Euro Qualifying • Group C
  • 2nd Half
  • Netherlands
  • Northern Ireland
  • Depay
    90'
  • Depay
    90'
  • de Jong
    90'
  • EvansFlanagan
    87'
  • SavilleThompson
    83'
  • Depay
    80'
  • Dumfriesde Jong
    78'
  • Magennis
    75'
  • Smith
    67'
  • LaffertyMagennis
    66'
  • de Roonvan de Beek
    66'
  • BabelMalen
    66'
  • Evans
    60'
  • Peacock-Farrell
    53'
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Netherlands - Northern Ireland
Euro Qualifying - 11 October 2019

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  • End of 2nd Half
90+5' 

FT: Holland 3-1 N.Ireland. Depay's double and a strike from Luuk de Jong get the Dutch out of jail late on after Magennis had given the visitors a surprise lead.

  • Memphis Depay
    GoalMemphis DepayNetherlandsGOAL! It's three. Depay does it again as he coolly slots into the far corner from the left side of the box.
    TodayGoals2On target3Fouls against3Wide2
90+4' 

GOAL! It's three. Depay does it again as he coolly slots into the far corner from the left side of the box.

90+3' 

That is heartbreaking for the Irish!

  • Luuk de Jong
    GoalLuuk de JongNetherlandsGOAL! Holland have snatched it! Bergwijn's cross is stabbed home at the far post by Luuk de Jong at the second attempt.
    TodayGoals1On target1Blocked Shots1
90+1' 

GOAL! Holland have snatched it! Bergwijn's cross is stabbed home at the far post by Luuk de Jong at the second attempt.

90' 

Four minutes added. Can the Irish hang on?

89' 

As it stands, N.Ireland will be top of the group tonight.

  • Tom Flanagan
    OffCorry EvansNorthern IrelandN.IRELAND CHANGE: C.Evans off, Flanagan on.
    TodayFouls2Fouls against1
  • Tom Flanagan
    OnTom FlanaganNorthern Ireland
87' 

N.IRELAND CHANGE: C.Evans off, Flanagan on.

85' 

CLOSE! Malen is left all alone to rise and meet Depay's cross, but he somehow plants his free header wide.

85' 
  • Jordan Thompson
    OffGeorge SavilleNorthern IrelandN.IRELAND CHANGE: Saville off, Thompson on.
    TodayFouls against3
  • Jordan Thompson
    OnJordan ThompsonNorthern Ireland
83' 

N.IRELAND CHANGE: Saville off, Thompson on.

82' 

Depay's effort went through the legs of Evans. Unlucky for the visitors.

  • Memphis Depay
    GoalMemphis DepayNetherlandsGOAL! Depay produces a smart first touch to a cut back from the left and toe pokes the leveller.
    TodayGoals1On target2Fouls against2Wide1
80' 

GOAL! Depay produces a smart first touch to a cut back from the left and toe pokes the leveller.

79' 

Davis wins the ball deep in Holland territory. He feeds Dallas, whose driven cross-shot just evades Magennis.

  • Luuk de Jong
    OffDenzel DumfriesNetherlandsHOLLAND CHANGE: De Jong on for Dumfries.
    TodayFouls6Fouls against2
  • Luuk de Jong
    OnLuuk de JongNetherlands
78' 

HOLLAND CHANGE: De Jong on for Dumfries.

77' 

Make that all four of N.Ireland's away goals in this group have come in the final 15 minutes. Wow.

  • Josh Magennis
    GoalJosh MagennisNorthern IrelandGOAL! Magennis nods home from close range after Dallas had taken advantage of Blind's error to cross from the right.
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls2Offsides1
75' 

GOAL! Magennis nods home from close range after Dallas had taken advantage of Blind's error to cross from the right.

75' 

STAT: All three of N.Ireland's away goals in this group have come in the final 15 minutes.

75' 

Plenty of concerned faces in that Dutch crowd now. Time is ticking away.

73' 

Now van de Beek takes aim - blocked. All hands to the pump for O'Neill's men.

71' 

Close! Wijnaldum denied with Evans the hero this time for the visitors.

69' 

Depay scoops a lovely ball over the top for Malen, but his cross-shot on the volley is well blocked by Peacock-Farrell.

  • Michael Smith
    Yellow cardMichael SmithNorthern IrelandSmith booked for a late challenge on van Dijk.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls2Free Kicks1
68' 

Smith booked for a late challenge on van Dijk.

