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90' + 4'
W. Weghorst
T. Malacia
1 - 2
90' + 2'
R. Norrington-Davies
C. Roberts
1 - 1
90' + 1'
G. Til
N. Lang
T. Koopmeiners
J. Schouten
0 - 1
J. Teze
Yellow Card

Match Stats

43% 56%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 2
Total Passes 455 595
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Netherlands NED Netherlands 6 5 1 0 14 6 +8 16 W W W D W
2 Belgium BEL Belgium 6 3 1 2 11 8 +3 10 L W W D W
3 Poland POL Poland 6 2 1 3 6 12 -6 7 W L L D L
4 Wales WAL Wales 6 0 1 5 6 11 -5 1 L L L D L




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Both sides return to action on home soil on Saturday. The Netherlands host Poland with Wales welcoming Belgium.
Wout Weghorst's stoppage-time header snatched all three points for the Netherlands, who beat Wales 2-1 at the Cardiff City Stadium. Rhys Norrington-Davies appeared to have earned the hosts a point when he cancelled out Teun Koopmeiners' earlier strike, but the visitors make it two wins from two in the Nations League.
W. Weghorst
90' + 4' WEGHORST!!! 2-1 NETHERLANDS! The visitors regain the lead almost immediately. Malacia's cross from the left is met by Weghorst's thumping header, and Davies is unable to keep it out.
T. Malacia
90' + 4' Malacia provided the cross for Weghorst to head in what will surely be the winner.
C. Roberts
90' + 2' Roberts provided a delicious cross that was simply begging to be attacked.
R. Norrington-Davies
90' + 2' NORRINGTON-DAVIES!!! 1-1! Wales have equalised! The hosts may just have snatched a point as Norrington-Davies arrives at the far post to head home Roberts' brilliant cross for his first international goal. What a time to get it!
G. Til
N. Lang
90' + 1' A late change for the Dutch as Lang makes way for Til.
90' + 1' There are going to be five additional minutes at the end of this game.
89' We are into the final minute of regulation time. Will the Dutch hold on, or can the Welsh snatch a dramatic equaliser?
87' Roared on by the home fans, Wales launch an attack down the right. However, Matondo's cross is a poor one and the Dutch clear.
B. Martins Indi
M. de Ligt
84' Martins Indi enters the action for the Dutch with De Ligt making way.
82' A painful aerial collision leaves Rodon and Weghorst a little worse for wear. The latter is in need of attention to a nasty cut on his head, but both should be fine to continue.
80' Bale looks to make things happen for Wales, but they are just unable to find the cutting edge.
G. Bale
B. Johnson
77' Bale also enters the action with Johnson making way.
R. Matondo
D. James
77' A double-change for the hosts. The first sees Matondo replace James.
75' We are into the final quarter of an hour, with the Dutch remaining a goal to the good in Cardiff.
73' Cheers ring around the stadium as Bale is sent to warm up by Page. Can the forward rescue a point for the hosts?
71' The Dutch force a corner after Roberts heads behind. However, Wales deal with the subsequent delivery into the box.
69' The Netherlands still a goal to the good as we heads towards the final 20 minutes. Can they make it back-to-back wins in the Nations League?
S. Bergwijn
C. Gakpo
67' Gakpo also makes way for the Dutch, with Bergwijn taking his place.
F. de Jong
J. Schouten
67' A double-change for the Dutch. The first sees De Jong replace Schouten.
67' Following a brilliant burst down the left, the ball ricochets kindly once more for James. The Leeds United forward tries his luck from distance, but his effort is always rising.
M. Smith
D. Levitt
67' Substitution Dylan James Christopher Levitt Matthew Robert Smith
64' Of course, the hosts can still turn to Bale on the bench in their pursuit of an equaliser. They still trail by a goal to nil.
62' The furthest man forward, Roberts is unable to test Flekken despite his best efforts.
R. Colwill
J. Morrell
59' A change for the hosts as Morrell limps off to be replaced by Colwill.
57' A neat exchange of passes gets Gakpo in behind the defence. He is unable to beat Davies with his lofted finish, but the offside flag had been raised anyway.
55' Can Wales respond? Should the scoreline remain, this would be their first defeat at this ground in nearly four years.
52' For the eighth time in nine meetings between the nations, the Dutch take the lead and the possession statistics would suggest that they deserve it.
J. Schouten
50' Schouten did well to pick out Koopmeiners, who did the rest in style.
T. Koopmeiners
50' KOOPMEINERS!!! 1-0 NETHERLANDS! The visitors take the lead as Koopmeiners receives the ball from Schouten on the edge of the box, before beating Davies with a low drive from 20 yards.
49' Koopmeiners goes for goal from the free-kick, but whips his effort wide of the target.
48' A decent early opportunity for the Dutch, who are awarded a free-kick 30 yards from goal after Mepham upends Gakpo.
46' We're off and running again in the second half.
A. Davies
D. Ward
46' There's a change in goal for Wales at the break with Davies replacing Ward.
