European Championship Qualifying - Group C
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Netherlands 4-0 Belarus: Depay, Wijnaldum & Van Dijk score in big Dutch win

Virgil van Dijk
Virgil van Dijk scored his third goal in six internationals for the Netherlands

Memphis Depay scored twice and provided assists for Liverpool duo Georginio Wijnaldum and Virgil van Dijk as the Netherlands thrashed Belarus in their opening Group C Euro 2020 qualifier.

The Dutch took a first-minute lead when Depay punished a sloppy backpass before his backheel pass was converted by Wijnaldum in Rotterdam.

The Reds midfielder then earned a penalty from a foul by Mikhail Sivakov.

Depay converted before he crossed for Van Dijk to head in a late fourth.

Ronald Koeman's side, who face England in the Nations League semi-finals in June, host Germany in an eagerly anticipated clash on Sunday.

Northern Ireland defeated Estonia 2-0 in Thursday's other Group C qualifier.

Line-ups

Netherlands

  • 1Cillessen
  • 22DumfriesSubstituted forTeteat 68'minutesSubstituted forat 70'minutes
  • 3de Ligt
  • 4van Dijk
  • 17Blind
  • 15de RoonBooked at 34minsSubstituted forPröpperat 45'minutes
  • 21de Jong
  • 7Bergwijn
  • 8Wijnaldum
  • 9BabelSubstituted forPromesat 59'minutes
  • 10Depay

Substitutes

  • 2Tete
  • 5Aké
  • 6Pröpper
  • 11Promes
  • 12van Aanholt
  • 13Zoet
  • 14Berghuis
  • 16Strootman
  • 18Vilhena
  • 19de Jong
  • 20van de Beek
  • 23Bizot

Belarus

  • 16Gorbunov
  • 4Shitov
  • 3Martynovich
  • 17Sivakov
  • 5Polyakov
  • 18Maevski
  • 2DragunBooked at 30minsSubstituted forLaptevat 87'minutes
  • 7KovalevSubstituted forSavitskiat 79'minutes
  • 14PutsilaBooked at 32mins
  • 22Stasevich
  • 13SignevichSubstituted forSarokaat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Chichkan
  • 6Rios
  • 8Savitski
  • 9Laptev
  • 10Hleb
  • 11Saroka
  • 12Klimovich
  • 15Kislyak
  • 19Volodko
  • 20Kendysh
  • 21Volkov
  • 23Nekhajchik
Referee:
Davide Massa
Attendance:
38,604

Match Stats

Home TeamNetherlandsAway TeamBelarus
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Netherlands 4, Belarus 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Netherlands 4, Belarus 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pavel Savitski (Belarus) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Igor Shitov.

  4. Post update

    Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Aleksandr Martynovich (Belarus).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Anton Saroka (Belarus) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Igor Shitov.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Matthijs de Ligt (Netherlands).

  8. Post update

    Denis Laptev (Belarus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Quincy Promes (Netherlands).

  10. Post update

    Denis Polyakov (Belarus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Memphis Depay (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Anton Putsila (Belarus).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Belarus. Denis Laptev replaces Stanislav Dragun.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Netherlands 4, Belarus 0. Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Memphis Depay following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Memphis Depay (Netherlands) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Steven Bergwijn.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Andrey Gorbunov.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Memphis Depay (Netherlands) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Georginio Wijnaldum.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands).

  19. Post update

    Ivan Maevski (Belarus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Belarus. Conceded by Virgil van Dijk.

As It Stood

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