Van Dijk snatches a point from Germany and finals ticket for the Netherlands
• Germany 2-2 Netherlands
• Denmark 0-0 Republic of Ireland
Virgil van Dijk produced a last-minute equaliser with a fierce volley against already relegated Germany in Gelsenkirchen last night to secure the Netherlands a week in Portugal next June for the finals of the Nations League.
The Dutch rallied after Quincy Promes pulled a goal back with five minutes remaining and set up a nervous finale for Germany, who had dominated throughout and looked good value for their lead, a result which would have sent France through as group winners. Ronald Koeman’s side will join Portugal, England and Switzerland in the finals. The draw will be made in Dublin on 3 December.