Our weekly round-up of how all the Dutchmen playing in Europe’s biggest leagues fared over the weekend. It was a particularly good week for Dutch internationals Memphis Depay, Bas Dost and Vincent Janssen.

French Ligue 1

Memphis Depay scored one of the goals of the season in Lyon’s 4-0 thumping of Toulouse on Sunday. The winger, who had already netted his side’s third goal with a low strike into the bottom corner, earned a rapturous ovation from the crowd after scoring a sublime effort from the halfway line. The goals capped another excellent performance from the winger, who earned a perfect 10/10 rating from Whoscored.com.

Lille earned a 2-1 win over Nantes on Saturday with Ricardo Kishna and Anwar El Ghazi both starting the game on the bench. Kishna was the Dutchman chosen to appear on the hour mark and he made a telling contribution to the victory with a goal-line clearance.

Karim Rekik remained on the bench for Marseille in their 3-0 win over Angers.

Portuguese Liga NOS

Bas Dost was on fire on Saturday night as he netted all four goals in Sporting Lisbon’s 4-1 win over Tondela. The tall forward scored twice from close range and two penalties to take his tally for the season to 22 goals in 22 league games. Incredibly Dost had the chance to make it a hat-trick of penalties in stoppage time but saw his spot-kick saved. Marvin Zeegelar also played the full ninety minutes, while Luc Castaignos was an unused substitute.

Italian Serie A

Stefan de Vrij was taken off with a knee injury at half-time in Lazio’s 3-1 win over Torino on Monday evening. The centre back will have scans at a hospital to determine the damage. Wesley Hoedt played the full ninety minutes for the Romans and had a good game at the back with four aerials won and three clearances.

Kevin Strootman started Roma’s match with Palermo on the bench but came on with 20 minutes left and provided an assist in the 3-0 victory.

Timo Letschert was an unused substitute in Sassuolo’s 1-0 defeat at home to Bologna.

Hans Hateboer was an unused substitute in Atalanta’s 7-1 defeat at Inter Milan.

English FA Cup

Vincent Janssen finally ended his wait for a goal from open play in Tottenham’s 6-0 win over Millwall on Saturday. The striker appeared from the bench late on and swept a cross into the bottom corner to make it 5-0. He almost added another late on with a header. Janssen will be hoping to play his way into the starting eleven after Harry Kane picked up a possible season-ending injury.

Marten de Roon couldn’t prevent Middlesbrough exiting the competition after a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City. The midfielder played the full game but had little impact and picked up a yellow card late on.

Daley Blind remained on the bench as Chelsea knocked Manchester United out of the cup. The holders were reduced to ten men in the first half and went on to lose 1-0.

English Premier League

Georginio Wijnaldum netted his fourth goal in six games as Liverpool came from behind to beat Burnley 2-1 at Anfield. The midfielder equalised in first-half stoppage time with a thumping close-range finish.

Ronald Koeman’s Everton recorded a simple 3-0 win over West Brom on Saturday with Maarten Stekelenburg once again an unused substitute.

Leroy Fer played the full ninety minutes and Luciano Narsingh came off the bench late on in Swansea City’s disappointing 2-1 defeat at Hull City.

German Bundesliga

Arjen Robben was back in the Bayern Munich starting line-up and he got himself an assist in the 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Riechedly Bazoer once again started for Wolfsburg in their 1-0 win at Red Bull Leipzig but the midfielder was substituted on 64 minutes after a disappointing performance. Bazoer touched the ball 32 times and made two tackles but had a pass accuracy of just 50%.

Paul Verhaegh missed a penalty and made a big defensive error as Augsburg were defeated 3-0 at Schalke, who left Klaas-Jan Huntelaar on the bench.

Spanish La Liga

Deportivo la Coruna stunned Barcelona 2-1 on Sunday with both Ola John and Jasper Cillessen watching the game from their teams bench.

Ryan Donk was also a spectator from the dugout for Real Betis in their 2-1 defeat at Barcelona.

Belgian Jupiler League

Club Brugge were held to a surprise 2-2 draw at home to Sint-Truiden’s on Sunday. Ruud Vormer got himself an assist, while Stefano Denswil also played the full game for the hosts.

Albert Stuivenbergs Genk were in fine form as they hammered Westerlo 4-0. Jean-Paul Boetius was lively throughout the game, while Sandy Walsh came off the bench at half-time.

Robert Muhren came off the bench and scored in the 93rd minute of Zulte Waregem’s 3-1 win at AS Eupen.

Bram Nuytinck was an unused substitute as Anderlecht beat Waasland 3-0.

Turkish Super Lig

Jeremain Lens was once again in good form for Dick Advocaat’s Fenerbahce on Friday as he got himself an assist in their 3-2 win at Alanyaspor. Robin van Persie made a 28-minute cameo from the bench and Gregory van der Wiel was an unused substitute.

Adam Maher played the full ninety minutes of Osmanlispor’s 1-1 draw with Bursaspor. The midfielder was lively on the right side with three shots and three completed dribbles.

Wesley Sneijder appeared from the bench on 72 minutes as Galatasaray earned a 3-2 win over Genclerbirligi thanks to a 90th minute winner.

Russian Premier League

Quincy Promes returned to the Spartak Moscow starting eleven on Sunday but had a quiet game in their 1-0 win over Anzhi.

English Championship

Jaap Stam’s Reading were hammered 3-0 at Preston on Saturday with Joey van den Berg playing the full game and Roy Beerens appearing from the bench late on.

Mitchell Dijks was shown a straight red card for a challenge on fellow Dutchman Marvin Emnes as Norwich City drew 2-2 with Blackburn Rovers. Yanick Wildschut appeared from the bench for Norwich in the 2nd half.

Michael Mancienne played an hour before being substituted in Nottingham Forest’s 1-0 defeat at Burton.

Rajiv van la Parra scored the winning goal as Huddersfield closed the gap on leaders Newcastle United with a 1-0 victory at Brentford.

Vurnon Anita started for Newcastle but had a poor game as the league leaders fell to a 3-1 defeat at home to Fulham.

Maikel Kieftenbeld played the full 90-minutes as Birmingham City held Cardiff City to a 1-1 draw.

Glenn Loovens played 75 minutes of Sheffield Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa before going off injured.




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