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Netherlands v Turkey Live Commentary, 08/09/21

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6 - 1
NED
TUR
D. Klaassen (1)
M. Depay (16)
M. Depay (38 pen)
M. Depay (54)
G. Til (80)
D. Malen (90)
C. Ünder (90+2)
Johan Cruijff Arena

Commentary

It's a successful international break for the Netherlands then who'll resume their World Cup qualification tilt in a few weeks' time. For Turkey, Gunes has some work to do. That's all for now. Goodbye!
The Netherlands' win means they replace Turkey at the top of Group G. They're level on points with Norway who won 5-1 against Gibraltar but now have a far healthier goal difference. Turkey drop to third in the group. They're still only two points behind the top two, but they won't progress if they keep defending like they did here.
The Netherlands have done their World Cup qualification hopes the world of good by demolishing Turkey in Amsterdam. Depay will get the headlines for his hat-trick but this was an impressive all-round display by the Dutch, even before Turkey went down to 10 men. Turkey were lucky to get a goal out of this as overall they were very poor.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: NETHERLANDS 6-1 TURKEY
H. Dervişoğlu
Assist
Turkey
90' + 2' There's a brief VAR check of the goal as Dervisoglu slid in to win the ball. It's deemed a fair challenge though and the goal stands. The Netherlands will be disappointed not to have the clean sheet after an utterly dominant performance, but it's small potatoes in the grand scheme of things.
C. Ünder
Goal
Turkey
90' + 2' GOAL! NETHERLANDS 6-1 TURKEY! Turkey grab a consolation goal after a rare Dutch mistake. Bijlow fluffs his pass out from the back and Dervisoglu pounces on it. The substitute finds Under who taps in from very close range.
Y. Yazıcı
O. Yokuşlu
Turkey
90' + 1' Turkey make one more token substitution. Yazici replaces Yokuslu.
D. Rensch
Assist
Netherlands
90' Turkey gave Rensch far too much time and space there, even if they are down to 10 men. They're obviously exhausted. They only have to endure two more minutes of this.
D. Malen
Goal
Netherlands
90' GOAL! NETHERLANDS 6-0 TURKEY! Turkey have conceded again! Rensch has all the time in the world to power down the Netherlands' right and jink inside at the last. He finds Malen who has the easy task of slotting past Cakir from the centre of the box.
89' Gravenberch inspires another decent save from Cakir from distance. Turkey will be glad just not to concede again.
87' The Netherlands want six goals. Berghuis fizzes an effort across goal from the right of the box. It bounces wide of the left-hand post.
H. Dervişoğlu
H. Çalhanoğlu
Turkey
87' Turkey substitution. Calhanoglu makes way. He's been one of Turkey's better performers. Dervisoglu is his replacement.
86' Turkey are understandably starting to tire again. Til strays offside as he tries to reach Gravenberch's pass before Cakir stops Gravernberch's shot from reaching the bottom left corner. Depay also fires wide from the edge of the box.
84' The Dutch aren't stopping now. They win a corner off Demiral and Malen has a shot blocked from a difficult angle to the left of the box.
82' The Netherlands have had 21 shots to Turkey's nine. Turkey have picked up since half-time, racking up seven of their chances, but this has been Dutch dominance, plain and simple.
T. Koopmeiners
Assist
Netherlands
80' Koopmeiners' pass for that goal was wonderfully direct, taking out the entire Turkish defence. Til showed great composure for the finish too. There was little that Turkey could do to stop it.
G. Til
Goal
Netherlands
80' GOAL! NETHERLANDS 5-0 TURKEY! The substitute Til compounds Turkey's misery! Til latches onto Koopmeiners' slide rule pass. With Cakir rushing out to close him down, the midfielder cleverly turns to send his marker past him and slots into the bottom left corner.
79' Calhanoglu's free-kick lands to Tufan who blazes over from the left of the box. That's Turkey's best chance of the game, not that they have had many.
V. van Dijk
Yellow Card
Netherlands
78' It's a yellow card for van Dijk and a free-kick for Turkey. They've not been too effective from such situations so far.
