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Depay nets late winner as Netherlands vs Wales


Live striker Noah Lang scored his first international goal and Memphis Depay scored the winner late as Netherlands team leaders miraculously beat Wales 3-2 in their Nations League Group A4 match at De Kuip in Rotterdam on Tuesday. .

After Lang opened the scoring, Cody Gakpo added a second home side before Brennan Johnson returned the goal to the visitors.

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It stayed that way until Gareth Bale intercepted a penalty in the 92nd minute that looked to have defended the Welsh team, but Depay, who missed a penalty just before the 2-2 draw with Poland last year, still had time to say. find the winner.

The Netherlands lead Group Four with 10 points from their four matches, three ahead of second-placed Belgium. Poland (four points) and Wales (one) close the bottom two.

The Dutch have now won every 10 games they have played against Wales, but have been made to work hard in this recent victory.

The speed and quality in the football of their young leading players made the Welsh defender chase the shadow in the first half and the home team was rewarded with two goals.

Lang had already forced a fine save from goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey before scoring in the 17th minute as he turned past three Wales defenders and shot his ball into the net.

Gakpo then scored the same goal six minutes later as it was his turn to defend the visitors, catching four defenders before the lucky ricochet got back on his way and allowed him to shoot in the lower corner of the post from the edge of the post. box.

Wales attacked the odd midway through the first half after receiving a Jordan Teze gift in the middle of the pitch. Johnson was able to pick his place on the edge of the box with an accurate third goal in the game in nine minutes.

Bale looked like he had saved a point late when he scored the equalizer in the penalty area, but that excitement for the visiting fans lasted for a minute before Depay, holding on, pushed the ball into the net from close range. to restore Dutch profits.
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