World Cup: Netherlands vs Ecuador
11/25/2022 11:43:22 AM
World Cup Netherlands vs Ecuador
Venue: Khalifa International Stadium
For the Netherlands:
In the first round of Group A of the World Cup, the Netherlands, which returned to the World Cup after 8 years, faced the African Cup champion Senegal. With the goals of Gakpo and Klassen, the "Orange Legion" defeated the "Tlanga Lions" 2:0. ". In this game, coach Van Gaal boldly used the 28-year-old "rookie" Norpert in the goalkeeper position. This is not only Norbert's World Cup debut, but also his national team debut. In the end, Nopert repaid Van Gaal's trust with his performance. He made 4 saves in the whole game to keep the team's goal. At present, the Netherlands and Ecuador have 3 points and the same goal difference, leading hand in hand. In this campaign, the two teams ushered in a head-to-head confrontation, which will also be a veritable battle for the top spot.
In the opening game of this World Cup, South American powerhouse Ecuador played against host Qatar. The 33-year-old captain Enna Valencia scored two goals with his head and foot, breaking the "iron law" of "the host's undefeated first game", showing the heritage and domineering of the top scorer in Ecuador's team history. It is worth mentioning that the team's last 5 World Cup goals were all arranged by this striker. Ecuador and the Netherlands currently share 3 points and are tied for the lead in the group. Although the team easily defeated the host of this group, Qatar, but after all, the opponent is weak, and then facing the old giants of the Netherlands is the real test for the team.
Historical record: In the past 2 games, Holland has 1 win, 1 draw and 0 loss.