Montenegro manages to draw 2-2 with Netherlands after recovering a 0-2 deficit

PODGORICA. Montenegro comes back against Netherlands with 2 goals from M. Depay from a goal on the 54' and a penalty kick on the 25'.

Montenegro manages to draw 2-2 with Netherlands after recovering a 0-2 deficit

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%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 26 Ball Possession 74
Shots
  • 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
Fouls
  • 16 Total 11
  • 2 Yellow Cards 1
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 5

Ball possession

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.

Cards

Montenegro received 2 yellow cards (S. Savic and N. Vujnovic). On the other side, Netherlands received 1 yellow card (D. Dumfries).

Match Timeline

25'
42'
46'
54'
62'
62'
67'
68'
69'
69'
78'
79'
80'
82'
86'
90'
90'

Standings

Standings

Group A

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
20
8

Group B

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
19
8
15
8
10
8

Group C

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
16
8

Group D

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
18
8
12
8
11
8

Group E

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
20
8
15
8

Group F

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
27
10
23
10
16
10
16
10
1
10

Group G

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
21
10
18
10
9
10

Group H

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
23
10
22
10
14
10
14
10
5
10
5
10

Group I

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
26
10
20
10
18
10
17
10
6
10

Group J

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
27
10
17
10
12
10
9
10

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.

Next matches

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
G
Matija Sarkic 12.Montenegro
6.3
D
Žarko Tomašević 6.Montenegro
6.1
80'
D
Stefan Savić 15.Montenegro
6.8
90'
D
Risto Radunović 3.Montenegro
6.8
D
Igor Vujačić 5.Montenegro
6.9
D
Marko Vukčević 4.Montenegro
6.1
M
Vladimir Jovović 16.Montenegro
6.7
62'
M
Sead Hakšabanović 17.Montenegro
6.5
69'
M
Milutin Osmajic 20.Montenegro
6.8
M
Marko Janković 9.Montenegro
6.4
69'
F
Uroš Đurđević 10.Serbia
6.4
62'
Substitutes
G
J. Agović 13.Montenegro
G
Milan Mijatović 1.Montenegro
D
Marko Simic 22.Montenegro
D
Luka Mirković 18.Montenegro
M
Miloš Raičković 19.Montenegro
6.4
80'
M
Draško Božović 8.Montenegro
6.6
69'
M
M. Drešković 2.Montenegro
M
Ilija Vukotić 21.Montenegro
7.4
69' Goals82'
F
Fatos Beqiraj 11.Montenegro
6.8
62'
F
Nikola Vujnović 14.Montenegro
7.1
62' 68' Goals86'

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 (6.3), Marko Vukčević (6.1), Igor Vujačić (6.9), Stefan Savić (6.8), Žarko Tomašević (6.1), Risto Radunović (6.8), Vladimir Jovović (6.7), Marko Janković (6.4), Sead Hakšabanović (6.5), Milutin Osmajić (6.8) and Uroš Đurđević (6.4).

The home team had on the bench: Fatos Beqiraj (6.8), Marko Simić, Jasmin Agović, Nikola Vujnović (7.1), Miloš Raičković (6.4), Draško Božović (6.6), Meldin Dreskovic, Ilija Vukotić (7.4), Luka Mirković and Milan Mijatović.

Substitutions

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 is (7.4) with 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
G
Justin Bijlow 1.Netherlands
6.2
D
Daley Blind 17.Netherlands
6.1
D
Stefan de Vrij 6.Netherlands
7.1
90'
D
Virgil van Dijk 4.Netherlands
7.4
D
Denzel Dumfries 22.Netherlands
7.6
42'
M
Georginio Wijnaldum 8.Netherlands
6.8
67'
M
Davy Klaassen 14.Netherlands
6.5
M
Frenkie de Jong 21.Netherlands
7.2
78'
F
Memphis Depay 10.Netherlands
8.8
Goals25', 54'
F
Donyell Malen 18.Netherlands
6.8
46'
F
Arnaut Danjuma 9.Netherlands
7.1
79'
Substitutes
G
Mark Flekken 13.Netherlands
G
Jasper Cillessen 23.Netherlands
D
Matthijs De Ligt 3.Netherlands
90'
D
Tyrell Malacia 15.Netherlands
D
Nathan Aké 5.Netherlands
D
Devyne Rensch 2.Netherlands
M
Guus Til 12.Netherlands
M
Teun Koopmeiners 20.Netherlands
6.9
67'
M
Ryan Gravenberch 16.Netherlands
6.2
78'
F
Noa Lang 11.Netherlands
6.6
79'
F
Wout Weghorst 19.Netherlands
F
Steven Bergwijn 7.Netherlands
7.0
46'

Netherlands started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

Louis van Gaal played with: Justin Bijlow (6.2), Denzel Dumfries (7.6), Stefan de Vrij (7.1), Virgil van Dijk (7.4), Daley Blind (6.1), Georginio Wijnaldum (6.8), Frenkie de Jong (7.2), Davy Klaassen (6.5), Donyell Malen (6.8), Memphis Depay (8.8) and Arnaut Danjuma (7.1).

The following players were sitting on the bench: Matthijs de Ligt, Mark Flekken, Tyrell Malacia, Noa Lang (6.6), Nathan Aké, Guus Til, Teun Koopmeiners (6.9), Devyne Rensch, Jasper Cillessen, Ryan Gravenberch (6.2), Wout Weghorst and Steven Bergwijn (7.0).

Netherlands could not rely on the presence of M. de Ligt (injured).

Substitutions

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 is (8.8) with 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.​