European Championship Qualifying - Group C
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Belarus 1-2 Netherlands: Georginio Wijnaldum scores twice as Dutch close on Euro 2020 spot

Georginio Wijnaldum
Georginio Wijnaldum has scored 15 goals for the Netherlands

The Netherlands and Germany both earned vital Euro 2020 away wins on Sunday to damage Northern Ireland's hopes of reaching the next summer's finals.

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice in the first half as the Dutch beat Belarus 2-1.

Ten-man Germany needed two goals from Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan to help see off Estonia in a 3-0 win.

Northern Ireland remain third in Group C, three points behind both of their illustrious rivals.

Michael O'Neill's side host the Dutch and travel to Germany in their final two games next month.

The Dutch edged closer to qualification after Wijnaldum opened the scoring with a header from six yards before doubling his tally with a 22-yard drive into the top-right corner.

Stanislav Dragun pulled one back for the home side but Ronald Koeman's side hung on.

Later, Germany moved back alongside them on 15 points with a hard-fought win in Tallinn.

After a goalless first half which saw Emre Can sent off for a professional foul, Germany took control after the break with a pair of deflected strikes from Gundogan in the space of six minutes.

Substitute Timo Werner wrapped up victory with a cool finish after being picked out by Gundogan.

Ilkay Gundogan scores for Germany in Estonia
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan was instrumental in a crucial win for the three-time European champions

Line-ups

Belarus

  • 1Gutor
  • 20Veretilo
  • 3MartynovichBooked at 62mins
  • 4NaumovBooked at 90mins
  • 5Polyakov
  • 7KovalevSubstituted forSkavyshat 60'minutes
  • 14YablonskyBooked at 69mins
  • 2Dragun
  • 10BakharBooked at 50minsSubstituted forNgomeat 70'minutes
  • 22StasevichBooked at 57mins
  • 15LaptevSubstituted forShevchenkoat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Politsevich
  • 8Savitskiy
  • 9Ngome
  • 11Skavysh
  • 12Chichkan
  • 13Zolotov
  • 16Khatkevich
  • 17Lisakovich
  • 18Maevski
  • 19Shevchenko
  • 21Volkov
  • 23Matveychik

Netherlands

  • 1Cillessen
  • 2Veltman
  • 3de Ligt
  • 4van Dijk
  • 17Blind
  • 6van de BeekSubstituted forde Roonat 67'minutes
  • 21de Jong
  • 8Wijnaldum
  • 7BergwijnSubstituted forBabelat 89'minutes
  • 20Malen
  • 11PromesSubstituted forde Jongat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Aké
  • 9Babel
  • 12van Aanholt
  • 13Vermeer
  • 14de Vrij
  • 15de Roon
  • 16Strootman
  • 18Berghuis
  • 19de Jong
  • 22Dumfries
  • 23Bizot
Referee:
Anastasios Sidiropoulos
Attendance:
21,639

Match Stats

Home TeamBelarusAway TeamNetherlands
Possession
Home24%
Away76%
Shots
Home9
Away21
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Belarus 1, Netherlands 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Belarus 1, Netherlands 2.

Offside, Belarus. Aleksandr Gutor tries a through ball, but Maksim Skavysh is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Frenkie de Jong with a through ball.

Booking

Nikita Naumov (Belarus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luuk de Jong (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nikita Naumov (Belarus).

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Evgeni Shevchenko.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Ryan Babel replaces Steven Bergwijn.

Attempt blocked. Steven Bergwijn (Netherlands) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luuk de Jong.

Attempt missed. Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Luuk de Jong (Netherlands).

Nikita Naumov (Belarus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Frenkie de Jong (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oleg Veretilo (Belarus).

Substitution

Substitution, Belarus. Evgeni Shevchenko replaces Denis Laptev.

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Aleksandr Gutor.

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

Attempt missed. Luuk de Jong (Netherlands) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Steven Bergwijn with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Belarus. Max Ebong Ngome replaces Ivan Bakhar.

Booking

Yevgeny Yablonsky (Belarus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Frenkie de Jong (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yevgeny Yablonsky (Belarus).

Attempt missed. Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Joël Veltman with a cross.

Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stanislav Dragun (Belarus).

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Marten de Roon replaces Donny van de Beek.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Luuk de Jong replaces Quincy Promes.

Attempt missed. Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Frenkie de Jong.

Attempt missed. Stanislav Dragun (Belarus) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Denis Laptev with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Belarus. Conceded by Daley Blind.

Attempt blocked. Yevgeny Yablonsky (Belarus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Belarus. Conceded by Daley Blind.

Foul by Daley Blind (Netherlands).

Igor Stasevich (Belarus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Aleksandr Martynovich (Belarus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Offside, Netherlands. Georginio Wijnaldum tries a through ball, but Steven Bergwijn is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Belarus. Maksim Skavysh replaces Yuri Kovalev.

Attempt missed. Igor Stasevich (Belarus) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Stanislav Dragun.

Donyell Malen (Netherlands) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England54012061412
2Czech Rep6402119212
3Kosovo5221101008
4Montenegro6033313-103
5Bulgaria6033511-63

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ukraine65101311216
2Portugal5320134911
3Serbia52121012-27
4Luxembourg6114511-64
5Lithuania6015417-131

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands65011971215
2Germany65012061415
3Northern Ireland640287112
4Belarus7115412-84
5Estonia7016221-191

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1R. of Ireland633062412
2Denmark63301651112
3Switzerland522110558
4Georgia612348-45
5Gibraltar5005016-160

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Croatia7421146814
2Hungary740389-112
3Slovakia6312108210
4Wales62226608
5Azerbaijan6015514-91

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain76101841419
2Sweden7421178914
3Romania7412167913
4Norway7241129310
5Malta7106217-153
6Faroe Islands7007323-200

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland86111321119
2Austria85121771016
3North Macedonia83231011-111
4Slovenia8323138511
5Israel72231214-28
6Latvia7007124-230

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Turkey76011521318
2France76012041618
3Iceland74031010012
4Albania7304101009
5Andorra7106114-133
6Moldova7106218-163

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium88003012924
2Russia87012742321
3Cyprus83141312110
4Scotland83051117-69
5Kazakhstan8215913-47
6San Marino8008043-430

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy77002031721
2Finland740398112
3Armenia73131312110
4Bos-Herze73131612410
5Greece7124712-55
6Liechtenstein7025220-182
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