Netherlands U21’s remain on course for the European Championships after a simple 7-0 win in Belarus.

Netherlands headed to Belarus without Tahith Chong, Javairo Dilrosun, Daishawn Redan and Deyovaisio Zeefuik, who were stopped by their clubs from travelling due to quarantine fears.

However interim boss Marcel Groninger was still able to name a strong eleven that included Myron Boadu and Teun Koopmeiners, as well as debutantes Ryan Gravenberch and Mitchell Bakker.

After only two minutes, Jordan Teze crossed for Boadu to fire Netherlands ahead. Six minutes later, Koopmeiners made it 2-0 from the penalty spot and Belarus were reduced to ten men.

It was a stroll for Oranje, who eventually made it 3-0 before the break as Boadu turned and fired in his second of the game.

In the second half, Dani de Wit made it 4-0 before the midfielder got his second and Oranje’s fifth in the 67th minute with a lovely finish from Noa Lang’s through ball. Kaj Sierhuis then headed in a sixth.

The best goal of the night came in the last moments as Sparta Rotterdam midfielder Abdou Harroui curled a lovely strike into the bottom corner from just outside the box.

The win means Netherlands keeps up their 100% record to qualifying so far and they are top of the group ahead of Portugal. Next up, Netherlands host Norway on the 8th of September.




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