Netherlands national team won a crucial 2-0 victory over its Polish opponent today, Thursday, in the fifth (penultimate) round of Group D, putting them in position to go to the final rounds of the European Football Championship.
Poland – Played on 09/22/ 2022 – Netherlands
This took place in the Nations League’s first tier, which included a challenging 2-1 victory for
Belgium over its visiting Wales.
After increasing its score to 13, the Netherlands moved into first place in the group, 3 points
ahead of Belgium, while Poland’s score stayed unchanged at 4, keeping them in third place.
Wales, which finished last in the rankings with just one point, was on the verge of being
demoted to the second division for the following campaign.
However The game between the Netherlands and its Belgian opponent in the final round, scheduled
for next Sunday at the orange team’s stadium, will be crucial in deciding who will win the
group and qualify for the semi-finals, which will take place the following year.
The competition rules stipulate that the Netherlands team only needs to lose 0–3 to its
visiting Belgium team in order to move on to the next round, when the two teams will then
be tied in points and play each other in the group.
Netherlands vs Poland
Meanwhile, The Netherlands squad defeated Belgium handily 4-1 in the opening round of the group
Cody Jakbo scored the first goal for the Netherlands at the National Stadium in Warsaw,
Poland, in the 14th minute, and Stephen Bergwijn added a second in the 60th.
In the other match, which was held at the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, the landowners managed to escape the Welsh team’s trap after they narrowly defeated it 2-1.
Belgium leading with a clean double
The first half ended with Belgium leading with a clean double, signed by Kevin De Bruyne and Michy Batshuayi, in the 11th and 38th minutes, respectively.
The excitement continued in the second half, after Wales reduced the difference, after Kiefer Moore scored a goal for the visiting team, in the 50th minute.
The Belgian team finished the match without its Spanish coach, Roberto Martinez, who received a red card in the fourth minute of added time.