EURO 2020- North Macedonia vs Netherlands Player Ratings as the Dutch maintain their hundred percent win record
The Netherlands are well and truly back on the bigger stages of World football and have shown their authority by maintaining a hundred percent record in the group stages of EURO 2020. A wonderful display of attacking football in a match which was not really relevant for the Dutch showed their hunger and desire in their side.
Memphis Depay scored a goal and set-up another one for Gini Wijnaldum as the Dutch captain grabbed a brace for himself in what was a night full of celebration at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam.
Here are our player ratings for the EURO 2020 match played between North Macedonia and Netherlands.
EURO 2020: North Macedonia vs Netherlands Player Ratings
EURO 2020 North Macedonia Player Ratings
Dimitrievski- 7/10- Pulled off a string of saves and kept the scoreline respectable for North Macedonia. Made a save in Netherlands’ third goal but could not have done anything in the follow-up.
Ristovski- 6.5/10- Van Aanholt had the measure of the left-back who often failed to cope up with his counterpart’s pace.
Velkovski- 6/10- The defender failed to stop Depay and Malen as they found it very easy in front of goal.
Musliu- 6.5/10- Was comparatively better than his defensive partner, but failed to control Gini Wijnaldum’s runs from midfield into the box.
Elmas- 6.5/10- The creative midfielder found it hard going in a match where his side saw very little of the ball and was largely seen in a defensive role.
Ademi- 6.5/10- The defensive midfielder wasn’t effect in his position and was overrun on occasions by the Dutch midfielders, who reacted to situations better than him.
Tricovski- 6.5/10- The captain was subbed off the pitch after a largely ineffective display like the other players.
Bardhi- 7/10- Played out a decent match and delivered few good crosses into the box, which the strikers failed to get hold of.
Alioski- 7/10- The defender kept Denzel Dumfries quiet for large parts of the game and was probably North Macedonia’s best player throughout the match. Received a yellow card late on for frustration.
Trajkovski- 6/10- Struck the post with a vicious shot in the first half, but except that effort did not have a good day on the pitch.
Pandev- 6/10- The veteran strike could not influence the match, as he would have liked to in his final appearance for the National side.
EURO 2020 Netherlands Player Ratings
Stekelenburg- 7/10 – The goalkeeper did not have much to throughout the match but pulled off a crucial save in the match, a decent performance from him.
De Vrij- 7/10- Was largely untroubled like the other Dutch defenders but helped them build smoothly from the back as part of Frank De Boer’s tactics.
De Ligt- 8/10- Played an excellent game and was often seen very high up the pitch as the Dutch did not have much to do defensively.
Blind- 8/10- Another great performance from the experienced man at the heart of Netherlands’ defence and was good on the ball as well often whiffing out danger outside the box.
Dumfries- 6.5/10- The winger did not have that much influence on the game as his previous matches but was decent throughout, will be player to look out for in the knockouts.
Gravenberch- 7.5/10- The midfielder alongside his partner enabled controlled for the Dutch and was instrumental in their attacking play as well, creating moves from his deep lying position.
Frenkie De Jong- 8/10- The Barcelona midfielder showed yet again why he is one of the best in what he does and played out a near perfect game for the Dutch.
Wijnaldum- 9/10- A captain’s performance and scored a brace, making in behind runs which the North Macedonian’s could not catch up with.
Van Aanholt- 7.5/10- The winger was ruthless going forward and made a number of moves for the Dutch.
Malen- 8/10- A decent performance and provided the assist for Depay’s goal, linking up well with his strike partner throughout the match.
Depay- 9/10- The new Barcelona striker, displayed all of his flair and opened the scoring for the Netherlands and also set up Wijnaldum’s first goal.
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Georginio Wijnaldum- 9/10