- End of 2nd Half
- 2nd Half
- van Dijk86'
- Depay (P)55'
- 1/2 Time
- de RoonPröpper45'
- 1st Half
- de Roon34'
Netherlands - Belarus
Euro Qualifying - 21 March 2019
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FT: Holland 4-0 Belarus. Depay (2), Wijnaldum and van Dijk get on the scoresheet as their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign starts with an easy victory. Next up, Germany on Sunday.
Two minutes added.
Two goals and two assists for Depay. Not a bad night's work for the forward.
- OffStanislav DragunBelarus
- OnDzyanis LaptsewBelarus
BELARUS CHANGE: Laptev on for Dragun.
- GoalVirgil van DijkNetherlands
GOAL! Depay gets in again but sees his thumping shot rebound back to him. This time he opts for a cross and puts it on a pate for Van Dijk to nod home at the far post.
Holland break at pace. It's unselfishly played to Depay inside the area, but his rasping effort is well saved. No hat-trick on this occasion.
Belarus have had more corners than Holland now, but they often fail to miss out van Dijk with the delivery. Rookie mistake!
- OffYuri KovalevBelarus
- OnPavel SavitskiBelarus
BELARUS CHANGE: Savitski on for Kovalev.
SAVE! Cillessen produces a fine one-handed stop to tip Stasevich's thumping effort over the bar.
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It's been a rather quiet second half at both ends. Holland are trying to conserve energy now. They are knocking it about inside their own half and Belarus are letting them!
Suddenly Belarus are dictating the play and pushing forward.
Tete hobbles to the touchline, His night is over. Holland will play the final 20 minutes with 10 men.
Holland's perfect evening has suddenly suffered a blow. Tete has immediately pulled up with what looks like a tweak of the hamstring. Remember, the hosts have used all three subs.
- OffDenzel DumfriesNetherlands
- OnKenny TeteNetherlands
HOLLAND CHANGE: Tete on, Dumfries off.
Holland are playing well within themselves. No doubt they've got one eye on the Germany game.
- OffMikalay SignevichBelarus
- OnAnton SarokaBelarus
BELARUS CHANGE: Signevich off, Saroka on.
Kovalev motors into space on the right and lashes a low cross along the six-yard box, but no it's perhaps surprise to see van Dijk well-placed to guide it behind. The Liverpool man then rises highest to power a header clear from the resulting corner.
- OffRyan BabelNetherlands
- OnQuincy PromesNetherlands
HOLLAND CHANGE: Babel off, Promes on.
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Oranje are firmly in cruise control. Depay must be chomping at the bit to get that hat-trick now.
That's 10 in 14 international outings for Depay.
- Goal by penaltyMemphis DepayNetherlands
GOAL! Depay steps up and drills a superb spot-kick into the left-hand corner he is facing, with Gorbunov diving the wrong way.
PENALTY TO HOLLAND! Wijnaldum caught by a clumsy challenge from Mikhail Sivakov.
Dumfries finds Wijnaldum's run into the right channel of the area, but the Liverpool man's teasing ball to the far post is just too far in front of Babel.
Kovalev surges down the right and appears to be bundled over by De Jong. The ref doesn't agree and the Belarusian is left fuming. It would have been a good position deep in Dutch territory too.
- OffMarten de RoonNetherlands
- OnDavy PröpperNetherlands
HOLLAND HT CHANGE: Propper on for de Roon.
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF! Holland restart the contest.
- End of 1st Half
HT: Holland 2-0 Belarus.
Oranje popping it around patiently. Can they find what would surely be a killer third prior to the interval?
The Dutch crowd are enjoying themselves. Their team is firmly in control and they are contributing to the occasion by indulging in a Mexican wave or two!
Babel surges down the left, takes on his man and whips in a fizzing cross that Depay can only miscue wide of Andrey Gorbunov's right-hand post.
A wonderful, extravagant drop of the shoulder from Depay sees him surge to the right byline, but his attempted, driven cross is diverted behind for a corner.
- Yellow cardMarten de RoonNetherlands
De Roon booked.
