Jong Oranje has left a point at the European Championship qualifying game with Young Switzerland. In Lausanne, the team of national coach Erwin van de Looi made up for a 2-0 backlog. Joshua Zirkzee scored twice.
Jong Oranje won the first qualifier convincingly 3-0 from Young Moldova and so it was a good job with the confidence. However, it threatened to go wrong at the Stade de la Tuilière.
Young Orange seemed to get ahead early in the game. A free kick of Joshua Zirkzee was turned, after which Jurgen Ekkelenkamp shot the ball in the rebound. However, he did that out of an offside position. Then the Swiss scored. Attacker Noah Okafor got too much space and was able to head the 1-0 behind Kjell Scherpen. Less than a minute later Brian Brobbey had to be exchanged for Myron Boadu due to an injury.
The match seemed lost when Okafor also made 2-0 after halftime. After that, however, a strong period of Young Orange, who took the lead and returned to the competition by Zirkzee. This happened after exactly 63 minutes, after which Zirkzee also made the 2-2 in the 69th minute.
It was Jong Oranje that had the most claim to win from that moment on, although Van de Looi‘s team had to remain vigilant for Swiss counters. However, it stuck with a 2-2 draw.
It doesn’t come with Young Orange in the early stages against Young Switzerland. First, a goal of Ekkelenkamp is frowned upon and a little later the Swiss score: 1-0! pic.twitter.com/ofgWSSrUg4
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