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Netherlands see off Austria in Malta camp finale

Beerensteyn 14, 73 (N), Martens 41 (N), Brugts 74 (N).

The Netherlands made amends for last week’s defeat after beating Austria 4-0 in the final game between these two teams on our shores.

The 2017 European champions, who lost to Austria 2-1 last Friday, in both halves to seal the victory as they continue their preparations for this summer’s World Cup, in Australia and New Zealand.

On the other hand, Austria’s next major tournament will be September’s Nations League campaign.

Just like in Friday’s game, the Netherlands drew first blood through Juventus’ forward Lineth Beerensteyn as the Dutch side capitalised on an Austria mistake in the build-up.

Just before half-time, Jonker’s side doubled their lead when Lieke Martens, former Barcelona player and now at Paris Saint-Germain, beat Sassuolo’s Isabella Kresche with a well-struck freekick from outside the penalty area.

After the break, the Netherlands added two more goals through Beerensteyn and Esme Brugts.

Netherlands breezed past Austria in a friendly on Tuesday. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Beerensteyn connected with a rebound following a corner-kick situation to beat substitute goalkeeper Jasmin Pal.

Then, she teed up fullback Esme Brugts with the PSV Eindhoven player firing a low drive into empty net.


D. van Domselaar; S. van der Gragt, L. Beerensteyn (79 L. Romee), D. van de Donk (87 J. Baijings), L. Martens (87 R. Janssen), J. Groenen, K. Casparij (79 L. Wilms), D. Janssen, D. Egurrola (59 S. Spitse), E. Brugts (79 C. Dijkstra), V. Pelova.


I. Kresche (46 J. Pal); C. Wenger (46 C. Wenninger), B. Dunst, A. Schasching, L. Feiersinger (46 S. Zadrazil), M. Georgieva, L. Kolb (46 M. Hobinger), N. Billa (65 E. Campbell), S. Puntigam, V. Kirchberger, K. Naschenweng (75 V. Hanshaw).

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