🚑 Looks ok for Robinson, who was complaining about his hip.
🔄 Change for the United States: Weah leaves, Aaronson returns.
🔄 Change for the United States: Wright replaces McKennie.
🚑 Robinson seems touched. He remains on the ground after the collision with Dumfries.
Dumfries sinks into the American area. He collapses and demands a penalty. The referee Mr. Wilton Sampaio does not flinch, neither does the VAR.
Memphis heats up Turner’s gloves! 25 meters from the American goal, on the counter following a free kick from Pulisic, the former Lyonnais fired a sudden shot. The Team USA keeper slams the ball over his goal.
📙 Yellow card for Koopmeiners, at fault on Pulisic.
📺 Review Matt Turner’s reflex parade.
The Americans are not yet laying down their arms.
It combines between McKennie and Reyna, on the left. The Borussia Dortmund player finds his partner in the axis. He unleashes a strike… above.
Zimmerman almost scored… against his side! When a center from Dumfries falls from the right, the Nashville player is very close to resuming in his own goal. Turner saves Team USA.
Gakpo releases on his line! On the corner kicked to the right by Pulisic, Ream resumes timidly on Noppert. The oranje goalkeeper deflects on the PSV Eindhoven player, who pushes back on his line.
📊 Denzel Dumfries is only the second player for the Netherlands to deliver at least two assists in a World Cup knockout game since 1966 after Rob Rensenbrink (3) in 1978 against Austria.
🔄 Change for the United States: Reyna replaces Ferreira.
🔄 Change for the Netherlands: Bergwijn replaces De Roon.
🔄 Change for the Netherlands: Koopmeiners comes into play instead of Klassen for post for post.
⏰ IT’S ON AGAIN AT THE KHALIFA INTERNATIONAL STADIUM! It will move on both sides.
📺 Review Daley Blind’s break goal.
📺 Rewatch Timothy Weah’s overpowering volley.
⏰ IT’S THE BREAK AT THE KHALIFA INTERNATIONAL STADIUM! At half-time, it was the Oranje who took the lead against a listless United States. Team USA was punished twice, in the same way, by Memphis Depay (10th) and Daley Blind (45th + 1) on the only opposing opportunities.
⚽ BLIND’S GOOOUUUUUUUT!!! It’s a copy-paste of the first goal. Served on the right at the entrance to the area, Dumfries crosses back for Blind. The Ajax player concludes from the right to make the break just before the break. 2-0 for the Netherlands.
⌚ Additional time: 1 minute minimum.
Dest impales the oranje tusk! The AC Milan side makes a breakthrough in the opposing camp. He sees his shot blocked in the box.
Weah lights a wick! On a bad dismissal from the Oranje, the Team USA striker unleashes a powerful volley from 20 meters. His dry strike does not surprise Noppert, who provides with both fists.
Weah sounds the revolt on the right side. The Lille player makes the difference before serving Pulisic at the entrance to the surface, in the axis. He tries to shift Robinson on his left, but misses his pass.
Timber is behind Pulisic. He is warned verbally.
Gregg Berhalter gives voice from the sidelines. The American coach tries to accompany his players on the lawn. Unsuccessful, so far.
Robinson is flagged for offside…
📊 USA haven’t won any of the 23 World Cup games in which they have conceded the opening goal (D5 L18). Not a very good omen.
Team USA look dull on the half hour mark.
Americans don’t make it. They are unable to deploy their game, well taken by the Netherlands, who padlock their surface.
📊 Team USA have only shot once since Christian Pulisic’s strike in the 3rd minute. Proof of their immense difficulties in approaching the goal of Noppert.
On the left of the American surface, Memphis does not benefit from support. He continues dribbling until he gets a corner.
📷 The mythical celebration of Memphis Depay.
The Oranje logically leave the ball to the United States. In front of the scoreboard, they proceed in counter-attacks.
📺 Review Memphis Depay’s opening score.
Depay is confident after his goal. Found on the right of the surface, the Oranje striker arms a volley from the right.
📺 Review Andries Noppert’s saving parade.
Blind’s strike flies away! Served by Depay, to the left of the entrance to the American surface, the Ajax player fires a shot from the left … in the stands.
The defense of the Netherlands is not serene in this first quarter of an hour. There is panic on each enemy attack. But the United States lacks precision in the last gesture.
Gakpo leads the Oranje offensive. The PSV Eindhoven player loses the ball after misbehaving the ball.
Team USA is moving forward after Memphis’ goal. On the left side, Pulisic escapes and delivers a repelled center.
📊 He hadn’t shaken the nets in Qatar yet.
⚽ MEMPHIS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! It only took one for the Oranje. Shifted to the right by Gakpo, Dumfries set back in the box for the Bara player. The former Lyonnais concludes without legal control. 1-0 for the Netherlands.
Pulisic kicks the corner in the oranje area. No American followed. The ball goes out the opposite way, out of goal.
The American waves break on the goal of Noppert. Dumfries tackles the ball at the feet of Robinson.
Team USA got into this game well. Gregg Berhalter’s men confiscate the ball in the Netherlands.
Noppert saves the Oranje! Taking advantage of a misalignment of the Netherlands defense, Pulisic is found in the box. Lonely, the Chelsea midfielder stumbles on the Heerenveen goalkeeper, who deflects with his left leg.
⏰ LET’S GO AT THE KHALIFA INTERNATIONAL STADIUM!!! Brazilian referee Wilton Sampaio kicks off. The Oranje engage in this first round of 16. Place to play.
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