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FT Netherlands 1 – 2 Germany

FT Netherlands 1 – 2 Germany

Germany lead with two victories but the Dutch, with none at all, still have theoretical prospect of advancing to the quarter-finals.

It was too easy for Bastian Schweinsteiger to pass the ball straight through the middle, but Mario Gomez still reacted beautifully, spinning to shoot beyond Stekelenburg.

The match appeared to tilt when Robin van Persie trimmed the Dutch deficit to 2-1, but Germany were the more poised side.

“Germany has a very good team, with lots of passing. They can score as they please. They’re definitely favourites.”

Bert van Marwijk

Holland, all the same, had not despaired. The gap was closed to 2-1 by Van Persie’s unanswerable drive from the left.

FT Netherlands 1 – 2 Germany

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