The Dutch failed to return to the Nations League finals despite a brave fight back against the Poles on Wednesday. The 2-1 win combined with Italy’s 2-0 win mean the Netherlands finish second on 11 points to the Italian’s 12. Jozwiak scored a goal he will likely never forget, a solo run from left midfield after slow tracking back by Klaasen. Poland with nothing to play for but pride were happy to sit back on this 5th minute lead letting the Dutch have their chances. Memphis Depay, a player reborn at Lyon, was a constant threat.But the Polish defence marshalled by Bednarek(Southampton) and Glik was resolute.
The best chance of the match before the equalizer came from a header by De Jong from a knock down by Wijnaldum on 68 minutes. The penalty which drew the 2 sides level was very dubious at best. Wijnaldum went down like a sack of bricks from a slight touch from the Polish defender. Memphis(who still has a buyback clause on his Man United-Lyon contract, OLE) made no mistake from the spot. Wijnaldum scored the futile winner on 84 minutes from a good cross from the corner kick(reminds me havent I seen that kind of goal from him before in a certain Champions League semi)
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