The Netherlands lead Poland but Memphis is injured


The Netherlands lead Poland but Memphis is injured

Netherlands won with authority in Poland in Warsaw, giving Louis van Gaal his 14th match unbeaten in his third spell as Dutch coach. The tulip team will play in all favors the last league game at home, against Belgium. The draw is enough to qualify for the Final Four. Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay they lost Lewandowski, but the price was high: the midfielder was left in the locker room after the break and Memphis left injured just a few minutes into the second half.

The Dutch victory it is quite comfortable, with goals from Gakpo and Bergwijn, one in each half. Poland started brightly, with a Lewandowski directing the plan and a dangerous run by Zalewski, but with very little effect against the Dutch defence, where Van Dijk imposed his law with authority. Despite the high pace that Poland wanted, the Netherlands asserted their ability to dominate possession and dangerously reached the Polish goal often through triangulations.

The Netherlands did not disappoint

It’s coming soon there was a prize, in Gakpo’s goal fourteen minutes later, taking advantage of a wonderful assist from Dummfries, who came in from the second row after a quick and accurate combination between Memphis and Bergwijn. Earlier, Daley Blind narrowly missed a cross from Bergwijn himself, the man of the match.

In favor of the mark, The Netherlands controls the latter a squeeze before the break by the Poles, led by Lewandowski, and still created some dangerous chances, especially a high kick from Memphis, to increase the lead.

Milik enters in the second part To stand alongside Lewandowski, he sought to revolutionize the game. Poland seemed to get it within minutes, as the Netherlands lost control. But Milik finished high the clearest game he had and, on the other hand, Janssen, the Dutch substitute for the injured Memphis, perfectly combined the first touch with Bergwijn in his first intervention so that the winger of Van Gaal’s team scored with a subtle finishing below Poland’s goal.

Until the end, control and domain of the Van Gaals, little reaction capacity of the Dutch and the bad news of the injury in Memphis.


Poland: Szczesny; Bednarek, Glik, Kiwior; Frankowski (Bereszynski, 77′), Krychowiak, Linetty (Milik, 46′), Zalewski (Skoras, 77′); Szymariski (Klich, 71′), Lewandowski, Zielinski (Legowski, 86′)

Netherlands: Pasveer; Timber, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, Koopmeiners (Berghuis, 5′) (Taylor, 75′), Frenkie de Jong (De Roon, 46′), Blind; Bergwijn (Weghorst, 75′), Gakpo, Memphis (Janssen, 52′)

the objectives: 0-1, Gakpo (14′); 0-2, Bergwijn (60′)

Referee: Hernandez Hernandez (Spain). Cards to Aké (32′), Gakpo (61′), Janssen (82′), Weghorst (86′), Szczesny (86′)

viewers: 58,000 at the Polish National Stadium

Source: La Verdad


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