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The match started evenly Holland controlled possession of the ball but Senegal created dangerous chances in the penalty area ‘Mechanical orange’.
The African team put together a great defensive block with four defenders and five midfielders willing to help the defense and the Netherlands had a hard time reaching the goal of Edward Mendy.
The first half ended with a solitary shot on goal by the African Champions and zero shots from the Europeans against the goal of Mendy.
In the second half the story continued the same, both teams created few danger possibilities and there was no clear dominator.
At minute 72, Idrissa Gana Gueye shot from outside the area and forced the goalkeeper Andries Noppert to make a great save.
When it seemed that everything was going to end evenly, he appeared at 85 ‘ Cody Gakpo with a header inside the area to give the advantage to Holland.
After the goal, the ‘Mechanical orange’ became superior and managed to sentence the game with a goal at 90 + 9 ′, the work of Davy Klaassen.
Group A / Date 1
Netherlands 2-0 Senegal
Stadium: Al Thumama
Campus: Al Thumama
Referee: Wilton Sampaio(Brazil)
1-0 (85 ‘).- Cody Gakpo
2-0 (90+9′).- Davy Klaassen
Virgil van Dijk
Matthijs de Ligt (Yellow, 56′)
Frenkie de Jong
(Teun Koopmeiners, 79′)
(Marten de Roon, 90’+4′)
(Davy Klaassen, 79′)
(Memphis Depay, 62′)
DT: louis van gaal
Pape Abou Cisse
(Ismail Jakobs, 62′)
Idrissa Gana Gueye (Yellow, 90’+6′)
Nampalys Mendy (Yellow, 90’+4′)
(Pape Gueye, 73′)
(Bamba Dieng, 69′)
(Nicolas Jackson, 74′)
DT: Aliou Cisse