Oranje scored three goals against Greece while Robert Lewandowski pulled Poland out of trouble once again. Serbia, on its part, came out against Hungarian efficiency.
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Dutch attack till half time
The Netherlands delighted their visitors in Eindhoven during the first 45 minutes, easily disposing of Greece (3–0). Maarten de Roon sublimed the evening with a beautiful recovery before Denzel Dumfries’ feast on the decisive double passer for Gakpo and Weghorst. If the second act was very quiet, it was mainly because Koeman’s men delivered a lot from kick-off. Completely overwhelmed by the speed and combination of the Batavian attackers, the Greeks despaired.
Robert Lewandowski, Probable Scorer
The Polish star continues to shoulder the selection. The FC Barcelona striker scored two new goals, including a penalty, against the Faroe Islands (2-0). His 78th and 79th appearances in the national jersey (in 142 caps) could prove to be crucial in the race for qualification. Lewandowski, the author of a solid start to the season at Barca, hasn’t slowed down during the international break. He intends to bring his country to Euro 2024 in Germany.
Serbia missed the target
In a group where Montenegro is expected to play a poor game, Serbia missed their meeting against Hungary (1-2) in a stadium behind closed doors in Belgrade. Right in front of the score, Dusan Vlahovic’s partners lost their composure in a matter of minutes and conceded two goals in quick succession before the break. And they never knew how to respond. If not to qualify (still compromised), the Serbs will have to react immediately in Lithuania on Monday. To forget this unexpected bad move.
weakness of greece
On 19 June at the Stade de France, the Greeks struggled for a long time against the French team and lost (1–0) on penalties from Kylian Mbappé. Tonight in the Netherlands, the selection coached by Gustavo Poyet offered nothing for 90 minutes both defensively and offensively. Of course, she wasn’t starting as the favorite but she had the opportunity to shock the blues in the bunch. The Oranje were very strong in Eindhoven, it remains to be seen whether Greece will be able to raise their level in Athens when they face the Dutch and then France during the autumn.
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