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Netherlands v Gibraltar Live Commentary, 12/10/21

6 - 0
V. van Dijk (9)
M. Depay (21)
M. Depay (45+3 pen)
D. Dumfries (48)
A. Groeneveld (75)
D. Malen (86)
Stadion Feijenoord


That's all for now though, goodbye!
The result means that the Netherlands remain top of Group G, but with Norway beating Montenegro 2-0, their lead is still just two points. Gibraltar, meanwhile, stay bottom of the group.
The Netherlands complete a comprehensive 6-0 win over Gibraltar. They got off to a quick start too: within 10 minutes Van Dijk thumped in a header to ease any nerves. And despite Depay's penalty miss on 19 minutes, they made it two when Depay tapped in from close range. Depay then made up for his earlier miss from the spot, when Valarino handled Berghuis' shot. After VAR awarded the Netherlands a second penalty, Depay stepped up and made it 3-0. The second half continued in a similar vein: goals from Dumfries, Danjuma and Malen made it 6-0 as the hosts eased to another win.
90' + 3' FULL TIME: Netherlands 6-0 Gibraltar
90' + 2' The hosts almost get through again, but Dumfries is called back for offside as he approaches the byline.
90' Three minutes of stoppage time are added on.
A. Mouelhi
G. Torrilla
88' Another change for Gibraltar: Torrilla departs with Mouelhi coming on.
M. Depay
86' Depay's second assist of the game is a thing of beauty. After completing the one-two with Weghorst he had the vision to immediately thread a pass through a crowd of bodies for Malen to run onto and finish!
D. Malen
86' Malen makes it 6-0 to the Netherlands! Depay and Weghorst work a quick one-two on the edge of the box, before Depay slips Malen clean through. The attacker takes one touch before sliding a composed finish across Banda and into the bottom corner from eight yards!
85' The goalline technology replays have been shown, and Weghorst's chance couldn't have been any closer to going in. The technology revealed that a tiny fraction of the ball hadn't crossed the line!
83' Off the line! Malen swings in an inviting cross for Weghorst, who rises above Banda to nod it towards goal! The ball looks to be trickling over the line but Chipolina scrambles back to hook it away! Looking at the replays, that looked incredibly close to going fully over the line - Weghorst certainly believed it had.
82' He may have conceded five goals, but Banda has had an excellent game for Gibraltar. He's made five saves - including his brilliant stop from Depay's penalty - to go with one punch. Were it not for Banda, this could have been a lot worse for the visitors.
M. Badr
L. Walker
80' Walker makes way for Badr Hassan in midfield after a tireless defensive display.
D. Malen
N. Lang
78' Another change for the hosts: Lang is replaced by Malen.
W. Weghorst
75' That's what we've come to expect from Weghorst. The tall striker acted as a focal point there: he quickly nodded Depay's pass towards Danjuma, who had anticipated that his teammate would win the header. And Danjuma did the rest with a neat finish.
A. Groeneveld
75' And just like that, Danjuma makes it 5-0! The hosts knock it around on the edge of the box once more. Finally, Depay lifts a wonderful pass over the defence and Weghorst nods it into the path of Danjuma who steers a crisp volley into the bottom corner from 10 yards!
74' It's all slowed down a little in the second half. The Netherlands are still in complete control, but they're missing the ruthless intensity that they played with in the first 45.
72' Weghorst looks to send Wijnaldum clean through with a neat flick, but Banda anticipates the danger and rushes out to smother it before the midfielder can get there.
70' Depay lays it off to Wijnaldum following a slick move, but his 25-yard strike is blocked away by Walker.
68' Banda pulls up while taking a goal kick and there's a delay for treatment. It looks as though Gibraltar might need to substitute him soon even if he does step up to take the goal kick eventually.
66' Depay fizzes an effort from 30 yards, but Banda gets behind it and makes a solid save.
64' Depay has been at the heart of everything for the hosts today. He's taken five shots (converting two of those into goals) while also creating four chances.
63' Danjuma skips past Valarino before drilling in a low cross that narrowly evades everyone.
L. Casciaro
R. Styche
62' Styche goes off to be replaced by Casciaro in attack.
A. Groeneveld
S. Berghuis
60' Berghuis also departs after a busy game with Danjuma taking his place in attack.
W. Weghorst
F. de Jong
60' The Netherlands refresh their side with two changes. The first sees De Jong make way for Weghorst.
