Poland 1-2 Netherlands: Dutch fail to reach finals despite win


Georginio Wijnaldum
Wijnaldum has scored three goals in his last two games for the Netherlands

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.

Line-ups

Poland

  • 22Fabianski
  • 4Kedziora
  • 15Glik
  • 5BednarekBooked at 77mins
  • 16RecaSubstituted forRybusat 81′minutes
  • 10KrychowiakBooked at 15minsSubstituted forLinettyat 71′minutes
  • 6PlachetaSubstituted forGrosickiat 75′minutes
  • 14Klich
  • 20ZielinskiSubstituted forModerat 71′minutes
  • 21JozwiakBooked at 76mins
  • 9LewandowskiSubstituted forPiatekat 45′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Szczesny
  • 2Bochniewicz
  • 3Walukiewicz
  • 7Milik
  • 8Linetty
  • 11Grosicki
  • 12Skorupski
  • 13Rybus
  • 17Moder
  • 18Bereszynski
  • 19Szymanski
  • 23Piatek

Netherlands

  • 1Krul
  • 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
  • 8Wijnaldum
  • 9Malen
  • 10Depay

Substitutes

  • 3Veltman
  • 4Botman
  • 7Berghuis
  • 11Promes
  • 12Wijndal
  • 13Bizot
  • 14Gravenberch
  • 19de Jong
  • 20van de Beek
  • 22Dumfries
  • 23Drommel

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