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Draw in Amsterdam: The Netherlands bring Germany's winning streak to an end

By Rune Gjerulff

In their first real test under Hansi Flick, Germany drew 1-1 with familiar foes the Netherlands in a friendly in Amsterdam.

Thomas Müller.
Thomas Müller.

Germany's winning streak of eight games came to an end tonight as 'Die Mannschaft' had to settle for a 1-1 draw against the Netherlands in a friendly at Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam.


Thomas Müller gave Germany the lead just before half-time, blasting an unstoppable shot into the back of the net from the edge of the box after the Netherlands only managed to half-clear a dangerous pass from Jamal Musiala.

Germany deserved to be ahead after a dominant first half, which saw Timo Werner hit the bar before Müller's opener.

The second half started in the same vein, and David Raum came close to doubling the lead as he blasted a shot just over the bar in the 48th minute.

But the hosts grew into the game and eventually found the equaliser through second-half substitute Steven Bergwijn with 68 minutes played. Denzel Dumfries won a header against David Raum at the back post, nodding the ball into the path of Bergwijn, who half-volleyed the ball past Manuel Neuer from close range.

Just a few minutes later, referee Craig Pawson blew his whistle for a penalty to the Netherlands as Thilo Kehrer was adjudged to have fouled Memphis Depay, but the decision was overturned after a VAR check.

The two teams ultimately settled for a draw, meaning that Hansi Flick's 100 percent record as Germany coach came to an end.


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