The Dutch squad successfully started their inaugural match at the Qatar 2022 World Cup in a sweet way.
The Dutch national team defeated the Senegalese national team with a score of 2-0.
The Netherlands vs Senegal national team match was held at the Qatar Al Thumama Stadium, Tuesday morning this morning.
The Netherlands vs Senegal match is a continuation of Group A at the Qatar World Cup.
The Dutch national team won the match thanks to the goals scored by Cody Gakpo and Davy Klaasseen at the end of the second half, according to contentPedia from the official FIFA website.
In this match, the Netherlands was slightly ahead of Senegal in terms of ball possession by recording 54 percent.
While Aliou Cisse’s squad threatened more often after releasing 15 kicks, four of which were on target.
In the first half, Senegal took the initiative to attack first and threatened with a shot from attacker Boulaye Dia.
Unfortunately the ball can still be driven by De Jong.
Senegal again provided a threat to the Dutch goal which was guarded by Andries Noppert.
This time the attempt to attack came through Ismaila Sarr’s shot which still bounced over the bar.
Having received several threats, the Netherlands tried to retaliate through efforts made by Daley Blind and Steven Berghuis.
Unfortunately, nothing has worked yet. The 0-0 score lasted until halftime.
In the second half, both teams played open and it was the Netherlands who had the first chance through a header from Virgil van Dijk.
However, the Dutch national team captain’s header still bounced over the Senegal goal.
Senegal trying to find the winning goal.
However, the efforts made by the attack line of the Lions of Teranga squad could still be countered by the Dutch defense.
With six minutes remaining in normal time, the Netherlands managed to break the deadlock thanks to Gakpo’s header maximizing Frenkie de Jong’s cross to make the score 1-0.
When the game entered extra time, the Netherlands ensured victory through a goal scored by Davy Klaassen.
Klaassen successfully took advantage of the ball from Memphis Depay’s kick so that the score changed to 2-0 in 90+9 minutes.
Thanks to this victory, the Netherlands is in first place in the 2022 World Cup Group A standings with three points.
Meanwhile, Senegal is in third place in Group A standings.