Holland 6-0 Gibraltar: Dutch skipper Virgil van Dijk on scoresheet and Memphis Depay nets twice
Holland 6-0 Gibraltar: Dutch skipper Virgil van Dijk on the scoresheet and attacker Memphis Depay nets twice as Louis van Gaal’s side steams helpless visitors in Rotterdam
- Virgil van Dijk headed the Netherlands’ first goal from a corner from Memphis Depay
- Depay then had saved a penalty before scoring three minutes later to make it two
- Depay then scored from the spot before Denzel Dumfries made it four
- Substitute Arnaut Danjuma then made it 5-0 in Rotterdam with fifteen minutes to go
- Donyell Malen then made six with four minutes to go for a convincing win
Memphis Depay continued his scoring streak for the Netherlands as they beat Gibraltar 6-0 to stay on track for automatic World Cup qualifiers.
Depay scored twice, including one from the penalty spot while wasting another penalty, to take his World Cup qualifier goal tally to nine – more than any other player on a European team.
Virgil van Dijk opened the score after nine minutes with a header from a corner by Depay and in the second half there were also goals for Denzil Dumfries, Arnaut Danjuma and Donyell Malen.
Virgil van Dijk headed Holland’s first goal of the evening in a convincing qualifying win
Memphis Depay set up his captaincy before missing a penalty – he later converted from the spot
Denzel Dumfries scored the Netherlands’ fourth goal of the evening against a helpless Gibraltar team
The result left the Dutch two points ahead of Norway in the Group G standings with two games left to play. The Netherlands will play their qualifiers next month against Montenegro and at home in Norway.
Depay was awarded a penalty 19 minutes into Gibraltar debutant Bradley Banda, but made up for it with a tap from close range two minutes later before conceding his second penalty just before half-time.
It was the fourth win in a row for veteran coach Louis van Gaal, who was brought back to secure World Cup qualifiers after Frank de Boer resigned following the team’s failure for Euro 2020.
Holland substitute Arnaut Danjuma then made it 5-0 in Rotterdam with fifteen minutes to go
Donyell Malen then made six with four minutes to go on a comfortable night for the Dutch