Nations League A Round Recap: Portugal Off To a Stunning Start

After a gap of an eternity, international fixtures returned with the resumption of the UEFA Nations League, so here is our full recap of the First Round in the Division A of the competition. Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence was the main talking point for the Portuguese team, but his side still did light work of the Croatians who were missing Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric.

Poland Lone Goal Brings Azzurrini Back to Reality

Italy, it’s reality-check time already. A lone goal by Krystian Bielik gave Poland an unexpected win over Luigi Di Biagio’s Azzurrini in the second match of Group A of the U-21 European Championship. Italy are now at risk of missing the train to the next stage of the tournament. Even beating Belgium next Saturday could not be enough to book a place in the Semifinals.

Jorginho’s Penalty Saves Italy In Nations League Debut

A controversial penalty converted by Jorginho allowed Italy to snatch one point out of their Nations League home debut with Poland. Coach Roberto Mancini’s trust in Mario Balotelli was not repaid last night in Bologna, and it took the entrance of Federico Chiesa to shake up an Azzurri side hit in the first half by Neapolitan midfielder Piotr Zielinksi.

Meanwhile in Moscow: Not a Good Day to Be a Pole

As a sport journalist, I always try not to get too much involved emotionally when I write, especially about the teams that mean something to me. But today I’m going to make an exception, as I’m writing for Poland from the bottom of my heart, to comment their shocking 0-3 loss to Colombia that put them on a plane back to Warsaw after two World Cup games only.

Meanwhile in Moscow: Senegal Strike Back In World Cup!

The long-awaited day finally came for Poland and Senegal, as they squared off today in Moscow for their World Cup 2018 debut. Both the Red-and-Whites and the Lions of Teranga joined the world tournament featuring one of their best generation of footballers ever, but the victory went to the Senegalese, which prevailed 2-1 in the first match of Group H.

Meanwhile In Moscow: Poland, Are Underdog Days Over?

The new golden generation of Polish players has been constantly moving forward, and they arrive at World Cup 2018 in full maturity. Players like Kamil Glik, Grzegorz Krychowiak , Piotr Zielinski, and of course Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski can make a whole country dream. Will this be the year of Poland? Are their underdog days over?