Poland vs Netherlands was held at the Slaski Stadium, Thursday (19/11/2020) early morning WIB. The host had a quick lead through Kamil Jozwiak in the 6th minute.
The Netherlands was only able to reply before the match broke up. After equalizing the score through a penalty Memphis Depay in the 77th minute, the visitors sealed the victory through Georgino Wijnaldum in the 84th minute.
These results make the Netherlands collect 11 points and are in second place in Group A1. Frank de Boer’s foster children still do not qualify for next year’s finals.
Because, Italy can win at the same time. Gli Azzurri overcame Bosnia & Herzegovina 2-0, so they could top the standings with 12 points. Italy which has the right to qualify for the finals next year.
The course of the match
The game has only been running for six minutes, Poland immediately broke into the Netherlands. Kamil Jozwiak listed his name on the scoreboard, after continuing Robert Lewandowski’s pass, in a fast counter attack scheme. Poland winning 1-0.
Dutch try to reply. In the 12th minute. Wijnaldum fired a left-footed shot, which Lukasz Fabianski was able to keep out.
Poland almost got their second goal in the 17th minute. Przemyslaw Placheta’s kick from a corner had just hit the Dutch crossbar.
Entering the final five minutes of the first half, the Netherlands had two good opportunities. The first was through Memphis Depay, whose kick Fabianski was able to suppress. Then Frenkie de Jong’s efforts were also overcome. Until the break, the score 1-0 for Poland’s superiority lasted.
In the second half, Poland immediately kicked off Placheta. From the right, he fired a shot at the Dutch goal, but he was still far from the target.
The Netherlands again endangered the Polish goal through Depay. Again, the Lille player’s efforts were muted by Fabianski. Until finally, the Netherlands got a penalty in the 77th minute.
Wijnaldum was violated by Jan Bednarek in the forbidden box. Depay wants to be the executor, and can finish it. Score becomes 1-1.
The Netherlands finally turned ahead in the 84th minute. Wijnaldum was able to head the ball into the Polish goal, after continuing to cross Steven Berghuis. Score becomes 2-1.
In the remaining game time, there are no significant opportunities. The Dutch 2-1 victory over Poland lasted, which the result still did not pass Depay et al to the finals next year.
Polandia: Fabianski, Kedziora, Glik, Bednarek, Reca (Rybus 81 ‘), Klich, Krychowiak (Linetty 71’), Placheta (Grosicki 76 ‘), Zielinski (Moder 71’), Jozwiak, Lewanndowski (Piatek 46 ‘)
Belanda: Krul, Van Aanholt (Wijndal 71 ‘), De Vrij, Blind (Luuk de Jong 84’), Hateboer (Dumfries 57 ‘), De Jong, Wijnaldum, Klaassen (Van de Beek 70’), Malen, Stengs (Berghuis 70 ‘), Depay
(then / nds)