Koeman expects Dutch to improve on-pitch communication against Romania

Netherlands look to respond after lacklustre group stageBoth sides expected to make changes to starting XI

A sense of history was in the air but it perhaps weighed a little differently on the teams poised to contest the penultimate last-16 tie at the Munich Football Arena on Tuesday night.

For the Netherlands, coming into the match after a sobering 3-2 defeat against Austria in the group stage a week ago, the augurs from the past lead to expectation. It was in Munich that Ronald Koeman lifted the European Championship trophy in June 1988, but there are other ghosts that have been summoned before their tie against Romania too.

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