Euro 2020 Highlights, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: Wijnaldum brace, Depay take Dutch to a 3-0 win

Jun 21, 2021 11:31 PM IST

Euro 2020 Football Highlights, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: Memphis Depay's opener gave the Dutch a 1-0 lead. Ivan Trickovski came close to scoring twice, once having his goal disallowed and the other effort finding the post. Wijnaldum scored twice in the second half to take Dutch to a 3-0 win.

North Macedonia vs Netherlands, Euro 2020 Highlights: A dead-rubber like this has exceeded all expectations so far. The game is open and flowing with chances on either end. It was, eventually, Memphis Depay's opener that gave the Dutch a 1-0 lead. Ivan Trickovski came close to scoring twice, once having his goal disallowed and the other effort finding the post. Wijnaldum scored twice in seven minutes to triple Netherlands' advantage before Darmo Churlinov's goal was disallowed due to off-side. Netherlands go through to the next round with Austria, who beat Ukraine 1-0. Ukraine will wait to see if they finish as one of the best third-placed teams. North Macedonia's tournament is over.

Euro 2020 Football Highlights, North Macedonia vs Netherlands
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  • Jun 21, 2021 11:28 PM IST

    Thank you so much!

    Netherlands go through to the next round with Austria, who beat Ukraine 1-0. Ukraine will wait to see if they finish as one of the best third-placed teams. North Macedonia's tournament is over. That's all we have from this game. But don't go anywhere as we will bring the next round of matches in about an hour's time (12:30 AM IST). See you there!

  • Jun 21, 2021 11:25 PM IST

    Full time, Netherlands win 3-0

    PEEEP! PEEEP! PEEEP! This is it. Full-time as Netherlands beat North Macedonia 3-0

  • Jun 21, 2021 11:19 PM IST



  • Jun 21, 2021 11:18 PM IST


    88' DE LIGT OR KOEMAN? De Ligt lets it fly from long range and forces a good save from the MKD keeper, who parries it away for a corner. But nothing comes off it

  • Jun 21, 2021 11:17 PM IST

    Austria leads Ukraine 1-0


  • Jun 21, 2021 11:13 PM IST


    84' YELLOW! WHAT WAS HE THINKING? Kostadinov with a harsh challenge on Berghuis

  • Jun 21, 2021 11:12 PM IST


    80' CHANCE' Alioski's delivery off the left foot finds Velkovski who hits it wide from a comfortable position.

  • Jun 21, 2021 11:08 PM IST


    78: A host of subs. MKD: Stojanovski is coming on, alongside Nikolov, replacing Ademi and Bardhi.

    NED: De Jong is replaced by Gakpo, who makes his debut

  • Jun 21, 2021 11:03 PM IST


    72' GOOALLL AND NO GOAL AGAIN! The flag is up and Churlinov knew it as his celebrations were muted after he beat the Dutch keeper from close range.

  • Jun 21, 2021 10:57 PM IST


    68' SUBS FOR NM- Pandev is subbed off and he gets a guard of honour. A 20-year-old international career comes to an end.

    ALSO, Hasani comes on for Trajkovski

  • Jun 21, 2021 10:56 PM IST


    66' WEGHORST ALMOST SCORES OFF HIS FIRST TOUCH! His effort from close range hits the crossbar.

  • Jun 21, 2021 10:56 PM IST

    Depay subbed off!

    66' subs for Dutch. Depay is replaced by Weghorst, while Promes comes on for Malen

  • Jun 21, 2021 10:51 PM IST


    61' JUST OVER! Wijnaldum is inches away from scoring his hattrick. Depay bursts down the left before squaring it to Wijnaldum, whose outer foot effort drifts over the bar

  • Jun 21, 2021 10:48 PM IST

    Wijnaldum scores!

    58' GOOOOALLL!! WIJNALDUM SCORES AGAIN AND IT'S ALMOST TOO EASY FOR THEM NOW. Coming to the goal, Gravenberch slips the ball to Malen, who further plays it to Depay. Depay's ball is saved by the NM keeper but the rebound rolls to Wijnaldum, who slots it home

  • Jun 21, 2021 10:46 PM IST


    56' SAVE! STEKELENBURG makes a diving safe to deny NM the goal. First Van Aanholt conceded a free-kick just outside the Dutch box. Bardhi goes for goal but is denied by the Dutch Keeper.

