Watch Match Highlights: Ireland 1-2 Netherlands on 09/10/2023 ⚽🇮🇪🇳🇱
Netherlands Continues Winning Streak in Euro Qualifiers, Greece Dominates Gibraltar
Netherlands, Euro 2024 qualifiers, Greece, Gibraltar
Netherlands Edges Past Ireland
In the Euro 2024 qualifiers Group 2, the Dutch national team continued their winning streak with a hard-fought 2-1 victory away from home against the Republic of Ireland. Meanwhile, Greece found their balance once again with a convincing 5-0 win against Gibraltar.
Ireland Takes an Early Lead
At Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, the first 45 minutes saw a goal from each side. The hosts took an early lead just four minutes in through a successful penalty kick by Adam Idah, the English striker from Norwich City.
The Netherlands equalized in the 19th minute, also from a penalty, with Cody Gakpo stepping up to the spot. By the 56th minute, Fouter Vijgorest put the Dutch ahead with the second goal.
Netherlands Extends Winning Streak
With this result, the Netherlands continued their winning streak for the third consecutive round, following a disastrous start to the qualifiers with a heavy 4-0 defeat against France. The Dutch team now has 9 points from 4 matches, securing the second spot and distancing themselves by a full 6 points from France, the group leaders, who have played 5 matches.
Greece Dominates Gibraltar
In the same group, Greece regained their winning form by dominating Gibraltar with a resounding 5-0 victory at the OPAP Arena in Athens. After two consecutive losses, the “Sons of the Greeks” returned to the path of victories in the group, maintaining their hopes of competing for the second ticket to Germany.
Greece’s comprehensive victory elevated their points tally to 9 from 5 matches, securing the third position. Meanwhile, Gibraltar’s national team remains at the bottom of the table with no points after suffering five defeats.
These matches in Group 2 of the Euro 2024 qualifiers demonstrated the competitive nature of European football as teams strive to secure their spots in the prestigious tournament in Germany.