Chants included: Weghorst’s first goal for Oranje

Netherlands win clearly against Georgia

The Netherlands have mastered the dress rehearsal for the European Championship and won 3-0 against Georgia. Wout Weghorst had a special moment.

Georgia started very briskly and had a first good chance through Lobzhanidze, but his lob was not precise enough (2nd). After that, Oranje took command and got a penalty after a foul by Dvali on Dumfried in the sixteen. Depay converted safely (10.). The hosts were the better team in Enschede, Depay (15.) and de Jong (43.) missed further good chances before the break.

The second goal finally came after the change of ends – and for one man it was a very special moment: Weghorst scored after a great pass from Depay and scored his first goal for the Netherlands in his sixth international match (55.). The attacker celebrated profusely with the fans and even received chants later. These were to resound again a little later, namely when Weghorst had to leave the field in the 66th minute and was visibly unhappy. However, the applause from the stands, including the shouts of his name, improved the mood somewhat.

Without the VfL Wolfsburg striker, the Netherlands kept their foot on the gas and pressed for the third goal. Finally, substitute Gravenberch scored the third goal with a tap-in (76th). Jigauri hit the crossbar shortly before the end (85th) and the score remained 3-0 for the Oranje. Frank de Boer’s team thus celebrated a successful dress rehearsal for the European Championship, which starts for the Dutch on Sunday (9 p.m., LIVE! on kicker), 13 June, against Ukraine in Amsterdam. Also in Group C are Northern Macedonia and Austria.