With a resounding 6-1 victory over 10-man Turkey in World Cup qualifiers, the Netherlands have now secured back-to-back home victories. In Louis van Gaal’s third spell in charge, Memphis Depay scored thrice and Netherlands scored thrice more against Turkey yesterday. So, after Group D’s World Cup football news, Netherlands win 6-1 with Depay’s hat-trick.
Memphis Depay scored three goals and assisted one other goal as the Netherlands defeated Turkey, who were 10-manned, by 6-1.
With this victory at the Johan Cruijff ArenA, Netherlands have moved to the top of their World Cup qualifying group.
Depay, a Barcelona forward, set up Davy Klaassen to put the Dutch ahead as early as 54 seconds into play.
He then added two goals of his own, a brilliant strike and a penalty, before the halftime whistle even rang.
Turkey, meanwhile, were down to ten men just before halftime because Caglar Soyuncu had to leave the pitch.
Netherlands did not hold back in exploiting this vulnerability in the Turks’ line. Indeed, Depay headed in from a yard out for his third goal of the day.
Finally, at the end, Turkey’s Cengiz Under scored a consolation goal in an emphatic victory for Louis van Gaal’s men. This was after substitutes Guus Til and Donyell Malen had already added their names to the scoresheet.
World Cup Football News – Netherlands Win 6-1 with Depay’s Hat-trick
Turkey had gone unbeaten in their first five games to lead Group G, but against Netherlands, they fell immediately behind.
They fell behind within a minute in Amsterdam when Klaassen played a one-two with Depay and scored off the post.
Klaassen flicked a return pass into the path of Depay, who kept his cool. This is how he tucked the ball away from Ugurcan Cakir and initiated the Netherlands’ eighth straight home win.
In fact, by the time there were seven minutes remaining in the first half, Turkey trailed by three goals.
This was thanks to Depay, scoring from the penalty spot after Soyuncu tripped Klaassen in the box.
Soyuncu received a yellow card for that challenge and another eight minutes later for a foul on Depay. On the other hand, the latter completed his first international hat-trick early in the second half.
Til, a Feyenoord midfielder, spun his marker and blasted home his first goal in the Netherlands. And fellow substitute Malen rolled in a sixth into an empty net.
This is why Under’s late tap-in came as nothing more than a consolation on a night to forget for Turkey.
Group G Results:
Norway 5 – 1 Gibraltar
Montenegro 0 – 0 Lithuania
Netherlands 6 – 1 Turkey
Goals: 1 – 0 Klassen (1), 2 – 0 Depay (16), 3 – 0 Depay (38), 4 – 0 Depay (54), 5 – 0 Til (80), 6 – 0 Malen (90), 6 – 1 Under (90+2)
Bookings: Wijnaldum, van Dijk; Yokuslu, Kabak
Sent off: Soyuncu
Netherlands: Bijlow, Blind, van Dijk, de Vrij, Dumfries, Klassen, de Jong, Wijnaldum, Bergwijn, Depay, Berghuis
Substitutions: Malen, Koopmeiners, Rensch, Gravenberch, Til
Turkey: Cakir, Ayhan, Demiral, Soyuncu, Muldur, Kokcu, Yokuslu, Under, Calhanoglu, Karaman, Yilmaz
Substitutions: Dervisoglu, Kabak, Tufan, Akturkoglu, Yazici