Gakpos' goal gives the Netherlands a 1-0 lead at the break of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Netherlands and Ecuador beat Senegal and Qatar in Group A match at Khalifa International Stadium . Enner Valencia scored in the sixth minute to give the Dutch a 1-0 lead heading into halftime .

Doha, Qatar, November 25 : In a Group A match at the Khalifa International Stadium on Friday, Netherlands and Ecuador put their respective FIFA World Cup 2022 campaigns off to a flying start, winning by beating Senegal and Qatar respectively.In the sixth minute, the Dutch took a 1-0 lead heading into halftime.Enner Valencia let go of a left-footed shot from the left side of the box five minutes later thanks to a headed assist from Pervis Estupinan Ecuadors.However, the attempt was denied.Valencia struck hard from outside the box once more with the help of Michael Estrada's assist.

Felix Torres found a through ball once more, but Valencia was dismissed offside in the stoppage time.Estupinan scored for Ecuador in the final stretch of time, but it was cancelled out after a VAR investigation.Going into the break, the Netherlands held a one-goal lead.

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