Netherlands are now top of Group G after a resounding 6-1 victory over Turkey in Amsterdam on Tuesday evening. Michael Bell provides his player ratings for the Oranje stars.

Justin Bijlow 6.5/10: Another strong night from the Feyenoord goalkeeper, who has really justified his selection as number one by Van Gaal. He made an excellent save in the second half and the only reason his score isn’t higher is because of the error that led to the Turkey goal late on.

Denzel Dumfries 7/10: Netherlands right-back put in another good performance with plenty of energy and support to the attack. Continuing his form from the Euros, Dumfries will now look to break into the Inter side.

Daley Blind 6.5/10: Criticised for his performance against Norway and suspended for the Montenegro win, Blind did okay against Turkey but did look a bit slow at times. A solid performance but not one that will persuade those that want Malacia or Wijndal to take over permanently at left-back.

Stefan de Vrij 8/10: De Vrij was picked over De Ligt and proved why with an outstanding and commanding performance at the back. The partnership with Van Dijk is one that could be very good for Van Gaal

Virgil van Dijk 8/10: Completely dominated Yilmaz and proved why he was such a big miss in the reverse fixture. Van Dijk is crucial to this Netherlands side and it is no wonder that Netherlands plays well when he is on form.

Frenkie de Jong 7/10: Played well and dominated the midfield in the early stages before being given a well-earned rest at the break.

Davy Klaassen 9/10: Klaassen’s finest game in Oranje by far. He not only scored an excellent goal but then set up Memphis with a lovely flick. He also won the penalty for the third goal. An outstanding performance from the Ajax man.

Georginio Wijnaldum 6/10: Did not do much wrong except pick up a yellow card that rules him out of the game in latvia. Wijnaldum struggled to get into the game for the most part and was substituted in the second half.

Steven Berghuis 8/10: A constant threat down the right, Berghuis played a major role in the opening goal. After lesser performances against Norway and Montenegro, this was a great performance from the Ajax winger. He provided five key passes.

Steven Bergwijn 6.5/10: Bergwijn came in for the suspended Gakpo and showed some decent form at times. Had plenty of pace to burn and caused Turkey some problems. Not as crucial to the game as Berghuis or Memphis though.

Memphis Depay 9.5/10: Netherlands star man once again, Memphis was on fire and came away with a hattrick and an assist. His link up play with Klaassen was excellent in the first half and he was a constant threat throughout. Now has the same number of goals for Netherlands as Johan Cruyff. What an incredible player in excellent form.


Teun Koopmeiners 7/10: Koopmeiners finally got a chance to impress and he provided a wonderful assist for the Guus Til goal. Showed that he can handle this level with some nice interceptions and touches.

Guus Til 6.5/10: Got himself his first international goal with a nice finish. Til’s career is back on track at club level and now he is doing the business for Oranje.

Donyell Malen 6.5/10: Got the 6th Netherlands goal and showed some good things after coming on. A great option to have on the bench.

Devyne Rensch N/A: Made his Oranje debut but not on the pitch long enough for a rating

Ryan Gravenberch N/A: Not on the pitch long enough for a rating

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