Nations League review: Italy beat Hungary, Turkey beat Lithuania | Soccer News

Italy took a one-point lead at the top of Group A3 after beating Hungary 2-1 in their Nations League clash in Cesena.

The European champions, who failed to qualify for the World Cup, took the lead thanks to fierce driving from Nicolo Barella, while Lorenzo Pellegrini doubled the lead just before the break.

Hungary – who beat England in Budapest on Saturday – pulled one back thanks to an own goal from Azzurri defender Gianluca Mancini on the hour mark but failed to equalise.

A late penalty of England captain Harry Kane earned a 1-1 draw against Germany in Munich.

Elsewhere in the Nations League…

In group B3, Bosnia and Herzegovina to beat Romania 1-0 at Zenica with a second-half goal from substitute Smail Prevljak to register a first win in eight Nations League games.

Bayer Leverkusen striker Joel Pohjanpalo scored twice in the space of seven minutes in the first half as Finland to beat Montenegro 2-0 in Helsinki to sit second on goal difference.

Turkey beaten Lithuania 6-0 in Vilnius to make it two wins out of two in Group C1.

Dogukan Sinik scored twice in the opening 14 minutes, with veteran Fenerbahce striker Serdar Dursun adding another from the penalty spot before completing his own brace nine minutes from time.

Substitutes Yunus Akgun and Halil Dervisoglu wrapped things up with late goals in the knockout stages as Lithuania suffered a 14th defeat in 17 international appearances.

Gerson Rodrigues’ penalty 15 minutes from time gave Luxemburg a 1-0 victory against Faroe Islands at Torsvollur, where the hosts finished with nine men after Rene Joensen and Solvi Vatnhamar were sent off in the second half.

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