Despite the summer break, fans don’t have to do without top-class football. The Nations League starts with its first matchday and among the games there is a real cracker, because in Group B Spain are challenged against Portugal tonight.

The exciting Nations League game between the top teams cannot be seen on free TV. The streaming provider DAZN has exclusively secured the rights and will be broadcasting the game live this Thursday from 8.45 p.m. You can easily watch the match online by clicking on the link. And you can also follow it in our live ticker.


Nothing escapes Hansi Flick – and he doesn’t tolerate any sloppiness. The national coach showed up at the training ground a little later on Thursday in bright sunshine in Franconia, but immediately intervened in what was happening on the pitch. “Jamal! What was that header?” Ex-professional Flick called out to the 19-year-old youngster. Musiala had headed back the ball thrown by his Bayern colleague Serge Gnabry quite sloppily while warming up. Musiala executed the next header accurately.

Flick’s motto is: “As you train, so you play!” And now it’s high time to play. After two weeks of preparation and sometimes three weeks without action since the last Bundesliga match day, Germany’s top kickers are eager to kick off the Nations League with the attractive opening game on Saturday (8.45 p.m. / RTL) in Bologna against European football champions Italy.

Serge Gnabry announced on his behalf two days before the start of the UEFA competition that he felt “great desire”: “Training is always good. But the main attraction is always the game.” Gnabry sees the games against Italy, England, Hungary and again Italy “like a small tournament” before the World Cup. And his goal was to win the group: “We want to get to the final round of the Nations League.”