Wednesday October 14
22h45: International commitments for October end. Here are the results of the UEFA Nations League matches which took place on Wednesday and which put Barça players into action:
- Croatia 2 – France 1. Antoine Griezmann, with 83 minutes of play, paved the way for victory with a magnificent goal, and for his part, Lenglet played the 90 minutes at Stadion Maksimir (Zagreb).
- England 0 – Denmark 1. Braithwaite played 73 minutes of the Danish team’s victory at Wembley.
- Italy 1 – Netherlands 1. Frenkie de Jong played in the Dutch midfielder during the 90 minutes of the 1-1 draw against Azzurri in Bergamo.
- Poland 3 – Bosnia and Herzegovina 0. Pjanić, substituted in the 33rd minute, saw his team lose to Poland in Wroclaw.
21h20: Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring in the Croatia-France game with a superb goal.
19h45: The starting eleven for the games starting at 8:45 p.m. have been confirmed. For Holland, De Jong is starting, as are Pjanic for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Braithwaite for Denmark and Lenglet and Griezmann for France. Therefore, of all matches with Barca representation, only Trincão leaves the bench.
9h00: There are no less than five different UEFA Nations League games played today that could feature players from FC Barcelona:
PORTUGAL (Trincão) v SWEDEN (8:45 p.m. CEST). UEFA Nations League
CROATIA / FRANCE (Lenglet and Griezmann) (8:45 p.m. CEST). UEFA Nations League
ITALY / HOLLAND (De Jong) (8:45 p.m. CEST). UEFA Nations League
POLAND v BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA (Pjanic) (8:45 p.m. CEST). UEFA Nations League
ENGLAND / DENMARK (Braithwaite) (8:45 p.m. CEST). UEFA Nations League
04.00. Philippe Coutinho took part in an eventful match in Lima. Brazil fell behind Peru twice, but ultimately won 4-2, with Neymar Jr scoring a hat-trick (two goals from the penalty spot) to become his country’s second-highest goalscorer of all time. The final goal came right at the very end after Peru had two men sent off.
01,00; Ronald araujo played every 90 minutes for Uruguay, but the charruas suffered a heavy defeat to Ecuador in Quito. Two late penalties from Luis Suárez didn’t change anything and the home side won 4-2.
Tuesday, October 13
23h58: Leo Messi played every 90 minutes as Argentina survived an early fear aloft in La Paz to come back from behind and defeat Bolívia 2-1.
22h35: Ansu Fati played 58 minutes in the Spanish UEFA Nations League game at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. The match saw the first defeat of Luis Enrique’s team (1-0) in this tournament, a match in which neither Sergio Busquets nor Sergi Roberto played a single minute.
22h00: Leo Messi starts for Argentina against Bolivia while Araujo also starts in the Ecuador-Uruguay game.
20h30: Riqui Puig played 45 minutes and Pedri came into play in the second half, when the Spanish Under-21 team won against Kazakhstan (3-0).
19h50: Ansu Fati is Barca’s sole starter in the Spain-Ukraine UEFA Nations League game. Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto are substitutes.
18h10: Riqui Puig starts for the Spanish U21 team, while Iñaki Peña and Pedri are substitutes. If Spain U21 wins, they will qualify for the next European Championship in this age group.
🚨 OFFICIAL | We already have our XI to compete against Kazakhstan !! 🇰🇿
➡️ The @SeFutbol Under-21s are 3 points away from getting a pass for the next European Championship.
COME AS A TEAM !! 💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/b4fdseedgt
– Spanish football team (@SeFutbol) October 13, 2020
9h40: Yesterday was a calm day for Barca players but today it is quite the opposite, with many of our players in action both in Europe and South America.
UEFA Nations League
Ukraine – Spain (Sergi Roberto, Sergio Busquets & Ansu Fati) at 8:45 p.m.
Montenegro (Pjanic) – Luxembourg at 8:45 p.m.
Qualification Euro U21
Spain (Iñaki Peña, Riqui Puig & Pedri) – Kazakhstan at 6:45 p.m.
Conmebol World Cup qualifiers
Bolivia v Argentina (Messi) at 22:00
Ecuador v Uruguay (Araujo) at 23:00
Peru v Brazil (Coutinho) at 2h00
Monday 12 October
9h45: This Monday, there is no match between the international teams represented at Barça. The last round of international matches will be played between Tuesday and Thursday, with Ronald Koeman’s available players returning to training on Monday at 5.30 p.m.
Sunday October 11
22h45: Griezmann played 90 minutes in the goalless draw between Portugal and France. Trincáo was replaced at the 89 ‘and Lenglet did not play. Braithwaite played 87 minutes in Denmark’s 0-3 win over Iceland.
20h00: Griezmann, with France, and Trincão, with Portugal, start in the Portugal-France match, while Lenglet starts the game from the bench. For its part, Braithwaite holds in Iceland against Denmark.
