09/04/2021 at 10:58 PM CEST
The Netherlands needed a match like today. Goleada to reencounter with the victory, with his game and with the good feelings of before the Eurocup. The stumble against the Czech Republic in the last tournament on the old continent or the draw on the last day against Haaland’s Norway were forgotten with a win against Montenegro where Memphis shone. Let him continue at this level for the good of Barça. Joys will come then.
Bijlow; Dumfries, De Ligt, De Vrij, Malacia; Wijnaldum (De Roon 73 ‘), De Jong (Guus 84’), Klaassen; Berghuis, Depay, Gakpo (Bergwijn 77 ‘).
Sarkic; Vesovic (Vukcevic 52 ‘), Savic (Simic 46’), Tomasevic, Radunovic; Marusic (Haksabanovic 63 ‘), Scekic, Lagator, Osmanjic; Mugosa, Bozovic (Raickovic 63 ‘).
1-0 M.38 Memphis (l.), 2-0 M.62 Memphis, 3-0 M.70 Wijnaldum; 4-0 M.76 Gakpo.
Gil Manzano. TA: Bergwijn (84 ‘) / Savic (30’), Lagator (36 ‘), Osmajic (67’), Vukcevic (78 ‘).
Depay unblocked the game brushing the rest when he received, turned and fell into the area. A penalty that the same Barça player transformed by deceiving the Montenegrin goalkeeper. The bad news came for Atlético de Madrid. Savic had to retire on the holiday with physical discomfort.
The second from Memphis, already in the second half, was more beautiful. The Barça attacker picked up a piece of leather rejected by the Montenegro defense and first shot on goal with power, placement and some thread at the near post. Impossible for Bijlow.
It was the turning point for Van Gaal’s Netherlands, which from then on ran over his opponent. In the last 20 minutes came the goals of Wijnaldum and Cody Gakpo, another of those who completed a match on the ledge with the ‘oranje’ elastic. A triumph that Turkey also added, which continues as group leader with one point more than the Dutch. There is battle.