Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum scored a late winner against Poland but it was not enough to send the Netherlands into the Nations League finals.
Kamil Jozwiak had put Poland ahead in the first half but Memphis Depay equalised from the penalty spot with 13 minutes remaining.
Wijnaldum’s header in the closing stages gave the visitors the win.
However, Italy’s 2-0 against Bosnia-Herzegovina meant the Azzurri finished as Group A1 winners.
Andrea Belotti and Domenico Berardi got the goals for the Italians, who join Belgium, France and Spain in the Nations League finals, which take place in October next year.
While the Netherlands failed to progress the victory was their second in a row under new boss Frank de Boer, who had failed to win any of his first four games in charge.
- 5BednarekBooked at 77mins
- 16RecaSubstituted forRybusat 81′minutes
- 10KrychowiakBooked at 15minsSubstituted forLinettyat 71′minutes
- 6PlachetaSubstituted forGrosickiat 75′minutes
- 20ZielinskiSubstituted forModerat 71′minutes
- 21JozwiakBooked at 76mins
- 9LewandowskiSubstituted forPiatekat 45′minutes
- 2HateboerSubstituted forDumfriesat 57′minutes
- 6de Vrij
- 17BlindSubstituted forde Jongat 84′minutes
- 5van AanholtSubstituted forWijndalat 70′minutes
- 15KlaassenSubstituted forvan de Beekat 70′minutes
- 21de Jong
- 16StengsSubstituted forBerghuisat 70′minutes
- 19de Jong
- 20van de Beek
Match ends, Poland 1, Netherlands 2.
Second Half ends, Poland 1, Netherlands 2.
Attempt missed. Steven Berghuis (Netherlands) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Luuk de Jong (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jan Bednarek (Poland).
Foul by Memphis Depay (Netherlands).
Mateusz Klich (Poland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Owen Wijndal (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mateusz Klich (Poland).
Foul by Luuk de Jong (Netherlands).
Maciej Rybus (Poland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Steven Berghuis (Netherlands) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Maciej Rybus (Poland).
Donyell Malen (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Tomasz Kedziora (Poland).
Goal! Poland 1, Netherlands 2. Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Steven Berghuis with a cross following a corner.
Substitution, Netherlands. Luuk de Jong replaces Daley Blind.
Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Jan Bednarek.
Substitution, Poland. Maciej Rybus replaces Arkadiusz Reca because of an injury.
Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.