The Netherlands started living without Ronald Koeman and Steven Bergwijn scored a second-half victory over Poland.
Last month Barcelona announced Koeman as their new manager, and Dwight Lodeweges took command of the UEFA Nations League match and the temporary boss maintained the work of his predecessor, guiding the Netherlands to a successful, if unconvincing, win.
Nathan Ake began on the left side of the Dutch defense, with the new Manchester United signing Donny van de Beek on the bench. Poland was missing the Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, who was relaxing following his victory in the Champions League.
The pivotal moment of the match was the hour mark when Frenkie de Jong noticed Hans Hateboer at the back of the post, with the ball redirected to the direction of Bergwin, who had converted from close range.
Netherlands – Poland – 1-0
Goal: Bergwijn 61.
Yellow Cards: de Roon 71, Depay 74, de Jong 89 – Piatek 21, Klich 33, Jozwiak 56, Glik 63, Bednarek 90+1.
Netherlands: Cillessen, Hateboer, Veltman, van Dijk, Ake, de Roon, de Jong, Bergwijn (van de Beek 74), Wijnaldum. Promes (de Jong 90+2), Depay.
Poland: Szczesny, Kedziora, Glik, Bednarek, Bereszynski, Szymanski, Klich, Krychowiak, Jozwiak (Grosicki 71), Zielinski (Moder 77), Piatek (Milik 63).