As the international break unfolds, FC Barcelona’s players have been making their mark on the global stage, delivering standout performances and garnering attention from fans and pundits alike. This min-by-min update covers the notable moments of the Barcelona players representing their respective national teams, showcasing their talent and dedication to both club and country.
Robert Lewandowski’s Brace
The standout performance of the day came from none other than Robert Lewandowski. The prolific Polish striker netted a brilliant brace against the Faroe Islands, securing a 2-0 victory for his national team. Lewandowski’s clinical display not only secured the win but also elevated Poland to third place in their group, just one point away from direct qualification to the Euro 2024. Impressively, Lewandowski played the full duration of the match, further solidifying his status as one of the world’s premier strikers.
Jules Kounde, the talented French defender, played a crucial role in his national team’s 2-0 victory over Ireland. Kounde, deployed as a right-back, showcased his versatility and defensive prowess throughout the game. This victory reaffirmed France’s dominance in their group, with a perfect record of wins.
De Jong’s Dutch Delight:
Frenkie de Jong, a midfield maestro for both Barcelona and the Netherlands, contributed significantly to his national team’s success. The Dutch side secured a commanding 3-0 win against Greece, propelling them ahead in the group standings. De Jong played an essential role for 77 minutes before being substituted, demonstrating his influence in midfield.
Denmark’s Triumph Without Christensen:
Denmark clinched a resounding 4-0 victory against San Marino, a match where Andreas Christensen watched from the bench. Despite his absence on the field, the Danish team’s strong performance propelled them to second place in their group, trailing only behind Finland.