UEFA Nations League - Group A1
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Netherlands 3-0 Germany: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk & Georginio Wijnaldum score for hosts

Virgil van Dijk
Virgil van Dijk's goal was his second for the Netherlands after netting in a 3-0 away win over Portugal in March

Germany "broke apart" in their 3-0 Nations League defeat by the Netherlands, says boss Joachim Low.

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk headed the opener while Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum added late goals to leave Germany bottom of Group A1.

It was the sixth defeat in 10 games for Low's side, who went out at the group stage of the World Cup in Russia.

"After conceding, you could see that recent results have led to a lack of confidence," he said.

"Why are we not scoring? That's difficult to answer, we have clear chances."

Low's Germany, who won the World Cup in 2014, have only one point from their opening two Nations League matches.

They face world champions and group leaders France in the competition in Paris on Tuesday.

Saturday's loss in Amsterdam was the first time Germany have lost by three goals to the Dutch.

Van Dijk reacted first to nod in from close range after Ryan Babel had headed against the crossbar following Depay's right-wing corner.

Depay added a second in the 86th minute from a quick counter-attack after being set up by Quincy Promes, before Wijnaldum sealed the win in injury time with a low shot into the bottom corner.

"Breaking apart like that in the last 10 minutes is not good," Low added.

Striker Timo Werner said: "We missed out on scoring when we had the chances to do so.

"Then there is this corner which hits the bar and is then turned in. That was a punch in our stomach."

Since the end of their World Cup qualifying campaign in October 2017, Germany have won only three of their past 12 matches - a 2-1 success in the finals against Sweden and two victories in friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Peru.

After van Dijk's opener, the Dutch had chances to double their lead but Wijnaldum shot wide and Depay headed off target.

Manchester City forward Leroy Sane, on as a second-half substitute, should have equalised but he dragged a shot just wide when unmarked eight yards out.

That miss proved costly, as with Germany pushing for an equaliser, they gave the ball away and Promes played in Depay for the second goal.

The former Manchester United winger then hit the crossbar, before Wijnaldum struck again.

The Netherlands, managed by former Everton boss Ronald Koeman, are second in the three-nation group after beginning their campaign with a 2-1 defeat by France in September.

Line-ups

Netherlands

  • 1Cillessen
  • 2Dumfries
  • 3de Ligt
  • 4van Dijk
  • 5Blind
  • 6de Roon
  • 7de JongSubstituted forAkéat 77'minutes
  • 8Wijnaldum
  • 9BergwijnSubstituted forPromesat 68'minutes
  • 10Depay
  • 11BabelSubstituted forDanjuma Groeneveldat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Hateboer
  • 13Zoet
  • 14de Vrij
  • 15Aké
  • 16Strootman
  • 17van de Beek
  • 19de Jong
  • 20Promes
  • 21Vilhena
  • 22Danjuma Groeneveld
  • 23Bizot

Germany

  • 1Neuer
  • 4Ginter
  • 17Boateng
  • 5Hummels
  • 3Hector
  • 11CanSubstituted forDraxlerat 57'minutes
  • 18Kimmich
  • 8Kroos
  • 13MüllerSubstituted forSanéat 57'minutes
  • 23UthSubstituted forBrandtat 68'minutes
  • 9Werner

Substitutes

  • 2Kehrer
  • 6Gnabry
  • 7Draxler
  • 10Brandt
  • 12Leno
  • 14Schulz
  • 15Süle
  • 19Sané
  • 20Tah
  • 21Rudy
  • 22ter Stegen
Referee:
Cüneyt Çakir
Attendance:
52,536

Match Stats

Home TeamNetherlandsAway TeamGermany
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home14
Away21
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away12
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Netherlands 3, Germany 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Netherlands 3, Germany 0.

Goal!

Goal! Netherlands 3, Germany 0. Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daley Blind.

Foul by Matthias Ginter (Germany).

Daley Blind (Netherlands) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Memphis Depay (Netherlands) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld with a through ball following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld (Netherlands) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Georginio Wijnaldum.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Jasper Cillessen.

Attempt saved. Timo Werner (Germany) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Julian Draxler (Germany) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonas Hector.

Goal!

Goal! Netherlands 2, Germany 0. Memphis Depay (Netherlands) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Quincy Promes following a fast break.

Offside, Netherlands. Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld tries a through ball, but Memphis Depay is caught offside.

Hand ball by Mats Hummels (Germany).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Matthias Ginter (Germany) because of an injury.

Offside, Germany. Toni Kroos tries a through ball, but Timo Werner is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Timo Werner (Germany) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Julian Draxler.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Denzel Dumfries.

Attempt missed. Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Memphis Depay following a fast break.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Matthijs de Ligt.

Attempt blocked. Julian Brandt (Germany) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Julian Draxler (Germany) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marten de Roon (Netherlands).

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Nathan Aké replaces Frenkie de Jong.

Attempt saved. Memphis Depay (Netherlands) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Toni Kroos (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Hand ball by Frenkie de Jong (Netherlands).

Foul by Julian Draxler (Germany).

Jasper Cillessen (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Toni Kroos (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Marten de Roon (Netherlands).

Attempt blocked. Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld (Netherlands) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daley Blind with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Julian Draxler (Germany) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Joshua Kimmich.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Julian Brandt replaces Mark Uth.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Quincy Promes replaces Steven Bergwijn.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld replaces Ryan Babel.

Attempt missed. Julian Draxler (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jonas Hector.

Timo Werner (Germany) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Daley Blind (Netherlands).

Attempt missed. Leroy Sané (Germany) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joshua Kimmich with a through ball.

goal

As It Stood

A

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1France21102114
2Netherlands21014223
3Germany201103-31

B

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1Belgium22005146
2Switzerland21017253
3Iceland200209-90

C

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1Portugal22004226
2Poland201134-11
3Italy201112-11

D

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1Spain22008176
2England201112-11
3Croatia201106-61

E

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2Czech Rep21013303
3Slovakia200213-20

F

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1Russia21102114
2Turkey21014403
3Sweden201123-11

G

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1Bos-Herze22003126
2Austria21011103
3Northern Ireland200213-20

H

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1Denmark21102024
2Wales21014313
3R. of Ireland201114-31

I

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1Scotland21013213
2Israel21012203
3Albania210112-13

J

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1Finland33003039
2Greece32013216
3Hungary310223-13
4Estonia300303-30

K

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1Bulgaria33005239
2Norway32013126
3Cyprus310235-23
4Slovenia300325-30

L

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1Serbia32105237
2Romania31204315
3Montenegro31112204
4Lithuania300315-40

M

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1Georgia33006069
2Latvia302112-12
3Kazakhstan302124-22
4Andorra302114-32

N

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1Belarus32106067
2Luxembourg32017166
3Moldova311124-24
4San Marino3003010-100

O

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1Kosovo32105147
2Azerbaijan31204135
3Faroe Islands310236-33
4Malta301237-41

P

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2Liechtenstein310246-23
3Armenia310224-23
4Gibraltar310214-33
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