Paris: Czech Republic got their first win in the new Uefa Nations League — beating host Slovakia 2-1 — while Ireland and Denmark drew goalless in the second-tier League B on Saturday.
In League D, Gibraltar won its first competitive game on a memorable night for the tiny territory.
Substitute striker Patrik Schick scored the winning goal for the visiting Czech Republic as all the goals were in the second half. Three minutes after coming off the bench, Schick rose in the area in the 76th minute to head in a cross from captain Borek Dockal for his second goal in two matches.
Playmaker Marek Hamsik marked his record 108th appearance for Slovakia with his 22nd goal, a rebound after a corner, after Czech striker Michael Krmencik scored the opener following a through ball from Dockal.
Ireland drew with Denmark in Group 4 in the only other game in League B later Saturday. Denmark tops the group with four points, one more than Wales in second. Ireland has one point.
Ole Selnaes scored the only goal for Norway to beat Slovenia 1-0 in Group 3 of League C for its second win and trail leader Bulgaria by three points.
Bulgaria rallied from a goal down to beat Cyprus 2-1.
Cyprus has three points while Slovenia is on zero.
Gibraltar’s national team has recorded their first victory in a competitive match, a 1-0 win at Armenia, after losing their previous 22 competitive games.
Joseph Chipolina got the historic winner from the penalty spot in the Group 4 game in League D. Gibraltar players had to listen to the national anthem of Liechtenstein before the match, a mistake for which Armenia FA apologised.
Macedonia kept a perfect record in the same group with a 4-1 victory over Lichtenstein to lead with nine points. The other three teams are tied on three points.
In Group 1 of League D, Georgia made it three wins in three by beating Andorra 3-0 to dominate the standings with nine points. Andorra, Latvia and Kazakhstan all have two points after Latvia and Kazakhstan drew 1-1.