Volksparkstadion Hamburg
WeghorstWout Weghorst
GakpoCody Gakpo
BuksaAdam Buksa 
A. Diaswhistle
Volksparkstadion Hamburg

Full-time: Poland 1-2 Netherlands

Wout Weghorst stepped off the bench and scored with his first kick of the game to earn the Netherlands a deserved victory against a battling Poland side, who had earlier taken the lead in this game, before for Cody Gakpo equalised.
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Netherlands holding firm

Verbruggen makes one more save, this time from Zalewski's stinging shot from range. That should be that.
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Verbruggen tested

Moder tries his luck from distance but Verbruggen is alive to that and makes a comfortable save.

Almost Poland!

Michał Probierzal's side most equalise at the death. Świderski's shot is brilliantly saved by Verbruggen while Piotrowski sends the follow up into the side-netting.

Weghorst on target

Scenes! The Dutch explode in celebration after Weghorst sweeps home from inside the area with his first touch of the game! Incredible.
Wout Weghorst

Double change

The Netherlands' goalscorer Cody Gakpo makes way, as does Memphis Depay. A Bundesliga double of Hoffenheim's loanee last season Wout Weghorst and Bayer Leverkusen's Bundesliga champion Jeremie Frimpong are on.

Critical moment

With just 15 minutes remaining, this match is really up for grabs now. The Netherlands will be disappointed if they fail to take the three points, such has been their dominance in this second half.

So close De Vrij

Another big moment for the Dutch as De Vrij heads inches over from Depay's corner.

Poland up against it

Poland are living dangerously here. Malen is again involved as Dumfries tries a shot from a tight angle. Szczęsny gets down to save.

Malen straight into it

The BVB man runs at the Poland defence, riding a challenge before finding Dumfries, who spanks a shot inches wide of the far post.

BVB's Malen comes on

Borussia Dortmund's Donyell Malen is on the pitch, the attacker replacing Leipzig's Xavi. Ronald Koeman has also brought Georginio Wijnaldum on.

Zieliński danger

Suddenly Zieliński is free at the back post. He takes a touch and drills low at goal. Verbruggen saves the shot, that took a slight deflection.

Poland changes

Michał Probierz throws Slisz and Swiderski into the mix.

Netherlands break

Gakpo leads a lightning break for the Dutch. The Liverpool forward slides a pass right for Xavi, who slashes at the ball, sending it spinning well wide of the target.

Xavi hurt

Xavi is down receiving treatment after catching a flailing arm from Moder in the throat. The Leipzig man should be ok to continue.

Szczęsny in place

Gakpo lifts a pass to the back post where Dumfries rises to head back across the goal. Szczęsny dives out to get a crucial hand on the ball with Depay menacing.

Off we go again!

The Netherlands get us underway in the second half. Poland have introduced Jakub Moder at the break.

Half-time: Poland 1-1 Netherlands

Top entertainment at the Volksparkstadion as Poland and the Netherlands go in at the break all square. Buksa put the Polish a goal to the good against the run of play before Gakpo's deflected effort brought parity for Koeman's men.
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Almost Depay

Depay controls a dropping ball on his chest before falling and jabbing a shot towards that back stick. His effort dribbles just wide.

Gakpo back at it

And the Dutch players respond, with Gakpo going close via a clever outside-of-the-boot shot that rises narrowly wide at the near post.

Calming down

After an electric opening 35 minutes to this game, things have begun to calm under the sunshine at the Volksparkstadion. Ronaldo Koeman has just emerged from his bench to call for renewed energy from his side.

Dutch wary

Although the Netherlands have enjoyed 67 per cent possession thus far, Poland remain a threat on the counter.

Poland chance

Verbruggen does well to bat away Kiwior's poke at goal.

Netherlands at last

It's been coming all game and the Dutch have finally scored. Gakpo strides forward and pulls the trigger, before looking on as his shot takes a big deflection that completely deceives Szczęsny.

Cody Gakpo


Cody Gakpo

Shot count rising

One more shot for the Netherlands, that makes it seven, with Gakpo the latest player to fluff his lines in front of goal.

Top battle

Depay sends another effort wide as the Netherlands look to draw level here. It's been an exciting start to this Group D game in Hamburg.

No joy for Depay

Xavi inadvertently tees up Depay, who smashes over the bar when well placed in front of goal.

Szczęsny rescues Poland

Van Dijk smacks a half-volley at the target but Szczęsny is alive to the danger and gets two hands on the ball to push the effort away.

Poland lead!

Completely against the run of play too. Zieliński's corner from the right is perfect for Buksa, who glances a header unmarked into the net. The Polish bench erupts.

Adam Buksa


Adam Buksa

Yellow card


Xavi has a pop

Poland mount a rare attack but the move is cut short due to an offside. The Netherlands go right back up the other end with Xavi dragging a shot wide of the post.

Reijnders off target

Reijnders races towards the penalty spot to meet a square pass, which he diverts just wide of the upright.

Netherlands on top

Ronald Koeman's side are attacking at will in Hamburg, as Poland sweat while trying to keep tabs on Depay, Gakpo and Xavi.

Szczęsny alert

Gakpo fires low towards the near post, drawing a solid stop from Szczęsny, who gets down well.

Game on!

Poland get the game underway amid a superb atmosphere.

More on those teams

Xavi Simons is the sole Bundesliga representative in the starting line-ups today, the Leipzig attacking midfielder all set to win his 15th cap with the Netherlands. Bayern Munich's Matthijs de Light is on the bench for the Oranje while Poland's Robert Lewandowski is nursing a hamstring problem.

Netherlands starting XI

Verbruggen - Dumfries, de Vrij, van Dijk, Aké - Schouten, Reijnders, Veerman - Simons, Depay, Gakpo

Poland starting XI

Szczęsny - Frankowski, Salamon, Bednarek, Kiwior - Urbański, Zieliński, Romanczuk, Zalewski - Szymański, Buksa

Lewy back in Germany!

The man who lit up your favourite division for so many years - and who still holds the single-season scoring record in Germany's top flight, Robert Lewandowski, is back on German soil today, although Poland's Robert Lewandowski will sit this game out with a hamstring complaint.

Dutch Bundesliga heavy

As we all know, the Netherlands squad is awash with Bundesliga talent. Jeremie Frimpong, Ian Maatsen (Bayer Leverkusen), Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich), Donyell Malen (Borussia Dortmund), Wout Weghorst (Hoffenheim) and Xavi Simons (RB Leipzig) are all on board for Ronald Koeman's side. Tymoteusz Puchacz - who spent last season on loan at Kaiserslautern from Union Berlin - is involved in Poland's set-up.

Hamburg all set

The magnificent Volksparkstadion will host today's mouthwatering Group D game. The atmosphere at the 57,000 capacity venue is certain to be electric.

Tale of the tape

Today marks the 20th meeting between these sides in international competition. The Netherlands lead the way with nine wins to Poland's three while there have been seven draws.


Follow all of the build-up and live action as Poland and the Netherlands face off in Hamburg!