Wales went closest to scoring when Wilson's free-kick was well kept out by Flekken midway through the half, in which the hosts have won 19 of the 36 duels.
The deadlock is yet to be broken at the Cardiff City Stadium, where Wales and the Netherlands remain goalless. The visitors have enjoyed 61.5 per cent of possession, but are still to register a shot on target.
45' Good defending! Gakpo races onto a long ball downfield and goes for goal, but his effort is blocked by the well-placed Mepham.
42' The visitors build momentum down the right and send the ball into the box, but Rodon gets up well to head clear.
40' Great challenge! The visitors almost get in behind the Welsh defence, but Davies produces a wonderful sliding challenge to deny them.
38' The Dutch look to work the ball into the box, but Roberts is alert to clear Hateboer's dangerous centre from the right.
36' Victorious in the last eight meetings with Wales, the Netherlands have only trailed once during that span. You must go back to June 1996, when they cancelled out Dean Saunders' early strike before sealing a 3-1 win.
34' The Dutch threaten at the other end, but Rodon anticipates the danger to intercept Gapko's low cross and clear.
32' The hosts continue to ask questions as Roberts is brilliantly picked out by a diagonal ball into the area. The Burnley full-back does well to control it, but the momentum is halted by the offside flag.
29' James tries his luck from distance, but the effort is lacking the required pace and accuracy to seriously trouble Flekken.
27' It is worth noting that Wales are unbeaten in their last 20 competitive matches at the Cardiff City Stadium when scoring first.
25' GOOD SAVE! Wales are awarded a free-kick in a dangerous position. Wilson whips it towards the near post, but Flekken gets across well to palm it away.
23' The Netherlands are unbeaten in their 10 matches since Van Gaal returned for his third spell; winning seven and drawing three.
21' We are still goalless at the Cardiff City Stadium, where the Dutch have enjoyed most of the possession but Wales have carried the greater attacking threat.
18' Norrington-Davies embarks on a strong venture down the left flank, but Hateboer does well to track his run before making a perfectly-timed sliding challenge.
16' Wales maintain their pressure and Mepham's cross is met by Norrington-Davies, who cannot keep his header down.
14' At the other end, a deep corner is met by Wilson at the far post. But the winger is unable to direct his header on target.
12' The Dutch threaten again, but Gakpo is just unable to control a lofted ball into the box and Ward gathers.
10' A slight concern for Wales as Morrell stays down following a collision with Koopmeiners. But the midfielder should be fine to continue.
8' Wales invite pressure as Rodon is caught in possession in a dangerous area. The Dutch look to counter, but Mepham is well-placed to block the eventual shot.
7' The Netherlands look to attack down the Wales left, but their momentum is halted as Hateboer is flagged offside.
5' Wales are unbeaten in 17 matches on this ground since defeat by Denmark in November 2018; winning 12 and drawing five.
J. Teze
Yellow Card
3' Teze receives the game's first yellow card for blocking the run of James.
1' The referee blows his whistle and we're underway at the Cardiff City Stadium.
The players are making their way out onto the field and kick-off is moments away.
The history book favours the Dutch, who have prevailed in each of their last eight meetings with Wales - scoring 24 goals during that span.
Meanwhile, Louis van Gaal changes the entire 11 that started the Netherlands' win over Belgium, with the likes of Depay, Bergwijn, De Jong and Dumfries dropping to the bench. Nevertheless, tjere are starts for the likes of De Vrij and De Ligt in defence, with Teze and Schouten making their debuts.
As expected, Rob Page has juggled his Wales squad; making seven changes from the win over Ukraine. Only Roberts, Rodon, James and skipper Davies retain their places in the starting line-up, with the likes of Bale dropping to the bench.
SUBS: Jasper Cillessen, Bruno Martins Indi, Denzel Dumfries, Nathan Ake, Daley Blind, Guus Til, Frenkie de Jong, Davy Klaassen, Steven Berghuis, Memphis Depay, Steven Bergwijn, Kjell Scherpen.
NETHERLANDS (3-4-3): Mark Flekken; Jordan Teze, Stefan de Vrij, Matthijs de Ligt; Hans Hateboer, Teun Koopmeiners, Jerdy Schouten, Tyrell Malacia; Noa Lang, Wout Weghorst, Cody Gapko.
SUBS: Adam Davies, Rubin Colwill, Ethan Ampadu, Chris Gunter, Rabbi Matondo, Wes Burns, Sorba Thomas, Matthew Smith, Gareth Bale, Mark Harris, Jonathan Williams.
WALES (4-4-2): Danny Ward; Connor Roberts, Ben Davies (capt), Chris Mepham, Joe Rodon; Rhys Norrington-Davies, Harry Wilson, Joe Morrell, Dylan Levitt; Daniel James, Brennan Johnson.
It promises to be an entertaining Group A4 showdown between two nations full of momentum. Wales sealed their qualification for the World Cup finals with victory over Ukraine last time out, while the Dutch launched their Nations League campaign with a commanding 4-1 win over Belgium.
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