Orange in two points down against Germany despite clever comeback

The Dutch national team Sunday by a late goal with 2-3 lost to Germany in the qualification for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2020. The team of coach Ronald Koeman was halfway through with 0-2 behind in the Johan Cruijff ArenA, stronger back to 2-2, but lost still.

The 43rd edition of the Netherlands against Germany had two faces. For the rest of the team of national coach Joachim Löw stronger and that led to goals from Leroy Sané and Serge Gnabry.

In the second half were the roles reversed. Orange came by Matthijs de ligt and Memphis Depay back to 2-2, and then the Germans by a hit by Nico Schulz in the ninetieth minute still three points took them.

By the defeat, the Netherlands is no longer leading the pack in group C of the qualification. Northern Ireland, on Sunday, with a 2-1 won of belarus is in the lead with six points from two matches. Orange and Germany have three points, but the four-time world champion, has only one match played.

Orange continues the qualification only on 6 september and then Germany is again the opponent. That match is in Hamburg and played three days later, waiting in Tallinn a confrontation with Estonia. In between plays the Netherlands in June for the Nations League, in which England’s opponent in the semi-finals.

Babylon is missing two great opportunities

It will be against the English better than in the first half Sunday against the Germans, because they were given peace a chance on chance in the ArenA. After two minutes had Gnabry the ball for knocking, but Jasper Cillessen prevented with a good rescue the 0-1.

In the fifteenth minute was a German ahead still it is a fact and that if The Is is charge. The defender of Ajax slipped in a low cross from Schulz, which Sané the ball unimpeded could take and beautifully graduated into the far corner.

It had then quickly right again can and perhaps should be, but two great opportunities were not to Ryan Babel spent. After a nice passje of Quincy Promes, he stood eye-to-eye with goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who as the winner of the battle came.

Also at the second chance of Babylon was Promes the principal. This resulted in the vleugelspeler a good cross, and the experienced attacker from Fulham the ball close to right on Neuer accomplished.

The two missed chances came to Orange to be expensive, because after 35 minutes it was on the other side, or touch. Gnabry dribbled to within, while Van Dijk him the ball. With a superb shot into the far intersection, had the German attacker Cillessen then also stand a chance: 0-2.

The Is makes first interlandgoal

0-2 was the standby, and thus if the defensively vulnerable the Netherlands is not even unhappy. Cillessen returned on the stroke of half with a header from Thilo Kehrer and the goalkeeper also had to answer a shot of Sané.

The backlog did Koeman halfway through decide to intervene. He brought Bergwijn for Babylon in the hope of a turnaround and three minutes later it was 1-2 already there. The cross came from Memphis and Is signed with his head for the first goal in his interlandcarrière.

The aansluitingstreffer was the beginning of a much better second half of Orange, that the initiative took over from the Germans. It took only a while before a next opportunity led. In the 63rd minute – a quarter of an hour after the 1-2 came to the ball in the German penalty area by Georginio Wijnaldum in Memphis, which Neuer by surprise with a low shot and as the backlog undid (2-2).

With that tie, the Netherlands was still not satisfied. Germany looked vulnerable and was fortunate that Promes next punterde, where play is a better option. Ten minutes before time was Neuer just a bit earlier at the ball than Wijnaldum after a steekpassje of Memphis.

Also then continued to Orange hope on 3-2, in the final stage, suddenly a chance for the visitors. Substitute player Marco Reus sailed over the left and found the detached Schulz. The player of 1899 Hoffenheim pushed the ball out of the reach of Cillessen into the far corner (2-3), making it still the Germans had the victory clinched.

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