A round up of how all the Dutchmen playing in Europe’s top league’s fared over the weekend.

French Ligue 1

Memphis Depay returned to the Lyon starting line-up for their trip to Angers on Sunday. The winger answered his critics by netting to make it 3-1 in the first half. However, a red card to Marcelo reduced Lyon to ten men and they eventually had to settle for a 3-3 draw. Memphis played the full game while Kenny Tete was an unused substitute.

Anwar El Ghazi was on the bench for Lille on Saturday as their match at Amiens was postponed early in the first half after a stand collapsed, injuring a number of fans.

English Premier League

Ronald Koeman is under huge pressure as Everton boss after a 1-0 defeat at home to Burnley on Sunday. Davy Klaassen and Maarten Stekelenburg were both unused substitutes.

Daley Blind was an unused substitute as Manchester United hammered Crystal Palace 4-0. Patrick van Aanholt had a poor game for the Eagles while Jairo Riedewald came off the bench with 20 minutes left.

Nathan Ake kept a clean sheet in the centre of Bournemouth’s defence as they drew 0-0 at home to Leicester City.

Leroy Fer appeared at half time but he could not prevent Swansea from losing 1-0 at West Ham. Luciano Narsingh and Mike van der Hoorn were unused substitutes.

Georginio Wijnaldum came close to ending his wait for a first Premier League goal away from home but his shot came back off the inside of the post. Liverpool went on to draw 1-1 at Newcastle United.

Virgil van Dijk returned to the Southampton starting line-up on Saturday in place of Wesley Hoedt, who remained as an unused substitute. Van Dijk gave away a penalty which was saved in the 2-1 defeat to Stoke City. Erik Pieters played the full game for Stoke while Ibrahim Afellay appeared from the bench on 87 minutes.

Davy Propper played the full game as Brighton went down 2-0 at Arsenal. Tim Krul was an unused substitute.

Daryl Janmaat was an unused substitute as Watford drew 2-2 with West Brom.

Rajiv van la Parra played the full game but struggled to make an impact in Huddersfield’s 4-0 defeat at home to Tottenham.

Italian Serie A

Stefan de Vrij was left out of the Netherlands squad on Friday due to injury but he was fit enough to start for Lazio in their 6-1 win over Sassuolo on Sunday. The defender played 67 minutes and netted during the win, while Timo Letschert started for Sassuolo but came off injured on 21 minutes.

Bram Nuytinck kept a clean sheet in the Udinese defence as they hammered Sampdoria 4-0 on Saturday evening.

Hans Hateboer put in a good performance for Atalanta as they came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Juventus. Marten de Roon appeared from the bench with two minutes left.

Kevin Strootman came off injured after half an hour of Roma’s 2-0 win at AC Milan.

German Bundesliga

Peter Bosz’s Borussia Dortmund continued their excellent league form with a 2-1 win at Augsburg. Jeffrey Gouweleeuw played the full ninety minutes in the hosts defence but couldn’t prevent the defeat.

Despite being reduced to ten men, Eintracht Frankfurt beat Stuttgart 2-1 thanks to a 92nd minute Sebastien Haller goal. Jonathan de Guzman started the game and played 54 minutes, while Jetro Willems came off the bench with twenty minutes to go.

Paul Verhaegh played the full game and Riechedly Bazoer appeared from the bench with ten minutes to go as Wolfsburg drew 1-1 with Mainz 05.

Spanish La Liga

Jasper Cillessen was an unused substitute as Barcelona beat Las Palmas 3-0 in a behind closed door game on Sunday.

Portuguese Liga NOS

Bas Dost played the full ninety minutes but couldn’t break the deadlock as Sporting Lisbon drew 0-0 with Porto.

Turkish Super Lig

Ryan Babel and Jeremain Lens both played an important role as Besiktas drew 2-2 with Trabzonspor on Sunday evening. Babel provided the assist for the opening goal before Lens made it 2-1 with a nice finish.

Vincent Janssen had a miserable game on Friday as Fenerbahce went down 1-0 at Akhisar Belediyespor on Friday, The striker barely got involved in the game and was substituted with 17 minutes left.

Eljero Elia played the full game as Istanbul Basaksehir beat Goztepe 2-1.

English Championship

Jaap Stam’s Reading continued their poor form on Saturday with a 2-1 defeat at home to Norwich. Joey van ben Berg and Roy Beerens both played the full game for the hosts, while Pelle Clement was an unused substitute. Yanic Wildschut appeared from the bench for Norwich with five minutes left.

Joost van Aken kept a clean sheet in Sheffield Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Leeds United on Sunday. Jay-Roy Grot was an unused substitute for Leeds.

Florian Jozefzoon played the full game as Brentford drew 2-2 with Middlesbrough.

Belgian Jupiler League

Ruud Vormer and Stefano Denswil played the full ninety minutes as Club Brugge beat Gent 2-1.

Albert Stuivenberg’s Genk drew 3-3 at AS Eupen.

Sandy Walsh was an unused substitute as Zulte Waregem lost 3-1 at home to Lokeren.




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