‘Shooting 51-0, Occupancy 87%’ Netherlands’ ‘uncomfortable’ complete victory
It was an obvious, but subtly disappointing victory.
On the morning of the 28th (Korean time), the Netherlands defeated Gibraltar 3-0 in the 2024 Euro qualifier Group B round 2 match.
In a clear power difference, the Netherlands played a very one-sided game. He fired 51 shots and only 12 effective shots.
On the other hand, Gibraltar, which faced the Netherlands, had 0 shots on the day, only 13% of the possession, and in terms of time, only possessed the ball for 12 minutes out of 90 minutes of regular time.
However, the content of the game was a bit uncomfortable. The Netherlands had a hard time attacking Gibraltar, who were down with a two-line defense. Rather than moving behind the defense following a perfect pass play, he saw an opportunity through a cross-header from the side.
Of course, as the difference in power was significant, the Netherlands benefited from Memphis Depay’s header in the 22nd minute of the first half and Nathan Ake’s additional header in the 4th minute of the second half. However, this was largely because Gibraltar was a weak team that could not even properly display interpersonal markings. 카지노사이트
Even the strikers’ toes were blunt. All of the shooting opportunities that came from inside the box in the first half were headed outside the goal, only taking a 1-0 lead in the first half.
In the 5th minute of the second half, Gibraltar’s midfielder Liam Walker was sent off for an absurd foul of stepping on the ankle of opposing midfielder Matt Viepper from the front. The difference between Gibraltar and the Netherlands was significant enough to make a big mistake in basic defense.
Eventually, in the 36th minute of the second half, Nathan Ake’s mid-range shot scored another goal, and the Netherlands won 3-0.
However, as they showed only ‘flank attack’ without showing any singularities in pass play or finish, Greece-Ireland and other teams to face in the same group accepted a clear ‘Netherlands strategy’.