A roundup of all of Saturday’s action in the 2018-19 UEFA Nations League…
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Netherlands 3-0 Germany
Germany’s disastrous 2018 continued on Saturday with a 3-0 defeat in Amsterdam, dropping Joachim Loew’s side to the bottom of League A Group 1 with just one point from its first two games.
Virgil Van Dijk opened the scoring with a header in the 30th minute, and the score remained 1-0 for nearly an hour, until Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum made it 2-0 and 3-0 in the 86th and 92nd minutes, respectively.
Germany’s 2018 record now stands at 3W-2D-5L in all competitions (1W-1D-3L in competitive fixtures). Saturday was the first time Germany lost a game — competitive or otherwise — since Oct. 17, 2007.
Ireland 0-0 Denmark
The home side, Ireland conceded 65 percent of possession to the visiting Danes, were out-shot 15-3 (3-1 on target), and completed barely 70 percent of their passes, but managed to hold on for an invaluable home point — their first in League B Group 4 play. Alas, the Boys in Green sit bottom of the group with their solitary point from two games and appear headed for relegation to League C.
Elsewhere in UEFA Nations League action
League B Group 1
Slovakia 1-2 Czech Republic — MORE
League C Group 3
Norway 1-0 Slovenia
Bulgaria 2-1 Cyprus
League D Group 1
Latvia 1-1 Kazakhstan
Georgia 3-0 Andorra
League D Group 4
Armenia 0-1 Gibraltar
Macedonia 4-1 Lichtenstein
Sunday’s UEFA Nations League schedule (all games start at 2:45 p.m. ET, unless noted)
League A Group 3
Poland vs. Italy
League B Group 2
Russia vs. Turkey — 12 p.m. ET
League C Group 1
Israel vs. Albania
League C Group 4
Romania vs. Serbia — 9 a.m. ET
Lithuania vs. Montenegro
League D Group 3
Azerbaijan vs. Malta — 12 p.m. ET
Faroe Islands vs. Kosovo — 12 p.m. ET