77' Calhanoglu holds up the ball well and invites a challenge from van Dijk. The referee will show van Dijk a card.
75' Van Dijk lines up a shot from the edge of the penalty area. Turkey bravely get in the way of it. The Netherlands keep the pressure on and Depay is inches away from heading in Til's wayward effort. That was so nearly Depay's fourth goal of the game.
73' All of these changes by the Dutch have naturally lessened their dominance. Both they and Turkey know the game's already won.
D. Rensch
D. Dumfries
Netherlands
71' Dumfries heads off too. The 18-year-old Ajax youth product Rensch takes his place at right-back.
R. Gravenberch
D. Klaassen
Netherlands
71' The Netherlands make some more changes. Klaassen was pivotal to them running rampant in the first half. Gravenberch is on for him.
70' Kabak hands the Netherlands a corner which they again take short. From it, Malen fires wide of the right-hand post.
68' Under is caught offside from Calhanoglu's throughball. 
66' Under sends the free-kick in. Kabak gets on the end of it but his header rolls wide of the box. To their credit, Turkey have put in a better showing since half-time.
K. Aktürkoğlu
B. Yılmaz
Turkey
65' That's Yilmaz's last act of the game. He's had precious little to work with here. Akturkoglu takes his place for Turkey.
65' Til gets high to reach Berghuis' cross and nods a tame header into the arms of Cakir. Turkey will get the chance to put another promising free-kick into the Dutch box as de Vrij brings down Yilmaz.
63' The Dutch haven't taken their feet off the gas yet. Berghuis cuts inside on his left foot and aims for the bottom left corner with his shot. It's too close to Cakir though.
G. Til
G. Wijnaldum
Netherlands
61' Wijnaldum is next to get the last half hour off. The 23-year-old midfielder Til takes his place for the Dutch.
D. Malen
S. Bergwijn
Netherlands
61' The Netherlands will take the chance to bring some younger players on with the scoreline looking safe. Malen replaces Bergwijn first.
60' Calhanoglu has a shot blocked in the box and Winaldum accidentally handles the ball. Turkey have a free-kick in the Netherlands' half. Calhanoglu sends it into the danger area and Bijlow gets enough of a hand to it to stop it from turning into a shooting chance.
58' Berghuis' free-kick sails high into the stands. It's a disappointing effort but it doesn't matter much with the Netherlands being 4-0 up.
O. Kabak
Yellow Card
Turkey
57' Kabak's indiscretion means he also picks up a yellow card. He'll miss Turkey's next game.
56' The Netherlands look in no mood to stop going for goals. With Group G still fairly close and Turkey in such a state, they have the chance to pump up their goal difference. Dumfries darts forward and attracts a trailing leg by Kabak which brings the full-back down.
M. Depay
Goal
Netherlands
54' GOAL! NETHERLANDS 4-0 TURKEY! Depay grabs his hat-trick with a close-range header! Bergwijn checks onto his right foot to send a fantastic cross to the far post. Berghuis nods it across goal against a defender and Depay is there to bundle it home. It's all too easy for the Dutch.
52' Turkey venture forward on the counter-attack as the Netherlands overcommit upfield. The offside flag goes up against Under as he forces Bijlow into a save at his near post.
50' Tufan's shot from outside the box is blocked. Blind unleashes a long-range effort that fizzes just over the crossbar.
48' Yilmaz wins a free-kick down Turkey's right as de Vrij clips the veteran forward's heels. Calhanoglu floats the free-kick into the box but Turkey can't get a clean strike at it. Turkey are playing a 4-4-1 with Calhanoglu out on the wing.
46' Turkey get the second half going. If they can get through this one without conceding, that would be a big improvement.
T. Koopmeiners
F. de Jong
Netherlands
46' The Netherlands make a change at the break too. Koopmeiners comes on for de Jong who did little wrong in the first half.
O. Kabak
K. Karaman
Turkey
46' Karaman also goes off. The Norwich City loanee Kabak, a centre-back, comes on.
