MEMPHIS Depay scored twice and provided assists for Liverpool duo Georginio Wijnaldum and Virgil van Dijk as the Netherlands thrashed Belarus in their opening Group C Euro 2020 qualifier.
The Dutch took a first-minute lead when Depay punished a sloppy backpass before his backheel pass was converted by Wijnaldum in Rotterdam.
The Reds midfielder then earned a penalty from a foul by Mikhail Sivakov.
Depay converted before he crossed for Van Dijk to head in a late fourth.
Ronald Koeman’s side, who face England in the Nations League semi-finals in June, host Germany in an eagerly anticipated clash on Sunday.
Northern Ireland defeated Estonia 2-0 in Thursday’s other Group C qualifier. – BBC