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Match balanced and folded at the end: the Netherlands start with a victory against Senegal

The Netherlands snatched victory in the last moments against Senegal in Group A of the 2022 World Cup. Long balanced but relatively poor in clear chances, this match therefore tipped over on a whim of Cody Gakpo. David Klaassen set the final score in stoppage time (0-2). The Senegalese also recorded the injuries of Cheikhou Kouyate et Abdou Diallotwo important pawns.

This duel of group A displays a little air of Pro League with the presence of Koulibaly, Kouyate, Diatta or Janssen at kickoff.

The Dutch press the accelerator first without always making the right decisions. Gakpo crosses instead of shooting (5th), The Young procrastinate too much in the face of Mendy (19th) and Mountain House strikes above (40th). Senegal finish stronger. There too the last gesture is lacking. What intervenes on a good center of Sarr (41st).

The match swings from side to side, without wanting to tip over. Van Dijk place his head above (53rd). Diallo, replaced by Jacob’s naturalized in emergency by FIFA, and Kouyaté come out injured. The Lions of Teranga lick their wounds but show their claws. Yes in pivot (66th) then Gee in force (73rd) find the gloves of Noppert.

Well shaken, the Dutch finally emerged. Mendy, a little too slow, is overtaken by Gakpo who from the back of the head frees the Oranje people (0-1, 85th). After stoppages of play again interminable, Klaassen made 0-2 (90th + 9). Without shining, the troops of from Gaal fill up on points.

In the first meeting of this pool A, Ecuador won 0-2 against Qatar.

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