Several Borussia Dortmund players were in action for their respective national teams over the weekend, here we catch up on how they fared.
UEFA Nations League
The UEFA Nations League wrapped up with Raphael Guerreiro and Portugal beating the Netherlands 1-0 in the final. That makes two trophies for Guerreiro in the past three years with Portugal, also winning the Euro’s in 2016. Although he hasn’t played much at left-back with Borussia Dortmund, Guerreiro has been the undisputed left-back for Portugal since the Euros.
Jadon Sancho and Manuel Akanji made it all the way to the semi-finals but both failed to progress to the finals. They did however meet in the 3rd place game, with England coming out on top 6-5 in penalties. Akanji was a standout performer for Switzerland in this one after he and his squad struggled against Portugal in the semi’s. Sancho was subbed on in extra time and he, like Akanji, both scored their penalties.
Both Akanji and Guerreiro were also named in UEFA’s team of the tournament.
Thomas Delaney featured for Denmark as they thumped Gerogia 5-1 on Monday. Marco Reus and Nico Schulz both started for Germany as they thrashed Estonia 8-0. Reus scored a brace as he continued the great form he showed throughout the season. His second goal was Germany’s first direct goal from a free-kick since 2007. Julian Brandt was an unused substitute in the victory.
New signing Thorgan Hazard started in Belgium’s 3-0 win over Scotland alongside Axel Witsel. Hazard has been used in a new wing-back role with Belgium and was once again in this game.
Although not something that will be used with any regularity with Dortmund it’s an added versatility knowing he could fill in for that spot if desperately needed.