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        Poland 1-2 Netherlands

        Weghorst scores late goal as Netherlands edge past Poland

        2024/06/16 16:22

        Wout Weghorst came off the bench to score the winner as the Netherlands kicked off their Euro 2024 campaign with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Poland in Hamburg.

        The Dutch team started strongly, with Wojciech Szczesny making a smart save to deny Cody Gakpo early on.

        However, it was Poland who took the lead after just 16 minutes when Adam Buksa outjumped Denzel Dumfries and Virgil van Dijk to head in a corner-kick.

        Skipper Van Dijk sought to equalise quickly and attempted a half-volley from a floated corner, but Szczesny made the save.

        The Oranje's persistence paid off at the half-hour mark when Bartosz Salamon deflected Cody Gakpo’s shot past Szczesny to level the score.

        Ronald Koeman's team maintained their pressure and nearly took the lead just before half-time, but Memphis Depay missed the target.

        After the break, the Netherlands continued to create chances, with Depay and Gakpo setting up Xavi Simons, who misfired from 12 yards out.

        As the game progressed, the tempo slowed, with Poland happy to defend and hold onto the 1-1 draw.

        Just when it seemed the match would end in a draw, substitute Wout Weghorst clinched the win with a close-range finish moments after coming on.

        Poland pressed for an equalizer, but Bart Verbruggen made a brilliant save to deny Karol Swiderski, and the Netherlands held on to claim the three points.





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        2024-06-16 17h33m by lhalliday_bart
        As a Dutch football fan, I couldn't be more excited about the Netherlands' victory over Poland! Wout Weghorst's winning goal was the cherry on top of a hard-fought match.
        2024-06-16 16h57m by sjacksons_9_2_1
        As a Dutch football fan, I am delighted with the start of our Euro 2024 campaign. Weghorst's winning goal was the icing on the cake for a hard-fought victory over Poland. Proud of our team's persistence and overall performance.
        2024-06-16 16h38m by edavidson
        As a football fan of one of the teams, I have to say that the Dutch played with great determination and never gave up. The game was tough and Poland put up a good fight, but in the end, Wout Weghorst's goal secured the victory for the Netherlands. Proud to be a fan of the Oranje!
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