Van Dijk scores an extra time penalty as Netherlands beat Greece 1-0.

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The Netherlands narrowly grabbed three points in Football Euro 2024 qualifying Group B. After defeating Greece 1-0 thanks to a penalty from Virgil van Dijk in stoppage time.

The Turbine team is missing many key players due to injuries. But they still have Virgil van Dijk leading the army. While the offensive line has Vout Weckhorst duel with the Greek hosts who have more than 3 points.

14 minutes into the game, Greece got the first chance from Konstantinos Mavropanos. A defender from West Ham, who had a header in the penalty area. But it still hasn’t passed the hands of Bart Fairbruggen. The visiting team’s goalkeeper UFABET

The Netherlands were awarded a penalty in the 28th minute when Virgil van Dijk was fouled by Konstantinos Kouliarakis, but Vout Weghorst’s shot was saved by Odisea. S Vlachodimos, the local goalkeeper

In the 34th minute, the Dutch players had another chance when Weghorst passed the ball to Xavi Simons to hit in front of the penalty area. But it doesn’t fit into the frame. Before the first half ended with the score 0-0 

In the 52nd minute of the second half.

The visiting team found another opportunity. Donyell came to play and passed the ball to Tijani. Rinders missed it and hit from the right from a tight angle. But Vlachodimos closed the corner well and made a save. Greece can 

In the 84th minute, Greece should have scored as well. Tasirkis Fontas intercepted the ball on the right side before launching high into the penalty area. Fortis Jonidis swooped in front of Van Dijk and got a header, but twisted it a little too much. The ball came off the back post.

But it was the Netherlands who received a penalty when Vangelis Pavlidis fouled Denzel Dumfries. The referee got the signal and went to check the VAR screen himself again and confirmed it was a penalty. Virgil van Dijk took charge and scored and didn’t miss in the 3rd minute of injury time. 

The game ended with the Netherlands narrowly beating Greece 1-0, making them 12 points equal to Greece, but having played one less match, having a better chance of finishing 2nd, behind France in the final round.