The German national football team has lost their away game in the Netherlands with 0: 3 (0: 1). Defender Virgil van Dijk scored the opening goal in the 30th minute. Memphis Depay (86.) and Georginio Wijnaldum (90. + 3) made it again shortly before the end. It is the first German defeat against the Netherlands in 16 years.
The team of national coach Joachim Loew is now after the first leg in his Nations League group as Table One with one point behind France (4) and the Netherlands (3). In the second leg against France on Tuesday in Paris, the national team is under pressure to win. Otherwise, participation in the final tournament is passé.
Although set the DFB team on the left side good accents. But either Timo Werner (15th) was too hasty in the final or Thomas Müller forgave good opportunities as after a Can pass (38.). In the best German opportunity Müller failed in his 97th international match to Oranje goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen (18).
The first goal showed the weaknesses of the German offensive. New sailed past a corner. Hummels and Jonas Hector hindered each other in the header of Ryan Babel and van Dijk could einköpfen the lath Reboller unchallenged. Bad luck had the DFB-Elf that missed the penalty after a foul by Dumfries to Matthias Ginter. Depay and Wijnaldum were the finalists after Julian Draxler lost the ball.
After the avoidable defeat against Holland, the first against the old rival for 16 years, the pressure on the national coach should grow again. After the World Cup final Germany had fought a draw in the first match of the newly created competition against the French in Munich and aroused hopes for a successful new start.
Descent into the B-League threatens In the new competition, all 55 Uefa member associations participate in four leagues. In league A, in which also plays the German team, compete in the twelve ranked national teams of the association in the world rankings. Germany meet in their group within league A in return match on France and the Netherlands. After playing back and forth in November is determined who plays with the other three group winners in June 2019 for the Nations League victory. The last in the group will be relegated to the next edition in 2020 in the B-League.