Poland 0-2 Netherlands: Louis van Gaal's side close to Nations League finals

Poland 0-2 Netherlands: Louis van Gaal’s side close to Nations League finals

The Netherlands only require one point in their final group match to qualify for the finals

The Netherlands remain in control of Nations League Group A4 after defeating Poland in their penultimate match.

Cody Gakpo puts Denzel Dumfries’ low ball into the box to put the visitors ahead after 13 minutes in Warsaw.

Steven Bergwijn secured victory for Louis van Gaal’s unbeaten side with a curling finish on the hour mark.

The Netherlands must avoid defeat against second-placed Belgium in their final fixture to qualify for next summer’s Nations League finals.

Belgium remain three points behind the Netherlands after they beat Wales 2-1 on Thursday to maintain their hopes of topping the group.

Van Gaal’s side have won four of their five group games and defeated Belgium 4-1 when the sides met in June.

Wales must beat Poland in Cardiff on Sunday to stay in the top flight of the Nations League.

Line-ups

poland

Training 3-4-2-1

  • 1SzczesnyBooked at 85mins
  • 5Bednarek
  • 15Glick
  • 3Kiwior
  • 17frankowskiSubstituted forBereszynskydid 79′minutes
  • 10Krychowiak
  • 8LinettySubstituted formilikdid 45′minutes
  • 21ZalewskiSubstituted forSkorasdid 79′minutes
  • 20ZielinskySubstituted forLegowskidid 86′minutes
  • 19SzymanskySubstituted forklichdid 70′minutes
  • 9Lewandowski

Substitutes

  • 2gumny
  • 4Skoras
  • 6Wieteska
  • 7milik
  • 11Grosicki
  • 12Skorupsky
  • 13Legowski
  • 14klich
  • 16Swidersky
  • 18Bereszynsky
  • 22Dragowski
  • 23Piatek

netherlands

Training 3-4-1-2

  • 1Pasveer
  • 2timber
  • 4van Dijk
  • 5AkeBooked at 32mins
  • 22Dumfries
  • 20KoopmeinersSubstituted forBerghuisdid 6′minutesSubstituted fortaylordid 75′minutes
  • 21by JongSubstituted forby Roondid 45′minutes
  • 17Blind
  • 8GakpoBooked at 61mins
  • 7BergwijnSubstituted forWeghorstdid 75′minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 10DepaySubstituted forJanssendid 52′minutesBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 3by Ligt
  • 6by Vrij
  • 9Janssen
  • 11Berghuis
  • 12Rensch
  • 13Cillessen
  • 14Klaassen
  • 15by Roon
  • 16Malacia
  • 18taylor
  • 19Weghorst
  • 23Flekken

Referee:
Alejandro Jose Hernandez Hernandez

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