On 09/02/2021 at 00:03 CEST
Louis van Gaal has returned from retirement to command Netherlands until the World Cup 2022. Not an easy task, seen what I’ve seen. In its revival, the ‘Orange‘did not go beyond the tie (1-1) before the Norway from Haaland, who opened the can and shot the stick after the break. The Dutch painting, with Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay once again as leaders, he evened the contest before the break with a goal from Klaassen. Lack of success and fluidity in the game to complete the comeback.
Hansen; Pedersen (Ryerson, 59 ‘), Strandberg, Hanche-Olsen, Meling; Thorsby, Normann (Berg, 68 ‘); Odegaard, Elyounoussi, Hauge (Daehli, 59 ‘); Haaland.
Bijlow; Timber (Dumfries, 90 ‘), De Vrij, Van Dijk, Blind; Wijnaldum, De Jong, Klaassen; Berghuis (Malen, 46 ‘), Memphis and Gakpo.
1-0 M. 20 Haaland. 1-1 M. 37 Klaassen.
Szymon Marciniak (Poland). TA: Elyounoussi (25 ‘), Thorsby (43’) / Blind (18 ‘), Dumfries (90’).
Match played at the Ulleval Stadion (Norway) before some 17,000 people corresponding to the fourth day of the qualifier for the 2022 World Cup.
On his return to the bench, the 70-year-old technical veteran altered the formula maintained by Frank de Boer during the pass Eurocup. He discarded the much-questioned rear of three centrals to return to the 4-3-3. Above, Memphis flanked by two fast ends, Berghuis and Gakpo. In the core, Frenkie de Jong in command and behind Van Dijk was back to face Haaland. A clash of the titans. Although the biggest surprise of the eleven was the ownership under the sticks of the young man Bijlow (Feyenoord).
That ‘Orange‘I wanted the ball to be clear from the opening whistle. Those of Van gaal they dominated the game from possession and their attacks were quick. The 0-1 could fall to the first of change after a race of Memphis. It yielded at the vertex of the area to Gakpo, whose shot grazed the crosshead. The weapons of Norway they were others. Long serves, fleeting cons and balls to Haaland.
The ram of the Dortmund he forgave the first, a hand in hand that Bijlow saved with the body. But there were no more concessions and the second was for the inside. Timber was left off the hook when the Dutch defense advanced ranks after a rival corner kick already Haaland, enabled and only before the goalkeeper, it was enough for him to gently cross the ball.
The goal jammed the ‘Orange‘, with both the ball and problems to step on the opponent’s area despite the efforts of De Jong at the base of the play. All in all, the tie came on his only occasion before the break.
Netherlands it redoubled hostilities after the recess. Van Dijk with a centered header after a set piece serve and Memphis in a distant shot they tried the gloves of Hansen. Then Malen he brushed the stick in a dry, cornering shot. But when the best were Van gaal the Norwegian scare arrived. Odegaard enabled the counter to Haaland, which could only be stopped by the stick.
Then the fangless domain returned, predictable. Frenkie it multiplied in the center of the field, omnipresent from its own field to the peak of the rival area. Memphis Nor was he hiding, asking time and again for the ball surrounded by rivals. Even so, the ‘oranje’ game was heavy. It was not until the final stretch that, by insisting, the tiebreaker could reach the goal. But Hansen it grew and tied a point that maintains equality in the Group G. Turkey leads with seven points, followed one away by Netherlands, Montenegro and Norway.