Manuel Neuer has been a severe test. Whenever he is hit on the Dutch centre-back Virgil van Dijk, he was overcome by him, twice with the national team, even with FC Bayern and FC Liverpool. Maybe New on the inside has a little bit of shaking, as it was on Sunday evening in the Amsterdam Johan-Cruyff-Arena again against the Dutch. The good news for the German goalkeeper: Van Dijk went out this time empty.
The bad: New was defeated, nevertheless twice. And just like four months ago, the German national football team playful in their first qualification game for the European championship in 2020, again a Two-goal lead. The best news was: this Time, the Germans fought back once again. A Minute before the end, Nico Schulz to 3:2 (2:0)-end of met. It was for the Germans of the twelfth victory in a row in a qualifying match since October 2015.
In comparison to the game against the Serbia national coach Joachim Löw took before seven change, he switched from four - to three-chain. Somewhat surprisingly, Timo Werner and Marco Reus were missing in the starting line-up. Dortmund's Reus, Löw, had a tendon in the past few days, problems with the Achilles. The third offensive position in the 3-4-3 System and the coach occupied with the skilled midfielder Leon Goretzka. So a slightly more defensive Formation, it appeared on the paper as the last.
Nevertheless, the visitors dominated proceedings in the initial phase: löw's Team had a lot of possession, although the Dutch approached, they tried to attack early. Already in the second Minute Jasper Cillessen had to intervene in the Dutch goal for the first time, as Serge Gnabry came to the edge of the box. Of the Dutch was seen in the first half of the first half, as good as nothing. The German defense, Niklas Süle, defended with precisely the consequence that Löw had the last time again. And so it was in the game to the front. After a quarter of an hour Schulz on the left of the page decisively on the road in the direction of ground line, be the ball, Leroy Sané reached in the penalty area, and because its started to slip from against player Matthijs de Ligt, met Sané with a powerful shot into the far corner to make it 1:0.
in the middle of the first half, had to survive löw's team a few delicate minutes. Only Ryan Babel stood up suddenly free in front of the German goal, but failed to New. In this Situation, Süle came rushing with a sliding tackle, and he may have irritated the Dutch left. Shortly afterwards New decided the duel against the former hope Heimer again. Babel came from such a short distance to the conclusion that New actually had no reaction time – still, he brought his hands to the Ball.
In this Phase, the Dutch attacked very aggressively, and yet the German Team remained calm, tried to neat combinations and always had the potential play in the top view. As in the 34. Minute, when Antonio Rüdiger played a low pass to Gnabry. The Munich van Dijk, a prominent accompaniment, and a second Dutchman, came, nevertheless, Gnabry curled the Ball in from 15 yards to make it 2:0 in the angle.
Even higher level of leadership was possible
To break the Germans would have been able to lead even more. Thilo Kehrer failed with a head to the ball to Cillessen, and also Sané could not overcome the goalkeeper with his weaker right foot. Not only in this Situation, the Dutch gave the Germans an unusual amount of space in the midfield. From the stands it was Sanés Chance first whistle.
Also in the last match between the two countries, in the middle of November in Gelsenkirchen, had led the Germans to break 2:0 and at the end after two late goals, the Dutch only 2:2 played. The memory of this game is expected to be no later than shortly after the break. In a corner of the extended de Ligt the Ball after a cross from Memphis Depay, with the head to the 1:2.
The hosts are oppressed – and how four months ago, you managed, once again, the 2:2. This time, not only in the stoppage time, but after a little more than an hour, as the German defence was resolute. Depay struck from twelve yards to compensate. Really dangerous, the Germans were henceforth to one Minute before the end, as the Reus joined alluded in the mid-Schulz, and the right was met unchallenged to a 3:2.