The Netherlands, leaders of Group 4 of League A, maintained their three-point lead over Belgium by winning 2-0 in Poland on Thursday. They will receive their neighbor on Sunday as the favorite to qualify for the semifinals.
The Netherlands continues with its almost impeccable performance in group 4 of League A of this League of Nations, with a new victory against Poland (2-0), on Thursday night, in Warsaw. Thus, it maintains its first place and its three-point lead over Belgium, before the final that will take place between the two neighbors on Sunday in Amsterdam (8:45 p.m., at La Chaîne L’Équipe).
The opening first goal was the result of excellent collective movement, with Memphis Depay’s one-touch pass into the box for Denzel Dumfries, who crossed in front of goal to Cody Gakpo (14th). Dominant, the oranje took control, barely worried at the beginning of the second half by the entry into play of Arkadiusz Milik, clumsy only in the 5.5 meters (53rd), against Remko Pasveer, the goalkeeper of Ajax Amsterdam , which honored his first selection in… 38 years!
Holland did not tremble
And, when they decided to speed up, it was super fast for the White Eagles, like this double between Steven Bergwijn and Vincent Janssen, concluded in the first cross ball (60th). Then it was Gakpo, with a sudden and twisting shot, which made Wojciech Szczesny tremble (80th).
Very few scares, therefore, for the Dutch, except for Teun Koopmeiners, knocked out by Karol Linetty and left prematurely (6th), including Depay, replaced by Janssen after a physical alert (52nd). But they will be favorites to finish first in the group. The Poles will try to keep their place in Group A in Cardiff on Sunday (8:45 pm), with a three-point advantage over the Welsh, defeated in Belgium (1-2).