59' Berghuis weaves past Britto, but his cut-back is hacked away by Mascarenhas-Olivero.
57' Ronan cuts out Depay's pass and immediately fires a throughball in search of Styche, but De Vrij gets there first and the Netherlands push forward again.
55' Another chance for Berghuis! This time a cross ricochets off Chipolina and falls to Berghuis, who drills a strike narrowly wide from 12 yards!
53' The Netherlands were relentless going forward in the first half. They produced 18 shots in the first period and you'd expect plenty more goals if they equal that display.
51' Strong save! Berghuis jinks inside from the left before whipping a dangerous strike towards the far post from 25 yards! However, Banda is equal to the effort and scrambles across to push it away.
N. Lang
48' That was a lovely assist from Lang. He created space for a cross with wonderful footwork, and then chipped up the perfect cross for Dumfries to finish ahead of a queue of attackers.
D. Dumfries
48' DUMFRIES! 4-0! The Netherlands get a fourth. Lang slaloms towards the byline before clipping in a cross towards the back post, where Dumfries rises above Wiseman to head it beyond Banda!
46' Gibraltar get the second half underway.
K. Ronan
J. Bosio
46' The second change sees Bosio depart for Ronan.
E. Britto
J. Chipolina
46' Gibraltar make two changes at half time. The first sees Joseph Chipolina make way for Britto.
Gibraltar defended well against endless Netherlands' attacks in that half and will be hoping to show similar discipline to avoid a hammering in the second period.
The Netherlands take a commanding 3-0 lead into the break. The hosts have dominated this game throughout and got to work quickly: within 10 minutes, Van Dijk had fired in a header to give them the lead. And, despite a penalty miss from Depay - and a fine save from Banda - they doubled their lead when Depay tapped in following a selfless Klaassen pass. Gibraltar were put under constant pressure, and defended bravely throughout. But they buckled again in stoppage time when VAR awarded the hosts a second penalty for a handball. This time it was Valarino who handled a Berghuis strike. Depay made no mistake on this occasion and made it 3-0 to the Netherlands on the stroke of half-time.
45' + 4' HALF TIME: Netherlands 3-0 Gibraltar
M. Depay
Penalty Goal
45' + 3' DEPAY! 3-0! He scores his penalty this time. Depay steps up and sends Banda the wrong way, before calmly knocking it down the middle and into the net!
45' + 2' VAR awards the Netherlands another penalty! Berghuis cuts inside and bends a shot against Valarino who jumps with his arms raised. Despite the referee initially waving play on, VAR brings it back for a penalty to the hosts!
45' Dumfries fires in a cross towards the penalty spot and Klaassen arrives to fire it well over the bar.
43' Superb save! An intricate move from the hosts ends with Berghuis releasing Wijnaldum with a deft flick. Wijnaldum has plenty of time to pick his spot from eight yards, and he smashes a low shot towards the right corner that Banda instinctively turns behind!
41' The pressure has just eased slightly on Gibraltar as we approach half time.
39' Van Dijk sends Berghuis through with a wonderful pass over the top before Berghuis wastefully lobs it well over the bar. However, his blushes are spared by the offside flag.
37' Chance! Gibraltar make a rare foray forward and cause the Netherlands some problems. First, Styche wins a promising free-kick that Walker curls into the wall. Then, the visitors regain possession and work a cut-back towards Valarino who smashes over from 12 yards, before the flag goes up for offside.
35' Despite the hosts' complete dominance, Gibraltar are defending sternly. They're throwing themselves at every shot, and have already made a number blocks.
33' The Netherlands are camped inside the Gibraltar half and it's a question of how many goals rather than of who will win.
31' Brilliant block! Klaassen gets in behind again and this time cuts it back to Depay. Depay shimmies past Bosio and it looks like he has the goal at his mercy! However, Roy Chipolina manages to recover and block his shot away from point-blank range!
29' Wijnaldum pounces on a loose ball on the edge of the box, before smashing a volley well wide.
27' Berghuis heads Blind's cross back into the six-yard box, but Banda is there to claim it.
25' Close! Van Dijk fires a dangerous volley across goal, but Depay can't quite stretch far enough to tap it in!
23' Depay goes down after an off-ball collision inside the box, but he should be okay to continue.
D. Klaassen
21' That was a selfless assist from Klaassen. He could have easily shot there - and would have scored most times. But instead, he picked out Depay, who had an even easier chance to score!
