Schulz grabs a late winner Would you believe it, Germany once again have the lead right at the death. Nico Schulz is the man who has got the all-important goal. He found himself with space inside the box and sidefooted it home past Cillessen. Final throw of the dice for Germany. Gnabry can be pleased with his work, and in particular that wonderful goal in the first half.
Sports EURO qualifying: Netherlands topple Germany in six-goal thriller Germany's one hundred per cent record in Group C is brought to an end following a stunning second-half comeback from the Netherlands.
Germany Netherlands Gnabry 9', Kroos pen. Frenkie de Jong got the ball rolling with his first ever international goal before Jonathan Tah put the ball into his own net in the midst of a goalmouth scramble. Germany Netherlands Game over.
A sweeping counter from the visitors sees Wijnaldum get in on the goal-scoring act with a tap in from six yards after some stunnign build-up play. The onus is on Germany to make something happen, but they look liklier to concede on the counter than they do of producing an equaliser. Germany are desperate now and Julian Brandt is brought off the bench for Ginter.
He's made an impact as a substitute for Dortmund already this season can he at least help rescue Germany's unbeaten record in Group C? Germany Netherlands The Netherlands carve through Germany's backline with some eye-catching and incisive passing as Malen comes off the bench to open his account on his international debut after Depay produces the cheekiest of assists.
It has to be seen to be believed. Former Germany international Steffen Freund keeps referencing how "lucky" Germany are to be level following that penalty. The Dutch go close to restoring their lead, but Depay's inability to connect cleanly with a cut-back allows Neuer to make another pivotal save.
Germany Netherlands Toni Kroos makes no mistake from the spot sending Cillessen the wrong way. Game back on! With the ball loose it bounces off the arm of de Light and the referee points to the spot.
Germany trail for the first time in the match, something they never did in the win back in March. Back then they took a lead before Schulz rescued the win late on following a Dutch comeback.
Germany fail to deal with a Dutch corner as van Dijk draws another magnificent save out of Neuer with a towering ehader.
However, Germany's No1 is let down by his backline who fail to clear allowing Depay to put the ball back in the mix, where Tah bundles home after Babel failed to provide the decisive touch. Neither quite made the desired impact on the game, but in the case of both it wasn't for the lack of trying.
Germany Netherlands What a touch. What a goal. Frenkie de Jong's first international goal is glorious. Babel fizzes a ball into the middle, Schulz has to do better with the in the box, but de Jong's first touch oozes class and finesse, leaving him with a golden opportunity which he buries past Neuer.
The best chance of the game for the Netherlands fails to get the better of Neuer between the sticks. The visitors work the ball well down the right before finding Babel in the middle. With his back to goal Babel tees up Wijnaldum whose first-time effort has Neuer at full stretch to claw the chance away.
Schulz is the latest to make a surging run forward, but his cross-cum-shot fails to find a teammate with de Ligt clearing at the back. Germany should have a penalty. A dangerous delivery comes in from Schulz and with Gnabry looking to latch on the end of it, Blind makes a clumsy challenge from behind that knocks Gnabry off balance.
The Dutch defender made no attempt to play the ball. The free-kick is taken quickly with Reus pinging a brilliant ball over the top for Klostermann who finds Gnabry in support. With the angle against him, Gnabry smashes the abll across goal which is almost turned into his own net by de Ligt.
We're back underway in Hamburg and as the German commentator on RTL just said "after a first half that was a lot of chess, we're expecting entertainment in the second half.
However, we won't know if they've learned all their lessons until the end of the 90 minutes. After all the second half of their win in March was of great contrast to the first.
The goal that separates Germany and the Netherlands at half-time in Hamburg. A glorious chance for Germany to double their lead goes begging.
Reus finds a pocket of space inside the Dutch penalty area, takes one touch to settle himself only to see his fierce effort pushed brilliantly saved by Cillessen. They work the set-piece short, but the chance comes to nothing as the ball crosses the byline in the build-up.
Tempers fray momentarily after a hefty challenge in the air between Kimmich and de Ligt with the Dutch quickly surrounding the Bayern player. Kimmich and Depay who got a bit pushy in the fracas have both gone in the referee's book.
The hosts are doing a great job of keeping space tight.
Germany break forward at pace, this time after great defensive work from Gnabry. His pace is causing problems for defenders and teammates alike.
Gnabry's confidence is a blessing and a curse! Germany break in transition with one incisive pass releasing Gnabry, but with Werner in acres of space to his right, the Bayern star instead tries to chip Cillessen on the run from 35 yards.
An easy save for the Dutch keeper and Werner isn't happy. Depay floats a ball towards the back post where de Ligt is up like a salmon to win the header.
However, he gets his angles wrong and sends his effort back across goal and wide of the target. When the lines are broken, both sides look dangerous, but having taken the lead Germany aren't syhing away from absorbing pressure and trying to counter.
The Dutch have had more possession, but Germany lead four shots on goal to one and, more importantly, on the scoresheet. Gnabry wins a free-kick 20 yards out which has Toni Kroos' name all over it.
The Real Madrid man goes for goal himself and whips an effort over the bar that just lacked a bit of dip.
Cillessen looked to have had it covered though. He opened the scoring in the win back in March and he's followed suit tonight moving onto eight goals in nine appearances for his country. The Bayern star now has four goals in four games in qualifying. Right now they're barely getting a touch of the ball though.
The visitors win an early corner, but Depay's delivery poses no threat. We're underway in Hamburg.
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In tonight's earlier kick-off, Belarus nicked a win over Estonia thanks to an injury-time winner from Maksim Skavysh. That result leaves Belarus level on points with the Netherlands, who have played three less games than Mikhail Markhel's men.
A monster rivalry down the years! Both teams find themselves in flux at different stages of their respective reinventions, but for the Netherlands, tonight's game is a must win if they don't want to leave their EURO qualification hopes hanging by a thread.
Let's not forget this is a Dutch side that has missed out on the last two major international tournaments. Waldschmidt set for bow? If he takes to the pitch tonight, Luca Waldschmidt could become the ninth SC Freiburg player to earn a cap for die Nationalmannschaft.
The pair have faced off three times and have one win apiece to their names, but the Dutch captain had words of praise for the man four years his junior. Germany vs. Both he and Germany appear to be in good health heading into the Group C double header with the Netherlands and Northern Ireland.
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