Gelsenkirchen – Virgil van Dyck send Netherlands in the semi-finals of the Champions League after finishing a dramatic two-goal return with a 91-minute equalizer that noticed that the Dutchman 2-2 draw Germany on Monday.
The Dutch advance from the heavy three-team group A1 at the expense of world champions in France, scoring twice in the last six minutes in Gelsenkirchen, as Germany was fined for not being clinically enough in the second half.
Liverpool defender Van Dick fired home to end the Dutch fight after Quincy Promise resumed 85 minutes after defeating Timo Werner and the first goal of Leroy Sane for Germany.
"It was very difficult for us, the Germans were sharper and faster in the first half," Dutch coach Ronald Comman admitted.
"We struggled to return to the second half and pressed.
"They had a chance to finish it, but the fight and the belief we showed were sufficient for that."
The match was enough to send the Dutchman into the knockout phase of the Nations as winners in World War I, and France was in second place, while the lower part of Germany was already transferred to league "B" before the clash on Monday.
Coman's side showed a great heart against the Germans, who were only 2-0 after only 20 minutes.
"I am surely disappointed with the result, but during the whole season I saw more positive than negative," said Germany's chief Joachim Leo.
"We were punished and it's bitter.
"We played well for most of the game, but we have to learn how to close things up 2-0."
Thomas Miller reached a milestone of 100 appearances in Germany as a runner-up, but Van Dyk suppressed all celebrations for the hosts.
After the announcement of 2018 as a "slap in the face" after a record six losses in the calendar year, Germany showed the "killer instinct", which Lowe called – but only in the first half.
The trio of Serzh Gnabri, Sane and Werner, so effective in winning 3-0 in the quarter-finals against Russia, again challenged the Dutch defense smoothly in the first 45 minutes.
After starting the reconstruction process after the world screen of the world championship in Germany, which collapsed after the group stages, Lowe began with only three Brazilian 2014 winners in Manuel Neuer, Matz Hammels and Tony Cross.
Coman made two changes from a 2-0 win on Friday against France, giving them a chance to qualify on Monday, with Kenny Tete taking it from Denzel Dumfries right, and Promes on the right wing to Steven Berwyn.
Germany needed only nine minutes to follow the first blow to the European heavyweight collision.
Little happened when Gnabri's omission found Werner on the edge of the area, but the 22-year-old showed a cold finish by hitting the lower corner of the net past Jasper Silesen.
Werner finished his inferior ranking of eight internationals without a goal, and Sane added the latter, using the deviance, 11 minutes later, seemingly to set up the Dutch.
Again, there was little time when Tony Crook floated a long time toward Sane, who stumbled slightly, but managed to win the ball and missed the home, which cut the defender's trunk while sailing beside Slesen.
Ryan Babbel's injuries later forced him to reorganize his attack with Jaimeiro Dilrosun, who appeared shortly before the whistle at half-time.
Werner opened a wide bat when he appeared behind the defense, but from that moment on the Dutch began to take responsibility.
Werner headed for German Marco Reus with a residual of 27 minutes, when Lowe introduced the experience with Miller, but that was not enough to defend the lead.
The Dutch achieved their first real attack when Promise struck home 85 minutes after sustained pressure from the hosts.
The scene was set for Van Dix to finish the fairy tale when he approached the final whistle.