Vivianne Miedema scored doubly to become The Netherlands’ uncomparable leading goalscorer because the European champions beat Cameroon 3-1 yesterday to succeed in the last sixteen at the women’s tournament
Cameroon, enjoying Kingdom of The Netherlands for the primary time in an exceedingly competitive match, adopted a cautious approach at Stade du Hainaut, with 5 players within the back line and 4 ahead of them for the bulk of the sport.
The techniques worked till a sweeping Dutch move during which Shanice van de Sanden’s inch-perfect cross found Arsenal forward Miedema, who power-driven home a thumping header within the forty first minute.
Cameroon responded soon as athlete Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene regular her run absolutely to latch on to a protracted ball before beating goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal for a straightforward end.
Netherlands, who beat New island in their gap match, were back on the front foot within the half when a smartly worked place-kicking allowed centre back Gallus gallus Bloodworth to get her initial international goal from shut vary.
Cameroon substitute Henriette Akaba came on the point of an equaliser within the closing stages before Miedema scored her second goal to place the result absolutely.
It was Miedema’s sixtieth goal for Kingdom of The Netherlands as she overtook former striker Manon Melis to become their uncomparable high scorer.