Oranje’s U17s opened their Euro 2018 group stage with a very comfortable 3-0 win over Germany thanks to a brace from Chelsea youth striker Daishawn Redan.

  • by Michael Statham
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The Dutch started well and could have had the lead within three minutes had Feyenoord winger Crysencio Summerville netted from a Redan knockdown.

The pressure told though when Redan was brought down in the penalty area by the German defence and that allowed the Chelsea forward to strike the opening goal from the spot.

Following the goal, the Dutch only increased the pressure. Wout Burger saw a shot well saved, Shurandy Sambo’s whipped cross kissed the cross-bar and Summerville struck the outside of the post.

Oranje did eventually grab a deserved second goal. Redan took a touch to evade his marker in the penalty area and slotted home.

In the second-half, it didn’t take long for the Dutch to grab a third goal, with Summerville netting the Netherlands’ third only one minute after the restart.

Germany started to come alive after the latest assault upon their goal and they spurned a few decent opportunities, but it was Oranje who continued to have the better chances. PSV’s Mo Ihattaren blazed over when one-on-one with the goalkeeper and substitute Brian Brobbey smashed wide from a tight angle before striking the base of the post.

Brobbey had another late chance to score when he pounced on a goalkeeper’s mistake but could not round the keeper in time to score.

The win sets the Dutch up well to qualify from their group, which also contains Spain and Serbia.

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