Football

Weghorst winner gives Dutch late victory over Poland

June 17, 2024 6:08 am

[Source: Reuters]

Substitute Wout Weghorst snatched an 83rd-minute winner as the Netherlands fought their way back to beat Poland 2-1 in the Group D opener at the European Championship, leaving it late to win a contest they dominated.

Weghorst had barely been on the field when he finished an expert pass from Nathan Ake to secure a deserved three points.

Poland shocked with a 16th-minute opener from striker Adam Buksa, brought into the team to replace injured talisman Robert Lewandowski. He rose expertly to head home stand-in captain Piotr Zielinski’s corner.

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A deserved Dutch equaliser at the Volksparkstadion came 13 minutes later as Cody Gakpo’s shot took a deflection off Bartosz Salamon.