Depay saves Netherlands from Scotland, Georgia beat Romania

Depay saves Netherlands from Scotland, Georgia beat Romania

Less than ten days before the Euros, the Netherlands, potential outsiders, have drawn (2-2) against Scotland. The game, with a slow start and a Dutch mastery, made his first attempt through Denzel Dumfries (7th) after about ten minutes to strike. But, on a poor recovery from Matthijs de Ligt, not yet under pressure and the loss of the ball to Memphis Depay, Jack Hendry opened the scoring from afar against a disinterested Krul (0–1, 11th). The answer came quickly. Georginio Wijnaldum deviated cleverly for Memphis, which ended with a volley (1-1, 17th). However, it is Scotland who have returned to the front thanks to Kevin Nisbett after a precise cross from Andrew Robertson (1-2, 64th). Fortunately, Hero Memphis was there to save the furniture on the buzzer with a clear free kick (2-2, 89th). The next meeting and final preparation game for Depay’s band: Sunday, against Georgia.

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The second meeting had many ups and downs. Florin Tanase was dismissed for Romania before the break (42nd), before Solomon Quirkwellia scored a second yellow and copied Georges Micautadze (0-1, 61st) just three minutes after the opening score. Razwan Marin had the opportunity to allow his family to return almost immediately, but he missed his penalty (65th). A few minutes later, Georgi Aburajania (0-2, 72nd) took a break. Romania did not recover, even though Andrei Virgil Ivan closed the gap (1-2, 78th).

Results at 8:45 pm:

  • Netherlands 2-2 Scotland: Jack Hendry (11th), Kevin Nisbet (64th) for Scotland; Memphis Depay (17th, 89th)

  • Romania 1-2 Georgia: Georges Mikautadze (61st), Georgi Aburjania (72nd) for Georgia; Andrei Virgil Ivan (78th) for Romania

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