Man City handed Nathan Ake injury scare as Manchester United’s Donny van de Beek seals draw with Spain

United midfield cancelled out Sergio Canales’ opening but injury issues continued for Premier League clubs as Ake limped off just five minutes into the international friendly

Sports Staff
Thursday 12 November 2020 10:16
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Nathan Ake suffered an injury just five minutes into the Netherlands’ 1-1 draw with Spain
Nathan Ake suffered an injury just five minutes into the Netherlands’ 1-1 draw with Spain

Manchester United's Donny van de Beek scored as the Netherlands drew 1-1 with Spain.

The midfielder cancelled out Sergio Canales' opener in their friendly in Amsterdam on Wednesday.

But there was an injury scare for Manchester City after defender Nathan Ake was forced off after just five minutes.

Real Betis' Canales scored his first international goal after 18 minutes when Juventus striker Alvaro Morata slipped him in and he found the bottom corner from 16 yards.

Van de Beek levelled immediately after the break when Owen Wijndal's cross went across the area and he drilled low past Unai Simon.

Read more: Donny van de Beek addresses United playing time

Sergio Ramos came on in the second half for Spain for his 176th international appearance, which made him the joint most capped European man with Gianluigi Buffon.

France suffered a surprise 2-0 defeat to Finland in Paris.

Two goals in three minutes from Brentford's Marcus Forss and Onni Valakari clinched victory for the visitors, who are ranked 55th in the world.

Donny van de Beek celebrates scoring the Netherlands’s equaliser

Premier League quintet Paul Pogba, Olivier Giroud, Moussa Sissoko, Lucas Digne and Kurt Zouma all started for the World Cup holders.

In Leipzig, Gian-Luca Waldschmidt's early strike earned Germany a 1-0 victory in their friendly against the Czech Republic.

Vincenzo Grifo's double helped Italy to a 4-0 win over Estonia while Poland beat Ukraine 2-0.

Michy Batshuayi's brace earned Belgium a 2-1 win over Switzerland after Admir Mehmedi's opener for the visitors.

Wolves' Pedro Neto opened the scoring and Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 102nd international goal as Portugal beat Andorra 7-0.

The Juventus forward is now just seven goals behind Ali Daei's world record of 109 international goals for Iran.

Paulinho scored twice on his debut for Portugal, with Renato Sanches, Joao Felix and Emili Garcia's own goal earning a comfortable win for the hosts.

Denmark beat Sweden 2-0, Austria won 3-0 in Luxembourg and Croatia drew 3-3 in Turkey.

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