Anwar El Ghazi was the match-winner as Netherlands U21’s scraped a 1-0 win over Norway U21’s in a friendly match played in Spain.

el ghz netFred Grim handed Bart Ramselaar his Jong Oranje debut for the tie, while Norway lined up with Real Madrid wonder-kid Martin Ødegaard. The game begun with a minutes silence for Johan Cruyff.

The game got off to a quiet start but midway through the first half AZ winger Dabney Dos Santos set up Anwar El Ghazi to fire Netherlands in front.

This proved to be the only goal of the game as Norway dominated the second half without really troubling Mickey van der Hart. De Graafschap striker Vincent Vermeij came on for his debut in the second half.

Netherlands U21’s now face Serbia on Monday in another friendly, played in the Spanish city of San Pedro de Pinatar.

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