M. Depay
21' DEPAY! 2-0! Depay immediately makes up for his penalty miss. Lang plays in Klaassen with an incisive reverse pass and the midfielder finds himself clean through on goal! However, Klaassen selflessly waits for support and draws Banda out before squaring it to Depay who taps it into an empty net!
M. Depay
Penalty Miss
19' It wasn't a bad penalty from Depay! He hit it firmly towards the left corner, but Banda simply made an excellent save. He guessed the right way and then executed an athletic dive before pushing it to safety!
B. Banda
Penalty Save
19' BANDA SAVES IT! What a moment for the goalkeeper. Depay steps up confidently and firmly powers his penalty down the left, but Banda guesses correctly and pushes it to safety!
G. Torrilla
Yellow Card
18' Torrilla is shown a yellow card after protesting VAR's decision.
18' VAR awards a penalty to the Netherlands! De Vrij rises highest from a corner and sees his header blocked by Torrilla. The home players immediately appeal for a penalty but the referee waves away the claims. After a check with VAR though, it becomes clear that Torrilla handled the ball with his arms raised unnaturally upwards and a penalty is given!
16' CHANCE! Depay sends Lang through on goal with a delightful scooped pass over the top of the defence. Lang approaches Banda from a tight angle though, and eventually sends his shot well wide of the far post!
15' Depay's next corner falls to Van Dijk 12 yards out, but Bosio charges his shot down.
13' Banda takes no chances with this corner. He follows Depay's delivery towards the back post before punching it clear.
11' Well, that goal should settle any early Netherlands nerves. For Gibraltar though, they'll be fearing an early glut of goals.
M. Depay
9' It looked like something they'd practised on the training ground. Depay whipped the corner in towards the near post, and Van Dijk was there and waiting having given Roy Chipolina the slip.
V. van Dijk
9' VAN DIJK! 1-0! The Netherlands take an early lead. Depay whips in a dangerous cross towards the near post, and Van Dijk glides in ahead of Roy Chipolina to send a towering header into the top corner!
8' Joseph Chipolina hurls a long throw into the Netherlands' box, but it's easily cleared.
6' The Netherlands continue to dominate as they zip the ball around purposefully inside the Gibraltar half.
4' Chance! Depay dances past Roy Chipolina before riding another two challenges. He proceeds to fire a close-range shot that flicks off Wiseman before spinning behind! The resulting set-piece amounts to nothing.
2' The hosts start with plenty of intent as they swing a couple of menacing crosses into the box that Gibraltar nervously hack away.
1' The Netherlands get the first half underway.
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just minutes away!
Gibraltar’s defence will be feeling wary today. The Netherlands have scored 23 goals across their seven qualifying matches – the highest of any UEFA nation.
Gibraltar also make two changes. Banda replaces Morgan in goal, while Ronan drops out of midfield with Bosio coming in.
The Netherlands make just two changes to the team that beat Latvia 1-0 last time out: Lang comes in for Gakpo in attack, while Til makes way for Wijnaldum in midfield.
SUBS: Jamie Coombes, Ethan Santos, Lee Casciaro, Alain Pons, Kelvin Morgan, Aymen Mouelhi, Kian Ronan, Jaron Vinet, Mohamed Badr Hassan, Jamie Robba, Ethan Britto.
GIBRALTAR (4-3-3): Bradley Banda; Jayce Mascarenhas-Olivero, Louie John Annesley, Roy Chipolina, Scott Wiseman; Liam Walker, James Bosio, Joseph Chipolina; Reece Styche, Graeme Torrilla, Julian Valarino.
SUBS: Guus Til, Matthijs de Ligt, Tim Krul, Teun Koopmeiners, Ryan Gravenberch, Mark Flekken, Wout Weghorst, Donyell Malen, Tyrell Malacia, Luuk de Jong, Jurrien Timber.
NETHERLANDS (4-3-3): Justin Bijlow; Denzel Dumfries, Stefan de Vrij, Virgil van Dijk, Daley Blind; Georginio Wijnaldum, Frenkie de Jong, Davy Klaassen; Steven Berghuis, Memphis Depay, Noa Lang.
The two teams enter this one in contrasting positions. The Netherlands are top of the group with 16 points from seven games, while Gibraltar are bottom of the table having failed to claim a single point. The hosts will be expecting another win today as they look to fend off second-placed Norway and secure the automatic qualifying spot.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of this European World Cup Qualifying Group G fixture between the Netherlands and Gibraltar.