Netherlands 1-1 Spain: Nathan Ake injured in friendly draw

Netherlands defender Nathan Ake is injured
Nathan Ake has won 19 caps for the Netherlands

Manchester City defender Nathan Ake was injured only five minutes into the Netherlands’ 1-1 friendly draw with Spain in Amsterdam.

Sergio Canales put Spain ahead but Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek volleyed in an equaliser.

Both countries play two more Nations League games this week.

City manager Pep Guardiola, along with his Premier League counterparts at Liverpool and Manchester United, called for a change in scheduling and a return to five substitutions before this international break because of the impact on players.

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez was also injured on Wednesday while training with England for Thursday’s friendly against the Republic of Ireland.



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  • 2HateboerSubstituted forDumfriesat 45′minutes
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  • 4AkéSubstituted forBlindat 6′minutes
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  • 7BerghuisSubstituted forStengsat 45′minutes
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  • 10DepaySubstituted forBabelat 79′minutes
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  • 14GayàSubstituted forReguilónat 29′minutesBooked at 49mins
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  • 7MorataSubstituted forOlmoat 62′minutesBooked at 84mins
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