Published: 10:33, June 17, 2024
Weghorst winner gives Dutch late victory over Poland
By Reuters
Netherlands' forward #09 Wout Weghorst (center) fights for the ball with Poland's midfielder #08 Jakub Moder (left) and Poland's defender #14 Jakub Kiwior (right) during the UEFA Euro 2024 Group D football match between Poland and the Netherlands at the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg on June 16, 2024. (PHOTO / AFP)

HAMBURG, Germany - Substitute Wout Weghorst snatched an 83rd-minute winner as the Netherlands fought their way back to beat Poland 2-1 in the Group D opener at the European Championship on Sunday, leaving it late to win a contest they dominated.

Weghorst had barely been on the field when he finished an expert pass from Nathan Ake to secure a deserved three points.

Poland shocked with a 16th-minute opener from striker Adam Buksa, brought into the team to replace injured talisman Robert Lewandowski. He rose expertly to head home stand-in captain Piotr Zielinski's corner.

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A deserved Dutch equalizer at the Volksparkstadion came 13 minutes later as Cody Gakpo's shot took a deflection off Bartosz Salamon.