Paris: Portugal playing without their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, shattered another great Robert Lewandoski’s celebration of playing 100th international as the European Champions defeated Poland 3-2 in a Nations League match here Thursday.
Portugal scored three times in 20 minutes in the Polish city of Chorzow through Andre Silva (32nd), a Kamil Glik own-goal (43rd) and a strike from Bernardo Silva (52nd). The Fernando Santos coached team are now on top of League A Group 3 with two wins from as many matches. They defeated Italy 1-0 in September.
Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek had given Poland a 19th-minute lead with Jakub Blaszczykowski cutting the deficit for the home side in the 77th minute.
Elsewhere, at the Podgorica City Stadium, two golas from Aleksandar Mitrovic helped Serbia down Montenegro 2-0 in their first meeting in the first meeting between the two former members of the old Yugoslavia.
The Fulham striker gave Serbia the lead through an 18th-minute penalty before rounding it up with an 81st-minute effort to seal the victory.
Israel recovered from a goal down in Haifa to defeat a 10-man Scotland 2-1. Charlie Mulgrew put the Scots ahead with a 25th-minute penalty but midfielder Dor Peretz levelled for Israel in the 52nd minute.
Scotland were reduced to a man less after an hour when defender John Souttar received a second yellow card before Celtic’s Kieran Tierney turned a cross from Beram Kayal past his own goalkeeper Allan McGregor with 16 minutes remaining to end their seven-match winning streak.