Former Manchester United attacker Memphis Depay didn’t deserve to end up on the losing side after his Netherlands side lost 3-2 at home to past world champions Germany in the second game of their Euro 2020 qualifiers.
The Netherlands had started their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with the 4-0 thrashing of Belarus at home on Thursday night.
Germany were the better side in the first half of the qualifying encounter with the Dutch team despite the best efforts of Depay.
The Lyon star was rewarded for his toils in the second half of the game as he almost single-handedly dragged his side back to 2-2 after Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry had given Germany a 2-0 lead at the halftime interval.
Memphis Depay provided the first goal for Matthijs De Ligt to start the fightback for the hosts in the 48th minute.
The former PSV Eindhoven player levelled proceedings for his team fifteen minutes later with a smart finish for his third goal in two qualifying games.
The Netherlands thought they got at least a point from the game until TSG Hoffenheim midfielder Nico Schulz stunned the home fans with a third goal for the Germans on the stroke of full-time.
The devastating strike from Schulz was enough to hand Depay and the Netherlands their first defeat of the qualifiers.