  • Josh Magennis
    OffKyle LaffertyNorthern IrelandN.IRELAND CHANGE: Lafferty off, Josh Magennis on.
    TodayFouls2Fouls against2
  • Josh Magennis
    OnJosh MagennisNorthern Ireland
67' 

N.IRELAND CHANGE: Lafferty off, Josh Magennis on.

  • Donny van de Beek
    OffMarten de RoonNetherlandsHOLLAND CHANGE: De Roon off, van de Beek.
    TodayFouls2
  • Donny van de Beek
    OnDonny van de BeekNetherlands
66' 

HOLLAND CHANGE: De Roon off, van de Beek.

  • Donyell Malen
    OffRyan BabelNetherlandsHOLLAND CHANGE: Malen on for Babel.
    TodayBlocked Shots1
  • Donyell Malen
    OnDonyell MalenNetherlands
65' 

HOLLAND CHANGE: Malen on for Babel.

64' 

The Dutch are preparing a double change.

63' 
62' 

Holland mix up the delivery of a free kick and try to get van Dijk free at the far post. The Liverpool defender rises to nod the ball back into the middle, but Peacock-Farrell flies off his line to grab it out of the air.

  • Jonny Evans
    Yellow cardJonny EvansNorthern IrelandEvans booked for a poor tackle from behind on Bergwijn.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1Free Kicks2
61' 

Evans booked for a poor tackle from behind on Bergwijn.

60' 

As it stands at the top of Group C: N.Ireland 13pts, Germany 12pts, Holland 10pts.

59' 

Oranje are beginning to move up a gear. That N.Ireland defence is being put under a bit more strain now.

57' 

Close. Babel races towards a lovely through ball but fails to control it at the crucial moment.

55' 

STAT: Six of Northern Ireland’s seven goals in EURO 2020 qualifying have come in the second half of matches.

54' 

Super defending from Saville. Dumfries ghosts in at the far post and looks set to tuck home Babel's inviting cross, but the N.Ireland man comes from nowhere to make a timely interception.

  • Bailey Peacock-Farrell
    Yellow cardBailey Peacock-FarrellNorthern IrelandPeacock-Farrell goes in the book for time wasting.
    TodaySaves by Goalkeeper1Yellow Cards1Free Kicks1
53' 

Peacock-Farrell goes in the book for time wasting.

53' 

Holland need to get this chap more involved. He's been on the periphery so far.

Memphis Depay of Holland during the EURO Qualifier match between Holland v Northern Ireland at the Feijenoord Stadium on October 10, 2019
51' 

Better from Holland. Bergwijn injects some much needed pace into an attack down the right. He cuts inside and lays it into Babel, who in turn tees up Wijnaldum, but the Liverpool man's 20-yard shot flies way over the bar.

50' 

No real change to the tempo at the start of this half. Cillessen spooned a kick out of play in the early seconds and it allowed the away side to set up camp in the Dutch half for a bit. Not what the Oranje faithful want to see. How long until Koeman looks to his bench?

48' 
Virgil van Dijk of Holland, Kyle Lafferty of Northern Ireland during the EURO Qualifier match between Holland v Northern Ireland at the Feijenoord Stadium on October 10
47' 
  • 2nd Half
46' 

KICK OFF! The visitors restart the contest.

  • End of 1st Half
45+1' 

HT: Holland 0-0 N.Ireland.

45' 

Bailey Peacock-Farrell easily plucks the ball out of the air after Wijnaldum had met Blind's cross with a glancing header.

44' 

The Dutch are hoping there's a sting in the tale right at the end of this half. They spring into space down the left, but Babel takes too long sizing up a shot as he cuts inside and it's easily blocked.

42' 

The Green and White army continue to work hard and maintain shape. They are close to earning a very satisfying scoreline at the break.

40' 

The away fans dare to dream at a left wing corner - but van Dijk rises above everyone to power a header clear.

38' 
36' 
Shane Ferguson of Northern Ireland looks to break past Memphis Depay of the Netherlands during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between Netherlands and Northern Ireland at the De Kuip Stadium on October 10
34' 

Steven Bergwijn seizes upon an error in the midfield and charges through the gears. He pulls the trigger from 25 yards out but sees his fizzing drive diverted to safety by Jonny Evans.

