For once, the speech that has punished the Netherlands so many times, was imposed on the method of a Ukraine that when it seemed to be knocked out on the canvas against an opponent who was giving him a soccer recital that reminded him of the best teams orange, rose up and threatened to re-punish the audacity of the Cruyff heirs. Shevchenko's team equalized a 2-0 that fell short were it not for the prodigious performance of goalkeeper Buschan in four minutes and at that moment it seemed that all the dream of the orange it was crumbling. But for once, aesthetics had its prize and a goal from Dumfries sentenced a 3-2 that recognizes the merit of playing better than the rival usually has a prize. The philosophy of orange he was safe.
They were again the fun, offensive, unpredictable and pleasant team of always. And on top of that they won when it seemed that they were going to throw overboard in a jiffy what they had conquered through effort.
Frank de Boer came to the game in the pillory. Few people are more concerned with aesthetics than with results. In the Netherlands, the question of how to win is so fundamental that they even asked the coach to change the system by means of a plane with a banner hanging at the tail of the apparatus. The room discussions ended as soon as the orange they were recognizable again from the first minute.
De Boer showed that, without having the best selection in terms of names in the history of the country, he remains faithful to an idea that he applied from the first moment in a delicious game because the rival is also one of those who lives looking for the rival goal.
The departure of the orange It was brutal and only the Ukrainian goalkeeper with three huge saves managed to reach the break with a draw. So much resistance was broken at the beginning of the second half, when Wijnaldum and Weghorst seemed to sentence a match that the Ukrainian talent equalized until Dumfries, without serving as a precedent, imposed the discourse on the method.
Marlos (12 ', Zubkov), Aké (63 ', Daley Blind), Wijndal (63 ', van Aanholt), Mykola shaparenko (63 ', Marlos), Luuk de Jong (87 ', Wouter Weghorst), Veltman (87 ', Jurrien Maduro), Donyell Malen (90 ', Depay)
1-0, 51 ': Wijnaldum, 2-0, 57 ': Wouter Weghorst, 2-1, 74 ': Yarmolenko, 2-2, 78 ': Roman yaremchuk, 3-2, 84 ': Denzel Dumfries
Referee: Dr. Felix Brych
VAR Referee: Marco Fritz
S. Sydorchuk (92 ', Yellow