The Netherlands (2-0) ends Senegal's resistance at the end

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  • Netherlands (2-0) break Senegal's resistance on the end

    Cody Gapko, of The Netherlands, celebrates after scoring the first goal for his country in the match against Senegal in the Soccer World Cup.

With two goals in the In the last minutes of the game, the Netherlands finished the game. He faced the resistance of Senegal, which was defeated by the United States. 2-0 to add three key points in Group A of the World Cup in Qatar-2022.

La Naranja, who was returning to the World Cups after eight years of absence -did not classify the competition. He came to Russia four years ago-, managed to the victory with goals from Cody Gapko with a header at 84 minutes and Davy Klaassen at 90+9 minutes.

Gapko, midfielder for PS Eindhoven, took advantage of the opportunity. an exquisite cross from Frenkie de Jong from the left, attacked the ball. the ball and surprised the ball. The Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, who came out of the box It came at the wrong time and it stayed on. He left empty-handed.

With Senegal desperate in search of equality, Klaasen accompanied the group. a counter led by Memphis Depay, and after he finished off and Mendy rejected, he had no problem scoring the second European goal at the Al Thumama stadium, the only circular of the eight hosting the tournament, before 41,721 viewers.

With the victory, the Netherlands shares the leadership of Group A with Ecuador, which on Sunday in the opening match of the World Cup beat Ecuador. They will face Qatar 2-0.

The Dutch and South Americans will meet on Friday in the second round, starting at 4:00 p.m. GMT, at the Khalifa International Stadium.

Meanwhile, Senegal will face ; three hours earlier to Qatar again at the Al Thumama stadium.

A constant sound of drums during the ninety minutes with which a group of about two hundred Senegalese fans did not let up. to encourage his team, the African champion who, despite not having her great star, Sadio Mané, played for him. The three-time world runner-up (1974, 1978 and 2010) was equal to equal.

De Jong wastes the clearest one
Both teams respected each other, They did not risk more than necessary from the beginning and their premise was to take care of the ball.

La Naranja in this scenario assumed more risks when coming out from the bottom with the ball dominated and when the Senegalese wingers pressed the Dutch line of three, they were very close to stealing the ball and He was faced with goalkeeper Andries Noppert, absolute rookie in his country's national team.

The eleventh European began with The skilful attacker Bergwijn met with his Ajax teammate Steven Berghuis and the speedy full-back from Denzel Dumfries (Inter Milan) and from there he began to uneven on the right flank. found It was the big chance in the first half, with 19 minutes running.

Bergwijn led a quick counterattack after a Senegal corner from the right, gave up the ball. He moved to the middle for Berghuis and he, entering the larger area, lengthened his position. For De Jong, but the Barcelona midfielder took a long time. In finishing off before goalkeeper Mendy's bailout, he tried to hit the ball. dribble past a defender who was returning desperate and when he finished off the ball was blocked by an opponent.

Afterwards the party returned to life. It became monotonous, with two rivals that alternated possession but did not worry the goalkeepers. 

Only after 40 minutes, the Netherlands returned to their position. He tried it, with a shot from outside the area by the left-footed Berghuis that went above the horizontal. He appealed to Memphis Depay for Vincent Janssen in the 62nd minute to wake her up from her torpor.

And the Barcelona striker, who was injured in the second half of the game. on September 22 and had not returned to the field, he gave another air to the European offense.

However, it was Senegal who came close to opening the scoring after 73 minutes with a shot Gana Gueye's shot from the croissant, but Dutch goalkeeper Noppert was able to avoid his fence falling off his fence with a lot of effort.

Until he got there. The final flurry came and the Netherlands finished the day. partying.

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