Led by a double scorer Depay – despite a missed penalty – and decisive passer, the Netherlands need only a mouthful of Gibraltar, this Monday night, on behalf of the 8e act of the European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup (6-0).
A wide and necessary victory to keep the reins of the qualifying group G since Norway, at the same time, got the better of Montenegro (2-0) to keep its position of first dolphin just two lengths from the top.
Opening the scoring for the Netherlands against Gibraltar thanks to Virgil van Dijk!
– the L’Équipe channel (@lachainelequipe) October 11, 2021
Relegated to four points from the lead, Turkey also remains in contention for Qatar after their success snatched on the wire in Latvia (1-2), thanks to a penalty converted by Yilmaz in the 99e minute. Everything remains possible in this group dominated by the Batavians.
In Pool E, headed by Belgium, the Czech Republic and Wales – certainly at a good distance (five units with three or four days to play) – remain in the race also after their results of the day obtained at the expense of Belarus (0-2) and Estonia (0-1).
A tandem finally emerges clearly in Group H where Russia, thanks to a fourth victory in a row against Slovenia (1-2), takes the lead with two lengths ahead of Croatia held in check by Slovakia (2-2).