Double strike from Gomez sends Netherlands into death spot
Super Mario Gomez scored twice to give Germans top spot in the group as Netherlands are last in the point table without a point.
Great performance from the Bayern and Germany duo Schweinsteiger and Gomez showed the good partnership again as Schweinsteiger assisted both the time Gomez scored. Gomez is the only scorer in Germans euro 2012 campaign. All three goals by Germany is scored by Gomez.
After the defeat the chances of advancing into knock-out stage for Netherlands is in number now. If they win Portugal in last match of the group they will still have to wait result of Germany vs Denmark’s match and Dutch side should score more to make good goal difference as they are in condition of -2 at present.
The game started with both team showing their pace in the ball. Sneijder and Van Persie showed great combination but they failed to score as Neuer collects the ball in second minute of the match. Van Persie still couldn’t find his club level scoring form for the national team as he failed again to score in sixth minutes in Van Bommel’s pass. Van Persie still attempt outside of the post in the pass of Arjen Robben.
In 24th minute of the match Gomez collected through ball from Schweinsteiger very well and get past Heitinga to strike the ball in corner of the goal post. Stekelenburg had made a little touch in the ball.
Netherlands were not playing their natural game as their players were making space for the German attackers. In half hour mark of the match Robben shot the ball which deflected in German defender’s leg and collected easily by Neuer. Muller and Ozil were looking like a threat for Dutch as De Jong and Van Bomel were not able to handle pressure of them.
After the 15 minutes from the first goal Gomez scored his second in Schweinsteiger pass. It was again Schweinsteiger and Gomez. Neuer’s long goal kick finds Schweinsteiger in oppositions box and pass to Gomez who slot it easily towards the post.
Huntelaar and Van Der Vaart were bought in for Afellay and Van Bommel in the half time as dutch were searching for a goal.
Germany started the second half with balls in their leg. Germans begin to play with possession and started playing free around the field. Germany center back Matt Hummels runs ball to opposition’s half as he was denied by Stekelenburg for twice. Van Persie’s shot was denied by Neuer later on as Sneijder’s shot was wide away from the post. In 71st minute Robben passes ball towards Sneijder at other edge of the box as world cup star shot ball toward the post which strike Boateng’s face in the middle. In 72 minute performer of the day Gomez was subbed by legendary striker Miroslav Klose.
In 73 minutes Van Persie scored first goal for Dutch in the tournament as he strike toward the post from outside of the box. It was assisted by Sneijder.
In closing minutes of the match Stekelenburg tries to dribble a ball which was nearly caught by Klose and open post was behind him.
It was hard match for both teams. Now Dutch have very little chance to proceed into next round of the tournament.