Dutch team concludes Euro 2024 preparations with a strong win.

The Netherlands put on a dominant display in their final Euro 2024 warm-up match, securing a resounding 4-0 victory over Iceland. The game, which took place at Stadion Feijenoord, saw Xavi Simons open the scoring in the first half, while Virgil van Dijk, Donyell Malen, and Wout Weghorst all found the back of the net in the second half.

It was Simons who broke the deadlock for Ronald Koeman’s side, capitalizing on a well-executed combination play between Joey Veerman and Denzel Dumfries. Simons was perfectly positioned to tap the ball into the net from close range, giving the Netherlands a well-deserved lead.

The Dutch team continued their dominance in the second half, with van Dijk extending their advantage just four minutes after the restart. The captain headed the ball home from inside the six-yard box, courtesy of a clever assist from Nathan Ake, who redirected a corner into van Dijk’s path.

In the 79th minute, substitute Malen put the result beyond doubt with a clinical finish. He latched onto a throughball from Memphis Depay and calmly slotted the ball past Iceland’s goalkeeper, Hakon Valdimarsson.

Depay himself came close to adding to the scoreline, but his goal was disallowed after a VAR review. However, the Dutch team did not have to wait long for their fourth goal. In the 84th minute, Malen turned provider, breaking the offside trap before selflessly squaring the ball for Weghorst to seal the victory.

The Netherlands can take great confidence from this commanding performance as they head into Euro 2024. With their attacking prowess on full display, they will be a force to be reckoned with in the tournament.

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