European Championship Qualifying - Group C
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Germany 2-4 Netherlands: Superb Dutch claim big Euro 2020 qualifying win

Donyell Malen scores for the Netherlands
Malen scored on his debut for the Dutch, having come off the bench

A superb second-half display gave the Netherlands an important Euro 2020 qualifying win over Germany in a thrilling, see-saw game in Hamburg.

Serge Gnabry had given Germany an early lead but Frenkie de Jong and Jonathan Tah's own goal turned the game.

Germany looked to have claimed a draw via Toni Kroos' penalty, given for a dubious handball against De Jong.

But debutant substitute Donyell Malen finished a superb move before Georginio Wijnaldum sealed the win in added time.

The Netherlands' victory - their first in Germany since 2002 - means Joachim Low's side miss out on top spot in the group, which still belongs to Northern Ireland courtesy of their four wins out of four games so far.

The Dutch are now three points behind the second-placed Germans with a game in hand.

With Northern Ireland going so well and having lost 3-2 at home to Germany in March, Ronald Koeman's side could not afford another slip-up, which looked on the cards after Gnabry followed up Lukas Klostermann's saved shot to score his fifth international goal in six games.

But they were more efficient after the break, with De Jong's neat finish and Tah's clumsy poked own goal from close range rewarding their efforts.

Even the game's most controversial moment - the penalty converted by Germany after the ball had looped onto De Jong's arm following a blocked cross - could not break them from their stride.

Wijnaldum provided the ball for the Malen to put the visitors ahead again and then charged through to finish himself.

With two games against Northern Ireland to come, the Dutch are now firmly back in the running for top spot.

Belarus earned a stoppage time 2-1 win at Estonia to claim their first points in the other game in Group C on Friday.

Line-ups

Germany

  • 1Neuer
  • 4GinterSubstituted forBrandtat 84'minutes
  • 15Süle
  • 5Tah
  • 13Klostermann
  • 6KimmichBooked at 35mins
  • 8Kroos
  • 14Schulz
  • 9WernerSubstituted forHavertzat 61'minutes
  • 11ReusSubstituted forGündoganat 61'minutes
  • 20Gnabry

Substitutes

  • 3Hector
  • 7Havertz
  • 10Brandt
  • 12Leno
  • 16Halstenberg
  • 17Stark
  • 19Waldschmidt
  • 21Gündogan
  • 22ter Stegen
  • 23Can

Netherlands

  • 1Cillessen
  • 3de Ligt
  • 4van Dijk
  • 17Blind
  • 21de JongBooked at 72mins
  • 22DumfriesSubstituted forPröpperat 58'minutes
  • 15de RoonBooked at 49minsSubstituted forMalenat 58'minutes
  • 8Wijnaldum
  • 11Promes
  • 9BabelSubstituted forAkéat 81'minutes
  • 10DepayBooked at 35mins

Substitutes

  • 2Veltman
  • 5Aké
  • 6Pröpper
  • 7Malen
  • 12van Aanholt
  • 13Zoet
  • 14Berghuis
  • 16Strootman
  • 18Vilhena
  • 19de Jong
  • 20Kluivert
  • 23Vermeer
Referee:
Artur Manuel Soares Dias
Attendance:
51,299

Match Stats

Home TeamGermanyAway TeamNetherlands
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away9
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Germany 2, Netherlands 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Germany 2, Netherlands 4.

Serge Gnabry (Germany) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Joshua Kimmich with a through ball.

Attempt blocked. Ilkay Gündogan (Germany) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lukas Klostermann.

Goal!

Goal! Germany 2, Netherlands 4. Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Memphis Depay following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Julian Brandt replaces Matthias Ginter.

Daley Blind (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Serge Gnabry (Germany).

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Nathan Aké replaces Ryan Babel.

Foul by Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands).

Joshua Kimmich (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Germany 2, Netherlands 3. Donyell Malen (Netherlands) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Georginio Wijnaldum.

Foul by Frenkie de Jong (Netherlands).

Joshua Kimmich (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Babel (Netherlands) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Daley Blind.

Attempt blocked. Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Frenkie de Jong.

Attempt saved. Donyell Malen (Netherlands) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Memphis Depay.

Goal!

Goal! Germany 2, Netherlands 2. Toni Kroos (Germany) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Frenkie de Jong (Netherlands) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty conceded by Matthijs de Ligt (Netherlands) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Goal!

Own Goal by Jonathan Tah, Germany. Germany 1, Netherlands 2.

Attempt saved. Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daley Blind with a cross.

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Toni Kroos.

Foul by Donyell Malen (Netherlands).

Matthias Ginter (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Ilkay Gündogan replaces Marco Reus.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Kai Havertz replaces Timo Werner.

Goal!

Goal! Germany 1, Netherlands 1. Frenkie de Jong (Netherlands) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Babel with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Davy Pröpper replaces Denzel Dumfries.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Donyell Malen replaces Marten de Roon.

Attempt saved. Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Memphis Depay.

Attempt missed. Matthias Ginter (Germany) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Virgil van Dijk.

Attempt missed. Nico Schulz (Germany) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Toni Kroos.

Attempt saved. Quincy Promes (Netherlands) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Frenkie de Jong.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Matthijs de Ligt.

Attempt missed. Serge Gnabry (Germany) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lukas Klostermann.

Booking

Marten de Roon (Netherlands) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Marten de Roon (Netherlands).

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

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 6th September 2019

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England220010196
2Czech Rep320156-16
3Kosovo31205415
4Montenegro4022310-72
5Bulgaria402257-22

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ukraine431081710
2Luxembourg411245-14
3Serbia311157-24
4Portugal20201102
5Lithuania301237-41

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northern Ireland440072512
2Germany430115699
3Netherlands320110556
4Belarus5104310-73
5Estonia4004214-120

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1R. of Ireland532062411
2Denmark4220155108
3Switzerland31206425
4Georgia410348-43
5Gibraltar4004012-120

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hungary43016429
2Croatia43019459
3Wales42024406
4Slovakia42027616
5Azerbaijan4004412-80

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain55001331015
2Sweden5311127510
3Norway522110738
4Romania521212757
5Malta5104212-103
6Faroe Islands5005316-130

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland540182612
2Austria530213679
3Slovenia52219368
4Israel52219818
5North Macedonia512268-25
6Latvia5005119-180

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France430112399
2Turkey43019279
3Iceland43015509
4Albania42025326
5Moldova4103210-83
6Andorra4004010-100

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium55001511415
2Russia54011741312
3Kazakhstan52128807
4Scotland520359-46
5Cyprus51137614
6San Marino5005024-240

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy55001621415
2Finland540172512
3Bos-Herze521210737
4Armenia520389-16
5Greece511369-34
6Liechtenstein5005018-180
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