Germany wins the Netherlands in extreme conditions. Discussions about the coach, Joggy Löw, are likely to be aligned at least for now.
Cheering, screaming, squeezing his fist. After the magnificent 2-0, which was dropped by Serge Gnabry, the coach of Germany Jogi Löw visibly heavily burdened his shoulders.
From the last 1: 1 in the test against Serbia before the previous Wednesday, the coach is in the crossfire of German media. Before yesterday's qualifying match, "Bild am Sonntag" wrote: "Stop cheese! The Jogi Löw team only plays football cheese for a year." And the game against the Netherlands is "the first final mood for Yogi".
The requirement of the tabloid is – at least for now – effective. Löw changed, played without a classic striker. Instead of Tim Werner or Marc Reus in the offensive, they are turning against the Dutch wing Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sané. They both thanked the trainer for one goal. And DFB showed the strong first 45 minutes: "That half was WORLD CLASS," commented "image".
Poor second half
Germany got it back? Not really. Like magical, as was the first half of the Germans, it was both cheesy and difficult from the point of view of the DFB, and then the passage of two. Only De Ligt succeeded for the Netherlands's goal, then Depay equalized after about an hour.
Then come Nico Schulz. In Germany, he practically encounters a final whistle for 3: 2 and in 2019 brings Löw's first victory.
The next serious fight for the DFB in qualifying for the European Championship is rising in June.
Netherlands – Germany 2: 3
Northern Ireland-Belarus 2: 1
Hungary – Croatia 2: 1
The finalist of the World Cup is in Budapest. Everything starts so well for Croats who compete with Vezist Modric and Rakitic. Frankfurt rebic took the lead 13 minutes into the game. But Hoffenheim's payroll Szalai (34) and Patkai (76th) are changing the game. And Croatia goes home disappointed.
Israel – Austria 4: 2
Group with Poland, Israel, Latvia, Slovenia and North Macedonia. Austria should, as far as possible, be in second place. But it does not look right at the moment. The first game that Ösis lost against Poland 0: 1. And on Sunday night, GC-Goalie Lindner's team in Haifa won 2-4 defeat. Although the star ÖFB Arnautovic (8) scored a goal, the ball ended in the net. Three packages of Chinese mercenaries Zahavi and Dabbur close the bag up to 66 minutes. Arnautovic's second goal is cosmetics.
Slovenia – Northern Macedonia 1: 1
Cyprus – Belgium 0: 2
Cypriots barely sneeze in front of big favorites. Thus, Belgium has three points from the Mediterranean island. Eden Hazard (10) and Batshuayi (18) are responsible for the goals. After winning 3-1 against Russia on Thursday, the third world cup will start in the qualification campaign of the EM.
San Marino – Scotland 0: 2
Kazakhstan – Russia 0: 4