O. Tufan
O. Kökçü
Turkey
46' Turkey make two substitutions at half-time. Kokcu, who's on a yellow card, goes off. Tufan replaces him.
The Netherlands had 12 shots to Turkey's two in that first half. A whopping 11 of them were inside the box. The Netherlands have been good but Turkey have been error-prone and sloppy at the back. Their only job now in the second half of this game will be damage limitation. 
The Netherlands head in three goals to the good at the break after a half in which they thoroughly outclassed Turkey. From the very first minute when Klaassen scored, Turkey haven't been able to handle the hosts with Depay also scoring twice. Soyuncu's dismissal will only make the next 45 minutes a more daunting prospect for them.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: NETHERLANDS 3-0 TURKEY
45' + 2' The Netherlands push for a fourth goal before half-time. Bergwijn is caught offside from de Jong's throughball. Turkey need half-time.
45' There'll be two additional minutes in this half.
44' Turkey's match goes from bad to worse as Soyuncu sees red! Dumfries fires a direct pass into the feet of Depay. Soyuncu arrives late and clumsily takes the Dutch striker out. It's a second yellow card and he has to leave the pitch.
43' The Netherlands are in total control and are quite content to pass around at the back. Turkey still can't get near them.
41' The Netherlands are keeping the ball comfortably as Turkey halfheartedly press. It's still hard to believe that the Netherlands crashed out of Euro 2020 in the round of 16.
39' The Netherlands force a corner down their left which they take short. After some silky one-touch play Klaassen has a shot blocked in the box. Bergwijn and Wijnaldum both fire wide before Cakir saves Berghuis' shot from a tight angle.
M. Depay
Penalty Goal
Netherlands
38' GOAL! NETHERLANDS 3-0 TURKEY! Mepay steps up and confidently dinks the penalty down the middle as Cakir commits to diving left. Gunes stands frustrated with his hands in his pocket.
Ç. Söyüncü
Yellow Card
Turkey
36' Soyuncu's booked for his tackle on Klaassen. Mepay will take the penalty.
35' PENALTY FOR THE NETHERLANDS! Klaassen is tripped by Soyuncu's sliding tackle as he enters the box. Turkey are having a horror show.
33' Calhanoglu's free-kick is cleared by the first man. Blind's immaculate throughball almost unleashes Depay with Turkey caught upfield but Demiral and Soyuncu manage to crowd Depay out.
G. Wijnaldum
Yellow Card
Netherlands
31' Wijnaldum picks up a yellow card for fouling Calhanoglu. He'll miss the Netherlands' next qualifier against Latvia in October.
30' Wijnaldum gives the ball away to Turkey but the visitors can't free Under down the right. They elect to keep the ball instead and Wijnaldum catches Calhanoglu on the turn.
O. Yokuşlu
Yellow Card
Turkey
28' Yokuslu enters the book with a reckless slide into the galloping Dumfries.
26' The referee is having problems with his earpiece so comes over to the technical area to get sorted out. Ayhan gets to his feet after tangling legs with Bergwijn.
25' Encouraged by the crowd, Soyuncu ventures forward and blasts towards goal from way out. It's nothing to concern Bijlow.
23' Depay swings at Berghuis' cross into the box from the right but is unable to connect with it properly. The Barcelona man smiles and holds his hand up in apology.
21' Turkey can't get settled on the ball with the Netherlands pushing so high up. The hosts force another turnover of possession and Depay darts into the right-hand channel, firing against a desperate defender.
19' Klaassen already has a goal to his name but is looking for another as he's set up to shoot by Depay. Cakir saves the Ajax midfielder's tame shot from outside the box.
18' The Netherlands have scored with both of their first two shots on target. Turkey's defence has not woken up yet.
D. Klaassen
Assist
Netherlands
17' Klaassen teed up Depay nicely there and the Barcelona man did the rest. Turkey could face a heavy defeat here if they don't shape up quickly.
M. Depay
Goal
Netherlands
16' GOAL! NETHERLANDS 2-0 TURKEY! Depay smashes the ball into the top right corner, clinically finishing Klaassen's beautiful flick over the top. Turkey are all over the place.
