Cody Gakpo opened the scoring for Netherlands in its third group stage match of the FIFA World Cup, in opposition to Qatar on the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar on Tuesday.
Netherlands took the lead within the twenty sixth minute when Davy Klaasen’s go was obtained by Gakpo as he delivered an ideal end previous Qatar goalkeeper Meshaal Barsham. With the objective, Gakpo turned the primary man on this version of the World Cup to attain in three consecutive World Cup video games.
But that was not the one report that the 23-year-old set at Qatar 2022 with the strike. He additionally turned the primary participant within the Netherlands’ historical past to attain in its first three video games of a World Cup event.
Gakpo is just the second participant to attain the primary objective of the match 3 times in the identical group stage of a World Cup (1st and 2nd included), after Italy’s Alessandro Altobelli in Mexico 1986.
The ahead additionally obtained degree with Dutch legend Johan Cruyff in his World Cup objective tally, with each having three targets every to their identify within the event.
The PSV Eindhoven striker is simply the second participant from the Netherlands to attain along with his left foot, his proper foot and his head in a single version of the World Cup, after Wesley Sneijder in 2010.
Only three Dutchmen had scored in three consecutive FIFA World Cup matches, particularly Johan Neeskens (1974), Dennis Bergkamp (1994) and Wesley Sneijder (2010). After the objective in opposition to Qatar, Gakpo turned the latest entry in that elite membership.
Gakpo, with 13 targets and 17 assists for PSV Eindhoven, has extra objective contributions that Manchester City striker Erling Haaland (23 targets, three assists) and has been some of the in-demand children within the switch market with Manchester United reportedly occupied with his signature.
Netherlands sits on high of the factors desk in the intervening time, with Louis Van Gaal’s aspect unbeaten within the FIFA World Cup thus far and a win in opposition to Qatar, will safe its qualification within the spherical of 16.
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