A 90th minute volley from Virgil van Dijk grabbed a point and a place in the Nations League semi-finals for the Netherlands after a 2-2 draw with Germany on Monday night.
The Liverpool defender's goal came five minutes after Quincy Promes had halved the Dutch deficit. Timo Werner and Leroy Sane had given the Germans a 2-0 first half lead.
Minutes after scoring the equaliser, Van Dijk was captured on camera amid an embrace with Romanian referee, Ovidiu Hategan.
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Speaking after the game, Van Dijk told Voetbal International that he was consoling the official as he was grief stricken due to the recent death of his mother.
"That man broke down, stood with tears in his eyes because he had just lost his mother," said Van Dijk.
"I wished him strength and said he had refereed well. It's a small thing, but I hope it helped him."