The Oranje win because of the Barça midfielder’s magical move
The first two Barcelona gamers in motion within the 2022 World Cup made a profitable begin to the match because the Netherlands beat Senegal 2-0 within the second sport of Group B in Doha, thanks largely to Frenkie De Jong who performed a stupendous help for Cody Gakpo who scored a late opener to offer the Oranje three huge factors. Memphis Depay got here on within the second half for the ultimate half-hour and was concerned within the second aim deep in added time, and Louis Van Gaal’s aspect picked up three huge factors in a tricky match.
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Senegal are lacking their talisman for the World Cup within the injured Sadio Mané, and his absence clearly confirmed because the African aspect performed an excellent defensive match as a crew to decelerate the Netherlands assault and get out on the counter, however they lacked risk up entrance to actually hassle the Dutch protection.
The Netherlands struggled to assault all night, and Frenkie was the one participant who really tried to go ahead and create hazard. De Jong was concerned in every little thing good the Dutch did within the sport, together with the essential opening aim: within the 84th minute, simply because it appeared like the sport was destined for a goalless draw, Frenkie pulled off a masterful help with an ideal cross to seek out Gakpo on their lonesome within the field and the PSV ahead headed dwelling the opener.
Senegal pushed within the last minutes however couldn’t discover the equalizer, and Memphis was concerned within the second as his effort from outdoors the field was saved by Édouard Mendy earlier than Davy Klaassen scored the rebound to make it 2-0 within the 99th minute. The last whistle adopted shortly after, and the Dutch are up and operating.
Up subsequent for Frenkie and Memphis is a gathering with group leaders Ecuador on Friday, and the winner of that can safe qualification for the knockout stage with a sport to spare.