Suffering and without convincing, Netherlands achieved victory in their World Cup debut after defeating Senegal 2-0, a team that looked better for most of the game, but two specific errors by Edward Mendy condemned them.
This duel was one of the most promising in the group stage in Qatar, but it fell far short of expectations, since both squads arrived depleted for this clash.
The Dutch did not have their stellar striker, Memphis DePay during the first half and part of the second, which is why they suffered a lot from the attack since they failed to get any shot on goal for most of the match.
For their part, the Lions suffered the sudden drop in their figure: Sadio Mane, who due to an injury was forced to get off the World Cup boat. And, although the Africans seemed more comfortable on the pitch and had more approaches, they were able to score the goals to win the game.
In the second half, louis van gaal He made modifications to his eleven in search of balancing the process of the game; however, the winning goal came circumstantially. At minute 83, Frankie DeJong sent a service to the area, which Mendy tried to cut, but missed on his way out and Gody Gakpo He took advantage of the blunder and headlong sent it to save.
Already in the aggregate, once again the African goalkeeper made a mistake by rejecting the ball badly and giving away the rebound so that Davy Klassen I only had to push her and with that end the match.
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