In the fifth round of Group A4 of the UEFA Nations League in the 2022/23 season, the Netherlands beat Poland 2-0 away.
In the Netherlands, Gakpo opened the scoring and Bergwijn scored the winning goal. As for Poland, Lewandowski had zero shots and Milik missed a good chance to score.
After the game, the Netherlands continued to lead with 4 wins, 1 draw and 13 points, while Poland ranked third in the group with 4 points.
In the first 10 minutes after the opening, although Poland was fully engaged in the attack, it was difficult to break through the Dutch defense. After 10 minutes, the visiting team began to dominate the game: in the 12th minute, Koopmeiners passed the ball in front of the goal from outside the penalty area, and Blind shot from close range without touching the ball. 1 minute later, Dumfries cut into the left side of the penalty area and crossed, and Gakpo pushed his left foot in front of the goal to open the scoring.
For the next 32 minutes, the game was under the control of the Netherlands. In the 30th minute, Berghuis failed to hit the far corner with a shot from the right, and 13 minutes later, he shot wide again.
After returning from the lounge, Van Gaal replaced De Jong with de Roon, and Michniewicz replaced Linetty with Milik. In the 52nd minute, Depay was replaced by Janssen due to injury, and Milik, who came on as a substitute, got the only good opportunity for the Poland to score 1 minute later: Frankowski made a cross from the right, but Milik failed to hit a volley in front of the goal. In the 54th minute, Frankowski sent another long pass for Szymanski, who was also outrageous with his left-footed shot.
In the 60th minute of the game, the Netherlands finally extended their lead with Bergwijn’s goal: Ake counterattacked after stealing the ball from Lewandowski, and Bergwijn made a series of clever cooperation with Janssen from the left to push the goal.
After that, neither side made any achievements, and the Netherlands finally kept the score 2-0 until the end.