Germany and the Netherlands met in Matchday 5 of UEFA Euro 2020. In Hamburg, the Dutch managed to snatch victory in a dramatic game with six goals.
Germany – Netherlands 2:4
Goals: Gnabry, 9, Kroos, 73 (pen.) de Jong, 59, The, 66 (ed.) Malen, 79, Wijnaldum, 90 + 1
In the previous meeting of the teams “Germany” at the last minute pulled out a victory in Amsterdam thanks to a goal by Nico Schulz. Thus, the Germans have won three consecutive matches and scored 9 points. In turn, the Netherlands played two games in which he scored three points. For both teams it’s important to get points to catch up with Northern Ireland. The latter won 4 matches and lead the group.
Teams started fairly evenly match. Guests played more aggressively and created the first dangerous moment in the match. “The flying Dutchmen” ran to the counter, bringing Depay on the shock position. However, Manuel Neuer parried the blow of Memphis. It’s not like hosts who opened the scoring in the next attack.
Kimmich’s long pass on the left flank and found Klostermann. In the correct position Lucas left Virgil van Dijk, who “withstood” the offside line. Klostermann managed to break into the penalty area and punching. A strike “Leipzig” Jasper Cillessen parried, but the rebound was Serge Gnabry. The leader “Bavaria” has not left chances to the Netherlands 1:0.
It seemed that the early goal will open the game and the audience will witness a parade of goals. But Joachim Loew’s men deeply and densely “sit” in the defense. The team of Ronald Koeman kept the ball, but didn’t know how to overcome the German wall. The result was the absence of the dangerous moments.
On 34 minute on football emotions erupted. First, rigidly played against Kimmich, but the referee ignored this point. After a moment Joshua decided to “give” the debt to the Dutch and played roughly against De Light. On the field there was a small skirmish, the protagonists of which were Memphis Depay and Jonathan The same.
Under the end of the first half, “Germany” nearly doubled the advantage. Partners, though, and clumsy, but brought in Marco Reus scoring position. The leader Borussia Dortmund opened the goalie corner, but Marco punched precisely in the goalkeeper. Thus, at the break, the teams left at the minimum advantage of owners.
Germany – Netherlands video of the best moments of the first half
Crazy 45 minutes
After the break both teams came out motivated. Almost in the first attack the Germans were able to secure the lead. A cross from Gnabry could slice into his own net De Ligt, but the ball flew above. The Netherlands responded with a blow of Promesa, but Neuer was on the spot. On 53 minute, Schultz took the initiative, pushed through the defenders and gave the ball to the far post, where was Werner. But Timo prevented the strike.
Killer guests had opportunity on 56 minutes. “Orange” has been a great attacking move in which resulted in a good impact position was placed Depay. The forward shot powerfully and accurately, but Neuer once again reminded why it is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world. The team of Koeman significantly increased the pace and quickly succeeded. The defenders forgot about Frankie de Yonge in the penalty area, who first “put” Noyer, and then sent the ball into the net gate – 1:1.
On the 66th minute the Netherlands scored a very dubious goal. Babel was offside during a corner. Ryan after hitting van Dyck was in an offside position and close the “visibility” for Neuer. Manuel parried the blow, followed by another cross into the penalty area and Jonathan That brought the ball into his own net – 1:2.
In the 70th minute, the situation became even more acute. The referee awarded a strange penalty for a “handball” De Ligt. Even before that, the linear arbitrator did not consider the minimum an offside position at the Schultz. But the system VAR in the qualification matches not in use, so the decision on a penalty has not been abolished. Mark came Toni Kroos and confidently equalized.
In the 74th minute Jonathan That was close to double own-goal. Malen struck towards goal and Neuer rebound and put the ball almost ended up in the net. Great reaction Noyer, can not be said about the defense of Germany – she was bursting at the seams. The “hole” in it in the 79th minute found Malen. Depay with Malene came face to face with Neuer and easily outplayed the goalkeeper – 2:3 and the fans had an interesting last minute.
In stoppage time, the Germans “came over” on the defense of Dutch and missed the counter. Depay is incredible Paz brought Wijnaldum on an empty net and he scored the fourth goal of his team. To win back two goals, the hosts are not physically have time. The situation in group C is even more fun.