Early in the match, a penalty was given to the Netherlands after Uli Hoeneß fouled Johan Cruijff. The Dutch quickly scored and made the score 1–0. Twenty minutes later, Wim Jansen fouled Bernd Hölzenbein giving West Germany a penalty as well. West Germany then scored, making it 1–1. Gerd Müller then scored the winner for West Germany at the 43rd minute. This would be his last goal for West Germany, as he retired shortly after the tournament. Although the second half was full of chances, no team managed to score, and West Germany then won the match 2–1.