Goalkeeper Martin Paes made several saves as Netherlands U21’s played out a goalless draw with USA’s U23’s in Spain.

Erwin van de Looi used the friendly in Spain as preparation for the start of the new European Championships later this year. AZ-winger Calvin Stengs, defender Danilo Doekhi (Vitesse) and goalkeeper Martin Paes all made their debuts.

In the first half, The Americans missed several chances while at the other end, Calvin Stengs hammered a shot wide, Teun Koopmeiners put a free-kick over the bar and Justin Kluivert shot weakly into the goalkeepers arms.

In the second half, Paes was Netherlands hero with several top saves, while Celtic striker Timothy Weah also missed a great chance.

A weak shot from Stengs was the closest Netherlands came to a winner before the end as the game trickled to a goalless end.

On Tuesday, Netherlands will face Egypt.




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