MILAN – The first matches involving the Nerazzurri that have been called up to their respective National Teams took place on Wednesday evening, with six Inter players taking to the pitch at the beginning of the latest round of international fixtures.
ITALY HIT FOUR AS BASTONI MAKES HIS DEBUT
Italy ran out comfortable 4-0 winners in a friendly against Estonia at the Stadio Armenio Franchi in Florence. Grifo (a brace, with the second goal coming from the penalty spot), Bernardeschi and Orsolini (penalty) all got on the scoresheet for the Azzurri, who were without Head Coach Mancini. It was an evening to remember for Alessandro Bastoni, who made his senior Italy debut. Wearing the number 13 shirt, the defender played the full 90 minutes and initially lined up alongside Danilo D’Ambrosio, who was taken off in the 79th minute. Roberto Gagliardini also stayed on for the duration of the match and won the penalty for the goal that made it 3-0. Italy are now unbeaten in 20 games.
A SIX-GOAL THRILLER BETWEEN TURKEY AND CROATIA, PERISIC PLAYS 30 MINUTES
Turkey and Croatia played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in their friendly encounter in Istanbul: Cenk Tosun, Deniz Turuc and Cengiz Ünder netted for the hosts, while Ante Budimir, Mario Pasalic and Josip Brekalo scored for the away side. Marcelo Brozovic wasn’t involved, with the midfielder remaining on the bench. Ivan Perisic, meanwhile, came on for Brekalo after 60 minutes with all the goals having already been scored.
ERIKSEN STARTS AS DENMARK BEAT SWEDEN
Denmark beat Sweden 2-0 in a Scandinavian showdown at the Brøndby Stadium. Wearing the number ten, Christian Eriksen started and captained the side in the first half before being taken off at the break. Goals from Wind and Bah proved to be the difference.
THE NETHERLANDS DRAW WITH SPAIN: DE VRIJ PLAYS SECOND HALF
A prestigious friendly took place at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam as the Netherlands came up against Spain. The match ended 1-1 following goals from Sergio Canales and Donny Van de Beek. Stefan de Vrij initially started on the bench but played the whole of the second half after coming on for Frankie De Jong.
➡️ De Vrij— OnsOranje (@OnsOranje) November 11, 2020
⬅️ Frenkie de Jong pic.twitter.com/MoT5GjnXgU
Belgium beat Switzerland 2-1, but Romelu Lukaku wasn't involved.