The goal that distinguished the Dutch Monday night was scored late against the course of play and After many missed chances. It was a victory against a stubborn Senegalese side, which showed, even without Sadio Mane as forward, that it is possible to emerge from a rugged group A.

The Netherlands is now leading this group, having escaped Al Thumama Stadium with 2-0 victory over SenegalThe ascending star Cody Gakpo scored the goal in the 84th minute. He slid a smooth header into the box and glanced at Frenkie de Jong’s pass into the net.

Davy Klaassen made it clear that the Dutch would continue to lead Group A with Ecuador in the 99th minute. Qatar defeated the Dutch on Sunday.

An exciting, eventful first half, loaded with Dutch opportunities, gave way to a torpid stretch after halftime that, until Gakpo’s goal, had tilted toward Senegal. Andries Noppert made his debut for the Dutch national team as a goalkeeper and turned away a Boulaye di shot from the box. andIn the 73rd, he deflected an Idrissa Gana Guieye strike to keep the game scoreless.

Vincent Janssen substituted Memphis Depay in the 62nd minute because of a hamstring injury. The Netherlands were able to push for a goal with more quality up front thanks to Memphis Depay. The Dutch attack was thwarted by a strong Senegalese defense.

There was a lot of excitement in the first 45 minutes.and orange) in the Senegal End, where the Dutch’s persistent probing generated many scoring opportunities, if not an actual goal. Their size was impressive. and penetrating.

Ismaila Saarr, a Senegalese forward, was the one with the best chance. He provided attacking prowess in Mane’s absence. Sarr whipped a curling right footed shot that seemed headed for the corner, if not the head of centerback Virgil van Dijk.