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Pjanic vs De Jong duel ends in a draw

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Yesterday’s Nations’s League matches made some teammates become rivals for the space of 90 minutes. Other than Francisco Trincao facing Antoine Griezmann, the Netherlands and Bosnia-Herzegovina faced each other with two of their stars being Barça midfielders. For the Oranje, Frenkie de Jong starred in midfield while Pjanic also started for his country.

The Nations League encounter ended in a stalemate, but the two midfielders had decent displays. Injured for his homeland’s last game, De Jong had a really positive impact, having four successful dribbles out of four and being really accurate in his passes. Similarly, Miralem Pjanic was one of the best players on his side, also being successful with every dribble he attempted.

In the end, the game ended in a 0-0 draw and the Netherlands are now second in their group while Pjanic’s side is close to relegation with no wins and two losses in three games. The group also contains Italy and Poland, which De Jong and Pjanic will have to face in their upcoming fixtures.

Stats: SofaScore

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