19h58: The match between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Netherlands ended in a 0-0 draw. Pjanic, replaced in the 75th minute, and De Jong, on the pitch throughout the match, both started their UEFA Nations League game played in Zenica.
10h00: This Sunday, there will be three international matches with culé representation, including two with a possible confrontation between teammates. In Bosnia-Herzegovina against Holland, Pjanic faces De Jong (6:00 p.m.) and in France vs Portugal (8:45 p.m.) Griezmann and Lenglet could face Trincão. BraithwaiteDenmark will also play against Iceland, and all three are Nations League matches.
Saturday 10 October
22h40: Ansu fati play 57 minutes and Sergio Busquets play full 90 as Spain remain at the top of their Nations League with a 1-0 loss to Switzerland, the only goal of the game coming from Oyarzabal.
19h30: Ansu Fati and Sergio Busquets are both named in Luis Enrique’s starting XI for Spain’s UEFA Nations League game against Switzerland.
16 h 50: Montenegro, with Barça B goalkeeper Carevic watching from the bench beat Azerbaijan 2-0 to claim three of three wins in the UEFA Nations League.
9h00: There are two games with potential interest for Barca today:
SPAIN (Busquets and Ansu Fati) against Switzerland – 20h45, UEFA Nations League
MONTENEGRO (Carevic) v Lithuania – 15h, UEFA Nations League
5:00 am: Coutinho scored one of Brazil’s five goals in a rout of Bolivia to kick off their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign in a fantastic way. The Barca player played for 77 minutes and his was the fifth in goals on a wonderful night for La Canarinha in Sao Paulo.
Friday October 9
16h00: This Friday is By Philippe Coutinho turn to shine as his Brazilian side play in the 2022 World Cup qualifier against Bolívia. The match will take place in Sao Paulo at 2:30 a.m. (CET).
Elimination 🎙️ Lionel Messi: “It was a complicated year because of what we are going through. Being able to play again with the national team and give joy to people with the victory, beyond the game, it serves to decompress a little. I send a lot of force to all Argentines ”. pic.twitter.com/FqnOcuxkYP
– Argentina National Team 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) October 9, 2020
7.00am: Messi is Argentina’s main man, scoring a 13th-minute penalty against Ecuador that gives his country their first victory in 2022 World Cup qualifying. Ronald Araujo is an unused Uruguayan substitute in his 2-1 victory over Chile. After the game he said: “It has been a difficult year because of what we are going through. To come and play for my country and bring joy to people with a victory, aside from the result, is a chance to take our spirit of things. I want all Argentines to stay strong. “
Thursday October 7
23h30: Pjanic plays every 120 minutes, plus a penalty shootout, for Bosnia and Herzegovina against Northern Ireland. Despite having scored the first penalty, his country would lose 3-4 and miss the European Championships.
21h00: Riqui Puig play 60 minutes and Pedri 30 minutes, in a Spain Under-21 victory over the Faroe Islands. Iñaki Peña is an unused substitute.
20h10: Pjanic starts for Bosnia and Herzegovina against Northern Ireland, during the qualifiers of Euro 2021.
6:15 pm: Riqui Puig starts for under-21s from Spain. Iñaki Peña et Pedri are on the bench.
9h00: There are two games to watch today with Barça involved:
- 6:45 pm (Iñaki Peña, Riqui Puig and Pedri): Faroe Islands versus Spain. Euro qualification.
- 20h45 (Pjanic): Bosnia and Herzegovina v Northern Ireland. Nations Cup
Wednesday October 7
23h00: Spain, with Sergio Busquets playing 62 minutes and Sergi Roberto the entire game, drew 0-0 in tonight’s friendly with Portugal’s Trincão. Barca’s new signing played 79 minutes.
Lenglet played the 90 minutes and Griezmann came on in the 59th minute as France beat Ukraine 7-1, the latter scoring the last goal of the night in the 89th minute.
Frank de Boer, who replaced former Barca player Ronald Koeman in charge of the Netherlands, lost his first game at the helm, 1-0 in a friendly at home against Mexico. Frenkie de Jong did not play.
20h20: In 25 minutes, the three games with representation of Barça begin. Sergio, Sergi Roberto and Trincao are starters in the Portugal-Spain match. Lenglet also starts for France against Ukraine, while De Jong does not leave for Holland against Mexico.
20h00: Braithwaite played 90 minutes and contributed to the third goal in Denmark’s 4-0 friendly victory over the Faroe Islands. Carevic did not play in Montenegro’s 1-1 draw against Latvia.
14h00: International matches begin this Wednesday with up to nine Barça players possibly involved:
- 18h00 (Carevic): Montenegro-Latvia. Friendly.
- 18h00 (Braithwaite): Denmark-Faroe Islands. Friendly.
- 20h45 (Trincao, Sergio, Sergi Roberto and Ansu Fati): Portugal-Spain. Friendly.
- 8:45 p.m. (Lenglet and Griezmann): France-Ukraine. Friendly.
- 20h45 (De Jong): Netherlands-Mexico. Friendly.