With a aim from Memphis Depay and two targets from Georginio Wijnaldum, the Netherlands struck down North Macedonia (3-0) in a sport with nothing at stake during which a Clockwork Orange scored their third victory within the Eurocup and introduced their credentials as contender for the title, after seven years with out stepping on a significant event.
Confronted with a fierce North Macedonia that might shock, the brand new signing of Barcelona opened the scoring within the first half, signed his first massive sport of the Eurocup and led the crew of Frank de Boer, who got here to the duel labeled as first in group C and that goes up a notch in high quality.
The Netherlands completed with 9 factors, 8 targets in favor and a couple of in opposition to, forward of Austria, which defeated Ukraine, third, and with North Macedonia because the final labeled within the first Eurocup of the Balkan crew.
De Boer got here out with every part, together with his conventional 5-3-2, solely two adjustments in comparison with the beginning eleven of the victory in opposition to Austria and, above all, hungry for targets in entrance of his viewers on the Johan Cruyff Enviornment in Amsterdam.
Ryan Gravenberch, a 19-year-old Ajax midfielder, got here in as an alternative of Marten De Roon, who had a yellow, and Donyell Malen, 22, a PSV Eindhoven ahead, for Wout Weghorst.
They carried out properly on a really upright and bodily broad crew even in a match during which Denzel Dumfries, the 25-year-old right-back for PSV Eindhoven, made no distinction, who is without doubt one of the revelation footballers of the event and driving pressure for the Dutch.
It was the final worldwide sport for Goran Pandev, who has left the North Macedonia crew.