Netherlands captain Georginio Wijnaldum scored two early targets to set them on their technique to a 3-1 victory over Bosnia of their Nations League conflict on Sunday, a primary win for the Dutch underneath new coach Frank de Boer.
Wijnaldum, who has taken over as Dutch skipper from injured Liverpool group mate Virgil van Dijk, opened the scoring after six minutes and put the house aspect 2-0 up within the thirteenth on the Johan Cruyff Enviornment.
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Memphis Depay obtained the Netherlands’ third early within the second half earlier than Smail Prevljak pulled one again for Bosnia, whose defeat means they’re now relegated from League A.
The victory for the Dutch was their first in 5 video games since De Boer took over from Ronald Koeman and in addition saved alive their hopes of successful Group 1.
Netherlands are away at Poland of their final sport on Wednesday and have eight factors, one forward of the second-placed Poles and two forward of Italy, who meet afterward Sunday in Reggio Emilia.
Poor marking supplied Netherlands an early alternative as Wijnaldum was in a position to tuck away a sq. move from proper again Denzel Dumfries as he ghosted into the penalty space out of sight of the visiting defence.
Depay and Steven Berghuis mixed to arrange Wijnaldum for his second, one other simple tap-in from shut vary.
The third aim within the 54th minute additionally got here from swift passing with Dumfries utilizing his power to get previous Sead Kolasinac earlier than squaring for Depay to attain.
9 minutes later Bosnia, with out captain Eden Dzeko who examined constructive for COVID-19, netted a comfort as Prevljak scored with a first-touch minutes after approaching as an alternative. It got here after Edin Visca had made a powerful run down the proper to offer the help.
Backside-placed Bosnia end their Nations League marketing campaign at house to Italy in Sarajevo on Wednesday.