For the UEFA Nations League, Luis Enrique’s team beat Switzerland 1-0 at home, while Löw’s team beat Ukraine 2-1.
Spain did not need to shine or the freshness that Ansu Fati had shown in his first presentations. It came with little to win a very close match against Switzerland 1-0 and continue to lead Group 4 of the top flight of the UEFA Nations League.
At the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium in the Real Madrid sports city where the merengue team played home in the final stretch of LaLiga, Mikel Oyarzabal took advantage of an error in the start of the Swiss defense to score the winning goal for Luis Enrique’s team They face Ukraine on Tuesday, which this Saturday lost 2-1 at home to Germany in the other group match.
It was a necessary victory for Joachim Löw’s men, the first in this second edition of the national team tournament, to prevent Ukraine from joining the fight to win the group and remain close behind Spain.
Matthias Ginter opened the account in the first half and Leon Goretzka raised for the Germans in the complement; 20 minutes from the end, Malinovsky cut differences from a penalty kick.
Thus, Germany with 5 points was second, two behind Spain while Ukraine with 3 and Switzerland, with 1 point complete the table after three days.
On the fourth day, on Tuesday the Teutons host Switzerland.
The League of Nations had no more matches in its top division and in the highlights of the rest of Saturday, Gibraltar achieved the second away victory in its history by defeating Liechtenstein 1-0, within Group 2 of Division D.
In Group 1 of the latter category, the Faroe Islands continue to lead despite a 1-1 draw against Latvia. Andorra and Malta also tied 0-0. In Group 1 of Division C the leader Montenegro beat Azerbaijan 2-0 and continues with a perfect score (9) ahead of Luxembourg (6), who beat Cyprus 2-0.