Netherlands ease past Poland and top their Nations League group

Steven Bergwijn

Mueez Ajao

– The Netherlands remain in control of Nations League Group A4 after defeating Poland in their penultimate match.

– Cody Gakpo met Denzel Dumfries’ low ball into the box to put the visitors ahead after 13 minutes in Warsaw.

– Steven Bergwijn secured victory for Louis van Gaal’s unbeaten side with a curling finish on the hour mark.

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– The Netherlands must avoid defeat against second-placed Belgium in their final fixture to qualify for next summer’s Nations League finals.

– Belgium remain three points behind the Netherlands after they beat Wales 2-1 on Thursday to maintain their hopes of topping the group.

– Van Gaal’s side have won four of their five group games and defeated Belgium 4-1 when the sides met in June.

– Wales must beat Poland in Cardiff on Sunday to stay in the top flight of the Nations League.