Round up of how all the Dutch players performed around all the major league’s in Europe.

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After Louis van Gaal v Ronald Koeman last week, the Premier League saw another battle of the Dutch managers on Saturday as Van Gaal’s Manchester United faced Dick Advocaat’s struggling Sunderland. United triumphed 3-0 to go top of the table, with Memphis Depay netting his first Premier League goal just before the break, finishing from close range after Daley Blind’s long ball found Juan Mata in the box and the Spaniard squared to the former PSV man. Sunderland lined up with Jeremain Lens and Patrick van Aanholt, and the latter had his side’s best chance of the game but his fierce strike was well saved by David De Gea.

Georginio Wijnaldum netted a fine header to put Newcastle 2-0 up on champions Chelsea, but the Magpies couldn’t hold on for their first win and had to settle for a 2-2 draw. Daryl Janmaat and Vurnon Anita were impressive for Newcastle, while Tim Krul made an excellent save late on to deny Chelsea the win. Siem de Jong came on as a late substitute for Newcastle.

Virgil van Dijk powered in a header for his first Premier League goal during Southampton’s 3-1 win over Swansea City on Saturday. The defender was impressive at both ends of the pitch during the game, while Maarten Stekelenburg also featured for Ronald Koeman’s side but could not keep a clean sheet after Swansea netted a penalty.

Stoke City beat Bournemouth 2-1 on Saturday with Erik Pieters starting for the Potters, while both Ibrahim Afellay and Marco van Ginkel appeared from the bench in the second half.

Leandro Bacuna was an unused substitute during Aston Villa’s 2-1 defeat to Liverpool.

Steven Berghuis and Nathan Ake both came on in the second half for Watford but neither could prevent their side from falling 1-0 to Crystal Palace.

German Bundesliga

Bas Dost headed in his fifth goal of the season to put Wolfsburg 1-0 up on Hannover 96, but his side had to settle for a draw after their opponents equalised in the second half.

Roel Brouwers was dropped to the bench for Borussia Monchengladbach’s 3-1 win over Stuttgart.

Paul Verhaegh’s Augsburg went down 3-1 to Hoffenheim on Saturday with the Dutch right back playing the full ninety minutes.

Klaas jan Huntelaar was left on the bench as Schalke scraped a 1-0 win over Hamburg.

Birthday boy Luc Castaignos came on as a late substitute as Eintracht Frankfurt drew 1-1 with Hertha Berlin on Sunday.

Italian Seria A

Nigel de Jong returned to the AC Milan starting eleven on Sunday but he was taken off at half time in his side’s 1-0 defeat at Genoa.

Ricardo Kishna also returned to the starting line up for Lazio, but the winger had a disappointing game before being substituted on the hour mark. His side was reduced to ten men, but came from behind to beat Verona 2-1 with Wesley Hoedt coming on for the last eight minutes to shore up the defence. Edson Braafheid was an unused substitute.

French Ligue 1

Both Karim Rekik and Gregory van der Wiel missed their side’s matches this weekend. Rekik’s Marseille team lost 2-1 at home to Angers, while Van der Wiels PSG beat Nantes 4-1.

Spanish La Liga

Real Betis won 2-1 at Sporting on Sunday but Ricky van Wolfswinkel was an unused substitute while Rafael van der Vaart was injured.

Turkish Super Lig

Wesley Sneijder’s Galatasaray side beat Gaziantepspor 2-1 on Saturday with the Dutch midfielder playing 89 minutes before being substituted.

Robin van Persie was once again named on the bench for Fenerbahce as they faced rivals Besiktas, despite his declaration of unhappiness last week. With his side 2-1 down Van Persie came on at the hour mark and took only four minutes to equalise for Fenerbahce, smartly finishing from close range. However Besiktas went on to win 3-2.

Portuguese Super Liga

Bruno Martins Indi was once again left on the bench as Porto drew 2-2 at Moreirense.

Russian Premier League

Quincy Promes put in an impressive performance on Saturday as Spartak Moscow drew 2-2 with champions Zenit st Petersburg. The winger played the full ninety minutes.




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