Holland 2-3 Germany: Nico Schulz hits last-minute winner in Euro 2020 qualifier after goals from Memphis Depay and Matthijs De Ligt had staged impressive comeback for determined Dutch side
- Leroy Sane capitalised on a slip from Matthijs De Ligt after a quarter of an hour to score the opener
- Serge Gnabry doubled the Germany lead on 34 minutes after getting the better of Virgil van Dijk
- De Ligt atoned for his earlier error by scoring his first international goal at the start of the second half
- Former Manchester United man Memphis Depay drew Holland level on 63 minutes with a low shot
- Holland were hit by a sucker punch at the death when Nico Schulz slotted home to finish off a tidy move
Holland fought back from two goals down only to be hit by a sucker punch at the death in Sunday night’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Amsterdam.
Holland: Cillessen, Dumfries, De Ligt, Van Dijk (c), Blind, De Roon (de Jong 90), Wijnaldum, F. De Jong, Promes, Memphis, Babel (Bergwijn 46)
Goals: De Ligt 48, Depay 63
Germany: Neuer (c), Kehrer, Ginter, Kimmich, Kroos, Schulz, Sule, Rudiger, Gorezka (Gundogan 70), Sane, Gnabry (Reus 88)
Goals: Sane 15, Gnabry 34, Schulz 90
Leroy Sane capitalised on a slip from Matthijs De Ligt after a quarter of an hour to collect Nico Schulz’s cross and fire emphatically into the net for the opener.
Former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry doubled the Germany lead on 34 minutes when he beat Virgil van Dijk to a long pass before jinking away from the Liverpool defender and curling into the top corner.
Holland were given hope at the start of in the second half when De Ligt atoned for his earlier error by scoring his first international goal.
And Memphis Depay drew Holland level on 63 minutes with a low shot to complete an impressive comeback.
But Holland were hit by a sucker punch in the final seconds of normal time when Nico Schulz calmly slotted home to finish off a tidy move.
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Nico Schulz scored a last-minute winner as Germany beat Holland in a dramatic Euro 2020 qualifier at the Johan Cruyff ArenA
Germany began their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with three points after a topsy-turvy game in Amsterdam on Sunday
Twenty-three-year-old Manchester City star Leroy Sane scored the opening goal for Germany after a quarter of an hour
Former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry doubled the away side’s advantage with a fine individual effort on 34 minutes
Teenage defender Matthijs De Ligt gave Holland hope of a comeback by pulling a goal back for the hosts just after half-time
Holland No 10 Memphis Depay, pictured celebrating with team-mate Georginio Wijnaldum, drew Holland level on 63 minutes
Sane fired powerfully home to give Germany the lead after No 3 De Ligt’s slip had allowed him to collect a low cross in the box
With both feet off the ground, winger Sane watched on as his bullet of a shot flew past Holland goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen
It was 2-0 to Germany after No 20 Gnabry got the better of Holland defender Virgil van Dijk before finishing spectacularly
Gnabry curled an excellent shot through a sea of orange shirts to put Germany into a strong position in the first half
Holland keeper Cillessen dived into the air and to his left but he was unable to prevent Gnabry’s rocketed shot from going in
A header from De Ligt got Holland back into the match early in the second half, much to the delight of the home supporters
De Ligt was congratulated by centre back partner Van Dijk as Holland celebrated scoring their first goal of the evening
Depay levelled for Holland when he got a low shot away despite pressure from German Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger
Wijnaldum jumped on Depay’s shoulders as Holland celebrated their equaliser at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam
Holland’s players celebrated their equaliser with a choreographed routine in front of the cameras and their home supporters
Holland were not celebrating at full-time after No 14 Schulz placed a low shot out of Cillessen’s reach to win it for Germany
Schulz sprinted off in celebration after sealing victory for Germany in a thrilling encounter at the Johan Cruyff Arena