  • Jun 21, 2021 10:42 PM IST


    51' GOOOALLLL! Wijnaldum rolls it home, set up by Depay and the Netherlands score twice for the 10th match in a row! They lead 2-0.

    Coming to the goal, Gravenberch plays through to Depay, who manages to get to the box through a forest of bodies. He then squares the ball to his skipper off his left foot who does the rest

  • Jun 21, 2021 10:41 PM IST


    50' OFF THE LINE! De Ligt's header from the corner is headed off the line by Trajkovski. What a block

  • Jun 21, 2021 10:37 PM IST


    47' YELLOW CARD FOR Musliu for pulling back Depay in an undesired manner

  • Jun 21, 2021 10:33 PM IST


    At halftime, Netherlands make two changes. Berghuis comes on for Dumfires

    De Vrij replaces Timber

  • Jun 21, 2021 10:22 PM IST


    HALFTIME! An entertaining first half comes to an end

  • Jun 21, 2021 10:16 PM IST



  • Jun 21, 2021 10:13 PM IST


    43' SAVE! Macedonia survive. Brilliant footwork from Depay near the Macedonia byline. Skips past the defender before squaring it. However, he can't find the way past the NM keeper.

  • Jun 21, 2021 10:11 PM IST

    Euro 2020

    41' WIDE! MUSLIU COMES SO CLOSE TO SCORING! The inswinger from the corner post on the right towers over his marker to get contact but fails to keep his header on target

  • Jun 21, 2021 10:10 PM IST

    Macedonia come close again


  • Jun 21, 2021 10:02 PM IST

    North Macedonia vs Netherlands Euro 2020

    30' MASSIVE SAVE! Malen receives the ball in between Ristovski and Velkovski and he plays the ball back to the post to Dumfries, who looks to net the ball from close range. But the NM keeper Dimitrievski cuts the angle by charging forward and to make the save.

  • Jun 21, 2021 09:59 PM IST

    Way over!

    29' WAY OVER! Trickovski once again in the thick of action as he rifles the ball into the stands from long way out

  • Jun 21, 2021 09:58 PM IST

    Meanwhile, Austria lead

    In the other match, Christoph Baumgartner has scored for Austria, they lead 1-0 over Ukraine

  • Jun 21, 2021 09:55 PM IST


    24' GOOOALLL! The opening goal comes but from a Dutch player as Memphis Depay scores on the counter-attack to give Netherland a 1-0 lead over Macedonia.

    There is a delay in confirmation as VAR is checking whether Blind had fouled

  • Jun 21, 2021 09:53 PM IST


    21'POST! Trickovski comes close to scoring and giving NM the lead again. In space and with time, his shot ricochets off the post. Agonizingly close!

  • Jun 21, 2021 09:51 PM IST

    UEFA EURO 2020

    20' WHAT A CRUCIAL HEADER! Wijnaldum floats in a gorgous ball into the box, seeking Malen, from the left flank. But Musliu intercepts off his head to ward off the danger

  • Jun 21, 2021 09:49 PM IST


    17' CORNER FOR NETHERLAND AFTER A SLIGHT STOPPAGE. WIjnaldum brings down Ademi and the replay shows that it was just a light clip. Dutch move the ball to the other end of the pitch where Malen wins a corner from Ristovski. Ristovski then receives a yellow for speaking out of turn. Ademi walks off and he is back on.

    Nothing comes off the corner

  • Jun 21, 2021 09:46 PM IST


    HEARTBREAKING. ALMOST UNFAIR! The replay shows that Trickovski was off-side probably by the length of a few MMs. THat's how close it was. Boy, did they deserve the goal on their Euro 2020 debut campaign

  • Jun 21, 2021 09:45 PM IST


    11' CLOSE! Malen sets Depay free. who looks for his captain Wijnaldum in the middle. An important challenge from Musliu clears the danger.

  • Jun 21, 2021 09:41 PM IST


    10' GOOAAALL BUT OFF-SIDE! North Macedonia will not go down without a fight. Pandev receives the ball in the Dutch half, turns and plays a lovely through to Trickovski, who is one on one with the keeper. He goes for the far post off his left foot and beats the keeper easily. But the flag is up.

