Scotland’s U21’s proved too strong for Netherlands U21’s in their European Championship qualifier on Tuesday evening. The Scots eased to a 2-0 win in Paisley.

Jong Oranje coach Art Langeler decided to stick to the same starting eleven which drew against England at home last week, with Steven Bergwijn staying through the middle as a false nine.

However, against a physical Scottish side this tactic proved to be all wrong and Oranje struggled to get out their own half in the opening stages. Scotland dominated but couldn’t turn their possession into a lead.

Netherlands came into the game as the half wore in and Bergwijn got an excellent chance to open the scoring but he shot against the post inside the box. .

On the hour mark, Scotland eventually took the lead when a corner fell at the feet of West Brom winger Oliver Burke and he stroked the ball past Joel Drommel.

Langeler acted by finally bringing on a centre forward with Sam Lammers entering the field but it made no difference. Scotland made it 2-0 on 79 minutes when Rosario’s poor backpass was latched onto by Stevie Mallen and he slotted past Drommel.

A horrible performance by Netherlands and their chances of reaching the European Championships already looks bleak with no win in their opening two games.




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