Before the match, coach Joachim Loew would be pleased with the draw. Then, Leroy Sané, Serge Gnabry & Co. 2: 0 was followed by a 2: 2 lead – but in the end, he met a defender to a winning victory.
Joachim Loew released. The retired German team celebrated with a great 3: 2 (2: 0) in the Dutch football squad, and the dreams began to qualify for the European Championship in 2020.
The refreshing attacking duo with Leroy Sané (15th minute) and artillery rivals Serge Gnabry (34) and Nico Schulz with the owner of the last minute (90th) gave hope in Amsterdam after the futures of world cup and nationality. Matthias de Ligt (48th) and Memphis Depay (63rd) replaced the Dutchman.
Strong first half of Germany
"After 2: 2 it was really difficult, but we did not lose heart and tried everything and fortunately we still achieved the winning goal," said Captain Manuel Neuer at RTL. In the sold arena Johan Cruyff, the tactical concept of the coach was paralyzed for 45 minutes by the Dutch. The new one appeared in the old door class. The new defense around Niklas Süle was mostly stable.
And in front of the excellent Gnabry and still ranked before the World Championship, Sané swallowed with his speed and again in great distress with Oranje-defense. "The first half was sensational, we kept it all the way and earned a point," Gnabry said. "It gives us extraordinary pressure."
Löw demanded "courage" from his players and "set their horse power on the road." That's what the DFB team did without complete Marco Reus. In the second minute, Gnabry was on his leg 0: 1, and Oranju did not make it to the goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen (2). Dortmund Reus sat only on the bench because he had to fight in line with Löwa's statements with problems on his thigh. Shortly before closing, Reus came for a few minutes for Gnabry.
Previously, the Germans performed Löws specifications for 45 minutes without him. Joshua Kimmich came after his quick lead dangerously against the Dutch goal, but then he was too tied (13). The third dangerous offensive campaign was then rewarded by DFB-Eleven. After crossing Toni Kroos, Nico Schulz withdrew, where Ajax young Matthijs de Ligt slipped, Sané took advantage of a mistake and came across 0: 1 with an ice cold.
Novelty is new
The Dutch started with 4-0 against Belarus in the qualifications for the European Championship, but they played against Löw-Elf, but were halved in half and lost too much of the ball. For the German triple with strong Süle, Antoni Rüdiger and Matthias Ginter, it became dangerous only when the Dutch quickly played outside. In some cases, the newly formed defense network missed the task before goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who took precedence over Marc-André and Stegen. And this trust was also justified twice.
Against the former Hoffenheim, Ryan Babel prevented the captain with two big ones from saving the equalizer (25/27). In addition to these campaigns, the Dutch in the first 45 minutes hardly entered their game, with which they were recently impressed by professionals and enthusiasts.
On the contrary: the Löw concept was fully developed. Gnabry and Sané used the Dutch guard around the Virgil van Dijk's dunes permanently, leaving a lot of drops and barely separating themselves from the ball. Gnabry strengthened his strong performance with a dream goal of 0: 2. The Bayer winger was defeated by Van Dijk, hit the hook, went down to the far corner – and all the other nine players played him as a sign of unity.
If Sané hit 40 minutes with his weaker right foot before Cillessen to 0: 3, local fans would flutter and the song "Super Germany, olé" of the DFB's supporters showed even louder.
Holland Catch 0: 2-residue
Bond trainer Ronald Koeman had to be quite loud in the cabin, as 52,000 viewers saw the turn of the transformed Elftal. In the match 2-2 in the League of Nations in Gelsenkirchen they were equated with 2-0 against the DFB team. Now, Oranje has been determined, dynamic, with self-confidentity and a very different body language on the field. Neuer was powerless against de Ligts.
The Germans succeeded in 1: 2 long relief. The picture turned completely. Süle and Ginter were hesitant in their penalty area – the possibility that Depay did not miss and hit the balance. "Of course it's in the neck if you get a goal shortly after a half." Of course, this is not so easy with such a young team, then just play, "said Neuer. Löw responded and brought Ilkaya Gündogan to Goretzko (70th). The Germans rebelled against the Dutch attack, but they managed to communicate hardly dangerous actions – until the 90th minute and the famous Schulz hit.