  • Jun 21, 2021 09:39 PM IST


    8' CORNER! WHAT A BLOCK. Macedonia lose the ball in the midfield and the ball rolls to Wijnaldum, who sets free on the left. He looks to square the ball back to his skipper Wijnaldum but the ball is blocked.

  • Jun 21, 2021 09:38 PM IST

    Euro 2020

    3' North Macedonia get forward, with Ivan Trickovski, who looks to play the ball through to Aleksander Trajkovsiki in the Dutch penalty area but his delivery is intercepted and cleared.

  • Jun 21, 2021 09:36 PM IST


    2' OVER!!! Gravenberch, who has started today, goes for goal from 25 yards out as he in space but the shot is well over the bar.

  • Jun 21, 2021 09:31 PM IST


    1' KICKOFF! N Macedonia get the ball rolling in the first half.

  • Jun 21, 2021 09:28 PM IST

    North Macedonia vs Netherlands Euro 2020

    Right then! The formalities are out of the way. It's almost time. We are moments away!

  • Jun 21, 2021 09:25 PM IST


    Out come the players. Pandev leads Macedonia out for the last time in national colours.

    Followed by the home side.

    Time for the national anthems/

  • Jun 21, 2021 09:21 PM IST

    Moments away...

    We are less than 10 minutes away from kick-off. Expect this to be a cracking encounter

  • Jun 21, 2021 09:16 PM IST

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  • Jun 21, 2021 09:13 PM IST

    North Macedonia vs Netherlands




  • Jun 21, 2021 09:12 PM IST

    Wijnaldum ahead of today's game:

    "We did not have a great build-up to the tournament. The hammering we got was ­something that led to discussions in the squad.

    “We spoke with all the ­players and the coaches about the ­critics. Fans and media are allowed to be sharp and critical. We had to face it because of the way we played against Scotland.

    “I like the real Dutch 4-3-3 system. That is where my heart is, with myself in an attacking role behind the front three. That was the way we played under Ronald Koeman and that was also the period where we were very successful again.

    “We got to the final of the Nations League, we beat teams like France and Germany.’’

  • Jun 21, 2021 09:11 PM IST


    "In the second half against Ukraine we were the real North Macedonia, and showed that we deserved to be at the European Championship.

    "This is how we should play against the Dutch. We want to put on a real show and hopefully pick up our first points of the tournament."

  • Jun 21, 2021 09:08 PM IST




    DRAWS- 2

  • Jun 21, 2021 09:01 PM IST

    Euro 2020

    Current position in table:

    Netherlands- 1st with six points and two wins in two matches

    NM- 4th with 0 points in two matches

  • Jun 21, 2021 08:55 PM IST

    North Macedonia Team News:

    Ivan Trickovski and Aleksandar Trajkovski come in the playing XI instead of Boban Nikolov and Stefan Spirovski.

  • Jun 21, 2021 08:53 PM IST

    Dutch Team news:

    Ryan Gravenberch and Donyell Malen replace Marten De Roon and Wout Weghorst in the playing XI.

    De Roon is benched while Ryan is not even in the 23

  • Jun 21, 2021 08:52 PM IST

    North Macedonia Playing XI

    Dimitrievski, Ristovski, Velkovski, Musliu, Alioski, Bardhi, Ademi, Trickovski, Elmas, Trajkovsi, Pandev.

    Subs: Zajkov, Ristevski, Hasani, Jankov, Kostadinov, Nikolov, Stojanovski, Velkoski, Spirovski, Siskovski, Avramovski, Churlinov.

  • Jun 21, 2021 08:48 PM IST

    Netherlands Playing XI:

    Stekelenburg, Dumfries, De Vrij, De Ligt, Blind, Van Aanholt, F De Jong, Wijnaldum, Gravenberch, Depay, Malen.

    Subs: Veltman, Ake, Berghuis, L De Jong, Promes, Krul, Klaassen, Weghorst, Bizot, Koopmeiners, Timber, Gakpo.

  • Jun 21, 2021 06:14 PM IST

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