O. Kökçü
Yellow Card
Turkey
14' Kokcu is booked for that challenge on Wijnaldum. Turkey have been second-best in these first 15 minutes.
13' Kokcu brings down Wijnaldum in the middle of the pitch. The referee is reaching for his pocket. 
11' The positional advantage is all the Netherlands' so far. Van Gaal will be pleased with how positively his side have started the game.
9' Kokcu spots some space and has a pop at goal from the edge of the box but it's blocked. Up the other end, Bergwijn darts inside from the left and waits a long while before shooting. When he does, Turkey are well placed to get in the way of it.
7' Blind fires a cross into Turkey's box from the left but their defence manages to hold firm. Yilmaz wins a free-kick in his own half as Dumfries tries too eagerly to dispossess him.
5' Turkey haven't really managed to get out of their own half yet. The Netherlands are controlling possession, their early goal having given them plenty of confidence.
3' Turkey are going to have to adapt their game after going behind so early. The visitors generally prefer to play on the counter-attack but they will now have to take the game to the Netherlands.
M. Depay
Assist
Netherlands
1' Depay held up the ball well there and knew that Klaassen was better placed to strike than him. What a great start for the Netherlands.
D. Klaassen
Goal
Netherlands
1' GOAL! NETHERLANDS 1-0 TURKEY! The Netherlands take the lead almost straight away! Turkey have two chances to clear the hosts' attacks down their right but don't. Klaassen plays a one-two with Depay in the centre of the box to slot the ball past Cakir off the left-hand post!
1' And we're underway!
The two teams come out onto the pitch in Amsterdam and stand for their respective national anthems. The Netherlands are, as ever, in orange. Turkey are in their preferred white home colours.
Turkey make seven changes from their 3-0 win over Gibraltar as they revert to something closer to their first 11. Their backline remains largely the same with Demiral brought in to pair Soyuncu in the centre of defence.
There are three changes to the Netherlands side that blew away Montenegro 4-0 last time out. Van Dijk, Blind and Bergwijn replace Malacia, de Ligt and Gakpo in the starting line-up.
SUBS: Altay Bayindir, Fehmi Mert Gunok, Ozan Tufan, Ozan Kabak, Salih Ucan, Muhammed Kerem Akturkoglu, Yusuf Yazici, Efecan Karaca, Halil Dervisoglu, Taylan Antalyali, Ridvan Yilmaz, Abdulkerim Bardakci.
TURKEY (4-4-1-1): Ugurcan Cakir; Kaan Ayhan, Merih Demiral, Caglar Soyuncu, Mert Muldur; Cengiz Under, Orkun Kokcu, Okay Yokuslu, Kenan Karaman; Hakan Calhanoglu; Burak Yilmaz (c).
SUBS: Devyne Rensch, Tyrell Malacia, Teun Koopmeiners, Marten de Roon, Ryan Gravenberch, Tim Krul, Matthijs de Ligt, Wout Weghorst, Jurrien Timber, Joel Drommel, Donyell Malen, Guus Til.
NETHERLANDS (4-3-3): Justin Bijlow; Denzel Dumfries, Stefan de Vrij, Virgil van Dijk (c), Daley Blind; Georginio Wijnaldum, Frenkie de Jong, Davy Klaassen; Steven Berghuis, Memphis Depay, Steven Bergwijn.
Like their hosts, Turkey had a disappointing Euro 2020 but they have already begun their recovery. Turkey top Group G as things stand having defeated the Dutch 4-2 in Istanbul back in March. A positive result here would keep Senol Gunes' men on track to finish in the group's only automatic qualification spot.
The Netherlands currently sit second in Group G after picking up four points in their previous two games during this international break. With just one point separating Louis Van Gaal's team, Turkey and Norway as things stand, the Netherlands' qualification for the World Cup in Qatar is still far from assured.
Hello! Welcome to our live text commentary of this 2022 FIFA World Cup UEFA Group G match between the Netherlands and Turkey at the Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam.