Italy draw with Poland, Russia win in Turkey
Italy fought back to draw 1-1 with Poland in League A while Russia won in Turkey in League B: all Friday's action.
Article top media contentGoalscorers Jorginho of Italy and Poland's Piotr ZieliÅski
- Italy come from behind to draw with Poland in Bologna
- World Cup quarter-finalists Russia triumph in Turkey
Serbia and Faroe Islands the other Friday winners
- All you need to know about the competition
- UEFA Nations League fixtures/results; friendlies
Group A3: Italy 1-1 Poland
Jorginho salvaged a point for Italy in Roberto Mancini's first competitive game in charge, converting a penalty with 12 minutes left in Bologna after Jakub BÅaszczykowski brought down Federico Chiesa. Piotr ZieliÅski had turned in Robert Lewandowski's 40th-minute cross for the opener.
League BRussia made a winning start in Turkey
Group B2: Turkey 1-2 Russia
Denis Cheryshev put the FIFA World Cup qua rter-finalists ahead in Trabzon with a superb left-footed volley. Serdar Aziz levelled before the break, but Artem Dzyuba produced a cool finish after the restart from Yuri Gazinski's lofted pass.
Group C1: Albania 1-0 Israel
In a tight game, Taulant Xhaka struck from just outside the box in the 55th minute for what proved the winner, despite Eran Zahavi starting for Israel after a year away from the team.
Group C4: Lithuania 0-1 Serbia
DuÅ¡an TadiÄ scored one penalty and had a second saved late on as Serbia got off to a winning start. The visitors hit the woodwork four times, twice through Aleksandar MitroviÄ, but were almost denied victory when Fiodor Äernych fired wide.
Group C4: Romania 0-0 Montenegro
Romania were unable to make their dominance count at home, captain Vlad ChiricheÅ missing a good chance early on before going off with a knee injury. Danijel PetkoviÄ saved Claudiu KeÈerÃ¼'s second-half header as Montenegro held firm.
League DThere were no goals in Baku
Group D3: Azerbaijan 0-0 Kosovo
Kosovo's runs of nine consecutive competitive losses and four straight wins in all matches both ended in a level game in Baku. Azerbaijan's all-time leading scorer Gurban Gurbanov took charge as coach for the first time in a competitive game.
Group D3: Faroe Islands 3-1 Malta
In an exciting 12-minute first-half spell, an opportunistic JÃ³an Edmundsson strike was followed by a well-taken RenÃ© Joensen goal before Michael Mifsud scored his 41st for Malta after a 20-game wait. Hallur Hansson made it 3-1 not long after half-time.