 76th minute. Alaba captained Austria again and was substituted at half-time.

Portugal 2-3 Sweden (2-0)

Euro 2016 winners Portugal suffered an unfortunate 3-2 defeat at home to Sweden. A strike from Cristiano Ronaldo and an own goal from Andreas Granqvist gave the home side a 2-0 lead at half-time but a brace from Viktor Claesson (67th and 76th minute) brought the score level. Then an injury-time own goal from Joao Cancelo ensured a defeat for Portugal, for whom Renato Sanches played the whole match.

Chile 3-1 Venezuela (3-0)

For Arturo Vidal and the Chile team there were important World Cup qualification points at stake. The Copa America winners won 3-1 at home to leaders Venezuela to move themselves up to fourth in the South America group with 23 points from 14 games. They’re only three points ahead of sixth, though, and only the top four teams qualify automatically for the finals in Russia next year. Alexis Sanches (5’) and two goals from Esteban Paredes (7’ and 22’) gave Chile a comfortable lead, with José Salomon Rondon (67’) scoring the consolation goal for Venezuela. Vidal played the full 90 minutes having missed the last game through suspension.

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