Netherlands 3 Germany 0: Joachim Lows side thrashed in Amsterdam as Van Dijk, Depay and Wijnaldum seal victory

GERMANY’S miserable run of form continued after Virgil Van Dijk, Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum produced killer blows in Amsterdam.

The Liverpool defender opened the scoring when he headed in from close range in the first half as the German problems continue on the field.

Virgil Van Dijk opened the scoring with a close ranged header
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They did have numerous chances throughout the contest, the best falling to Thomas Muller but he scuffed it wide when he should have at least hit the target.

Even the likes of Leroy Sane and Toni Kroos failed to get the 2014 world champions ticking.

Sane, who was sensationally left out of the World Cup squad, did prove a threat when he was introduced for the sluggish Muller in the second half.

But it was another step in the right direction for Ronald Koeman’s side who looked organised and produced moments of quality.

The Liverpool defender was excellent throughout the contest
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Holland were the better team in the opening 45 minutes and deservedly went ahead bang on 29 minutes.

Memphis Depay’s corner was headed onto the crossbar by Ryan Babel and it fell into the path of the Liverpool man who couldn’t miss.

Manuel Neuer didn’t cover himself in glory and was caught in no man’s land when he surged off his line.

Babel would have had one for himself moments later if it wasn’t for a remarkable piece of defending by Matthias Ginter.

Ryan Babel posed a threat on the left side of midfield
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A low cross had Neuer beaten but Ginter somehow managed to turn the ball around his own post to prevent Babel scoring a tap in.

Germany did put the pressure on in the final 20 minutes but a sea of orange, marshalled by the excellent Van Dijk, kept them at bay.

They had a huge penalty shout turned down in the 81st minute when Ginter went down in the box.

On the stroke of full-time it was three when Van Dijk’s club team-mate Wiljnaldum rubbed further salt in the wound when he finished off a counter-attack.


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