World Cup Qualifying - European - Group G
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Gibraltar 0-7 Netherlands: Georginio Wijnaldum & Donny Van de Beek score in rout

Luuk de Jong
Sevilla's Luuk de Jong has scored three goals in three games during this international window

A dominant second-half display saw Netherlands brush Gibraltar aside and boost their World Cup qualifying hopes.

They were frustrated by a disciplined home side before Steven Berghuis curled home three minutes before half-time.

Memphis Depay scored twice, alongside goals from Luuk de Jong, Georginio Wijnaldum and substitutes Donyell Malen and Donny van de Beek in a complete second-half display.

Frank de Boer's side are second in Group G, a point behind Turkey.

Before the game head coach De Boer had spoken about a desireexternal-link to win by at least five goals.

But, despite a first-half dominance that saw them have 82% possession and 19 shots, a lack of precision and quality in the final third made that seem unlikely.

Gibraltar keeper Dayle Coleing, who plays for Irish Premiership side Glentoran, made great saves to deny Depay and former Everton midfielder Davy Klaassen before Berghuis capitalised on a loose ball to sweep home this second international goal in as many games.

Former Manchester United defender Daley Blind was taken off on a stretcher with a serious-looking knee injury minutes into the second-half, before the floodgates opened.

De Jong flicked a Berguis cross home at the near post, before a Depay free-kick from the left-hand side of the area took a wicked deflection and wrong-footed Coleing.

Wijnaldum volleyed home a fourth, after his initial header was saved, before Malen tapped home a selfless cut-back from Klaassen to round off four goals in nine minutes.

Van de Beek swept home the sixth with his left-foot, minutes after coming off the bench, before Depay slotted home for his second.

Before the game the Netherlands team wore t-shirts saying "football supports change" in protest at human-rights issues in Qatar, where the 2022 Fifa World Cup is due to be held.

Netherlands wear t-shirts saying "football supports change" ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Gibraltar
Netherlands first wore the t-shirts in Saturday's 2-0 win against Latvia

Line-ups

Gibraltar

Formation 5-4-1

  • 23ColeingSubstituted forGoldwinat 74'minutes
  • 4Sergeant
  • 14Chipolina
  • 6Wiseman
  • 16Mouelhi
  • 2JolleySubstituted forMouldsat 82'minutes
  • 10Walker
  • 5AnnesleySubstituted forTorrillaat 73'minutes
  • 8RonanBooked at 31minsSubstituted forBarnettat 41'minutes
  • 7CasciaroSubstituted forValarinoat 82'minutes
  • 19De BarrBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Goldwin
  • 3Valarino
  • 9Styche
  • 11Casciaro
  • 12Moulds
  • 13Banda
  • 15Barnett
  • 17Borge
  • 18Santos
  • 20Peacock
  • 21Morgan
  • 22Torrilla

Netherlands

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Krul
  • 22DumfriesSubstituted forGravenberchat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 3de Ligt
  • 17BlindSubstituted forMalenat 54'minutes
  • 5Wijndal
  • 8Wijnaldum
  • 6KlaassenBooked at 38minsSubstituted forvan de Beekat 77'minutes
  • 21de Jong
  • 11BerghuisSubstituted forStengsat 81'minutes
  • 19de JongSubstituted forBabelat 81'minutes
  • 10Depay

Substitutes

  • 2Tete
  • 4Veltman
  • 7Bergwijn
  • 9Babel
  • 12van Aanholt
  • 13Stekelenburg
  • 14Gravenberch
  • 15de Roon
  • 16Stengs
  • 18Malen
  • 20van de Beek
  • 23Bizot
Referee:
João Pinheiro

Match Stats

Home TeamGibraltarAway TeamNetherlands
Possession
Home20%
Away80%
Shots
Home0
Away35
Shots on Target
Home0
Away16
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gibraltar 0, Netherlands 7.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gibraltar 0, Netherlands 7.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Gibraltar. Conceded by Georginio Wijnaldum.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Gibraltar. Conceded by Matthijs de Ligt.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Donyell Malen (Netherlands) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Owen Wijndal with a cross.

  6. Post update

    Donny van de Beek (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Graeme Torrilla (Gibraltar).

  8. Post update

    Offside, Netherlands. Matthijs de Ligt tries a through ball, but Ryan Babel is caught offside.

  9. Booking

    Andre Tjay De Barr (Gibraltar) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Booking

    Ryan Gravenberch (Netherlands) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Babel (Netherlands) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Memphis Depay with a cross following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Kyle Albert Goldwin.

  13. 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 Calvin Stengs.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Gibraltar. Conceded by Ryan Gravenberch.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Gibraltar 0, Netherlands 7. Memphis Depay (Netherlands) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Owen Wijndal with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Antony Moulds.

  17. Post update

    Owen Wijndal (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Andre Tjay De Barr (Gibraltar).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Memphis Depay (Netherlands) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Gravenberch.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Gibraltar 0, Netherlands 6. Donny van de Beek (Netherlands) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Owen Wijndal.

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As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portugal32106337
2Serbia32107527
3Luxembourg210123-13
4R. of Ireland200224-20
5Azerbaijan200213-20

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sweden22004046
2Spain21103214
3Greece10101101
4Georgia200213-20
5Kosovo100103-30

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy22004046
2Switzerland22004136
3Lithuania100101-10
4Northern Ireland100102-20
5Bulgaria200215-40

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France21103124
2Finland20203302
3Ukraine20202202
4Bos-Herze10102201
5Kazakhstan100102-20

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium3210122107
2Czech Rep31117434
3Wales210123-13
4Belarus2101410-63
5Estonia2002410-60

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Denmark2200100106
2Austria21105324
3Scotland20203302
4Faroe Islands201124-21
5Israel201113-21
6Moldova201119-81

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Turkey321010557
2Netherlands320111476
3Montenegro32016336
4Norway32014316
5Latvia301247-31
6Gibraltar3003114-130

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Croatia32014136
2Football Union of Russia32016426
3Slovakia31204315
4Cyprus31111104
5Slovenia310223-13
6Malta301238-51

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England22007076
2Poland21106334
3Hungary21106334
4Albania210112-13
5Andorra200204-40
6San Marino200208-80

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany22004046
2Armenia22003036
3North Macedonia21017343
4Romania21013303
5Iceland200205-50
6Liechtenstein200206-60
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