Liverpool’s Gini Wijnaldum seals victory as Holland claim first win in Germany since 2002

Liverpool’s Gini Wijnaldum seals victory as Holland claim first win in Germany since 2002


 Gini Wijnaldum notched the winner and Donyell Malen enjoyed a dream debut as Holland secured their first win in Germany for almost 17 years  Liverpool star Wijnaldum bagged an injury-time strike to seal a 4-2 victory to put Ronald Koeman’s side right back in contention in Group C qualifying for next year’s European Championship  The midfielder’s strike came after PSV Eindhoven forward Malen, just 20, struck 11 minutes from time to hand the Oranje a 3-2 lead on a helter-skelter night in Hamburg  Not since November 2002 had Holland beaten their neighbours in their own back yard That day, they enjoyed a 3-1 success thanks to goals from Patrick Kluivert, Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink  Serge Gnabry’s early goal saw Germany lead at half-time but Frenkie De Jong’s strike and a Jonathan Tah own goal turned the game on its head just before the midway point  A controversial penalty scored by Toni Kroos levelled things up before Malen quickly restored Holland’s lead and Wijnaldum made sure of victory in injury time  The win moved Koeman’s team to within three points of second-placed Germany with a game in hand  Holland started brightly, with Memphis Depay forcing Manuel Neuer into an early save, but fell behind after nine minutes to Gnabry’s fourth goal of the qualifying campaign  Lukas Klostermann broke the offside trap and brought a good save from Jasper Cillessen but Gnabry was quickly on the scene to fire home the rebound  Cillessen was called into action again just before the break, showing terrific reflexes to deny Marco Reus  It proved an important save as Holland were level early in the second half. De Jong beat Nico Schulz to Ryan Babel’s cross before calmly firing past Neuer to score his first senior international goal  Tah turned Depay’s cross into his own net after 66 minutes but Holland’s lead was short lived as Germany were awarded a penalty when Schulz’s cross deflected off the hand of Matthijs De Ligt – who knew very little about it  However, the referee pointed to the spot and Kroos calmly sent Cillessen the wrong way De Jong was incensed and was shown a yellow card after taking his protests too far  Malen missed a glorious chance to restore Holland’s lead straight away but made amends shortly afterwards, with Wijnaldum unselfishly setting up the young forward to volley home  Germany pushed for an equaliser but in injury time Niklas Sule was caught in possession and Depay broke clear, brilliantly picking out Wijnaldum who put a first-time shot past Neuer

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