Euro 2024 results: Netherlands defeats Poland 2-1 in the opener with three points: PPTVHD36

Substitute hero Wout Wiekhorst scored the winning goal to lead the Netherlands to a 2-1 win over Poland, opening their first three points in the 2024 European Championship.

UEFA Euro 2024, Group D, first round match between Poland and the Netherlands at Volkspark Stadium, Hamburg, Germany, on Sunday, June 16, 2024.

Poland, under the leadership of coach Michel Probers, has no right to use its talented striker Robert Lewandowski. He sent an attacking trio of Sebastian Szymanski, Adam Buksa and Kaspar Urbanski to find the back of the net.

Along with Ronald Koeman, the coach of the Netherlands national team. The team is led by team captain Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool defender, while the attacking line consists of Xavi Simons and Cody Kakpo, in coordination with Memphis Depay, the striker.

The game started in the second minute when the Netherlands were the first to concede when Cody Jakpo shot the corner of the post, but it was saved by Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

In the 16th minute, Poland had the first scoring opportunity, and took a 1-0 lead from a corner kick.

But in the 29th minute, Nathan Ake cut the ball and prepared it for Cody Jacobo to shoot it with his right. The ball bounced off a Polish player and changed direction, and the Netherlands missed the opportunity to equalize 1-1.

The first half ended with Poland tied with the Netherlands 1-1.

Play resumed in the second half in the 54th minute, and the Netherlands had the opportunity to advance through Memphis Depay and put the ball in front of the goal for Xavi Simons, but unfortunately the shot went out of bounds.

Most of the match witnessed a strong attack from the Netherlands, and they succeeded in taking a 2-1 lead in the 83rd minute when Ake passed the ball to the middle, but it bounced off a Polish player into the path of reserve striker Wout Weghorst. I just sent him down and he shot with his left hand past Szczesny and into the goal.

After that, no team scored more points. At the end of the match, the Netherlands defeated Poland 2-1, and initially scored 3 points in the first match of Euro 2024.

In the second match for both teams and in preparation for entering the field on Friday, June 21, 2024, Poland will meet Austria and the Netherlands will meet France.

A list of the first 11 players on both teams
Poland (3-5-2): Wojciech Szczesny – Jan Bednarek, Bartosz Berezinski, Jakub Kivioor – Persemislaw Frankowski, Taras Romanchuk, Piotr Zielinski, Sebastian Szymanski, Nikola Zalewski, Kasper Urbanski, Adam Buksa.

Netherlands (4-3-3): Bart Verbrücken – Denzel Dumfries, Stefan de Vrij, Virgil van Dijk, Nathan Ake – Joey Firman, Gerdie Schwaten – Xavi Simons, Tijani Reinders, Cody Kakpo – Memphis Depay.

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