33' 
Niederlande - Nordirland
32' 

STAT: Northern Ireland are aiming to win three consecutive away games for the first time.

30' 

Michael O'Neill will be delighted by what he has seen so far. The Dutch are struggling to create anything of real note.

28' 

First major concern for the visitors. Wijnaldum sees his rising drive brilliantly blocked by Stuart Dallas after Ryan Babel had been left free at the far post to tee up the Liverpool midfielder.

26' 
24' 

A promising attack down the right ends with the ball dropping for Paddy McNair. He wastes little time trying his luck from 25 yards out on the right, but sees his shot well blocked.

22' 

Another patient Dutch attack down the right flank is easily snuffed out by the visitors.

19' 

Northern Ireland win a couple of free kicks in deep positions, but can't make anything of the set pieces despite pushing a number of bodies forward.

17' 

The crowd are still in strong voice but Koeman must be slightly frustrated by how his side have slowed into a pedestrian pace.

15' 

DID YOU KNOW? The Feyenoord Stadium has been a fortress for the Netherlands. Oranje have won their last 14 games at 'De Kuip' according to UEFA.

13' 

Holland still dictating, but that fast tempo has settled into a more patient, probing pattern of play.

11' 
9' 

It was a fitting tribute.

8' 

Corry Evans takes a knock in the face after an accidental clash with Marten de Roon in midfield. There are a few concerned faces on the N.Ireland bench, but he seems to be okay to continue.

6' 
5' 

STAT: Northern Ireland have won four of their five EURO 2020 qualifiers. They have suffered one loss but have won both away from home. This is obviously the biggest ask yet.

4' 

HEAD-TO-HEAD: This is the seventh meeting between the nations. Holland have won three times with Northern Ireland triumphing on just the one occasion. The last time the sides locked horns, Oranje romped to a 6-0 success back in 2012.

3' 

The hosts are piling on some early pressure. Northern Ireland have found themselves dealing with some dangerous situations already down the left. Another one ends with a defensive header that drops for van Dijk, but the Liverpool defender volleys well wide from distance.

2' 

Just prior to kick off, tributes were paid to former Holland and Rangers favourite Fernando Ricksen and Dutch international Humphrey Mijnals. Both sadly passed away recently.

  • 1st Half
1' 

KICK OFF! Holland get us underway.

19.40 

Time for the anthems - and then the action!

19.35 

DEADLY DEPAY: No player has had a hand in more goals in EURO 2020 qualifying so far than Memphis Depay. The Lyon forward has scored four and notched up six assists.

Memphis Depay of Holland, Joshua Kimmich of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2020 qualifier group C qualifying match between The Netherlands and Germany at the Johan Cruijff Arena on March 24, 2019 in Amsterdam
19.30 

Earlier today, the bottom two sides in Group C played out a goalless draw.

FT: Belarus 0-0 Estonia.

19.25 

Koeman on Virgil van Dijk: "He has a great personality and also one of the reasons he is the captain. He is an example for the team and an example for the nation. We are really proud to have him as a captain in the national team. Winning the title of best European player is an incredible achievement for him. He had great support from the people in Southampton. He had great support with the staff and supporters of Liverpool. They won the Champions League last season, they're doing really well and they are strong."

Koeman
19.20 

Michael O'Neill: "History has taught us that you have to be resolute and difficult to beat, but also carry a threat." He added: "It's an enormous challenge but it's one that the players are looking forward to."

Michael O'Neill
19.15 

Northern Ireland are likely to operate in a 4-5-1 system with Kyle Lafferty leading the line.

Northern Ireland’s Kyle Lafferty. (PA)
19.10 

Ronald Koeman has made three changes to the side that thumped Estonia 4-0 in their last outing. Denzel Dumfries, Marten De Roon and Steven Bergwijn all start.

19.05

CONFIRMED TEAMS - HOLLAND: Cillessen, de Ligt, Van Dijk, Blind, Dumfries, Wijnaldum, de Roon, de Jong, Bergwijn, Babel, Depay. /// N.IRELAND: Peacock-Farrell, Smith, J. Evans, Cathcart, Ferguson, C. Evans, Davis, McNair, Saville, Dallas, Lafferty.

19.00 

Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Euro 2020 Group C qualifier between Holland and Northern Ireland in Rotterdam. Kick off 19.45 BST.