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Netherlands v Montenegro Live Commentary & Result, 04/09/2021, WC Qualification Europe | Goal.com

6′ WIDE! Osmajic is presented with a great chance in front of goal after being teed up by Radunovic, but he scuffs his left-footed strike wide of the left post.

4′ Depay works an offload through to Klaassen on the charge, but the midfielder cannot take it in stride and loses possession in the box.

3′ Scekic brings down Depay with a late challenge, handing Netherlands a free-kick in a useful position.

1′ We’re under way at the Philips Stadion.

The players are out on the field, so we should be under way shortly.

Montenegro have made four changes to their side that drew against Turkey in their last outing. Radunovic’s exploits in scoring the vital equaliser has seen him earn a start at left-back. Lagator and Osmajic slot into the midfield, while Mugosa starts up front alongside Bozovic. Haksabanovic and Djurdjevic drop to the bench, but there is no place for Igor Vujacic or Neboja Kosovic.

Netherlands have made three changes to their side that drew against Norway last time out. Van Dijk drops to the bench and is replaced by De Ligt in the back four. Dumfries and Malacia also slot into the defence as Timber joins Van Dijk on the bench, while Daley Blind misses out. Van Gaal keeps faith with the same midfield and attacking trios that started in their last outing.

MONTENEGRO SUBS: Nikola Vukcevic, Marko Vukcevic, Uros Djurdjevic, Fatos Beqiraj, Milan Mijatovic, Milos Dragojevic, Ilija Martinovic, Milos Raickovic, Sead Haksabanovic, Nikola Vujnovic, Igor Ivanovic, Marko Simic.

MONTENEGRO (4-4-2): Matija Sarkic; Marko Vesovic, Stefan Savic, Zarko Tomasevic, Risto Radunovic; Adam Marusic, Aleksandar Scekic, Dusan Lagator, Milutin Osmajic; Drasko Bozovic, Stefan Mugosa.

NETHERLAND SUBS: Jurrien Timber, Virgil van Dijk, Nathan Ake, Steven Bergwijn, Guus Til, Tim Krul, Maarten de Roon, Ryan Gravenberch, Donyell Malen, Wout Weghorst, Teun Koopmeiners, Joel Drommel.

NETHERLANDS (4-3-3): Justin Bijlow; Denzel Dumfries, Matthijs de Ligt, Stefan de Vrij, Tyrell Malacia; Georginio Wijnaldum, Frenkie de Jony, Davy Klaassen; Steven Berghius, Memphis Depay, Cody Gakpo.

Montenegro staged a dramatic comeback in the second half to earn a share of the spoils in their qualifying clash against Turkey on the road. After going down 2-0, Adam Marusic got them back into the contest before Risto Radunovic notched a last-minute equaliser. Miodrag Radulovic’s side will be determined to put forward a similar performance tonight and enhance their claim to finish in the top two spots.

Louis van Gaal’s second tenure as Netherlands manager began with a 1-1 draw against Norway. The Oranje fought back after Erling Haaland fired Norway ahead sa Davy Klaassen notched an equaliser. There is an intriguing race for qualification from Group G emerging with Turkey, Norway and Montenegro in the hunt with Netherlands for a top-two spot. Van Gaal and his men will have their sights firmly set on victory tonight to re-affirm their standing in the group.

Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the World Cup qualifying clash between Netherlands and Montenegro.

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