A win, a draw and a last-minute absence

Two Schalke central defenders were in action for their national sides on Wednesday (11/11). Salif Sané and Senegal registered an important win in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying. Ozan Kabak took part in a goal fest. schalke04.de looks back at the games.

Ozan Kabak gegen Luka Modric

With Salif Sané in the starting eleven, Senegal won their third game of Africa Cup of Nations qualifying in Group 1. The ‘Lions of Teranga’ beat Guinea Bissau 2-0. Sadio Mané’s penalty game them the lead just before the break, and then Opa Nguette made it 2-0 in the 74th minute. Sané played the full 90 minutes in Thiès.

The reverse fixture is this Sunday in Bissau (15/11). Kick-off is 17:00 CET. Senegal could take a big step towards topping the group.

Kabak plays 90 minutes in eventful draw

Ozan Kabak and Turkey were involved in a goal fest with World Cup runners-up Croatia. The entertaining friendly in Istanbul finished 3-3. Schalke’s central defender played the whole game and celebrated goals from Cenk Tosun (23’, pen), Deniz Türüc (40’) and Cengiz Ünder (58’). The goalscorers for the visitors were Ante Budimir (32’), Mario Pasalic (53’) and Josip Brekalo (56’).

Turkey now have two Nations League fixtures: they face Russia on Sunday (15/11, 18:00 CET) before travelling to Hungary on Wednesday (18/11, 20:45 CET). Head coach Senol Günes’ side have three points in Group 3 of League B, but, with six points up for grabs, they can still climb up the table.

Rönnow doesn’t play

Frederik Rönnow wasn’t in the Denmark squad for their 2-0 win against Sweden. Two members of the Danish delegation tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the game, so the goalkeeper, along with some of his teammates, was forced to go into precautionary quarantine.

Rönnow has already tested negative twice, and he’ll undergo a further test on Thursday (12/11). If the third test is also negative, the goalkeeper will be able to get back out on the pitch on Friday. A fourth round of testing is scheduled for Sunday (15/11).

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