UEFA Nations League: Dutch team bounce back from two down to claim a point

In an exciting Nations League A match on Saturday, Davy Klaassen and Denzel Dumfries scored in the second half to help Holland come back from two goals down and tie Poland, 2-2.

Memphis Depay, the captain of the home team, missed a late penalty that would have given his team all three points. Instead, he hit the post, and as a result, the Dutch are now in first place in Group Four with seven points from three games, three more than Belgium and Poland.

The Poles were trying to beat their Dutch hosts for the first time ever. Just after halftime, Matty Cash, who was born in England, and Piotr Zielinski scored, making their large group of traveling fans very happy.

Netherlands vs Poland

But in the next five minutes, Poland scored their second goal and Holland quickly answered with two of their own. This turned the game on its head, but Depay missed a late chance to finish the comeback for the home team.

Holland’s last game of this international window is on Tuesday when they play Wales at home. On the same night, Poland plays Belgium at home.

Robert Lewandowski, Poland’s star striker, was out with an injury, so Cash scored his first international goal on minute 19 to give Poland the lead.

He picked up the ball outside of the box and shot it low into the bottom corner of the opposite goal.

Just a few minutes into the second half, the visitors doubled their lead when Przemyslaw Frankowski beat the offside trap and set up Zielinski for an easy goal.

Holland replied right away, though, when Klaassen scored from inside the six-yard box. And Dumfries made it three goals in five crazy minutes when, after Depay passed the ball to him, he shot it into the goal.

When Cash was called for handling the ball in the box, the home team had a great chance to win.

But Depay, who had been mostly bad all night, hit the outside of the post with his penalty shot. He was the first Dutch player to ever miss three penalty kicks.

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