Yesterday we saw a big shock in the football world. Germany conceded four goals while playing at a home stadium and could not even make a serious impact. We are going to review Group C with two giants, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Germany 2-4 Netherlands
Both nations play against each other frequently. Its fourth game in the last two years and all games were official. As you may know, Germany and the Netherlands were in the same group at UEFA Nations League. The Netherlands won the group, and they dominated Germany in the home field. Yesterday nothing changed rather than a stadium and location.
Before the match, the Netherlands was in a tough situation. They have lost the game against Germany in Amsterdam, so there was no other option – team had to win the game.
Koeman started playing with three attacking players in the starting lineup. Babel, Promes, and Depay played in attack made a huge difference. On the other side, Low called few youngsters in defense and to be honest, German’s case was bizarre yesterday.
1st half of the game
Sane has an injury and could not help Low’s team yesterday. Gnabry was the substitute for Sane, and he played well in the first half. On 9th minute, Gnabry got a very sharp pass from a teammate and with his dribble could get in the penalty area and scored the goal. In the first half, nothing happened rather than a yellow card for Depay for unsportsmanlike conduct. Koeman was sitting on bench during the first half. Koeman knew that the team had power within to transform in the second half.
2nd half of the game
Koeman decided to make a little change Malen got a chance to play for the national team on the 58th minute. We have mentioned Malen again because he was very aggressive in attack and transformed the attacking options of the Netherlands.
In just one minute after the main substitutes of Netherlands, De Jong scored a goal. After the goal, Depay and co became more aggressive. On 67th minute, Depay crossed the ball in German’s field where Taj scored own goal accidentally.
On 72nd minute, Referee saw a handball from De Light inside the penalty area, and Kroos used this advantage – 2:2;
After that penalty, Germany could not even attack and make serious impact as they conceded two more goals before the final whistle.
Historical match for the Netherlands
The Netherlands have never scored four goals against Germany until yesterday. It was a historic day as the young generation of the Netherlands could win in Germany and secure critical three points