Holland 6-1 Turkey: Depay scores superb hat-trick for dominant hosts

Holland 6-1 Turkey: Memphis Depay scores a hat-trick as Louis van Gaal’s dominant hosts romp to an emphatic win over 10-man opponents… with Davy Klaassen, Guus Til and Donyell Malen also on target

  • Holland ran out 6-1 winners against Turkey to move top of qualifying Group G
  • Memphis Depay scored a hat-trick, his first in international football, in the rout 
  • Davy Klaassen hit the opener, while Guus Til and Donyell Malen also scored 

Memphis Depay scored a hat-trick as Holland ran out 6-1 winners over 10-man Turkey at the Amsterdam Arena on Tuesday to go top of World Cup qualifying Group G.

It was the first international treble for the 27-year-old striker as the Dutch posted an emphatic victory for the second time in four days to reach 13 points from six games and take over from Turkey at the head of the group.

Davy Klaassen scored in the opening minute in a dream start for the home side, who had lost 4-2 to Turkey in Istanbul in March at the start of the qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 finals, before Depay added three more, including a penalty. 

Memphis Depay scored a hat-trick as Holland ran out emphatic 6-1 victors against Turkey

Depay was found in superb form in front of goal and helped his country to a statement of intent

Guus Til scored the fifth 10 minutes from time and Donyell Malen added a sixth in stoppage time before a consolation goal for Cengiz Under. 

More to follow. 


Depay (left) had neatly slotted across the goalkeeper to double Holland’s lead in Amsterdam

Davy Klaassen (left) opened the scoring for Holland, opening the floodgates for their rout

Depay was mobbed by his team-mates after scoring Holland’s third goal, and his second

Virgil van Dijk and Depay shared an embrace after the latter scored the host’s second goal

Louis van Gaal spoke to the fourth official but was left satisfied by the nature of the result

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