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- Yellow cardAnton PutsilaBelarus
Putsila is the second Belarus player to go in the ref's book.
Holland looking to play a bit of keep-ball to reassert their authority on the proceedings. The away side have enjoyed a good spell since conceding the second.
- Yellow cardStanislav DragunBelarus
Dragun booked for a foul on Wijnaldum.
Belarus suddenly have their tails up and this time it's Putsila who sees an effort from the edge of the area deflect just over.
Van Dijk produces a brilliant block to deny Yuri Kovalev after neat work from Anton Putsila inside the home side's box.
PHOTO: Depay fires beyond the keeper.
It was a lovely lay off from Depay for that goal. He really is the talisman of this Dutch side under Koeman.
- GoalGeorginio WijnaldumNetherlands
GOAL! The hosts double their advantage. Depay delightfully back heels a cross from the right into the path of Liverpool's Wijnaldum, who gleefully sweeps home.
Belarus win a free kick on the right. Ihar Stasevich delivers towards Stanislav Dragun, but Blind manages to get a block on his attempt from a smart near post run.
At the other end Depay cuts in with a mazy run from the left. He goes down surrounded by a plethora of Belarus defenders, but one of them appeared to get something on the ball. The Lyon forward has looked firmly in the mood for this tonight.
Belarus are at least getting into the Dutch half now. Cillessen almost hands them a gift with a shocking clearance, but de Ligt rallies and manages to avert the danger with some excellent defending.
Depay is given space to collect a pass and take aim with a ferocious, whipped effort that flashes just over the top from 30 yards out.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Holland have won six of the eight meetings between the sides. Belarus have picked up two victories in that time. The Dutch won the most recent encounters, triumphing home and away in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
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It's been all Holland so far. Plenty of swagger about Oranje's play. The visitors are being penned back.
Make that eight out of 17 goals under Koeman.
That was some start for the hosts. That goal came inside 50 seconds!
Could be a long night for Belarus.
- GoalMemphis DepayNetherlands
GOAL! Depay seizes upon a dreadful back pass from Igor Shitov, side steps Andrey Gorbunov and flicks the ball into the far corner from a narrow angle.
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! Belarus get this Group C Euro qualifier underway.
No surprise to see Holland opting for the system that served them so well in the Nations League wins over Germany and France. It's 4-3-3 with the same starting XI that saw the Dutch beat the world champions in this stadium back in November. As for Belarus, they go with a 4-5-1 formation that sees Ferencváros striker Signevich lead the line.
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Belarus coach Igor Kriushenko: "We have had little time to prepare for the 2020 EUFA EURO Qualifying. However, all the teams faced similar conditions. I would like to note that the qualifiers are another chance and we will do our best to make the maximum use of it to show high results."
Frenkie de Jong on asking Koeman for advice about agreeing a move from Ajax to Barcelona ahead of the 2019-20 season: "I've asked him a lot. I know that he's been successful over there. I wanted to know what it was like, how the city, daily life and the club were. It's always comforting to know those things before going there."
Ronald Koeman: "Well, expectations now for the team are far higher now than when we came in – and that’s good. Big things will be expected of us in the EURO qualifiers and that reflects the results and performances we’ve had. It’s a big change, and a good one, because when we took over the fans were not at all positive about the national team. Fortunately results have been encouraging, and the fans now see in the players the kind of happiness that they expect from those who represent the national team."
CONFIRMED TEAMS - HOLLAND: Cillessen; Dumfries, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Blind; De Roon, De Jong, Wijnaldum; Bergwijn, Depay, Babel... /// BELARUS: Gorbunov; Polyakov, Shitov, Martynovich, Sivakov; Dragun, Kovalev, Maevski; Putilo, Stasevich, Signevich.
Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Euro 2020 qualifier between Holland and Belarus. Both sides will be keen to get their Group C campaign off to a flyer. Will Oranje continue the resurgence that saw them reach this summer's Nations League finals? Or will the 'White Wings' of Belarus spring a surprise? Kick off 19.45 GMT.