Netherlands beat Wales 3-2 in Rotterdam thanks to a late goal

Memphis Depay, who used to play for Manchester United, scored the game-winning goal for the Netherlands against Wales in the UEFA Nations League.

The winner by Depay came right after Gareth Bale tied the game with a penalty kick for the Dragons.

In the first quarter of an hour, Noa Lang and Cody Gakpo gave the Netherlands the lead.

But Brennan Johnson quickly cut the lead in half. On Saturday, he scored his first international goal against Belgium, and on Sunday, he added to his growing reputation by scoring another goal for the U.S.

Holland’s win over Wales gave them a double in the Nations League and kept them at the top of Group A4.

Wales lost by the slimmest of margins in a season that was overshadowed by their World Cup play-off final against Ukraine, which had to be moved to June.

Wales will probably stay in League A if they win their home game against Poland in September.

But in reality, this month was all about qualifying for the World Cup. Wales did that while putting in some good performances in the Nations League that should have earned them more points.

The 47,000-person capacity De Kuip stadium for Feyenoord was filled to the brim after Louis Van Gaal, the coach of Holland, said harsh things about the venue.

After Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Poland, Van Gaal said that the stadium no longer met the requirements for international games. He called it a “load of old crap.”

But there is no question that De Kuip is still a Dutch stronghold. In fact, Holland has not lost in Rotterdam in 30 games.

Before their fifth game in 14 days, Wales had been hurt and had people drop out.

The injury kept Danny Ward, Joe Morrell, Joe Allen, Kieffer Moore, and Neco Williams from playing.

Rhys Norrington-Davies was also not allowed to play after getting two yellow cards in the Nations League. Bale and Aaron Ramsey were on the bench.

Seven players from Holland’s team that won in Cardiff just six days before were still on the field, and Lang and Gakpo were a constant source of trouble for the visitors.

After 14 minutes, the two of them worked together. Gakpo got out of a tight corner and sent Lang a long pass.

Wayne Hennessey had no trouble stopping that shot, but he couldn’t do anything when Wes Burns got into trouble and lost the ball three minutes later.

Lang was quickly found, and he quickly turned and fired into a corner.

Noa Lang

Bruno Martins Indi was given a yellow card after he smashed into Johnson in a way that some referees might have thought deserved a red card.

Gakpo put the ball past Hennessey after his first shot was blocked. This gave Holland a two-goal lead.

It didn’t look good for Wales, and some fans may have remembered that the Dutch beat them 7-1 in Eindhoven in 1996.

But Johnson showed again after 26 minutes that he was hard to stop when he scored.

Daniel James got the ball back, and Harry Wilson made a nice pass to Johnson.

Johnson didn’t have much time to shoot because he was surrounded by Dutch defenders, but he rolled the ball past Jasper Cillessen to give Wales hope.

Gakpo, Lang, and Vincent Janssen all had chances to make it a bigger lead for Holland, but Hennessey made good saves on all of them.

When Johnson slid through, the alarms at home went off again, and Wales kept going after sending Bale and Ramsey on.

Wales thought they had won the game when Connor Roberts was hurt and had to be treated for a few minutes. However, Gareth Bale kept his cool during that time.

But Depay put an end to their hopes of getting a point right away, keeping Holland’s perfect record against Wales after 10 games.

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