Nations League: DFB-Elf loses 0: 3 against the Netherlands

The DFB-Elf loses the second group match of the Nations League 0: 3 against the Netherlands – and is now on the last place in the table of the group.
 Virgil van Dijk, Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum score the goals.
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    The crash of the German national football team continues. 108 days after the blamable WM-K.o. against South Korea threatening national coach Joachim Loew with the DFB team after the 0-3 (0: 1) against arch-rivals Netherlands in the League of Nations relegation to the second division. Captain Virgil van Dijk (30th minute) and the towering Memphis Depay (86th) and Georginio Wijnaldum (90th + 3) cheered the approximately 50,000 Oranje fans in the Johan Cruyff Arena on Saturday night in Amsterdam. The with a five-man-axis of kriselnden FC Bayern and freshman Mark Uth lined up DFB-Elf showed similar weaknesses as in Russia: It lacked pace, freshness, wit and effectiveness.


    After the first defeat against Oranje in 16 years, Germany (1 point) is on Tuesday against World Champion France (4 points) as Table 1 of Group 1 behind Holland (3) already with his back to the wall. If there is no victory in Paris, at least the hoped-for qualification for the final tournament of the new competition is definitely over.

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Uth – at FC Schalke 04 still without a season goal – was allowed as a 100th Löw rookie ran in the starting eleven. "Yogi wants someone in the lead, who is there for the qualifications, he is someone who is intelligent and moves well," said team manager Oliver Bierhoff before the kick-off on ZDF. In the problem zone Sturmzentrum Uth went energetically to the opponent and also came to conclusions. But he did not succeed in a premier goal. The only after many failures nachnominierte Can was the second surprise in the starting eleven. The Juve professional did his job properly as an energetic and effective special guardian of Holland's young star Frenkie de Jong. After just three minutes, Manuel Neuer had to grasp hard when Memphis Depay was free after a pass into the interface between Mats Hummels and Jérôme Boateng – a scene with symbolic power for the first half.


    Sané missed the 1: 1


    Although set the DFB-Eleven just over the left side some hope-making accents. But either the quick Timo Werner (15th) was too hasty in the final or Thomas Müller forgave good opportunities as after a Can-Pass (38th) too lightly. In the best German opportunity Müller failed in his 97th international match to Oranje goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen (18) – the Bayern offensive just missing like the whole team determination and Fortune.


    The young Dutch took some time to pay their respects. Apparently, there was still no belief that this German team has more to do with itself than being able to impose the game on the opponent. The building game of Toni Kroos and Joshua Kimmich was too lethargic and predictable. Relentlessly, the defensive deficiencies were revealed in the clean sheet. New sailed past the corner. Hummels and Jonas Hector hindered each other in the header of Ryan Babel and van Dijk could einköpfen the slat raiders unchallenged. A little later, the now bolder hosts had earned the lead well. Babel (34 ') was hindered by Matthias Ginter in dire need of the second goal. Wijnaldum (37th) narrowly missed.


    The second half began with little auspicious. Captain Neuer continued to radiate no security. A shot by Dumfries (49th) could not hold the Bayern goalkeeper. Löw wanted in his 168th international match as DFB head coach, with whom he overtook Sepp Herberger, set a new impetus and brought Julian Draxler and Leroy Sané for Müller and Can. Both provided stimulation, but not for effectiveness. The huge chance to equalize after a nice pass from Kimmich awarded Sané (65.). Draxler tried a direct win (69.) – without success. Löw wanted even more fast players and joined Julian Brandt for Uth. However, Holland was able to counter – just because Boateng was visibly struck and Löw could not change.


    Neuer saved yet another deal from Depay (76.). Bad luck had the DFB-Elf that missed the penalty after a foul by Dumfries to Matthias Ginter. Then Depay struck but still freezing cold and hit in injury time even the bar. Wijnaldum provided the humiliating ending.

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