The Netherlands national team is hitting all the right notes in Group Two of the European Nations Championship (Euro 2024) qualifiers in Germany. They secured a hard-fought victory away from home against the Republic of Ireland (2-1), while Greece found its stride with a resounding win against Gibraltar.
Dublin Drama: Netherlands vs. Republic of Ireland
In a thrilling clash at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, the first half saw both teams finding the back of the net. The hosts took an early lead in the 4th minute when Norwich City striker Adam Edah converted a penalty kick.
The Netherlands responded in kind, equalizing in the 19th minute thanks to Cody Jacobo. By the 56th minute, Wouter Weghorst scored the second goal, putting the visitors ahead.
Netherlands’ Winning Streak
This victory extends the Netherlands’ winning streak to three consecutive rounds, a remarkable turnaround following their challenging start to the qualifiers with a harsh 4-0 loss to France.
The Netherlands now boasts 9 points from 4 matches, securing the second spot and distancing themselves by a full 6 points from France, the group leader, who has played 5 matches.
Greece Dominates Gibraltar
In the same group, Greece regained its winning form by dominating Gibraltar with a 5-0 victory at the OPAP Arena in Athens. After enduring two consecutive losses, the “Greek Descendants” are back on the path to victory in the group, rekindling their hopes of securing the second ticket to Germany.
This comprehensive victory elevated Greece’s score to 9 points from 5 matches, positioning them in third place. Gibraltar’s national team remains at the bottom of the standings, without a point after suffering 5 defeats.
The Netherlands’ winning tune continues to echo in the Euro qualifiers, making their presence felt in Group Two. As the competition unfolds, football enthusiasts can expect more captivating matches and fierce battles for qualification.