The Netherlands scores and gets much closer to Qatar 2022 with an unstoppable Memphis

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The Netherlands scores and gets much closer to Qatar 2022 with an unstoppable Memphis
Memphis shines against Gibraltar

Once again, the forward of FC Barcelona, Memphis Depay becomes the best player of his team, who has shone during the match against Gibraltar this Monday, corresponding match for the qualification for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The Netherlands has shown an indisputable superiority against a weak Gibraltar who could never breathe during the 90 minutes, this is how Depay's team has beaten 6-0 and is now much closer to qualifying for the World Cup.

On this occasion the forward of the Spanish club has played a great game, getting two assists and two goals, currently has 9 goals in the standings and has placed himself as the top solo scorer in the group stage of the standings, ranking ahead of Mitrovic (Serbia) and Zhavi (Israel).

Currently, Memphis Depay has surpassed the great player Patrick Kluivert, who had only managed to score 12 goals in the same calendar year, becoming the Dutchman with the most goals in the year, but who has now been surpassed by Memphis, adding 13 goals already.

Summary of the meeting

The Netherlands scores and gets much closer to Qatar 2022 with an unstoppable Memphis
The Netherlands closer to the 2022 World Cup

For this match, the Netherlands would count on the return of Gini Wijnaldum, who had been out against Latvia due to suspension. The eleven head of the selection would also return Noa Lang for Gakpo, who had been a starter last Friday.

It only took 9 minutes for Van Dijk to capitalize on a pass to the near post from Memphis to head it and send the ball to the back of the net, thus achieving his first goal with the orange since 2019.

Eight minutes later, the commitment referee Vitali Meshkob would signal a maximum penalty after going to the var and verifying said play. The person in charge of collecting said penalty was Memphis Depay, but unfortunately for the Barcelona striker, his shot would be blocked by the Gibraltar goalkeeper.

However, this would not overshadow the player's match, as the Barça player would score the second and third goals for the Netherlands. The first goal for his personal account is achieved after a very good pass from Klaassen that allows him to define with the empty door to establish the 2-0.

Just before the break, the forward took advantage of a new hand from Valarino inside the area, and this time he manages to deceive Banda and thus be able to convert the 3-0 and add his second goal of the match.

Once the second half started, the game remained absolutely the same, with only one dominator in the game, and it only took three minutes for Dumfries to score the fourth goal after a pass from Lang.

In the 60th minute, Van Gaal made a change and took out Frankie De Jong and Berghuis to enter Danjuma and Weshorst, the first of whom had not played a game with the national team since October 2018.

The Villarreal player and great winger managed to extend his good streak that he brings with the club and was able to score the fifth goal for his team, so that minutes later Depay got his second assist and Malen will place the six to zero with a crossed right hand, sealing a thrashing against a Gibraltar with no idea and no ability to react.

Montenegro can't beat Norway

The Netherlands scores and gets much closer to Qatar 2022 with an unstoppable Memphis
Norway is 2 points behind the Netherlands

On the other hand, in other commitments of group G, led by the Netherlands and who has known how to take advantage of these three points to be ahead of Norway, who have surpassed Montenegro 2 goals to 0 this Monday, so they continue to two points from the Netherlands.