Goals from Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum helped the Netherlands beat North Macedonia to make it three wins from three at Euro 2020.
The Netherlands beat Macedonia 3-0 to finish top of their Euro qualifying group. Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice in the first half to seal victory for Frank de Boer’s side. The Dutch will travel to Budapest to face the third-place finisher from Group D, E or F on 27 June. They had already secured top spot in Group C having beaten Ukraine and Austria.
It’s anything but a passionate undertaking for Macedonian commander Goran Pandev, who was showing up for his country.
The veteran striker was given a watchman of honor by his colleagues when he was subbed in the 69th moment as the drapery descended on his worldwide profession at 37 years old.
He resigns as North Macedonia’s record appearance holder, and record goalscorer, with 38 objectives, twice as numerous as the following player on the rundown.
Competition debutants North Macedonia, who turned into the primary group to be disposed of after routs against Austria and Ukraine, were not bowing out without a battle.
It even looked as though Pandev would leave the huge stage with a last help, when Ivan Trichkovski got from his astute through-ball inside 10 minutes, just for it to be precluded for offside.
Darko Churlinov had a second-half objective precluded for offside, and Aleksandra Trajkovski hit the woodwork, yet the guests in any case offered minimal assaulting danger.
North Macedonia is only the fourth group to lose the entirety of their matches on their first appearance at European Championship finals, after Turkey in 1996, Denmark in 1964, and France in the debut competition in 1960.