World Cup 2022, round of 16: Holland-USA 2-0 – Live

Goals from Depay and Blind

The Netherlands and the United States on the field for the first round of 16 of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

THE MATCH – The United States have a colossal opportunity at their disposal in the 3rd minute. Pulisic finds himself in front of goalkeeper Noppert but fails to corner the shot: the oranje goalkeeper gets away with it. Wrong goal, conceded goal. The Netherlands strikes in the 10th minute with a perfect restart: Dumfries finishes putting the ball at the disposal of the onrushing Depay, an impeccable right foot and 1-0.

The network is a blow to the stars and stripes selection that shuts down and struggles to turn back on. The USA are unable to pick up the pace, ball possession is barren and the Netherlands can limit themselves to controlling the situation until the 43rd minute. Weah controls a ball cleared by the Dutch defense and shoots with his right foot from 20 metres: sharp blow, Noppert is attentive and blocks. When the United States gives the impression of being able to strike, the doubling of Holland arrives. And it is the photocopy, or almost, of the first network. Dumfries again as prompter, Blind thanks and can’t miss from 10 metres: 2-0 in the 46th minute.

The USA are trying to reopen the match at the start of the second half. From a corner from the right, Ream finds the ball available one meter from the Dutch goal but does not find the winning deflection. On the other hand, in the 50th minute, ‘almost trio’: Dumfries sows panic, Dest anticipates Blind in extremis.