Netherlands suffered but managed to beat Poland in the Euro Cup

Netherlands suffered but managed to beat Poland in the Euro Cup
Netherlands suffered but managed to beat Poland in the Euro Cup

11:25 AM

The front Wout Weghorst, known for its pique with Lionel Messi in the World Cup in Qatar, he was the savior of Netherlands by scoring the winning goal 2-1 against Poland, this Sunday in a Group D match of the Euro 2024 soccer match played in Hamburg.

Despite not having their star scorer Robert Lewandowski, Poland took the lead on the scoreboard with a goal from Adam Buksa fifteen minutes into the match (16), with a header after a corner kick.

The Dutch managed to tie with a lucky shot from Cody Gakpo (29), but were unable to turn the score around until there were only seven minutes left in regulation time, with a shot from Weghorst (83).

The tall Hoffenheim striker became famous after the quarter-final match of the World Cup in Qatar, in which Argentina They beat the Netherlands on penalties, a very tense clash that ended with a confrontation between Weghorst and Messi in the locker room tunnel.

“What are you looking at, you fool!” Messi said to the Dutchman when he was giving an interview on television.

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“Dream scenario”

“I am very happy, it is indescribable, especially with this very special ending. It is the dream scenario on a personal level,” Weghorst congratulated himself this Sunday.

This Sunday’s victory rewarded the merits on the Netherlands’ grass, which dominated the match through intense pressure.

Despite having the best chances, Koeman’s men had to wait until the last minutes of a match in which Poland proved to be a rocky and competitive team despite the absences of Lewandowksi and Arkadiusz Milik, another of their attackers.

Buksa, 27 years old and usually a substitute, put the Dutch on the ropes with a splendid header, taking advantage of the Poles’ first shot.

However, the Netherlands overcame that blow and their insistence was rewarded with a shot from outside the area by Liverpool striker Gakpo, which slipped into the net after bouncing off Polish defender Bartosz Salamon.

The Dutch demonstrated their multiple offensive resources in the second half, with chances from playmaker Simmons (55), right back Dumfries (65) and center back De Vrij (74).

But it was not until the entry of a specialist from the area that they managed to decide the match.

After coming on in the 81st minute, Weghorst emerged as the savior two minutes later thanks to a shot from inside the area.

After this victory, the Netherlands will face France next Friday, the main favorite of the tournament and who will debut on Monday against Austria.

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