PODGORICA. Montenegro finds the way to recover against Netherlands with 2 goals from M. Depay from a goal on the 54′ and a penalty kick on the 25′. Netherlands was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (74%)
The match was played at the Stadion Pod Goricom stadium in Podgorica on Saturday and it started at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Carlos del Cerro Grande with the help of Pau Cebrián Devis and Roberto Alonso Fernández. The 4th official was Juan Martínez Munuera. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 9.9 degrees Celsius or 49.78 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 81%.
- ! 26 Ball Possession 74
- 11 Total 9
- 3 On Target 3
- 3 Off Target 4
- 5 Shots blocked 2
- 52 Attack 141
- 24 Dangerous attack 47
- 74 Ball safe 60
- 0 Penalties 1
- 5 Corners 1
- 16 Total 11
- 2 Yellow Cards 1
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 5 Substitutions 5
Netherlands was in firm control of the ball 74% while Montenegro was struggling with a 26% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Netherlands was more aggressive with 47 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 3 were on target. However, that was not enough Netherlands to win the contest.
Montenegro shot 11 times, 3 on target, 3 off target. On the other side, Netherlands shot 9 times, 3 on target, 4 off target.
Montenegro received 2 yellow cards (S. Savic and N. Vujnovic). On the other side, Netherlands received 1 yellow card (D. Dumfries).
After this match, Montenegro will have 12 points to remain in the 4th place. On the other side, Netherlands will have 20 points to remain in the 1st place.
In the next match in the WC Qualification Europe, Montenegro will host Turkey on the 16th of November with a 1-0 head to head in favor of Turkey (2 draws).
Netherlands will host Norway on the 16th of November with a 2-0 head to head record in favor of Netherlands (1 draw).
Montenegro – Formation
Montenegro started with a 5-4-1 line-up (5-4-1).
The manager Miodrag Radulović decided to play with the following team: Matija Šarkić, Marko Vukčević , Igor Vujačić , Stefan Savić , Žarko Tomašević , Risto Radunović , Vladimir Jovović , Marko Janković , Sead Hakšabanović , Milutin Osmajić and Uroš Đurđević .
The home team had on the bench: Fatos Beqiraj, Marko Simić, Jasmin Agović, Nikola Vujnović , Miloš Raičković , Draško Božović , Meldin Dreskovic, Ilija Vukotić , Luka Mirković and Milan Mijatović.
Montenegro made 5 changes: U. Djurdjevic for F. Beqiraj (62′), V. Jovovic for N. Vujnovic (62′), M. Jankovic for D. Bozovic (69′), S. Haksabanovic for I. Vukotic (69′) and Z. Tomasevic for M. Raickovic (80′).
Best player: Ilija Vukotić
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Montenegro was Ilija Vukotić.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 6 passes (66% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 3. He performed 1 cross.
His performance was remarkable also because he started the match from the bench before entering the filed in the 69′.
Netherlands – Formation
Netherlands started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Louis van Gaal played with: Justin Bijlow, Denzel Dumfries , Stefan de Vrij , Virgil van Dijk , Daley Blind , Georginio Wijnaldum , Frenkie de Jong , Davy Klaassen , Donyell Malen , Memphis Depay and Arnaut Danjuma .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Matthijs de Ligt, Mark Flekken, Tyrell Malacia, Noa Lang, Nathan Aké, Guus Til, Teun Koopmeiners , Devyne Rensch, Jasper Cillessen, Ryan Gravenberch , Wout Weghorst and Steven Bergwijn .
Netherlands could not rely on the presence of M. de Ligt (injured).
Netherlands made 5 changes: D. Malen for S. Bergwijn (46′), G. Wijnaldum for T. Koopmeiners (67′), F. de Jong for R. Gravenberch (78′), A. Danjuma for N. Lang (79′) and S. de Vrij for M. de Ligt (90′).
Best player: Memphis Depay
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Netherlands was Memphis Depay.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 42 passes (73% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 3. He performed 2 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the WC Qualification Europe.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina – Finland – 1-3
- Norway – Latvia – 0-0
- Turkey – Gibraltar – 6-0
- France – Kazakhstan – 8-0
- Belgium – Estonia – 3-1
- Wales – Belarus – 5-1
- Montenegro – Netherlands – 2-2